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The theme in the Gallery this week is Delicate.

As usual, I thought of a few things I could use to show Delicate this week including flowers, baby feet, baby hands, little creations, soft things….and flicking through my photos I came across one which made me go “ahhhh! Delicate!”

When Baby Z turned one in December last year he was obsessed with Iggle Piggle.  I had decided I wanted an Iggle Piggle cake for one of his parties and not being brave enough to make it I went on a hunt.  I searched a lot of bakeries around where I live but couldn’t find one that I liked.  I also discovered that a lot of bakeries are inundated with orders for Christmas cakes around this time of year so actually got turned away from a few.  Nooooooo!

Then my cousin asked if I would go to her to have a look at some wedding cakes in Bolton.  Yeahhh why not.  It was a long shot but I could look at their birthday cakes too.  By now I was convinced no-one could actually create an Iggle Piggle that I actually liked.

As we entered I glanced at the orders waiting to be collected by customers that day.  It was then that I spotted this…

Iggle Piggle Cake

An Iggle Piggle sat in his boat, delicate hair, waves lapping and blanket in hand.  Sat on a big square oceanic cake.

“I Want That One!!”

And like magic (with a paid deposit) it was mine.  Well….she made me one to order.

We spent most of the party putting his hair back on as it kept coming off but it was amazing.  I don’t think Z actually cared to be honest but I enjoyed admiring it all day.  I enjoyed the chocolate and buttercream filling even more.

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On My Birthday

The lovely Dia from Diary of a Lagos Mum has tagged me in this birthday related meme (created by Kate at The Five Fs). All you have to do is give a whole load of facts based on the day you were born. This is where Wikipedia comes in handy!

Here Goes,…

When is your birthday? 21st August

Pick three people who share your birthday and share what you know about them.

Kim Cattrall – Samantha in Sex and the City. One of my favourite shows and a woman with an amazin figure! And guts!

Usain Bolt – Jamaican Sprinter and champion. Sharing birthdays unfortunately doesn’t correlate with ability to run fast

Princess Margaret – Queen Elizabeths younger sister

Is anyone listed as being born on the same day (and year) as you? What do you know about them? Yep – Kelis Roger-Jones known mostly just as Kelis. American Singer famous for songs like Milkshake and being married to Nas. I thought she was older than me.

List three people who died on your birthday and share what you know about them.

1940 – Leon Trotsky, a Marxist revolutionary, was attacked with an ice axe by an undercover agent working for the police. He was taken to hospital but died the next day.

I dont know anymore on the list!

List three notable events that happened on your birthday.

1961 – Motown releases what would become its first #1 “Please Mr Postman”

1911 – The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee

1170 – Captain James Cook formally claims eastern Austrailia for Great Britain naming it New South Wales

Tell us about a holiday that falls on your birthday.

Youth Day / King Mohammad VIs Birthday in Morrocco

I am tagging the following to share with us what happened on their birthdays!





An Almost 1 Year Old

Hello My Almost 12 month old!

I won’t keep saying that I can’t believe it (but, you know, I *can’t* believe it!), you are almost a 12 month old. I am going to a mummy to a 1 year old little baby boy. Whilst I wander around in my disbelief I’m trying to organise two big parties for the next two weekends. That’s why I look a bit frazzled sometimes. You’re really enjoying touching all the decorations and diving into boxes all over the place though!

You’ve also discovered new teething toys. My iPhone is your absolute favourite and that grating noise while you try to chew my phone usually has me screaming “noooooo baby!”. I have to say your daddy is a lot smarter in that aspect and never leaves his phone lying around.

Your other favourite teething toy are human knees. You crawl over all smiley and coy, stand up all innocent, then dig your gums fully around my knee cap. The neighbours must be wondering what all the yelping is about! I’m starting to get use to having you attached to my leg trying to bite through my jeans whilst I do the dishes though. It seems your top two teeth are making their way out, I wouldn’t mind if they hurried up!

You’ve also started toddling (a bit!). Actually it may be more accurate to say you’re teetering and taking a couple of steps unaided. The funniest is when you cruise across one sofa and, in an attempt to get to the other sofa, throw yourself to it with your arms outstretched. You would make a killing as a stunt baby. Do they have stuff like that?

I think the next few days are going to be interesting. It’s going to be filled with balloons for you to play with and a LOT of new party food that you’ll no doubt want to try (and then probably spit out and wipe your mouth on my shoulder!). We’ll probably spend the day filled up with helium and singing a lot. Don’t be scared baby, that’s just the magic of helium!

Oh, and one more thing. I’ll probably look really wide eyed and flappy on Sunday for Party number 1. I’ll be much more relaxed for Party number 2. Honest!

Until next time… Mwah!!