Our Favourite Five – May

It’s been a jam-packed month so far but we have loved every minute. One thing we are not loving quite so much though? This weather – I honestly wish it would just make its mind up. We usually have really nice weather for May.

Anyhow – onto our favourites for May.

E’s 6th Birthday

I still can’t believe my biggest boy is now 6 but he had a great party at Bocketts Farm last weekend with 10 of his friends. It was a bit of task trying to keep an eye on 12 children but we made it and didn’t lose any of them!

As an aside to his birthday…I also learnt two new baking skills – making a rainbow cake (pictured below – excuse the makes on the cake it moved around in the cake box and got caught on the edge) AND cake pops and not just bog standard cake pops SHARK cake pops of which I am rather proud of.

On the day of his actual birthday, we were invited to a special premiere of the new Thomas & Friends movie: The Great Race. The boys had a great time and we spent the rest of the day in London.

Uncle L comes to visit

My brother now lives in Hong Kong and has been there for the last four or so years. He last came to the UK in 2013 when M was just 6 months old and although we saw him when we went to Hong Kong to visit my Grandad in October 2014 it wasn’t really for a holiday (my Grandad was poorly) It was lovely having some family time and the boys had fun re-acquainting themselves with their “Kou Fu” (Uncle in Chinese)

Kingston Riverside

I was invited to experience some delicious food on Kingston Riverside a couple of weeks ago at a blogger event. There was so much delicious food to sample and the sun was out for one! Yay!

Favourite snap

I love this photo of the boys which I snapped after we had lunch in Kingston one weekend. It captures their love for one another perfectly.

That’s our favourites for May – what were yours? I would love for you to join in with me each month and come and link up your posts!

Linky rules

Each month I will list five things that my family and I have been into – be it a favourite song/band, new programme on tv, item of food, gadget place(s) we have visited etc…

You are very welcome to join in and do the same OR post any of your own favourites – pretty much any top 5 list goes.

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  1. Woo! Well done on the baking sweetie they look amazing. Sounds like you’ve had a fab month and so glad the boys got to see their Uncle. It’s so hard when family are far away (and mine are only in Devon!) Hope you had a great time!

  2. Ah what a lovely collection of photos – your cakes were amazing and that one of your boys with their uncle is so cute! xx #OurFaveFive

  3. I love this linky idea and I’m really pleased to be linking with you for the first time, thanks for having me:) btw, the shark cake bites look awesome!


  4. I love that photo of the boys – one to treasure! 😀
    Thanks for hosting x

  5. LOVE those cake pops! Sounds like a great month again lovely and love the photos of your little men.

    Stevie xx #OurFave5

  6. Cheryl @ ReimerandRuby

    Wow! what a lovely looking cake… I always fancied making birthday cake for my kids but scared in case it would go wrong on the day, so I always end up buying one from shop. That buffet of food looks so delicious and the company is great too… Love that photo of your little ones too holding hands, isn’t it adorable to watch?! #OurFaveFive

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