An evening baking gingerbread

Baked gingerbread cupcakes, topped with cinnamon frosting and a gingerbread tree cookie, for the work Christmas party tomorrow afternoon. They, smell, AMAZING. I didn’t have any spare cupcakes (it only made a dozen) so I have to trust myself they’re as good as the previous times I’ve baked them (which, is, very good). But I did have a few spare cookies… well, not so much anymore. They were there to mop up the excess frosting. Oh, dear.

I have to say though, it left a better taste in my mouth than I think this lil sloth has:


If anyone wants the recipe, feel free to hit me up, happy to share :)

Christmas shows a go

Last night was the Christmas dinner for the university School that I work in. It was alright, had a few drinks, a dance, and a three-course meal. Nice to get out of the office for a bit!

So got home pretty late last night then had to be at work by 9am this morning. Then had the break-up lunch for the group at SA Pathology that we collaborate with, which was a Spanish feast.

Now sitting here in my recliner (reclined), typing (obviously) and feeling pretty slothish! Next Friday is the lab dinner, and then I think that’s it work-wise… Social Sloth.




Amazon Trekking

Just got back from a farewell for one of the boy’s cousins who is going to South America for 10 weeks starting next weekend. So jealous! She and her boyfriend are going to be trekking all over the Amazon and probably seeing all sorts of amazing wildlife, including sloths. They’ve promised me they will take pictures of any sloths they see.

One day, Sarah. One day.


Did You Know?

A sloth can turn its head almost 180 degrees, as it has an extremely flexible neck.

From the Nature Institute in New York:

The sloth’s neck is not only unique in its flexibility, but also in its anatomy. Mammals have seven neck (cervical) vertebrae. The three-toed sloth usually has nine and the two-toed sloth has between six and nine cervical vertebrae.slothheadrotate