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Children In Need – a time to think of others…

It’s been an interesting week…

Things have been a little chaotic at home this week.  First, I was knocked sideways by head cold of man-flu proportions *sniffle*, I was then (almost literally) knocked off my feet by a partial rupture of my Achilles tendon *sob*.

I was told to rest – perfect.  Except this is not easy with two small children. Plus, it is amazing how even the simplest of tasks are frustratingly difficult when you’re struggling to walk, let alone drive. Needless to say my family and friends have rallied round and everyone got to where they should be, when they should be, more or less.

This week has not been easy, but each year, around this time, Children In Need reminds us that there are people dealing with much bigger problems than the trifling difficulties we’ve encountered this week.

I’ve not been able to do much myself for Children In Need this year, bar bundle the kids off to school with a charitable donation, but I’ve taken a quiet moment to curate a Pinterest board of some of the great things others have done in aid of this great charity.  Might be useful for inspiration next year…


Why not have a look at our Pinterest board here for more ideas.

Mook’s Star Wars Themed Birthday Cake

Hello again, sorry it’s been a while.

Mook’s birthday and her Star Wars Themed Sleepover have kept me rather busy of the past week, but I’m really delighted to say that all the hard work paid off and Mook proclaimed her sleepover party to be the ‘best ever’ – high praise indeed!

Mook has always favoured things that might be considered quite unusual for a young girl – for three years running I had to create Postman Pat cakes, all different – so it came as no great surprise to hear that this year she wanted a Star Wars themed birthday party.  As a Star Wars fan *whispered* it was certainly more appealing to me than Postman Pat, but after scouring the web, and Pinterest, for inspiration for the cake I instead decided to simplify the design down to a blue and white star cake.  I left a space on the front to place her favourite Star Wars character figure, and as blue is Mook’s favourite colour it was, fortunately, a big hit.


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