Well it's Sunday morning here on Moonbase and I've managed to sleep till 9am! Mrs. Moonbase says I'm like a teenager and the new spot on my chin is evidence that she may just be right! I usually start the day sneezing my head off in the dusty pollen-laden base atmoshpere but yesterday a Booster Rocket full of supplies arrived including some antihistemine tablets, which I've started taking for the first time. They appear to have reduced the amount of sneezing but not the intensity which remains at G-Force levels. It's early days so I'll continue to sneeze like an Olympian! I wonder if hay-fever is common amongst blog readers?
Yesterday we left Moonbase for a short trip to Earth and wandered round the town of Doncaster, which has one of the biggest markets in England. Stocking up on luxuries for any terra-formers like us, we bought strawberries, pea pods and Alien on DVD.
Being in such a large market I noticed several cake decorating stalls and thought I would conduct a small experiment: would they have any space cake toppers like spaceships or spacemen? Might they even stock some old golden astronauts! Alas, I didn't find any of those but I did see some cool small spacecraft amongst the brides, grooms and footballers. On returning to base I checked the Culpitt's website, as to whether they still actually sell the golden astronauts direct online. The answer is no. I wonder if any cake decorators still do? Wiltons in the USA? Yours in your neck of the woods? Online LulusCupcakeBoutique are still flying the flag and selling what I wanted to find in Doncaster. Like other Swordies and SpaceXers I purchased some, all made in China, from Lulu last year.
One final thought about cakes. Did Culpitt's/ Wiltons/ Others ever sell golden astronauts in boxes?