The adventure begins with the decision to defrost the very frosted up freezer.
My contribution was to remove the last few items from the freezer and place most of them into the esky. There was one double sponge cake bought on clearance which had made its way to the back of the freezer where it had been forgotten. Upon discovering the cake, I decided that it was now only suitable to be served with icecream, jelly and custard (aka trifle) so left it to thaw on the outside table while I went inside to make jelly...
Along comes cake stealer, aka Buddy the dog and discovers that I have left a gift for him (why else would it be on the table unguarded. So he helps himself to the cake off the table (might I add the middle of the table). When I went out to retrieve said cake only a short while later all that remained was the base of the cake container, no crumbs and no lid - still haven't found the lid despite a search of the back yard... which makes the mind boggle!
I was greeted by a very happy, tail wagging, licky dog.
The sad part is it not his first cake-stealing offense. how could I have forgotten???
A short while later, our girl-wonder heads out armed with old towels, scrapers, trays, squirt bottle of hot water and goggles. yes goggles. " 'casue when ya spray hot water and it hits da ice it mists back in ya face, ma... 'n' dat feels yucky." Who can argue with such logic?