Happy Valentine’s Day – Review of Baker Days February 14th, 2013
What do you think about Valentines Day? is it cute, nice lovely and a way to show people that you care? Is it good to show people that you love them? And if you do like to show affection on Valentines Day, what is a good way to do it?
My husband and I generally don’t bother with Valentines Day. We have been together for nearly seventeen years and married for eleven. Even after that time , we are still very affectionate, say “I love you” and buy each other little gifts all throughout the year. So we don’t feel any particular need to buy overpriced presents and flowers just because the greetings card industry says we have to.
On this day ten years ago, I was due to give birth to our first child. I had had contractions for weeks that had been getting more and more uncomfortable, and I was convinced that she would arrive on her due day if not before. I was so convinced that I would have other things on my mind (or in my arms), that I didn’t even bother buying himself a card and he didn’t buy me one either.
When my daughter failed to appear for another three days, the evening of that Valentine’s Day went a bit flat. We looked at each other sheepishly, said “Oh well, never mind” , and that has pretty much set the tone for our Valentines Day ever since. We usually exchange a small card, occasionally a small trinket or something, but the loving feeling lasts for maybe 10 minutes – then he goes into the shower and gets ready for work and I get on with the waking breakfast and school run.
This year, I was offered the chance to try out a personalised cake from Baker Days. They have a great selection of Valentines Cakes which you can even personalise with your loved one’s name or a photo.
Of course in order to write this review on Valentine’s Day, we had to sample the cake a few days before. I was really pleased at how quickly the cake came after I ordered it, and the very clever packaging which ensured that not only did it fit through the letterbox, but was not damaged in any way by its postal journey.
My hubby was really touched by this idea. he doesn’t really want any ‘stuff’ – our house is cluttered enough already. But a heartfelt gift that he could eat, that certainly appealed to him. And (typical bloke) he also absolutely loved the handy tin that the cake came in.
So after the children went to bed we made coffee and shared cake. And I have to say it was delicious – and just the perfect size for two generous portions.
that was enough to rekindle my interest in Valentine’s day. But just in case you don’t want to buy a late Valentine – what about a lovely Birthday Cake, Mother’s Day cake, or a cake with a humorous message to cheer someone up?
Don’t mind if I do x
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