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Day 23: Hilary Barry

Today is #formalfriday - only a bit of 'news cleave' in this post. I'm thinking of Barbara's best interests, as my boobs are currently under lockdown. I can say boobs in front of children can't I, after all I said it on National TV!

As you can see I enjoy dressing up, whether it is for baking my famous cheese scones, glamping with my boys or doing a spot of gardening. It's fun to dress up - today I'm a Princess and I'm particularly fond of my Tiara. Do you like to dress up ? What is your favourite costume?

Most of you are are wearing PJ's 24/7 or donning a tracksuit. Come on people make an effort! Don't let the side down, at least comb your hair!

Whilst we are here I thought I would let you in on a couple of secrets about 'Mr B'...

  • On the quiet he is a bit of a singer! His go to song is 'Mack the Knife'. I think we should get him to sing at the next New Zealand 'Telethon'. What do you think? In fact a 'Telethon' would be a great idea after lockdown - we could help some of the charities in need!
  • People ask me why have I have so many wigs and 'costumes'...well the fact is 'Mr B' used to be a child actor and enjoys a bit of role play.


I've just seen the proofs of the photoshoot...wouldn't you know it my 'sidekick' Jeremy Wells has positioned himself in the shoot with a loaf of Vogels bread! I'm just thankful he didn't bring the iron! [Ok that is an in-house joke...you'll have to google 'Jeremy Wells irons' for that...you have been warned!).

Anyhow, where was I...I just wish Jeremy would let me have my moment!
Gotta dash, Mr B has made me a Quarantini - yep a martini whilst under quarantine.

Oh before I forget here is my famous Cheese Scone recipe... I can't take credit for it though, it's my mate Jo Seagar's recipe. Jo calls them Featherweight Cheese Puffs...I call them Cheese Scones! Give these a go...you may need some help, so ask the BIG PERSON in your house.

Featherweight Cheese Puffs - Makes about 12
3 cups grated cheese
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk

Method
Pre-heat oven to 240° (the hottest the oven will heat to).
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
Drop spoonfuls of mixture onto a well greased or non-stick oven tray and place in the oven immediately.

Make sure you close the oven door as quickly as possible then turn the oven off.Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Serve warm - delicious! Even if I say so myself.

Check out Jo Seagar's recipes.

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