Tag Archives: Celebrate

Any Excuse For a Party!

8 Aug

Hi folks,

You all know what family life is like here at Thorne Towers… hectic, busy, fun & full of giggles. You also know that we don’t need an excuse to celebrate & have a party.

Since Seth is becoming a big brother in October, we’ve been trying to get him to understand that we’re having a baby join our family. He’s only 2 year & 5 month old… sometimes I think he totally gets it & other times I think he’s still not quite sure.

So… what better way to get him excited? Have a little tea party! And what does every party need? Well, cake of course!

bakerdays are a fantastic company who make letterbox cakes… yes that’s right… a cake delivered through your letterbox! How fab is that!?

Yes you read that right… they can make you a stunning personalised cake to celebrate any occasion that comes in a lovely tin & fits through your letterbox. They also offer gluten free, wheat free & dairy free options!

Seth was sent a cake to celebrate the fact that he’s going to be a Big Brother. I can’t even begin to tell you just how stunning the photograph was. The detail & quality was so high. And Seth adored having a Ace with his face on… he’s such a poser.

Seth’s cake was a plain sponge – simply because that is his favourite. But you can choose other options. You also don’t have to choose a letterbox cake. They offer 4 different cakes sizes as well as cupcakes.

Now for the important bit… how did it taste?

As you can imagine… Seth takes his role as cake testing rather seriously. After snaffling his first piece… he hastily demanded another. I can therefore confirm that he did indeed think it was “Nommy Nommy” lol. That’s a direct quote right there. This 2 year old knows good cake when he tastes it.

Everyone agreed it was really lovely & super fresh. I have to admit that I was thinking “will it be fresh?”… but it really was! Plus it’s such a fantastic novelty having it delivered through your door. You could send this to any loved one for a special occasion & it would most certainly make them smile. You don’t even need an occasion really… just simply treat someone who needs a pick me up perhaps?

Thank you so much bakerdays for making a little boys day. What better way to become excited about being a big brother than with cake!

Thanks as always for reading!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Premier Estates 

7 Nov

Hi folks,

Well… now that Halloween & Guy Fawkes is out of the way, I’m officially on a Christmas countdown! I’ve been trying & testing some fabulous products lately… products that will make perfect Christmas treats to yourself or for gifting to others.

Let me introduce you to a fab ‘sparkly’ company called Premier Estates. They have some amazing award winning wines & sparkles on offer. For those of you who aren’t familiar with my term ‘sparkles’… I basically mean bubbly/fizz/champs/champagne/cava/prosecco… Drinkies that sparkle.

I was lucky enough to sample their delicious Prosecco & divine Grand Rose. I have to say that both were utterly stunning! But… my favourite was most definitely the Grand Rose. I don’t do sweet drinks… both of these sparkles are deliciously dry with a very light bubble. Right now there are some great offers on their website, but, if  you use the links in this post to buy, then add the discount code: IxxyPoco you will receive  an additional 5% off the listed price. So… that means, you can get a case of 6 bottles for £37.05!!! Thats a teeny tiny £6.18 per bottle!!! This is better than any supermarket bargain Prosecco! Now… you could buy a case & use them as gifts… the bottles have a classy look to them & these bottles cannot be bought at your local Asda. Or… you could do what I do & buy a case for yourself & keep it all for yourself lol. Or… if you’re planning a festive party, these sparkles in a fancy flute would be a gorgeous treat for your guests upon arrival.

Premier Estates don’t just sell sparkles though, they have a range of Reds, Whites & Rose too. With my discount code you could get yourself a case for £25.65!!! Thats only £4.28 per bottle! You can buy mixed cases too. Also… next day delivery is totally free!!!

Oh &… they also do a a case of 12 mini bottle of prosecco! Each bottle is 20cl in size. These mini bottles would be fabulous individual gifts for on your table on Christmas day. You could pop a little name tag around the neck of the bottle & use them as place cards. Or, you could buy them for party bags for the office party, hen party etc… With my discount code you will get this case for £34.20!!! Thats only £2.85 per bottle!!!

Fabulous wines at fabulous prices.

Thanks for reading folks & keep your beautiful peepers peeled for more fab Christmas bargains & reviews!!!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Ps… I said ‘Fab’ & ‘Fabulous’ like a million times in this post lol… Sorry!