Bake Sale Cupcakes

Bake Sale

LOVE LOVE love these very adorable chocolate toppers! Made with help from Baked By Me‘s cupcake and ribbon mould. There’s a little slot to convert them to lollies too.

Easy peasy vanilla buttercream cupcakes accompanied by some chocolate lollypops.

Vanilla Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcake topper

Crossed Charity Ribbon Cake

Closed up charity cupcake

Bake sale cakes

Have a delicious day ahead.


Freya Turns One

Can you believe that my little darling is a year old? Already! In fact, this is a much delayed post. 2 months after she turned one 🙂 I cannot believe that she has been in our lives for a whole year, it is definitely the quickest year of my life.

A whole year of her happy existence, cheeky chuckle, sparkly eyes, sparse but very curly hair. Nursing, co-sleeping, cuddles and crawling around exploring.

A year of my heart beating outside my body. Its all about her, she has shown me a love that I never knew. Forever thankful to be her mummy.

We did not do anything big but we held a little ‘party’ of 3 for her. Mummy, daddy and the birthday girl 🙂 She had her first taste of cake! I baked a special allergy one for her without any dairy and eggs.

First birthday

Awaiting birthday girl

Dairy egg free allergy cake

First birthday cake

Cake Time

Present time



Vtech Zebra

Happy 1st birthday my little one and may the next year be ever so exciting for you.

First Snow for Bubba

I transformed into a little child last night when snow started falling beautifully from the skies. Come on snow, settle.. thicker.. bigger flakes. One can hope 🙂

I hopped outside with the other half to have a whiff of crisp snowy air at like 1am (nutter!) This will be little one’s first experience with snow and I was curious to see how she will react. She absolutely loved the sand on the beach where its nice and warm. Snow?

Fresh Snow

First snowfall

Snow experience

not so much.. for now. She was pretty unimpressed.


Spot her toys surrounding her. She was quite reluctant to get her fingers out and we failed to keep gloves or mittens on her as well.

Look darling, snow!

Look, little one

Cozy snowsuit

Daddy daughter snow time


Time to go in for more cuddles, a s.m.i.l.e at last.

A smile at last

Got to love a snowy day in. We have had copious amounts of tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

Tummy Time Flashback

I love these turn back time posts. So you will just have to bear with me 🙂 Here’s me from 28 years ago.Young Iris

and here’s little bubba trying very hard during tummy time. The struggle was real but she gradually improved. This seems ages ago especially since she is currently trying to walk.

Tummy time

Tummy time struggles

Tummy time at playgroup

Baby Freya

As she grows older, I have noticed she looks more and more like her daddy. Do you see the resemblance?

Chicken & Chinese Mushroom for Baby and Me


1 onion
An inch of ginger
4 cloves of garlic

5 pieces of skinless chicken, diced (any meat really)
6 Chinese mushrooms soaked in warm water for 30 minutes and then sliced ( available in Asian supermarkets )
1 potato
Half a broccoli

Salt & black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons soya sauce


Sautéed onion, ginger and garlic till  your kitchen smells heavenly. Add in chicken and potatoes as they take longer to cook.


Throw in everything else! I added freshly ground black pepper at this point and lots of water because little one was trying to climb somewhere. These one pot recipes are the best as I can tend to her when this is on the cooker.



Voila! Look at her eyeing my meal instead of hers, at least she didn’t chuck my plate onto the floor. 😂

Baby led weaning : success. She has never had Chinese mushrooms ever so she was rather intrigued and gave that a few nibbles to start. She ate most of the chicken.


Hope you enjoyed reading our first post of the new year.

Ps. do try the recipe out! xxx