The greatest gift that we have given to each other these past few weeks is that Master Adrian has been ‘very present’ (every pun intended). He has been decisive, in control, standing in his power and allowing Little Adrian to kick back, have some fun and be a boy.
As I enter into 2012 I have a mission to be 100% Master Adrian and allow Little Adrian to be free of all adult responsibility. A big call I know. However, it is the call I am making and one that I will try to live up to. If I can step into this one and accomplish my mission, I feel that anything in the world is possible. If we can master our ‘inner children, our old reactive selves and become responsible, present and more fully aware adults, what an amazing world we can create.
So, that is my mission for 2012. I want to stand in my full adult power and take full responsibility for my thoughts, feelings and actions.
Sound fruity? Not as fruity as the cake that we baked today. Today we baked a Rich Fruit Cake.
Ingredients: 3 eggs, 150grams of sugar, 200grams of butter, 5 drops of vanilla essence, 100 mls of water, 350 grams of self raising flour, 400 grams of mixed fruit, a pinch of nut meg, cinnamon and all spice.
Method: Prepare the fruit by soaking it in warm water for at least 20 minutes after mixing it with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and ginger. Drain of the water before adding to cake mixture.
Mix the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla essence and water together with a mixer for 2 minutes. Add the flour and mix well for 2 minutes. Add the mixed fruit mixture and stir in with a spoon.
Place into lined cake tin. Bake for approximately 45 minutes at 170 degrees – I covered the top with a tray for the last 15 minutes.
Take out of the oven and cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto cooling rack. Then eat!