Show and Tell Saturday



Its that time of week when I catch you all up on what i’ve been up to.

Well here goes.

Reading wise I have been having a catch up on some of my favourite blogs. I’ve also been reading The Duggar family book.


Its my second reading of this book, it just helps me stay in a good place.

I’ve been listening to the new Natalie Grant song Hurricane which is amazing, you should check it out.

It’s been a busy week,.

I did manage to bake some bread and a banana loaf. The first time in weeks Ive actually managed to spend some real time in the kitchen.

I have been on training for my fostering  learning all about medicine which was rather interesting but to be honest we have been dealing with lots of medication for many years. Nice to get updated though.

We have also had our annual fostering assessment approval which thankfully we passed with flying colours. It was actually a really nice meeting and nice to hear that we are making such a difference to our foster child’s life. To be honest i forget its a job just an opportunity to love on a child.

So if you add all this and too many late nights  together i confess I am rather exhausted.

So hows your Show and Tell week been.

Don’t forget to share your week with me and maybe you would like to join in.



Friendship & Cake

Yesterday I was lucky enough to
get to visit the Cake and Bake Show in Manchester.


My dear friend Shelley won tickets from Lakeland and I was blessed enough to be invited along. So on the train we went for a day full of fun and no children woo hoo.

The Manchester Central when we finally found it was packed solid with queues out of the door. After waiting impatiently we entered a hall full of stalls selling everything the amateur cake decorator and baker could want.

Sugarcraft butterflies to tractors tins. Demonstrators, workshops and so much more


I was super excited by the bread baking equipment and treated myself to a cane proofing basket.

It was a fantastic day just enjoying friendship and shopping.
Getting to chat while we browsed the stalls what more could a girl want.

The show was a great day out, with companies like Lakeland and Baking, Sainsburys, Dove farms and Dr Oetker it was a well planned event.

Celebrity bakers including my heart throb Paul Hollywood were in attendance. Simply fantastic, Simply gorgeous.

Beautiful cakes, artisan breads just blissful.


My only complaint would be that it needs to be at a bigger venue as at times it was impossible to reach the stalls or watch the demonstrations. Also there wasn’t enough chairs to rest upon,

I returned happy with my new basket, new recipe book and some yummy cheese

An amazing day made more special by the friend I shared the day with.

A fantastic or should that be a taste-tactic day.