I know a lot of people think these “what I got my Mum/Dad/boyfriend/girlfriend” type posts are braggy because we’re just showing off all the wonderful, lovely gifts we can afford to buy but I can straight up tell you that this is not the case. With me and probably not for a lot of other people that do these sort of posts! I love other people’s birthdays (although I don’t really like my own!) and I love treating someone on their special day. Buying gifts for people I love is one of my favourite things to do because I love spend time and effort on getting them the perfect things and making them feel really special when they open them.
Wowzers… April. April. APRIL. Just when we couldn’t believe that it was 2018 already, here we are, 4 months into the year already. I hope you all had a great March, did lots of cool stuff and had a lot of fun. March for me was pretty damn good; I visited my boyfriend’s family in Lincolnshire, went away for the weekend to the Severn Valley Railway in Shropshire and saw the start of the new Formula 1 season. So all in all, a good month. I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed doing smaller, more achievable monthly goals this year so far. It’s really worked for me, it’s helping me focus and also helping me be more specific about my goals. However, this will be my last public goals list I’ll be posting on my blog – just because I don’t want it to get too samey and don’t want y’all to get bored! I’ll still be noting down my goals privately for the rest of the year (hopefully!) Here’s what I’d like to achieve in April…
I absolutely love other people’s birthdays. I hate my own but someone else’s, I am all down for spoiling them, making a fuss of them, presents, cakes, balloons, decorations – you name it, I’ll go all out for someone else. I just love someone knowing that it’s all about them for that one day and it’s never a bad thing to show someone how special they are! It was my boyfriend’s 29th birthday at the beginning of the month and I wanted to do just that this year because I knew how much he was dreading turning 29. So I wanted to share a bit of it with you as well!
I love cake. I mean, who doesn’t? Cake is the best. You know what’s even cooler than simply a cake? A cake that comes straight through your letterbox! I wasn’t convinced anyone could create a product so perfect that you could literally get cake delivered to your door and you wouldn’t have to get up out of bed to receive it. How wrong was I? Baker Days offer just that; the infamous letterbox cake. And it literally is what it says on the tin. And what’s in the tin is oh so yummy…
Macmillan cancer support believes that no-one should face cancer alone. It is the most common disease that affected 352,197 people in the UK in 2013 alone. 1 in 2 people born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer at some point in their lives. That’s either me or you, who’s reading this. Scary thought, huh? But extensive research is being carried out every single day to hopefully make those numbers and statistics a little bit less scary. We can always do our bit for cancer (for example, in 2014 I did a sponsored readathon and raised over £900 for Cancer Research UK!) and I promise, it doesn’t have to be anything terrifying like a sponsored bungee jump in order to matter!
I love personalised cakes – I think they make any event or occasion that little bit more special and I can remember many birthdays where my mum has bought a big cake and had a giant photo of my stupid face printed on top! Eat Your Photo offer just that – they make a selection of cakes which you can have personalised with a photo of your choice on top and I received some of their yummy goodies in the post with my edible blog logo on top and they looked utterly beautiful.
Now, I’m not known for being a particularly good baker. Baking and cooking are two very different things and I tend to get on better with throwing a bunch of ingredients into a slow cooker and whipping up a nice dinner rather than baking cakes but I saw a variation of this recipe on Facebook and as it’s a ‘no-bake’ recipe, I thought ‘ah what could go wrong?’ so I channelled my inner Paul Hollywood and I was pleasantly surprised with the result! I apologise for the lack of photos, as I didn’t realize I’d be doing a post but here’s the recipe to these gorgeous, easy to make little treats!