Thursday, 8 April 2010

Me and my nappy cakes in the local paper

Just realised I forgot to mention in my previous blogs that I appeared in the local paper in an article about the nappy cakes I make.

I thought it would be worthwhile contacting all the local newspapers and magazines to see whether they would be prepared to print something about my new venture. I mean its all free advertising isn't it!

Anyway, only one of the local papers responded and one online magazine but I guess its a start and all publicity is good publicity (hopefully).

So, there was me thinking a reporter would be popping round with his trusty photographer mate, but in the end the interview was done over the phone in approx 5 minutes. To be fair the photographer did pop round and he took several photos but only one ever made it into the paper.

I had to laugh though when it actually appeared entitled "Cakes in the City". According to the reporter, one of his colleagues seemed to remember nappy cakes appearing in the last Sex and the City movie so they did a sort of pun on that. Since then every one I've spoken to doesn't remember it being in the film but hey who am I to argue.

Unfortunately the article only prompted one call for a nappy cake but I've since produced some leaflets and had some business cards printed and am handing them out at every available opportunity so watch this space.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Back to Work (no not nappy cakes sort of work!)

Well, it was back to work after the long Easter weekend and to be honest I wish I hadn't bothered!

From the minute I walked in the office everyone was talking at me, asking advice, needing help with problems etc. I didn't even get a chance to read my personal emails at lunchtime which I usually do just in the vain hope someone might actually want to buy a nappy cake!

Still, when I walked through the door at 5.30pm this evening to find the other half cooking dinner it all pretty much melted away. That and the fact that one of the cutest little baby outfits ever had arrived after I ordered it on the internet.

Its in the most gorgeous pink and has a blanket, bodysuit, mittens, hat etc - in fact everything that will make the most delightful nappy cake.

It has spurred me into thinking of new designs, versions of the usual nappy cakes I made so watch this space.

Ta-ra for now.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Easter Weekend - What Easter Weekend?!

I woke up this morning to the sound of next door's kids screaming abuse at each other outside my bedroom window at 9am and despite my best efforts, didn't manage to get back to sleep.

Finally gave up and got into the shower at 9.30. This was swiftly followed by the fleeting thought that I may actually get a day where I get to do what I want to, but no, the fates decided otherwise and there I was standing in a very long queue at the local pet centre buying dog food that for some unknown reason I can only get in one place locally.

Then it was on to a certain supermarket where I was robbed to the tune of £110. Naturally as soon as I got home I was met with a rousing chorus of "is that all you got?". After that it was on with the hoovering, tidying and endless amount of so-called dirty laundry, most of which probably hasn't been worn for more than a couple of hours. Honestly, my daughters think the washing and ironing fairy appears at regular intervals in our house!

Popped out to buy a diary in which to write all the dates of the fairs etc that I have committed myself to over the next couple of months, only to get home and find the first page was July 2010. Where on earth were the other months? Back to the shop to be met with stunned looks when I told the ladies behind the counter that I would actually like to write in things for April, May and June. I am sure they were sniggering behind my back as one tried politely explaining that all diaries you buy from February onwards have the "academic" year in them and I really should have bought one in January if I wanted the whole of 2010! Oh, of course, silly me - I thought all diaries started in January and finished in December - apparently not!

It did get me thinking about how what you consider to the norm never really is. I mean have you ever tried buying a bikini in July? Oh no, all the shops have their winter stock in. Is it me or do things seem to make less and less sense? AAARRRGGGGH!!!!!

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Easter Sunday

Its been great having the last 4 days off work, but I do seem to be meeting myself coming back.

What with shopping for the baby items, putting the nappy cakes together and attending the fair, I haven't had a minute to myself.

Realised today that we had no bread, no toothpaste, no dog food and approximately one toilet roll left in the whole house so it looks like tomorrow will mean a trip to the supermarket to stock up before I go back to work on Tuesday.

Why is it that when everyone else in the house has some time off they do whatever they want and lounge around, but mine is spent running around like a blue a**e fly trying to get everything done? Its really not fair!

Still, sometimes its nice to get back to normality - I mean how often can you hoover and dust your house? The flaming dirt just comes back!