By Gary Marsh
February 14, 2016 11:59am CST
I do like days when you seem to race through work and get so much done. I have done a load of washing this morning and decided that with the best will in the world and gluttony that I would not be able to finish the bananas in the fruit bowl. So what to do?? I made a banana cake. Last weekend I bought half a dozen eggs and I remember using two eggs for the pancakes on Tuesday so thought I had four left. I started to mash the bananas mixed the sugar and butter then went to get the eggs out of the box and there were only two eggs. I really needed four but thought three would do. I remembered last weekend I made some bread pudding. Oh well I pressed on popped the two eggs in the mixture added some spice sultanas and some lemon juice and put it in the oven. An hour and a half later the smell of the cake permeated my study. I had forgotten and got side tracked. I quickly went to the kitchen to find the cake perfectly cooked. I took it out of the tin and left it cooling. About an hour later I made a cup of coffee and was about to take a sip when my daughter rang hysterically asking me to come quickly to a play ground where my grandson had had an accident. A swing had smacked him in the face and he was bleeding profusely. By time I got there fortunately the bleeding had stopped but he was covered in blood. All over his face all down his nice red jacket, all over my daughter and her clothes. My grand daughter was crying because it was her swing that hit him. She was beside herself having caused an injury to her little brother. So calming her down luckily I think my grandson was in shock so he wasn't hollering my daughter was asking should we take him to hospital. I said I don't think so lets get you all home. As soon as we arrived at her place he came alive saying the swing banged his nose. She was worried in case it was broken. I told her not to worry as they would not do anything to it. Just to keep an eye on him. He heard me tell her that I had made the cake so he decided he wanted cake. I drove home and got the cake and took some of the cake to them. ( It was for them anyway). He was quite happy playing with his toys when I got back there. So all is s well that ends well although his nose is slightly swollen hopefully tomorrow the swelling will subside a little. I hope you have had a great day today?
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14 Feb 16
When I read your beginning parts of the post, I wanted to comment it's such a relaxing way to make the banana cake. I can't imagine myself knowing how to make the banana cake, though I'd love to learn. Sorry to hear what'd happened to your grandson, I'd have scared and worried if it happened to my child as well. Good to know he seems alright now, though he will still be suffering from the pain. Good that you had the banana cake to cheer him up. My husband, my son and my daughter just had a small cut on their foot over the past two days. Glad that they are all fine now, just that my little girl cried when she was taking shower because of the pain. I had a good day, though we didn't really celebrate Valentine's Day, I did quite a lot of work. I met a potential client and discussed on the potential assignment, it sounds positive though I am still waiting for his email. I had some good progress on my current software project, and I am quite energetic to do it now. Besides these, I had good time with my husband and children as well. I told the story about St. Valentine to my children too.
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Feb 16
What an eventful day. I can just imagine how grateful your daughter was to have you nearby for advice and support. And you've reminded me that I have some bananas that need dealing with in some way. Unfortunately Herc doesn't like bananas. Vince has already tried to share one with him.
• United Kingdom
14 Feb 16
OH no not a banana bread it was definitely a cake. I am sure you would love it too! Banana bread can be quite heavy. This was as light and very tasty too! Hmm now you have got the old gears ticking over I fancy making a banana loaf now. Shame I used all the bananas !