Bank Holiday – BBQ Birthday Celebrations

Hey Everyone! 

So I said there would be another post about a birthday celebration this weekend and here it is! 

As requested, I made Jay’s dad a black forest cake for his birthday. 

I layered 3 chocolate cakes (2 cakes cut in half and one half not used). The bottom layer filled with Chocolate Buttercream. The middle layer filled with black cherry and whipped cream. And the top of the cake was again, black cherry and whipped cream, sprinkles with Chocolate curls. 


We had a bbq for his dad yesterday, had so much fun running around with my niece and dancing to the music. 


On Saturday we bought him some fish for his pond. I fell in love with a beautiful butterfly carp which was grey and silver. 2 metallic carps one of them white and the other golden. And we also bought a grass carp which was dark grey. 

Just a little post but hope you like it! 
With Love, V x

Birthday Celebrations

Last weekend me and my family celebrated the birthday of my Grandma. She’s now 85! 

I had been planning a cake for her for a couple months to get it perfect. The flavoura I chose were cherry and almond. This was such a great combination of flavour in a cake. 

I bought a large white rose online as the topper. I’m not very confident in making them yet myself. So I made rose petals falling down the cake, then added pearls made out of icing. 

We went out for a meal on the Sunday to The Leigh Arms. Very nice food and wonderful staff. 

I bought a bottle of prosecco as I don’t drink very oftenand had about 4 glasses out of it, oops! 

For the main course I had the Chicken Sunday lunch and Jay had a cheeseburger. His did come with chips, on the side.


After, we headed back to my grandma’s for coffee and cake. I was so full from my dinner but managed to eat a couple pieces. You have to have a piece of every cake at her house! Haha 

She had a wonderful day, and as gifts she received some garden plants, a watch and a dinner tray. I don’t have pictures of the others! And the below is what my mum had sent me. 

Thanks for reading guys! I’ll be putting another post up this weekend about another birthday and my bank holiday antics. 

I hope you all have a fantastic day, fingers crossed the weather stays nice! 
Love, V x 

A weekend in Amsterdam..

I’ve being planning to go to Amsterdam for almost 4 years now. So when Jay was 21 I decided to book it for us! 

I’m usually one for luxury week holidays abroad, but Amsterdam has always takes my fancy, especially in spring! I just love the tulips. 

Day One 

We were a little delayed with flying, but managed to check in and unpack before heading out. We arrived early afternoon so we had plenty of time to explore and have something to eat. Not forgetting the drinks. 

Our stay didn’t include breakfast so we went to a shop to get some juice to have when we woke up. 

We wandered around to get our bearings and then got an early night ready for the next day. 

Day Two

Up and our early on our second day to visit the famous Anne Frank House. We were about 15 minutes walk away from practically everything! It’s nice to have attractions apart but also yet so close together. 

We had our early lunch at a small café. Jennifer’s café if I remember correctly. We had toasties and chips to share. 

I booked our tickets for Anne Frank’s online as there can be queues up to 4 hours long. I really didn’t want to miss this opportunity and it’s one of the main reasons you come to Amsterdam. 

The weather on this day was slightly rainy. I was so glad to get inside and the wind picked up a lot while we waited and queued. Photography is also prohibited inside. 

I’d definitely recommend going to those who haven’t as it’s a very moving experience. It’s amazing the facts you learn inside. 

We ended the experience with a drink in the café and talked about what we had seen. Yes, we didn’t talk to each other all the way round it! It ruins the atmosphere. I bought a souvenir from the shop to take back home with me, which was a postcard. 
We walked up the main street, full of coffee shops for a few drinks and a smoke. I cannot resist a cocktail! 

Later on we had some tea, pizza. Strolled back to our hotel and freshened up. We then went on a walk around at night. 

Day Three 

On Day Three we had a lie in and then headed to the Ice Bar. We stopped off at a café around the corner from it. 

Again, I bought the tickets online as it’s much easier. You get 3 drinks included in the package and 20 mins inside the ice bar. 

We then went inside the ice bar. They give you gloves and a jacket to wear, incase people don’t bring them. 

I chose the ‘nutella’ shots and Jay obviously had the beers. 

The ice bar definitely was a good experience. We had so much fun! You have to or you freeze to death haha. 

After the ice bar, we explored more and headed towards the Van Gosh museum. There’s a few museum around here all of which are very busy! 

We got to the ‘ I Amsterdam’ sign. Packed don’t of course so we tried to take the best pictures we could. 

Vondelpark is 15 mins walk from here so we headed there on our way back to our hotel. 

We had tea at the hard rock café. And headed back to our hotel for an early night. 

Day Four 

Home time. Check out was at 11am so we headed out for that time to grab a bite to eat for breakfast. Chocolate crossaints. 

Our flight was at 5 so we got to the train station at 1pm to give us enough time. 

If you plan to buy tickets to get to the airport, the outside machines only take coins! Slightly annoying! 

Here is a few of my snaps from just wandering around dam! 

I certainly loved Amsterdam! 

Have you ever been? What was your favourite part? 

Hope you all enjoyed reading my post! Let me know what you think below… 

Love, V x 

Sunny Sunday – Date Day 

Hey Everyone! Hasn’t this weekend been gorgeous?! 

I’ve had a nice chilled weekend again, ready to start planning things to for the upcoming weekends while summer is on it way! 

Today we went to a fair in Knutsford, Cheshire for a double date day! 

Jay and Ollie, both hate rides and so do I to be fair. So why are we at a fair then? Is the obvious question haha. 

Me and Alex went on the waltzers. We were queuing up when we noticed this girl about to vom everywhere. She got up and walked away and I noticed she spewed up all down herself. Ew. So we avoided that carriage like a plague! 

I haven’t actually been to a fair in about 6 years, and forgot how fast the waltzers went. At one point, no one had to spin us we just kept going for about 5 mins! Couldn’t even get my breath and I was so dizzy! Haha 

We went on the dodgems with the boys which was hilarious! They tell you no head on collisions and that’s all we kept doing! The worst back pain ever. 

We had a go on hook a duck. Obviously. I really wanted some goldfish! We had two goes, so we got two fish.

Ronnie and Reggie. 

We took them back to Jay’s house and put them in their pond. Alex and Ollies fish are also in the pond too. 

We had a few drinks (coke for me – dedicated driver) and a bite to eat at a pub after. Then went to watch Ollie play football for a bit. 

Hope you’ve all had a great weekend! Fingers crossed it’s the same weather next week. 

Thanks for reading guys! Let me know what you’ve been up to below… 
Love, V x