Week 1 Photo – 2016


So this is the first full week of 2016. I’ve decided to take part in Project 365 (or 366 as it will be this year!) again but I’m doing the alternative Project 52 side instead, which means I only have to think about 1 photo per week instead of every single day. Hopefully this will work better for us. This week however, I kind of forgot I was going to join in and didn’t take many pics!

I managed to nab this photo when I went out with Teen on Wednesday evening to celebrate his old swimming coaches 80th birthday. It was a surprise little party at a local restaurant and it was lovely to see some old faces from Teen’s old swimming club. How cool is this cake? I thought it was brilliant, such a lot of clever detailing… love it! His coach, Terry has enjoyed a very successful career, coaching Olympians and National Champions, but later in life inspiring youngsters like my son…. who he took all the way to the English Nationals as well as securing his place in the Talent Camps more than once!

It was a lovely evening, apart from Teen had a few sneaky drinks too many which didn’t bode too well when he got home! I was NOT happy about this but I suppose that’s the result of letting him go off to the bar area with the other teens (most are of legal drinking age or almost, by the way). Even at this age though they need constant supervision… it doesn’t get any easier you know!

In other news, this week saw my younger three children all start back at school for the Spring term. None of them wanted to go and it was horrible waking them up. But it was only a four day week so they counted down the days till the weekend 🙂

How was your week?

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  1. Oh my word that is an amazing cake

    Thank you for linking up

  2. That is an awesome cake. I love fiddling with royal icing, as if it was play-doh, but I don’t think I’ll ever reach that standard!

  3. Oh wow! That cake is fantastic! It sounds like a great evening was had x

  4. Now that is an amazing cake!

  5. That cake is amazing! I love designing cakes, but I’m nowhere near that level 🙂

  6. Brinabird the wee man and the diva says


  7. Wow, that cake is amazing! He sounds like he’s had a brilliant career.
    Oh dear to the teen and the sneaky drinks! My son is 14 and always asking to drink, but we keep saying no! He’s too young.

  8. That cake looks really cool. Love the detailing.

  9. mummydaddyme says

    That is an amazing cake! x

  10. That is one seriously great cake, a shame to cut into it! 🙂

  11. What a fab cake and I for one am not enjoying the teen, drinking and all that when it comes to my boys.

  12. Cass@FrugalFamily says

    That cake is amazing, I hope it tasted as good as it looks x

  13. What an amazing cake! I always think it’s a shame to cut into such works of art.

  14. The cake looks great, and i’m sure the teen feeling rough was enough to make him think twice next time!

  15. pigeonpairandme says

    Eeek – the thought of my children getting sneakily drunk terrifies me! They’re onely 6 and 3 though, so hopefully I have a long way to go….hopefully….

  16. What a fabulous cake, that’s awesome!!

  17. The cake is brilliant, I always plan to try a photo a day and always fail so didn’t even pretend this year! I’m still not used to being back on the school run and am already counting down to half-term! xx

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