Zoos and cake – made and discovered

This week seems to have lasted forever. Not in a good or a bad way. It has just seemed so long, with lots of days that feel like they are two in one, because so many things happen in just one day. Jared has also been ill off work two days, plus all the holiday washing and unpacking, so it’s felt very disjointed. We’re also having some work done on our garden, which will be so nice when it’s finished. The boys loved baking a cake with me this week.

Here is what I’ve been up to:

  • Indoor zoo – We’ve had fun creating a few indoor zoos in our lounge. They wouldn’t agree to play nicely together, so they made separate ones (!) We’ve also had a few tea parties. 20160825_12380220160825_124059
  • A raspberry and white chocolate cake – This was originally two layers, but I decided to add a third because it looked a bit flat. It has so much butter, cream and chocolate in the recipe! white chocolate and raspberry cake
  • Laura Ashley AW16 collection – Incase you missed my feature on the Laura Ashley blog featuring this fabulous dress. You can find it herelaura ashley dress freespirit dress 2
  • Smoothie ice lollies – A banana, frozen blueberries, cashew nut butter and coconut milk. My kids love them and they’re also ok for breakfast!20160826_094405
  • Creativity and caring about the world – Without doubt my favourite read this week. Mel has summed up something I struggle with on almost a daily basis at the moment. So inspiring and thought provoking.

Enjoy your bank holiday weekend!

E xx



  1. 26th August 2016 / 9:51 pm

    That dress is stunning! AND I love the cake, definitely needed that extra tier! x

    • Esther
      31st August 2016 / 10:50 pm

      Thank you Donna. I actually LOVE it! Glad you agree about the extra tier xx

  2. 8th November 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Hey! Thanks so much for including my post in this! So glad you found some stuff relevant and hope you are able to work out that creative element within your care for the world. So important and you seem to do it so well already xo

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