About feeding the cake - I've always done it that way, upside down, make a bunch of holes and pour the alcohol over slowly.
Mince pies are our speciality, in the past we've made as many as 500 for our club's Christmas forest run. Nowadays we just make them for us and our friends and neighbours. John makes the pastry as his is MUCH better than mine - as a young man he did a 2-year apprenticeship in a bakery. He cuts out the pies and tops, I fill them with my homemade mincemeat and fix the tops on, put them in to bake and sprinkle with icing sugar when they are done. It runs like clockwork!
Very well done on your latest marathon Redhead, I do envy you and wish I could still run them. I'll be stuck on 45 for ever. Dr. Ruth now has over 300, bless her! Her old forum name of Plodding Hippo has well and truly been demolished.
Back from deepest Bavaria, had a trouble-free drive back, for once no traffic jams. Did 1800m this morning at Sunday swimming, to John's 2200m! There was snow on Saturday but today it's all gone, raining and very windy.
Had my consultation with my surgeon - he said my right hip is as kaput as the left one was before my op in 2012. From the pain I'm having every day I was expecting that. Don't want to be in over Christmas and New Year, so opted for an operation date of 11 January, will be in the clinic for up to 6 days, followed by a 3-week rehab. Exactly the same as last time, crutches for 6 weeks and a 6-month ban on any running to allow time for the muscles to grow around the prosthetic. At least there's a positive note - the brochure page showing which sports are allowed for which injuries is now listing "jogging" as allowed for hip patients, just not speed work or jumping! 3 years ago it said NO running. Will make sure I'm really fit prior to the op, then I may get released from the clinic early, they said your release date depends on when you are able to wash, dress and get around without help.
Me too, so off to 2nd last training before Charlie's next exam. Lately he has been jumping perfectly at 3 different training fields - just not ours! Perhaps he remembers hitting our hurdle with his paws.