Well, at last the new Shimelle class has begun! While we wait for the first 'proper' prompt later today, she had posted two challenges on the forum. One for a photo that makes you smile and one to be taken there and then. Within 5 mins of seeing the challenge.
Hmm. What to take? I look a fright having had to drop my car off at the garage for its MOT this morning which meant at the end of work I had to walk to pick it up in 30 degrees of sunshine. So with minimal make up, windswept hair and a general air of post-work-stress disorder - I clearly wasn't a candidate for a close up. My daughter was home, but on her way out for a girly pamper afternoon at her friend's house. No make up, hair scraped back. I didn't even bother asking!
But tomorrow is the day that the secretaries at school have to take cakes to sell for charity in the staff room. A perfect opportunity to try a new recipe from my new Hummingbird Bakery cookbook. Chocolate muffins with white chocolate chips. They sounded wonderful. So I quickly gathered book and ingredients together, said 'smile' and voila! A photo within 5 minutes. So if anyone wants to see a 'before' photo, go look on the Shimelle forum. But if you just want to cut to the 'after' - here's how they turned out ...
I don't know about you, but I think it's only right that I sample one .... ;-) Anybody care to join me?