Tag Archives: Chocolate

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

Bubble Club

25 Oct


Hi folks,

Sparkles! Well… you all know how I love a glass of sparkles… So you can imagine my glee when I got to try the October Bubble Club Box! If you haven’t heard of Bubble Club – they are a bubbly subscription treat box. You can choose either a monthly or a bi-monthly box.

What’s in the box? You will receive 2 beautiful bottles of sparkles, you will also receive tasty treats such as chocolate, savoury snacks or a cocktail ingredient. The bottle of sparkles you receive aren’t generally a brand you’d find in the local supermarket either. Oh!… you also receive an issue of Bubble Magazine. And…! With your membership you will receive 15% off in the Bubble Club Shop! So if you fancy that case of sparkles to put away for Christmas… then do it!!! Treat yourself & your loved ones… You deserve it!


What did I receive… I received a bottle of Augusti Torello Mata Gran Reserva Brut & a bottle of Alain Robert Vouvray Brut. As well as those beautiful bottles I got a small 20cl bottle of Bramley & Gage Quince Liqueur, La Higuera Rabitos Royal Fig Chocolates & a bag of Coconut Merchant Coconut Crisps. I’ve not tried the Quince Liqueur yet, but, if you pop a sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne flute then pour enough liqueur over it to soak in, then top with sparkling wine you will create a Golden Quince Cocktail. Now… that just screams Christmas party to me!

The chocolates were utterly delicious!!! Now… if like me when someone says “fig” you think of those awful fig biscuits that taste kinda damp… well they do don’t they? You can only imagine how I felt about the thought of these chocolates lol. I honestly didn’t want to try them… but wowzers! They’re BEAUtiful! Out of the wrapper they look just like a little Jack O Lantern. The mix of chocolate & fruity fig just really works with the a mouthful of dry fizz at the same time. I was totally won over by these little morsels.

Coconut crisps… Whats not to like? They taste like a naughty snack… but the fact that they are fruit makes you feel so much healthier. We all know the benefits of Coconut as it’s literally in every health magazine & beauty magazine going.

Bubble Magazine – I loved this glossy little read. I literally love sparkles, so what better way to spend an afternoon than reading about sparkles. In the magazine this month there was an in depth guide to everything in the box & where it’s from. There was also an article on spooky party foods for your Halloween parties. Along with competitions to win fizz, and article about fizzy cocktails etc…

Now… The Sparkles!!! They were so delicious. As they weren’t something I’d tried before nor ever seen in a shop… it felt like a real luxurious treat. It was like I was celebrating something – when in fact it was just a regular weekend. I’m actually very tempted to order a case of the Alain Robert Vouvray Brut. It’s probably one of the nicest sparkles I’ve had…. & that is VERY high praise coming from me as I can be a tad picky.

These boxes would be a perfect Christmas gift. They come really well packaged – so there should be no worry of anything being broken in the post. You can gift these boxes as well as simply treating yourself. If you think monthly is a little over indulgent (Not in my eyes) but if you’d rather, then you can order them Bi Monthly. And… Even better… for your first order you can get your box for 25% off! Simply click this link & add coupon code: Bubblebox at checkout. So rather than being £32.99 you will pay under £25!!! I’ve loved this box so much that I’ve actually signed up myself! I will be reviewing the November box on my YouTube Channel… so there’s something to look forward to!

Thanks so much for reading as always!

Cheers!

Hayley xxx