Saying ‘Thank You’ With bakerdays

Last week I received a fabulous bakerdays letterbox ‘Thank You Cake’ to treat my parents. My mum in particular has gone through a bit of a rough time recently and myself and the little man have been going backwards and forwards quite regularly from Kent down to Brighton where they live.

So I wanted to cheer her up with a ‘thank you for having us cake’ and what a better time to celebrate than having a tea party for the Royal Wedding!

With the wooden tea set from my shop, we had pretend cups, teapot and plates but real cake! Made with beautiful Victoria sponge we chomped on our yummy treats while watching Prince Harry and Meaghan tie the knot.

We were super proud to be British that day and it was lovely to watch a live fairy tale unfold with our delicious cake!


To order your own personalised letter box cake go to and everyone who orders from my website will receive an exclusive bakerdays discount too along with a free goody bag! Yay!

Until next time!

Charlotte x

Disclaimer: I was gifted this cake in return for my honest opinion and review

8 Great Ways to Occupy a Toddler on a Plane

Travelling abroad with a toddler anytime soon? Worried about them keeping still for the journey? Read on…

We recently came back from a much needed holiday in Cyprus which unfortunately involved a 4 hour plane journey each way.

When I asked some of my friends for some tips on entertaining a toddler for that length of time, the iPad was definitely at the top of the list. But as my little boy is not even 2 yet, I didn’t want that to be our only option.

So here are 8 handy old fashioned activities we found worked best to make sure our little one was kept amused in a confined space. What’s more, they didn’t cost the earth and could fit easily into our hand luggage too…

1) Books – My son is a big fan of Peppa Pig and I picked up these 5 mini books from Poundland! Such a bargain and he was quite happy to read them over and over again.

Peppa Pig books

2) Drawing Activities – We found just using paper and crayons to draw round our hands, plastic cups and trace the cup holder in the tray table worked a treat! This, combined with some stickers too made the activity last that little bit longer!

3) Mini Etch-a-Sketch – If you have a toddler who likes to draw on everything except paper, I would definitely recommend one of these! I picked up ours in a pound shop too!

4) Walking – This sounds so obvious, but don’t be afraid to have a little wander. I was terrified my son would either have a tantrum in the aisle or try and climb on someone but actually you tend to get lots of ‘Ooos and ‘Aaaahs’ instead. It’s a great way to use up some excess energy too, just don’t do it when the cabin crew are doing their drinks run!

5) Wooden jigsaw – This was a hit on the plane. A simple 3 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle is a great way of killing some time. If you don’t have a small pull-string bag to put the pieces in, try a sock (clean of course!) You can order these puzzles from my shop for just £3

Hippo Jigsaw

6) Wooden Farm Animal Dominoes – Ok, maybe not for lining up along the aisle of the plane, (that could be cool given the chance though!) but aside from the obvious, these made for a good stacking game and encouraged lots of animal noises and actions too! My son also loves to organise and tidy up so he loved to sort the dominoes into which ones belong in the box, which ones go in a plastic cup and which ones are given to mummy! It proved to be a good, long and drawn out game in the end! for just £4.99!
Farm Animal Dominoes

7) Cuddly Toys – An absolute given if your child sleeps with one but even if it’s a daytime flight, I would definitely recommend offering your child one as a form of comfort, especially if it is their first time of a plane. I packed quite a few favourites just in case we lost one and all the teddies were relatively small. We ended up with 3 out on our laps at one point which we used for puppet shows and doubled up as pillows!8) Plenty of Snacks – For some reason, I had this fear that our fresh food would be confiscated at security (don’t ask me why?!) so we ended up with double what I had planned to take which actually lasted throughout the journey. I included sandwiches, cucumber slices, bananas, apples, raisins, fruit bars, crackers and bread sticks. I would definitely recommend packing more than you need as aeroplane snacks are quite expensive. We also bought a pint of milk and a bottle of water from Boots in duty free so that we would have enough for the flight too.

I won’t lie, it wasn’t a completely stress free flight travelling with a toddler but these definitely helped us get through the journey that a little bit better.

Until next time

Charlotte x

The Book That Every Small Business Owner Needs to Read…

‘Big Ideas for Small Businesses’ by John Lamerton

I’ll be completely honest, when I first saw this book was advice for small business owners, but not written by a fellow Mum, I was dubious. Continue reading The Book That Every Small Business Owner Needs to Read…

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Crystal Palace Park

Crystal Palace Park. Who remembers coming here as a child? We took a trip down memory lane and returned at the weekend with our now 20 month old.
Here are 10 useful things you may not know about this wonderful green recreation ground in South London:

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