'Blue velvet' chocolate cake with nutella and apricot jam in the middle layer (I was feeling rebellious and non-conformist at midnight post-viva) and a beautiful ganache topping. Good cake, made tongues go blue - neat! I think I need to loosen up with the cream in my ganaches however, extremely solid come coffee time.
Yesterday was spent wrangling thesis documents for PDF making, The Mini One's, mostly - mine and The Married One's were all good to go. And despite my whining, I think being able to help and being asked to, is the biggest complement. So I loved that. The two of us (Mini & I, Married was laxed out on the couch in Welly, cackling at us from afar - or so I imagined) then had colour and black/white versions of our three theses printed in...sextuplicate?! So that was 18 piles of black/white and 18 piles of colour and a whole bunch of paper shuffling. About 3 hours (yeah ok, we rounded up a smidge to make TMO feel worse) followed by much deserved icecream. But - its all off to the bindery today and we have made the cut off with a whole 8 hours to spare.
Two boxes containing sextuplicate copies of three theses (yes, yes I am enjoying writing 'sextuplicate' more than is proper):
Yesterday we came back from the printing marathon to this:
Beautiful flowers from my whanau for passing my viva. So sweet, so delighted. This has been a hell of a year for flowers!
We are having a big BYO dinner tonight in celebration of mine and The Veined One's passing of viva's this week, the theme is Purple/Green/Yellow/Red (perhaps from these...) and my nails are prepared and waiting:
And another completely lovely friend just came in to drop off a congratulatory cake since '[I'm] the one that always bakes for everyone else' and she is completely lovely and I am just so touched and delighted and squee right now! So much of the love!
And now...I'm not actually sure. Coffee time?!