I read this post by Cheryl back in October and lamented the fact that although I had heard of friendship cakes I had never seen or heard of one anywhere near here. Then a couple of weeks ago, a friend asked if I would like to try a piece of cake and now I have Herman visiting me too! Yes it really is called Herman too...he has travelled all the way to Wales, I wonder where else he has gone on his holidays this year? Today is day 1 and at the moment my kitchen is filled with a gorgeous fruity, yeasty kind of smell and I am very excited to get started. The weather is dreadful outside, cold, icy and grey so a half term full of baking (with some ideas from the new Alphabet Glue to fill any spare moments) is sounding just about perfect. Do you have a break coming up? Any good ideas for cold winter days?