Last weekend we had my son’s 13th birthday followed by my stepson’s 8th. It was a weekend packed full with wrapping, cooking, baking and general chaos. If you’re with me on Twitter, you will have watched the progression of the Pokeball cake I did for Myles. It’s my most successful foray with fondant icing yet, thanks to my Cooks Essentials Silicone Sheet. The Lego brick cake I did a few years ago was the first time I’d used fondant icing and it was a hilarious operation to say the least, it went everywhere and in every shape, other than what I wanted!
I know we all say it so regularly, but my word how the time has flown and what an incredible part of my life it has been so far. Now I am Mum to a teenager… I’m not sure who is more excited about the prospect, me or him!
So that’s 13 and 8th, what’s the 5th we are celebrating? Well this one is connected to something I can’t be without, none of us can… sleep. Having two children born within 13 months of each other was exhausting and the busy factor hasn’t changed since. I love life this way, it’s colourful, adventurous, exciting and absolutely jam-packed with great stuff. However, without sleep, I just wouldn’t be able to function. I need at least eight hours every night to function well and with less than seven, I deteriorate at speed and am not able to be the Mum or person I like to be. My patience runs thin, my creativity dries up, my ability to make decisions goes out the window…. I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about!
Five years ago This Works launched the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray which is the most wonderful aid to sleep. Since that time, I have given it to everyone I know who struggles with sleep. My mum, my best friend, my son when he was going through an anxious period…. and we hear from so many people about how this has transformed their ability to sleep. We have this lovely sleep collection available for less than £25 at the moment, launched to coincide with the five-year anniversary of the Deep Sleep Spray so if you or someone you know struggles with sleep, please give it a go.
However, if it’s a 13th birthday party sleepover that’s holding you back from sleep, I can’t make any promises!