Sharing Those Winter Wonderful Memories With Truprint

Everyone has a favourite season, and for many people this has to be Winter. Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year, and with the added attraction that we might just get a Winter Wonderland, Winter is definitely a great season for making memories that will last forever.

Truprint have many fabulous ways for you to preserve those memories for posterity, including canvas prints, photo book, personalised calendars and prints of all sizes that can then be framed. These make wonderful gifts for loved ones – can you think of a better Christmas gift than a shared memory, but also make a lovely treat for yourself too.

I have been thinking about some of my own favourite Winter memories, the days that linger in the mind and bring a smile to my face, and I’m going to share a few of them here. I would love to hear about your fave ‘Winter Wonderful’ memories too.


We don’t get that many snow days in the Midlands, but, when we do, it is the perfect excuse to get wrapped up and get into the garden. Making snowmen, throwing snowballs and playing on a sledge, so many perfect photograph moments as you make happy memories.

Joe’s Birthday

Joe is a Christmas baby, so that makes our December doubly special. We always have a special birthday celebration to get it separate from Christmas. This has included a Santa sleepover at Legoland, and last year we took 30 adults and children to The Hawthorns to watch West Brom V Manchester Utd. A really special day for all concerned.


Christmas is the time for making special memories, and as a complete Christmas lover, it is a time that is a carousel of panto’s, Christmas Markets and visits to Santa. My camera is constantly out at Christmas, as I snap away at those memories, ready to relive them at a later date.

How do you preserve your photographic Winter Wonderful memories?

Reviewed: bakerdays Cakes And A Giveaway

Choosing a gift for a loved one or a friend can sometimes be frustrating. You try to choose something they would like and enjoy, and love presenting it to them and seeing their expression as they open it. But there are occasions when, due to living in different places, you have to send a present across the miles, and then it becomes a little more difficult. This is where bakerdays cakes come in.

Bakerdays create beautiful cakes for any occasion, and these can also be personalised with both words or a photograph. Whether it be for a birthday, an anniversary, Halloween, Christmas or starting a new school or a new Job, bakerdays cakes can be matched to your occasion. The cakes are all designed, baked and created by the bakerdays team, but the thing I love the most about them is that the designs are especially made to fit through a letterbox, meaning that even if you are sending it to someone who is not at home in the day, the cake can still be delivered on time, giving your loved one a lovely surprise when they see a treat waiting for them on their doormat.

I chose a bakerdays cake for my son Joe, to celebrate going back to school, starting a new term and a new school year. The cake was sent in a gift tin that keeps it in perfect condition, it will stay fresh for up to 14 days upon arrival. The tin also contained balloons, candles and a gift card.

We opted for a vanilla buttercream cake, but there are many different choices including gluten free, dairy free and wheat free, as well as fruit cake and chocolate cake – something for every taste in actual fact. The cake was in perfect condition in the tin and tasted absolutely delicious, and, as promised, remained fresh – we had the last slice tonight, almost a week since it was first delivered.

With both Halloween and Christmas on their way, a bakerdays Cake is a fantastic gift idea to make a note of. But one lucky winner could win a Letterbox Gift cake in the recipe and personalised design of their choice, by entering the competition below.


bakerdays Letterbox cake giveaway

Getting To Know You Through Your Birth Flower

Our birth date affects many different things. It dictates our astrology sign, which in turn can often be an indicator to what sort of personality traits we have. It also decides which birthstone belongs to us, although this can be different depending on the source – I was born in June, some say this is the month of the diamond, others claiming it for the pearl. But, until quite recently, I didn’t realise that different months of the year had also been assigned a birth flower. This month, Flying Flowers have put together a handy guide to the correct birth flowers for each month, along with some information about the symbolism of the flower and the character traits of people born in a particular month, It is a fascinating piece, well worth a read,

My birthday is the 15th June, which makes my birth flower the rose. This really pleased me as roses are one of my favourite blooms. I’ve loved roses ever since I was a young girl, when my grandad had both a red and white rose bush growing in his garden. I remember clearly that the white always seemed to bloom in abundance, whilst the red gave flowers less regularly, and this made them seem rarer, and more special as a consequence. Even now, roses are my flower of choice when it comes to romantic occasions, although my husband tends to buy me yellow roses as these are now my favourites.

Flying Flowers says of the rose:-

Roses were first grown in China around 5,000 years ago, and now they’re one of the most popular flowers in the world. Their symbolism of love is known far and wide, and they’ll always be a solid favourite for Valentine’s Day.

That seems to sum them up perfectly for me.

I love the idea of knowing what your birth flower is. It makes it a perfect, and truly personal choice as a birthday gift for someone, as well as being a lovely choice for a new mother, to present her with a bloom to reflect her child’s birth date. Flying Flowers gives tips on what sort of floral gift people would like according to their birthday, and I have to say that mine was spot on in saying I would love a floral gift bursting with colour, anyone who knows me knows I totally love colour, the brighter the best, hence my love for yellow roses.

What sort of flowers do you love. Check out the flower birth date guide and see if your bloom truly matches your taste and personality.