Baking Owls

So I think the last thing I mentioned to you all was that I was waiting for a nurse to call me back about my stomach pains. Well I waited around an hour, then the nurse told me to get to my nearest NHS walk-in centre as soon as possible; I had to get a taxi there because I couldn’t walk, I got seen to by a nurse who looked me over, felt my stomach and did all those sort of tests, then told me to get Ben to come home from work (he works around an hour’s drive away), and get me to hospital as soon as possible because it was very likely appendicitis. So she booked me in the emergency suite and told me to get there quickly. So Ben came home and drove me to the hospital, we went straight to the emergency admissions place where they told me I was on their list and it wouldn’t be long. I had all the blood pressure etc. tests, then they put one of those bracelet things on me and told me to wait a few minutes in the waiting room for a bed where the surgeons would come and look at me. Three hours later, me still in pain, and 20 other people having come into a waiting room that could only seat around 10, we were still there. I just wanted to get into bed!! I’d had some painkillers and the pain had subsided enough that I could walk without it hurting too badly, so I went to ask how much longer we would be waiting and was told it could be another 3 hours because the surgeons were stuck in surgery. Now that was fine – they could have been doing some life-saving surgery, but couldn’t they at least have given me a bed, or told us?! I was sat there, really thirsty and still in pain, and we were just ignored for 3 hours. If it was appendicitis, in that time my appendix could have ruptured (it happened to my mum..). They had empty beds, they could have at least given me one and a glass of water and let us know how long it would be until I saw someone. So I told them I just wanted to go home, because we only live a few minutes from the hospital and I could get back quickly if I needed to. So that was Thursday, it’s Monday and I’m still having stomach pains, although they’re not just in my right side anymore so that’s a lot less worrying that it was before!!
So story over: to make me feel better, Ben said I could make buns this weekend. So I made owl buns inspired by these ones on Pinterest (if you’re over there, follow me!). We gave some to Ben’s family who came up for his sister’s birthday this weekend. They are pretty nom, but the Oreos I used for the eyes have gone a bit soft haha!! They’re just a basic chocolate sponge bun with chocolate butter cream icing, with Oreos and Smarties for the eyes and beak – although I ran out of brown Smarties so the last 3 buns just got Smarties as their decoration!!
I should be back soon with an outfit post – I’m waiting on a blouse to arrive from ASOS and I’ve already planned about a thousand outfits with it, so I can’t wait to wear it!! I just hope I actually like it haha =D I’ve almost got my perfect Spring wardrobe sorted now – I just really want a pale blue full skirt, not sure why but I feel it would be nice for Spring, but I haven’t seen one anywhere!! So let me know if you know of one!!
Oh and finally, excuse my make-up-less face in these photos and my plain outfit, but you have to appreciate this amazing apron!! Ben got me this one for Christmas the year before last, and my parents got me one the same Christmas which I keep at home, but that one’s a skirt one (not sure of the proper name!).



  1. February 20, 2012 / 12:54 pm

    I hope you feel better! That emergency room visit sounds awful – you poor thing.

    I love your apron, and those owls are adorable 🙂

  2. February 20, 2012 / 2:50 pm

    I hope you feel better Sian! The owl cupcakes are super cute 🙂


  3. February 20, 2012 / 5:18 pm

    Oh goodness! I had appendicitis when I was little (I was four, I think) and mine almost ruptured. It was the most terrible pain I’ve ever felt in my life — I was a super active kid and my mom knew something was wrong when I just wouldn’t move. I’m glad you’re feeling better — did they do an x-ray? You still might have an infection in your intestines or something like that.

    The cupcakes are really cute! I might make some of these for my nephew — he loves owls!

  4. February 20, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    whoa that must’ve been a scary experience. I cant believe they made you wait for so long. Well at least it was nothing serious after all. Your owl buns came out really cute. Almost too cute to eat 🙂

  5. February 20, 2012 / 8:47 pm

    Gah, just going through that whole clinic, hospital, go-home thing would have stressed me out to no end. I really hope you feel better soon! Those wee owl buns are so cute.

  6. February 21, 2012 / 12:14 am

    SO cute! They look far too cute to eat! really sorry to hear you’ve had a scary health and hospital experience. I can’t cope with things like that at all, i go in to a huge panic attack. Hope you’re feeling better, get well soon! xxx

  7. February 25, 2012 / 1:40 am

    Ohmygosh, these are adorable! If I made them, I wouldn’t want to eat them, lol. I hope you’re feeling much better now!

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