Last Christmas, Heston Blumenthal was making (not personally) hidden clementine Christmas puddings for Waitrose supermarket and they went ballistic sales-wise, you just couldn't get them, the company sold out within minutes of new stock arriving and people were selling them on Ebay for 10x mark-up, it was ridiculous.
This year clever Ronnie got her hands on a Heston Christmas fruit cake that tastes like a chocolate-brownie, tipped to be another sought after confection.
P saw it in the kitchen and told me I must be mad to pay twenty quid for that crap (his word not mine), I said it was bound to be good and people were selling them on the internet already for much more and he said I ought to do likewise. I told him I had no intention of doing likewise and we would all be trying it over Christmas and then he took me over his knee and spanked me,
But here's the rub...I opened the prized sticky treat on Boxing Day (too stuffed on Christmas Day) and it was, sadly, a tad on the dry side. I only took a thin sliver from it, I gave P a little taste and another slice to one of our son's friends, P doesn't like chocolate cake or cakes at all really, but his taste is good and he agreed it was dryish and unexciting and that he'd told me it was a mistake buying it. Our son's friend was diplomatic enough to say she didn't eat that kind of cake often enough to have a constructive opinion, but I noticed she didn't eat it all and the rest of the family (except for the kids) said it was too dry.
So clever Ronnie wasn't so clever after all and Heston Blumenthal Christmas cake pudding wasn't either. Maybe I should have tried to make a quick buck on it before Christmas on Ebay.
Ah well, it got me spanked.
And might get me spanked again if I leave what's left of the cake out on view for long enough.
We've had a busy, busy Christmas but lovely. Have friends arriving later and staying over night. They are on the way up to family in Scotland then I think we may be away for the New Year. I'll be glad when it's the 2nd January:)
Have a fun weekend.