Puddings galore

What a week; marathon training was intense, work was hard and we had to do a load of work on the house (we’re in the process of building a new house) I have been tired and stretched all week! So am in the need for a weekend of fun.

Tonight a galpal is having a few of us over for drinks and nibbles. Tomorrow morning I have my long run (26km at 6am) and I need to shop and prep as we are having Christmas in July on Sunday! Have you heard of Christmas in July?  I think it’s an Australian tradition – well we didn’t do it in Ireland. As the weather is the opposite here (that’s the actual scientific definition) it’s cold now so a great time to cook a full Christmas dinner. I imagine some “10 Pound Poms” brought it over on the boat.

10 pound

What’s been rocking my world this week? Besides cold weather running gear?

King of King: fistful of quarter. I saw this movie years ago and we caught it again on Foxtel. So funny!! Go rent it now! Or watch it here on youtube:  Speaking of movies I watched Argo last week – am I the last person to see this? Another thumbs up! It’s been a successful movie run of late…besides the 4 days late fees. Be cheaper to buy the dvd.

This pudding recipe! With our Christmas in July coming up I needed to make desserts….this always involves weeks of skype chats with my Mum. Many a cake was suggested and turned down. Being the festive season I knew I had to make a Christmassy dessert. I wanted to make a Christmas pudding but most of the ones I made growing up needed to sit for a month. This is a more modern version so you can serve it without the wait. Perfect! It is actually simmering away now….I had to stop myself eating the mixture it is so good! And the kitchen smells like Christmas. Even if it’s not Christmas where you are make it! I’ll serve it with homemade custard and a boozy toffee sauce.



I am making this Martha Stewart passion fruit cheesecake also – in my head this is a ‘light’ dessert as it has fruit. So perfect alongside a heavy pudding.


Besides baking what else? Well this is possibly the coolest job ad ever? Or is it because  I love books?

I just realised I use the word cool far too much…..but how cool is this glow in the dark bike?


Sick of baby photos on Facebook? UnBabyMe comes to the rescue. Controversial but welcome! 

Anyone in the Uk? How good is The Apprentice? Who will win!!  Cakes Vs Collagen?


I am not too fussed – not too fond of either of them. But I never like any of them! It takes a certain type of person to enter and get that far. But how great to see a female final.

And let’s finish off with an interview with the ever cool Mindy Kaling  – man I love her tv show.

Have a great weekend,

Gilly P