There are some who will quote that ‘love is what love does’. It is possibly one way of looking at it I suppose. Today is my birthday ( shh don’t tell anyone) and the first session of choir for the summer term, so I thought I would bake a cake. A gluten, dairy free cake. A lemon, almond polenta cake made with olive oil. The problem is, I reallly am not a cake maker and when the cake was finished it looked decidedly rough! Dippy in the middle and a different colour. I was a bit worried as I replaced several of the ingredients.

I did not have almond milk, so I chucked in coconut milk, and I did not have almond essence, so I used vanilla, and I used dark brown sugar, and something spooky happened, when I liquidised the lemon, all this wierd  scientist experiemental vapour came wafting out of the blender.

Well the cake is out now, I left it in for 20 minutes longer than allotted and we tried the middle slice and darn me, if it is not the moistest most delicious cake I have ever tasted

I remember someone saying this to me. I also recall the comedian Dylan Moran  (a favourite of mine) in his tip top show  ‘Black Books’ making the rapid retort when another character told him they  loved him. “Baked me a cake then”

Some call it ‘active’ rather than  ’emotional’ love, the sort of thing you need to be a good parent or partner for instance. I must say I find it funny that some people in my life can say  ‘I love you’ and then do nothing that would seem to show it. It seems a bit of a waste, if it is just in your heart and mind…..or is it??????discuss.

SONG OF THE DAY – If I knew you were coming I’d have baked a cake -Eileen Barton