Check me out... I'm gorgeous!

No, I haven't spent the past few weeks AWOL getting surgery, it's my new Kitchen Aid Mixer. Ta-dah!

This was my birthday present from Mr AB and isn't it beautiful. I'm sorry to say that I haven't been able to test it as much as I would have liked (evil work) but it did come in very handy for my birthday tea party:

It is sitting in pride of place in the new kitchen in all its boisenberry glory (no it's not maroon, it's boisenberry don't you know). I am desperate to show off pictures of the kitchen in full but I haven't had time to take any decent ones yet. Unfortunately they won't be coming for another week or so as I am off on another jaunt. Yes, in two hours I am leaving to travel to French Guyane for my friend's wedding. I know, I know, I am a gadabout, but I promise to bring back interesting food pictures.

Eeeek only two hours to go - I'd better pack...