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James Thomas Seddon’s Christening.

Today was Our little nephew’s Christening we also have the added responsibility of being his his god parents.

The Christening was held at St Werburgh’s church in Warburton the small village were I grew up. We arrived at the parish rooms at 9.37am to find a stressed sister and mother frantically buttering bread making the sanwiches. It was freezing felt like it was a least -1c realistically it would have been 3c/4c . It wasn’t long before my toes and fingers went numb. The heating was on a timer and luckily it did come on at about 11am. We finished making the buffet, then I set the cake up while Jamie worked his magic on James fed him then had a little nap before the service. (James not Jamie) Carol put her frock on and Ste decorated the tables with confetti.

Our families started to arrive and after a few missed turns everyone had made it. We entered the church and took our places. The service was lovely my Grandad, Great Grandad to James who turned 91 on Friday the 27th Jan played the church organ, he has not missed a Sunday service since he was 16!! Also my Auntie was singing in the choir she had traveled up from London. The Baptism went well and little James didn’t cry at all just made a little murmur.

After the service we all went back to the parish rooms where it was lovely to walk into the heated room. We had shut the kitchen door to keep the cold in as there was no fridge and we kept the buffet in there. To give you an idea of how cold it was when I took the white wine out of the kitchen condensation formed on the bottles.  I started boiling three kettles trying to make enough tea/coffee for everybody and stated mooching through the cupboards, I found some lovely green gold rimmed floral tea cups and saucers for us to drink out of. However I could of done with a nice big mug. With the help of my cousin’s wife we got the buffet put out, and everyone filled up.

Every body started to leave at about 2pm  we cut an handed the cake out, then I opened a bottle of cider mmm re-freshing. The remaining family had a few more photos with James. Then I noticed mum had started to wash up so we all got on it.. that was the mission of clean up. I am now relaxing and had some left over buffet for tea.  Now time to relax with a cider and the dog, and put on a film.

Good night all

Rose xxxx


Happy weekend.

Hello my lovelies,

Its Saturday evening and I looking forward to a night in with Hubby.

I have had a hectic week at work making Valentine things for the chef to take to an area managers meeting.

I have spent today making a Christening cake for my little nephew James, so I just need to wrap his presents and then I’m done for the day.

Rose xSneak peak of the Christening cake


This weeks cakes (see Monday survival post)

This weeks cakes (see Monday survival post)

Fruity Flapjack
Jaffa Cakes
Coffee and walnut cake
Lemon drizzle cake.

Good evening all!! Phew Monday is over for another week, that was a busy one. I made a new selection of cakes at work today and I was happy with all of them. I am normally my worst critic so this is a rare occurrence. As I work at BBC Media City the chef thought we should make a cake to recognise our support for sports relief. Did anyone see the “sports relief bake off”? Well I made the coffee and walnut cake one of the cakes sold out before I went home and I’m sure there wont be much left of the second one.I wonder if Mary Berry would approve…*ooh that’s a scary though* .Are you planning to have a sports relief bake off? I’m sitting in bed with a nice cup of tea and thought I would say Hi.I’m sorry I’ve not said hello for a few days I’ve been planning what to write about. This week Iam going to introduce you to a lovely little cafe I visited recently.Called “Drink tea, Eat cake” What a wonderful name for a cafe. My Nephew is being Christened on Sunday so have I have a cake to make for that I’m looking forward to making as I enjoy making cakes for the people I love. It it is going to be a special occasion and family gathering. Also my husband and myself will be the Godparents I know it will be a proud and emotional day.You will be hearing all about this. Happy Chinese new year (I’m drinking green tea celebrating in my own little way) It is the year of the dragon, I heard on the radio today the dragon is a symbol of sucsess and wealth so I will raise my brew to that and say goodnight. Rose xxx

Introducing “Sweet and Beautiful”

I have spent many an hour wondering what way would be the best to share what I do and love with the world,  Sweet and Beautiful is the result.

I have never been good with computers or IT so I have always found some reason to put off writing a blog. Even today it has taken me 3 hours to link this up with Facebook and Twitter (included in that was setting up a Facebook page and learning how to use Twitter). However I got there in the end and now it’s time for the fun to start yeyh!!

I’m lucky to have wonderful creative and talented friends and family to inspire me and to experiment on. I hope to  feature some of our creations. Basically give you an insight into our quirky, weird and wonderful thoughts and ways, share a few of my recpies with you and also go out sampling cakes then review and recommend.

Like I said before I’m new to the I.T bit so be kind to me if there are any technical issues (I will be running straight to my husband for help on this matter).

If this sounds like your cup of tea and cake then please save this in your bookmarks I will be updating regularly.

Rose xxx