Thursday, 21 August 2014
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
|Thomas at 10wks old|
We are immensely lucky with our Thomas, there's just three weeks between him and Ben so they've grown up together. Thomas is the most gentle, placid dog you've ever had the pleasure of meeting but still with plenty of silly boxer bounce!
When I told Ben and Chloe that it was Thomas' birthday today they were really excited and suggested we should get him a cake. I was happy to oblige, I mean who turns down a perfectly good excuse for cake?
We trooped off to the supermarket to choose a cake, having discussed that Thomas wouldn't actually be able to eat the cake and perhaps we'd pick him up some extra treats. On the way to the supermarket Ben joked that Thomas might like a sausage cake . . . the conversation developed as I asked him how he might go about making a sausage cake and the next thing I know I'm buying the ingredients and we have a full baking session planned! (I think that ticks the "child led activities" box)
Ben actually wanted to bake a full cake for Thomas but I managed to convince him it would be better to bake buns so that we could add sausages to some of them but still be able to eat the rest ourselves.
|Just you standard cake making ingredients?|
So under Ben's instruction we made up a standard bun mixture (you know the score 100g self raising flour, 100g butter, 2 eggs), added cocktail sausages before popping the bun mixture over the top and baking as per usual.
|Measuring out the sugar|
We used different coloured bun cases to identify which buns belonged to Thomas - I don't think anyone needed to find a surprise sausage in the bottom of their tea time treat!
|I can't be the only one that thinks they look quite appetising?|
|Sausage cakes & candles for our pup x|
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Each week, as you know, we like to feature two of our favourite reviews from the previous week. This week we have loved:
Swankie Blankie review from The London Mum - doesn't this just look so soft and luxurious? We loved the tips for bathing a baby without a bath too.
Tiddley Pom Organic Baby Massage Experience Gift Set review by Hayley from Home. As a parent to children with eczema myself, it was great to hear of a product that was kind to sensitive skin.
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Monday, 18 August 2014
|Explorin the Dyson Cool at The Trafford Centre|
|The rather beautiful Dyson Cool AM06|
The Baby & Toddler Show returns to Manchester at the end of September and Bluewater in the middle of October. I'm looking forward to popping along to the Manchester show and having a good old explore! It's great to be able to see the products in real life and make comparisons. I'm going to be thinking about the next stage car seat for Amy and I always like to see the different clothing brands.
I'm pleased to be able to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets to visit either the Manchester or Bluewater show.
(Complete as many of the Rafflecopter options as you like but please do make sure they are completed accurately as I will check and I would hate to have to disqualify anyone for not entering properly)
Labels: Baby & Toddler Show