Guess how much we love you?

We were recently asked if we’d like to review personalised valentines cakes.

So who could we get a personalised message for? Who do we love with all our hearts, more than anything? Who is our special valentine?

Why, it’s you, dear readers. This is how much we love you, expressed via cake:




This is a letterbox cake from Baker Days. It is quite a small cake, but then if it was too big it wouldn’t fit in the letterbox. We thought it was really cute!

There are lots of different flavours of cake – we tried the chocolate and it was mega yummy. The cakes are pretty dinky so it just makes 4 slices so alas there isn’t any left for you dear readers. But we thought of you when we were eating it, we really did!




It was very easy to add in the personalisation on the website and you can see how your cake will look before you order. There were loads of different designs for Valentine cakes, you can even upload your own photo if you want to eat somebody’s face.

The only thing we would add on the website would be a search box. We wanted to search for turtle-themed cakes for Eye but it was not possible to do this. We chose the owly design because we thought it was cute and we liked to think the owls were a bit like us. 🙂

The cake comes really well packaged inside a padded cake tin (which you can keep) packed inside a sturdy box. We thought the cake might come bashed and squashed but it was perfect. So you can send it to your love even if they are far far away in Narnia and the cake will arrive nice and fine.




Personalised letterbox Valentine’s cakes from Baker Days are available now, priced from £14.99 including postage. We were sent this one free of charge to review.

But sorry readers, for not saving you any cake. We wanted to give you some but this magical unicorn ate it. Apart from the bits we ate. 🙂


El & Jae
Big hearted

January 28, 2013. Tags: , , , . Reviews. Leave a comment.

Jae’s Day Without Technology – Live Blogging

9:50 – I’ve removed the hair dryer from Jae’s room and have gathered her phone, kindle and laptop (she still has an ancient one but that’s in Eye’s room so he can watch a DVD and it shall stay there.)

9:55 – THE RULES:

  • She is allowed to use lights. 
  • No phone (mobile or otherwise)
  • She is allowed to watch TV if someone else in the room is watching it BUT she cannot turn it on, change the channel, request for a channel change or request a volume change. She cannot touch the remote.
  • No kindle (only real books!)
  • No laptop (which means I can use it all day!).
  • No hair dryer (hair is to dry naturally / towel dried)
  • No kettle (she must ask others to make her tea and if no one else is in the house she must make it on the stove).
  • No toaster (again, she must ask for it to be made)
  • Flushing the loo is DEFINITELY ALLOWED!!! As with showers!
  • The oven is allowed
  • The microwave is off-limits.
  • No radio.
  • No iron.
  • She not allowed to use the washing machine (hopefully ElDad will do it).
  • If she finds anything else that might be technology OF ANY KIND then El must be consulted IMMEDIATELY!!!
  • Rules may be added to throughout the day.
  • She is allowed to run herself a bath.

10:10 – No sign of Jae. Will go check on her.

10:15 – Jae was up and demanded tea. I’ve sent ElDad to get it. Jae informed me that she herself has done a post on today. She’d written it last night so it’s WITHIN THE RULES!

10:40 – Jae is trying to negotiate use of the hair dryer in return for washing the clothes. I have said no.

10:42 – Jae has made a sad face.

10:48 – Jae has gone for a bath.

11:59 – Jae is out of the bath and doing some stuff. She seems to be coping.

12:11 – Jae just made do the washing. ‘shudder’

12:14 – Jae had a text on her phone and I really wanted to do a silly reply but she didn’t let me… sigh…

12:21 – Jae says she is feeling frustrated. She will soon commence on ye olde walk to get ye olde paper. I shall accompany. Someone needs to keep an eye on her!

6:21 – I’m sorry I haven’t updated in AGES so I’ll give you a round up: On the walk I cycled along with Jae and we bought all we needed. Once home I baked a treacle tart and Jae did some baking too. I went out and got custard and we had tea. Jae has so far been good.

9:10 – I am in bed and am dreaming of magic unicorn children and Jae is to be left on her own tonight as ElDad is off to see a band with a artist dad of my friend. I’ve still got her stuff in my room but I can’t remove the TV so I’m a little worried. Jae has been reading a lot today and she seems peaceful and feels a bit out of touch. I would regard the day as a success. Unfortunately she’s trying to make me do it next weekend…

Technological Geek





Reunited with my baby

January 27, 2013. Tags: , . Random wisdoms. 4 comments.

Sorry about the snow – it was the kids’ fault

Earlier last week, El was feeling sad.

*pauses for violins and sad cat noises*

The reason for this was because it was seeeeeriously cold, and yet there was no snow. It made us have a sad. 😦

So we started writing a post including a poem to charm the snow out of the sky (which you can’t read because it will make you cry vomit). And then the curse of homework descended and that post didn’t get finished and got left in draft.

But somehow, its magic leaked out the snows descended like magic flakes from the sky. El’s school closed early and she came home to pelt Jae with snowballs:


Today we read this post by Rosie Scribble where she confesses that her daughter also wished for snow.

So don’t blame the weather, or global warming or angel’s tears or any of that stuff. It was all the kids wishing for a snow day that made it happen. Wonder what else they can do??? (Raining chocolate maybe?)

El & Jae
Snow angels


January 21, 2013. Tags: , , . Random wisdoms, Top Tips, Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Our greatest hits – packed with nutritious goodness

Eljae is now a year old! It’s grown from being a baby blog and is now going to be a terrible toddler. But Jae wrote a book about toddlers so we think we can cope.

We’ve been looking back over the last year to see which posts were the most popular.reading-whilst-walking

Number one by a long way is Reasons why homework should be banned – this has had thousands of hits and is on page 1 of Google for that phrase, proving once and for all that homework is evil. Unfortunately El’s teachers haven’t listened.

Number two is the main home page which makes sense really as it’s the first page you come to. PROOF THAT YOU GUYS LIKE US FOR US! 😀

Next most popular is our list of Top 10 cool kid bloggers. We really like this post and we hope that we have introduced many people to new blogs.

Jae’s favourite posts of the year are the ones where El reads books in all kinds of weird places. None of this is staged, THIS IS WHAT EL IS REALLY LIKE (she feels a little frightened if she ventures out of the house without a book).

Jae also likes the post about What to say if someone at school calls you a nerd because it’s good advice.

El’s favourite posts have also been the extreme reading ones but she also really likes the things that make you go lol  post because it’s funny and whenever she watches the videos she gets a happy. 🙂

We have been asked to review a few things which is cool but we won’t be doing too many of those unless it is to tell you about something that is super super fun.

Most of all we like writing random stuff that nobody else does. There are millions of words on the internet but you can still be an individual. Please stay and read our blog in 2013 if you like being an individual too. And where else are you going to hear about beards and moustaches that are not beards and moustaches?

El dreams up new blog posts

El dreams up new blog posts

In the year to come we intend to write about such things as moustache sandwiches, more Dennis the cat and what to expect when the aliens arrive.



El & Jae
Keep Calm and Blog On

January 7, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . Reviews, Stuff we love, Utterly Awesome Blogs. Leave a comment.

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