Reasons To Be Cheerful - 30.08.12

30 August 2012

Hey everyone. Hope you've all had a lovely week. It's time for this weeks R2BC again!

Angie at Cakesphotoslife is hosting the linky this week. Just click on the R2BC pic on the right to pop over and visit her.

I missed this last week as I was busy baking and just didn't have time to post. But I've got lots of reasons to be cheerful this week to make up for it. So here comes the cheerfulness...

1  //  I've got the whole week off work. Yippee! Lots of time to spend with my little Darlings. We spent the day at my parents house on bank holiday Monday, I went to the spa on Tuesday and on Wednesday we had a quiet day at home. Today we've been to soft play with my sister, nieces, our friend and her daughter and hopefully tomorrow we'll be going to the farm. The weather has been rubbish this week so I've kept postponing the trip to the farm. Fingers crossed for nice weather tomorrow so we can go.

2  //  I had the most fabulous relaxing day at the Spa on Tuesday. It was amazing. A whole day to myself to relax and recharge my batteries. I treated myself to a gorgeous facial and I swear my skin is still glowing! The facial included a special offer of £50 to spend on Decleor products so I got a 2 in 1 cleanser and toner, and a day cream. It gave me a bit of a kick up the backside to start looking after my skin again so I've dug out all my skincare products and will make an effort to use them all now and try to keep my skin looking nice.

3 //  It's my niece Chloe's 1st birthday on Monday and I'm so excited to be making her birthday cake. It's a Minnie Mouse cake that will hopefully look something like the picture below. I'm also making some cupcakes so I'm going to be mega busy this weekend! Have I bitten off more than I can chew? Probably.  But I like a challenge and I need some more cake decorating practice. In fact, in between writing this post, I've been watching tutorials on YouTube on how to make a bow!

4  //  Oliver is starting pre-school in a couple of weeks and we've got a home visit from his nursery teacher on Tuesday. It will be nice for him to meet her before he starts, so he'll have an adult that he knows {he already knows a few children who are starting at the same time}. I kind of feel like it's a bit of a checking-up visit though so I'll be cleaning and tidying before she comes!

5 //  I got all these fabulous new recipe books on Friday. So I'm going through recipe overload at the moment. I've even been reading them in bed so I end up dreaming about cake! I made one of Lisa Faulkner's recipes the other day and tweeted about it and she tweeted me back... my first celebrity tweet! I was so happy.

So what have you got to smile about this week? If you want to see what other people are cheerful about, pop on over to to read their stories or follow the links below!


  1. Lovely reasons to be cheerful, I have the Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days book too, fab isn't it! They normally do the home visit to see what it's like in the home environment, we had a cuppa and some biscuits while H played and it was lovely, relax and enjoy! x

    1. The Hummingbird Bakery is my favourite of all of them, here's so many things I want to try. I'll have to bake something yummy for his teacher's home visit! xx

  2. Great post - I'm glad you've enjoyed your week off! The Hummingbird Bakery book is awesome. I've been very good all month and not gone into their bakery I have to walk past every morning. :)

  3. so jealous of spa day! family time always fab too


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