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Cakes Through The Letterbox! @bakerdays #bakerdaysmoment

I’m going to make you all hungry today! I have been aware of letterbox cakes for quite a while but have always thought they would be a novelty and have never got around to ordering one. 

But I was reading a  post over on lovely Jenny in Neverland’s  blog where she was reviewing one from Bakerdays and I entered the competition to win .. luckily for me I was then given the choice of which cake I would like!

Well, there are literally dozens of designs to suit any occasion, considering we had recently moved house I opted for a New Home design as a treat. These can be personalised with an easy to use graphic online so you can see exactly how it will be displayed.

There is also a choice of flavourings .. which cake to choose!? Chocolate Chip, Traditional Sponge, Lemon Drizzle, Fruit they even do dairy and gluten free so there really is something for everyone. I opted for good old traditional 🙂

I was impressed with the ease of ordering, choose the flavour, design, when you would like it delivered, who to etc, you can pay via credit, debit card or Paypal. 

I was a little dubious about whether the parcel actually would  fit through the letterbox (mail slot) and if so whether the contents would be squidged .. I’m pleased to say my worries were unfounded on both counts.

Well packaged in a sturdy cardboard box, with air pockets inside to prevent the cake sliding around. The cake itself was in a sealed covering to keep it fresh. 

The cake comes complete with a card, balloons, candles and a whistle blower to enhance celebrations. 

So how did the cake taste? Well, the consensus of opinion in this house was delicious, a real cakey taste, great texture and fondant icing which was very sweet. It comes on it’s own board so is entirely ready to cut and serve. It measures 5″ diameter and serves 3-4.

Would I buy one for myself or  send as a gift? Yes, I would, although at £14.99 it’s likely only to be a special occasion choice.

 

 

 


All the details can be found on the website Bakerdays  

My thanks to Lizzy Hawke for organising my delivery 🙂 x

 

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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I just want to take a moment to thank you all for the support these last few months, whether that has been following here on the blog or facebook, twitter etc .. my visitor numbers have grown enormously & I’m amazed how far & wide my posts are viewed!

To all the tour hosts who have welcomed me onto their teams, the authors who have entrusted me with their books to read & review, the people who enter the competitions & help spread the word, the bloggers who are such a wonderful friendly bunch you have all played a part in keeping my morale high during some difficult medical procedures & worrying times. My cancer is not curable but with so many books to keep me entertained I’m learning to live with it & make the most of every day.

I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas (if you celebrate) & a peaceful holiday season .. here’s to a bigger, better, busier 2016 filled with love & happiness. A special mention to one blogger, my friend Rachel from Rachel’s Random Reads without her encouragement & support I would never have had the confidence to begin this!

Today is also a very special day personally not only is it Christmas but it’s my son’s birthday so there won’t be much interaction on social media from me today because it’s double celebrations!

Lots of love to all, Ali xxxx

 

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#WorldMentalHealthDay

“World Mental Health Day is the annual global celebration of mental health education, awareness and advocacy”.

This year is concentrating on & highlighting ‘Dignity in Mental Health‘.

As somebody who has struggled with my own mental health issues over the years & still try to deal with it on a daily basis I just want to raise some awareness today.

I have suffered crippling depression, bi-polar disorder, anorexia & self-harming. It is only as I have got older I have realised it is ok to admit these things & actively seek the help & support I needed. The stigma involved with mental health was often as damaging as the illness itself but once you begin to talk & confide in others you begin to slowly understand you are not alone.

I have a wonderful GP, the support of the mental health team & friends who stand by me & are always there if I need to vent or seek reassurance. I am coping at the moment so long as I take the medication, counselling is always available & in some ways having Cancer has made it easier to get the constant support .. silver linings & all that!

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Some useful links:

http://www.mind.org.uk/
http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/talking-about-mental-health
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/mentalhealth/Pages/Mentalhealthhome.aspx
http://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline
http://www.samaritans.org/
https://www.selfharm.co.uk/
https://www.b-eat.co.uk/about-eating-disorders/types-of-eating-disorder/anorexia

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Wow!

Just reached 200 likes on my Facebook page .. that’s fabulous news. It’s only taken a week so thanks everyone for the support, you can find it here if you haven’t already seen it.

https://www.facebook.com/DragonSlayerAli

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Here it is!

Hello 🙂

This is the beginning of my blog .. I have plenty of ideas about what to include but let’s see where my thoughts take me! Either enjoy my ramblings about the things that concern or interest me or give me feedback about what else to include!

Bear with me while I get the site established please!

Ali x

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