Baby Keepsakes

I can’t quite believe that my littlest baby is turning THREE next month! It seems like only yesterday I gave birth to my him! I have always made a conscious effort to record special moments and milestones in the boys’ lives. I have baby books ( one more written in than the other! 🙈), I have kept the boys’ first haircut clippings (not all of it just a small curl each 😉), I have kept all they birthday cards and I try to record via either video or picture most of their every day moments.

Hand & Foot Outprint Framed – £68

I had been looking at getting hand and foot imprints for my first born and decided to try it myself with disastrous results. So started to look around locally and came across Carol at Feat of Clay.

Carol started Feat of Clay when her children were younger. She hand makes all items in her home studio in Woodley and is very lovely to work with and my boys both were great with her!

I originally had my eldest son’s done when we was almost 6 months old and knew that I wanted my 2nd son’s hand and feet outprint taken when he was little as well so went straight back to Carol. I decided on outprints instead of imprints as I felt you can see more of the little hands and feet. In my opinion, I just liked it better.

I have gone back to Carol for hand print mugs for grandparent gifts, hand print plates and also baby’s 1st Christmas hand imprint ornaments.

I love looking back at these little hands and feet that were once my newborn babies’ and my boys love comparing their hands now with their baby hands.

I highly recommend visiting Carol if you are local to the Reading area as she couldn’t have been more welcoming or helpful. It’s a keepsake you will have for generations and pass down to your kids. A great investment piece that will bring you lots of happy memories for years to come.

* This was not gifted and is an honest review*

Summer At The Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

I FINALLY finished a BOOK! It took me leaving my family for 4 days but I got it done! 🤣🙌🏻 Here’s what I thought……

The Synopsis:

Summer has arrived in the Cornish town of Mount Polbearne and Polly Waterford couldn’t be happier. Because Polly is in love: she’s in love with the beautiful seaside town she calls home, she’s in love with running the bakery on Beach Street, and she’s in love with her boyfriend, Huckle. 

And yet there’s something unsettling about the gentle summer breeze that’s floating through town. Selina, recently widowed, hopes that moving to Mount Polbearne will ease her grief, but Polly has a secret that could destroy her friend’s fragile recovery. Responsibilities that Huckle thought he’d left behind are back and Polly finds it hard to cope with his increasingly long periods of absence. 

Polly sifts flour, kneads dough and bakes bread, but nothing can calm the storm she knows is coming: is Polly about to lose everything she loves?

My Thoughts:

As some of you know, my husband is from Cornwall and his parents still live there. It holds a special place in our hearts and I always love to read books set in the county.

This book is the sequel to Little Beach Street Bakery and, even though I haven’t had a chance to read it…YET, I didn’t need to in order to love this book, the lead character Polly and want to visit this little bakery!

The author, Jenny, has created such a likeable character in Polly that the reader automatically roots for her success and commiserates in her disappointments. Plus she lives in an actual lighthouse! She is already cool, in my book! Even the little puffin, Neil, becomes a loved character and I did miss reading about him in the chapters that did not feature him.

Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery is a sweet, heart-warming and makes you want to move to Cornwall! It’s a definite read for this windy and rainy March!