Festive Chocolate Moulds

Santa stuck going down the chimney?Santa Chimney Lollipop Mould Gingerbreadman and little gingerbread house mould! Gingerbreadman and gingerbread lollipop mould Snowman and christmas tree!Snowman Christmas Tree Mould and a waving Santa!
Waving Santa Chocolate Mould

They are currently on offer for £4 on my little website. They are very easy to use, just add melted chocolate. Allow to set and pop them out. Ps. they are oven safe too if you want to bake shortbread or make crayons, soaps and other crafty delights. They are also perfect for making your own dairy free chocolate.

Baby’s Full Moon Celebration

It is customary and rather lovely to hold a Full Moon celebration when baby turns a month old. We held an intimate party to celebrate Freya’s first full month of life 🙂 The first month flew by and she is indeed a little bundle of joy. My aunty is ‘masterchef’ and she cooked up a feast!

Red Tortoise Cake

Ang Ku Kueh

Homemade chinese pastries! Red tortoise cake (Angku Kueh) is a small round shaped Chinese pastry with soft sticky glutinous rice flour skin wrapped around a sweet filling in the centre. It is molded to resemble a tortoise shell and is presented resting on banana leaf. We had grounded peanut filling in ours. These pastries are used to commemorate a tiny tot’s first month which is why it is in red and imprinted with the word 寿 (Shou) meaning longevity in the middle of the shell shaped dumpling. The top pictures were taken before the cakes were steamed.

Full Moon DelicaciesAng Ku KuehChicken curry and yellow glutinous riceTurmeric rice (‘Pulut Kuning’ in Malay) and Chicken Curry.

Red eggs

Eggs, dyed red to symbolise good luck. The Chinese do love their red. Eggs are chosen as they represent fertility and their shape symbolises harmony.

Chocolate making with Baked By Me's mouldsI made some homemade personalised chocolates with some of my favourite designs – little feet, magic stars and horses since little one was born in the Year of the Horse. I made them that very morning as it only took less than an hour.

Personalised homemade chocolatesHomemade Chocolate lollipopsPaper plates were handy and this porcelain inspired design is just pretty.Little table display. Presenting our ‘guest of honour’, the 1 month old bubba 🙂

Hello world

Our little family

and just for a little giggle, sharing one from the cutting floor. She clearly had enough.

No more photos please

Normalise breastfeeding

Babies need to eat. When I sit down to eat, so will she. Is that okay with you?

Thankfully, breastfeeding was very natural to baby and myself. So, Freya is fully breastfed. (Its not all smooth sailing. Ps. mastitis is terrible) To feel normal after giving birth, I HAD to get out of the house. Even though, I would still make 10 different mental lists in my head on what goes in the changing bag .. as long as my nursing cover was in there, I knew I was covered and we will be fine. Phew! Mine’s a Bebe au Lait and you can get it from Boots or Amazon. Initially, I thought it was daylight robbery as its just a piece of cloth with a smart bowed shape neckline for you to look at baby. This secure piece of material has given me a ‘life’ by allowing me to feed bubba anywhere and everywhere! Besides, this is the only cover I purchased and we have been using it for 9 months and counting.

Steak lunch

Milk drunk bubba

Fish & Chips

This cover have seen quite a few cafes and restaurants! I must add that if you are worried or not comfortable, don’t overthink it. We have only met nice people during our ‘public’ breastfeeding journey thus far, no offensive stares and very understanding people all around.

Just on time for Oktoberfest.

Fun fun fun! Seen this? Perfect timing eh when winter blues starts kicking in (jokes)

Beer Mug mouldHomemade Beer Mug Chocolates

Is this not perfect? A delight for a beer AND chocolate enthusiast. Cheers!

Turn Back Time

Sharing a proper throwback post, here’s a picture of my mum cuddling me in the 1980’s. Oh, such a gem! Thanks mum for keeping all our pictures in proper albums 🙂 Ps. I had the most since I am the eldest or the cutest. Haha, poor brothers.

Turn Back Time

Last year, we were blessed with a new precious addition to our families. Don’t we look very similar?

Precious

Mummy with Freya

She is now GRAND as she is a Nanna.

Picture with Nanna

Grandchildren are the best.

I blinked and she is now …

Not so wee anymore

not so wee anymore.

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

Number 1 bestseller. This book keeps popping up in my Facebook news feed, aye very creepy but FB is genius as it knows what we look at online and keeps encouraging me to BUY buy buy.

Little bubba might be too young for this book but I am super curious whether this actually works or not as there are so many mixed reviews. Loads swear by it but quite a few says don’t bother as it does not work. If you read the amazing reviews, you will be like WOAH… “how does this actually work?”

Do share your experience with me 🙂 xxx