Sunday, 30 March 2014

MY WEEKEND: a very happy mum

What a lovely weekend with an early morning start in the gym.  With me going to my back to back dance class and unikurve.  While my son go to his swim school with daddy.
My son bake me an apple cake with me helping a little bit but with all honesty he did all the work.


125 g butter, diced plus extra to grease.
225 g self raising flour( i use gluten free flour)
175 g granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 granny smith apples peeled, cored and sliced
100 g jam ( apricot jam is nice if you have otherwise strawberry is ok)
1 tbsp lemon juice.

measure and set up the ingredients before you begin.  It is going to be messy but nevermine the main thing is that they have a go and have fun.  Let them washed their hands and put an apron.

preheat the oven to 190 gas mark 5.  grease the baseline of a tin.
put the flour and a pinch of salt in a large bowl, add dice butter and rub in the flour until mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.  Add 140g sugar with the beaten eggs and stir well.
Spread the mixture in the tin then top it with the apple slices.
bake 40-50 minutes
cool for 10 minutes, unmould and put on a plate to cool.
warm the jam and juice in a small pan.  sieve the mixture and while it still warm, brush over the top of the cake.

a beautiful early morning day at our local fitness club.

Here at our local fitness club which i been a member since 2001.  Its been totally refurbished in 2006.   Having a healthclub like this in where i live had played the major recovery program for me after my cancer illness.  Now again helping me beat my thyroid desease.
         I hate diet but exercise even  moderate definitely help me stay positive in life.        
         Thyroid desease (hyperthyroidism) is our hereditary desease in our family.  My sister suffer from it
         and had radioactive therapy. 
         I would probably do either the radioactive or surgery  if my thyroid start acting up again.     
         At the moment,  i try to balance my life as a busy mum and getting some fitness back to my regime. 
         It is really important guys when we are above 40s....we must take care of our health.

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