Friday, 25 July 2014

Bakerdays Win





A little while ago I entered a giveaway hosted by the lovely agentsmythblog
I had totally forgot I had entered until I received a tweet and an email letting me know I had won!!! 
Up for grabs was a personalized letterbox cake, upon receiving my tweet I headed straight to the bakerdays website it took me half a day to decide what one to go for.
There is soo many designs to choose from it was almost impossible to decide.
I'm not much of a cake eater (awful female alert) so it seemed silly to have one made for myself as the girls only peel the icing off just like me and the cake goes to waste, so with my brother recently completing the British 1Ok run and the union jack flag one of the designs to choose from, it seemed the perfect idea to have cake made for him to put in his work lunch box or share with his own little family.
I went for the chocolate centre as it's a gift I can't provide photos of the inside which is a shame but I'm sure it's delicious!
Not only does your cake come in a gorgeous tin, you get a gorgeous little card with a little message and a little package of candles,balloons and a party blower. 
I'm so in love with the tin would it be wrong to ask my brother to give me the tin back once his finished his cake?

Along with many cake designs to choose from there's also 5 different options for the inside of your cake
sponge, chocolate chip sponge cake made with only Belgium chocolate, fruit cake, Gluten wheat free and Dairy free and 4 different sizes.


Chocolate Chip Sponge Cake made only with Belgian chocolate - See more at: http://www.bakerdays.com/cakes/984#sthash.d7fNHc2g.dpuf
Chocolate Chip Sponge Cake made only with Belgian chocolate - See more at: http://www.bakerdays.com/cakes/984#sthash.d7fNHc2g.dpuf

Monday, 21 July 2014

A peek into my instagram #3








Feel free to follow my instagram you can find me by searching 'mummaoftwogirls' by clicking the little symbol over there under my picture >> or by clicking 'here'

The British Tag - How British Am I?







1.  How many cups of tea do you have a day and how many sugars?
I don't like tea *insert monkey hiding eyes emoji*

2.  Favourite part of your roast?

Oohh toughy, I love it all whats not to love about a roast 
but if i had to guess I guess it would have to be roast tatoes

3.  Favourite dunking biscuit?

Mc Vities Digestives and I'll only ever make a tea so I can dunk them.
4. Favourite quintessentially British pastime?
Being as ditsy as I am I had to google this one and I'm still pretty lost for an answer 
 
5. Favourite word?
Now that's got me thinking :/
Now this I'm a proper common as muck Londoner I have a mouth like a sewer *hides eyes in shame*

6. Cockney rhyme slang?
I had to ask Andy this one (god I'm failing at being british)
Score - £2O
monkey - £5OO
Hank Marvin - Starving
7. Favourtie sweet?
 Ooohh.. now that's a toughy 
Rhubarb and custard, rosey apples, butter mints to name a few 

8.What would your pub be called?
I don't drink alcohol and would never own a pub because the minute I see drunk people I end up having a panic attack but if I had to it would have to be something like Oz and decorated in a really tacky wizard of oz sort of theme with a Tim Burton twist

9. No.1 British person?
 Again I had to google this and the main one that stuck out to me was David Bowie 
1O.Favourite shop/restaurant?
Primark,H&M and Cath kidston and Nandos,Beefeater and Toby Carvery
11.What British song pops into your head?
Bee Gees - Stayin alive
12. Marmite?
Nooo.. Used to be a yes but I had some on toast not so long ago and it wasn't what I remember :( 
It seems pretty safe to say I pretty much fail at being British 
I Tag anyone who'd like to take part!



Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Daisie turns 3!

 ***WARNING!! Extra picture heavy post***














Today for Daisie's birthday treat we headed off to London and paid the sea life centre and M&M world a visit.
London didn't seem to be what Daisie thought it would be when we first arrived she kept repeating I want to go to London after a good few times of telling her we are in London she went quiet, We decided to walk from London Victoria to the sea life centre in south bank a long and very busy walk but with the weather being so nice it was nice to spend it walking rather than on a train/bus.
Once we were in the sea life centre we had to walk over a clear walk way that had the tank of sharks underneath Daisie was really hesitant to walk over it as she thought she would fall in bless her :')
Despite the huge que behind us she wasn't in a hurry to walk over just in case she did fall in.
I was pretty disappointed with M&M world, I expected it to be pricey and that wasn't a problem but if the tubes of colours that were £1.99 for 1OOg had scales I'd have purchased some but because they hadn't I wouldn't know how much I have spent until I was paying and that really put me off! 
I'd much rather watch what we were spending but I suppose that's were they catch you.
They had some lovely little sets you could buy and better yet you could personalize your m&ms too.








Sunday, 13 July 2014

The british 1Ok run London 2O14










Today me and Issy headed to London along with my mum, niece,nephews and sister in-law to support and cheer on my big brother in the British 1Ok!
Sadly we didn't pick the greatest of spots and only saw him start off and missed him crossing the finish line while we scrambled our way there :(
It started to rain so we headed under the bridge to keep dry, just as my brother was coming up right at the other side my mum happened to get poo'd on by a pigeon LMAO! 

Wow the emotions! 
Before the race had even started I was welling up, THEN seeing each different story with people running with one leg, colostomy bags, full army wear just wow!
It took all I had not to run up to them and just give them a massive hug.
During the run Issy asked why we couldn't run so we plan to take part in some kind of run/walk next year too. 
With not much training due to an ingury my brother still managed to complete the full 1Ok in O.5O.56 being a new personal best
Needless to say I am one very proud little sister :) 


My brother ran in aid of help for heroes and it's not to late to donate you can do so 'here'

Friday, 11 July 2014

Stretch marks!!


I managed two pregnancies with the same stretchmarks on my bum,thighs and navel piercing but they were hardly noticeable, very few and never seen by anyone other than me and Andy.
When they were at their most visible I kept hearing lots about aloe vera gel so went and grabbed some, what was there to lose? AMAZING! after using it twice my stretchmarks were a lot less visible with a white appearance and until pointed out went un-noticed.
Then I suddenly go up to a size 12 and there's some cheeky ones gleaming at me on my hips and down at the back/side of my knees.
The knee ones being the ones that bother me most because with it being a summer these pins of mine come out, Which makes me very paranoid that the world can see them because currently they are a deep red/purple with the bottoms of my legs tattooed most people tend to have a peek and read the poem down the back of my leg and there right at the top is the stretchmarks,
Remembering I still had some trusty aloe Vera gel to hand, I rummaged through the Johnson's baby boxes in the bathroom and stuck some on and after two applications my stretchmarks look soo much better!
I've tried to grab a picture of the progress but although they are very visible in person they aren't picked up so well on either my phone or my camera.
You can purchase aloe Vera gel from Holland & Barrett in 2 different sizes
1OOml - £3.99
2OOml - £6.99
not a bad price for something that really works!