We’re celebrating at no 41 today.
Jonathan, Jessica & I have been working with our social worker all summer, preparing our Prospective Adopters Report. We went before our local adoption panel today and they have recommended we are approved as prospective adopters.
I cannot explain what a relief it is to have moved through this stage so smoothly. It wasn’t the same first time round (its best to leave it at that!). We’ll probably have to wait some time before we are matched with a child as Jessica is still only two but we’re over this hurdle.
How do you celebrate in your house? When there’s good news to shout about, my mind always turns to food. Let’s treat ourselves to …. (fill in the blank). So today I made a Raspberry Meringue Roulade. Why? Because I had five egg whites loitering in the fridge, Jonathan loves meringue, and Amy over at the Weekly Bake Off posted the recipe.
It all went really well until I got to the instruction start to roll from the long end. Which was the long end? I chose the long side, which meant not much rolling, so maybe I was wrong, who knows? It tastes pretty good – the raspberries add a nice tartness to the sweet meringue – definitely worthy of our celebrations!