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Birthday Cakes

My boys get the best birthday cakes!

No, I don’t bake them or buy them.

We have a 15 year old homeschool friend who bakes them for the boys.

And she is talented.

I even got one for my birthday!

Check them out –

mine was a tea cup.


For Brayden’s birthday,

he got a gravity-defying Skittles cake.


(Brayden turned 15 this year

and Ethan turned 17!!

Where did the time go?!)


And, my favourite cake has to be Ethan’s birthday cake –

the frozen Coke bottle.

It had a little crumbling issue, but, at first, I didn’t even notice

because I couldn’t believe how realistic the cake looked.

Everything on this cake is cake or chocolate,

except for the lid and the label.

Isn’t it clever?!


Don’t be too distracted by the impressive outsides,

the insides are always divine.

This one had multiple layers of cake and chocolate and cream,

as well as a Coke jelly layer.

It was scrumptious!


But soon, Miss 15 will turn 16,

so guess what I’m going to need to make.


I’m really going to need to put my thinking cap on.

Talk about pressure.


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Posted by on August 25, 2018 in Bits and Pieces, Family Life


Been One of Those Days


Is it Friday yet?

What?!  It’s only Monday?!


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Posted by on February 12, 2018 in Bits and Pieces, Family Life


Pet Peeve – Incorrect Signalling on Roundabouts

Yesterday I spent several minutes at a busy roundabout when I could have entered after only three cars.  Grrrrr!!!!!  Misuse of roundabouts is a bit of a pet peeve of mine.

I counted FIFTEEN cars who indicated that they were continuing around the roundabout to the right (and hence I needed to wait for them) who THEN proceeded to exit the roundabout with NO LEFT HAND SIGNAL.

The ignorance at roundabouts is an accident waiting to happen, and I’m sure it’s already been the result of plenty of accidents.  So here’s a video that explains how it is done.  (Maybe we need to put this video in people’s facebook feeds so they’ll actually see it and figure out how to drive properly.)

The most important thing to note is that you HAVE TO indicate LEFT whenever you plan to exit the roundabout.   Left, peoples, left!!!

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Posted by on December 4, 2017 in Bits and Pieces


Offended by the Rainbow Banner!!

I opened my blog page today to see this hideous rainbow banner splashed all across the top of my blog. 

I want my readers to know that I did not give permission for WordPress to add this to my blog.

WordPress has told users that their opinion will be forced on all blog banners and we can not opt out, regardless of whether we find it offensive or not. 

I want my readers to know that I do NOT endorse the rainbow on my blog space.

A reader has informed me that readers can’t see the rainbow banner.  

It seems like only people with a logged in WordPress account can see it.

which is a small relief,

although, I still have to look at it 😦


Posted by on September 6, 2017 in Bits and Pieces