Ugh! Heavy lifting and scrubbing black mould out of kitchen corners whilst wearing a surgical mask, goggles and hideous elbow-length rubber gloves is not conducive to the Cakewise spirit!!
Sometimes it takes some outward cheer to remind you that sunshine and happy days aren't too far away - like treating myself to an amazing Audrey hepburn canvas, The Boy arriving for a night bearing chocolate fudge cake, or mia madre writing a poem for me!:-
"There was a lovely girl,
Cazerella she was called,
She spent her days in filth,
which left her quite appalled.
She longed to swap her plastic gloves
And cleaning clothes so drab
For high heels and a dress
So she could once again feel fab.
But just when she thought
She would not get to wear her gown,
Her prince, or knight (please take your pick)
Came riding into town.
And after that weekend
She could finally see the light -
There were only two more days of hell
The end it was in sight,
And so it came to pass,
She got to have it all:
The boy, the clothes, the dancing,
Yes, she did go to the ball!!!!!"
Very true! At long last, my servitude is drawing to an end - my last day of Cinderella sweeping is tomorrow! In the meantime, I've been smuggling strawberry laces in to share with my co-workers, planning playlists to sing along to while we work, and generally just imagining I am Gisele from Enchanted, able to whistle up birds and woodland animals to help with all the cleaning!
-"Oh, but it does!"
[My gorgeous cousin]