Word of the week: Arrrrrgghhhh!

(Said in a Pirate stylee!). Or the word of the week could equally be ‘big’ or ‘school’ or transition as Wednesday was JJ’s first day of Reception class at his new infant school and he loved it!

First day at school!

This has also been a week of ramped up preparations for his *fifth birthday* party which is all happening tomorrow! He asked for a pirate party but his strongest and most insistent desire was that there be a bouncy castle with a slide! I’ve managed to source one with a pirate theme so that should make one little ‘big’ boy very happy!

In the meantime I have:

  • Baked a test chocolate cake (I’m not a very seasoned baker so I wanted to give it a go and it turned out to be the first cake I haven’t incinerated from the bottom third down!). It was then devoured by my work colleagues…Test cake
  • Here’s the topper I made for it:

Pirate cake bunting


  • And I tried my hand at some Pirate marshmallow pops (soooooooo much easier than cake pops!!) (but still not easy to do perfectly!)

Pirate marshmallow pops

I have also created a few jazzed up decorative touches to some other bits and bobs – there will be pirate gold, eye patches and ‘pirate punch’ for all!

I’ve put a lot of effort in but I appreciate that it all looks a bit home-made! Oh well, as long as my little boy enjoys himself that’s all that matters.

What word best sums up your week?


The Reading Residence

13 thoughts on “Word of the week: Arrrrrgghhhh!

  1. I hope JJ is enjoying big school hon, he looks happy in that photo! Home made is good – I love the cake topper πŸ™‚ you’ll get there with the baking, it all takes time… come Xmas you’ll be a pro xx #WotW

  2. Oh I love it! When I clicked I thought it was going to be a frustrated argh so I am glad it’s the pirate version. Love the decorations, love a red stripe as you know πŸ˜‰ I’m sure he will love it all xx

  3. The fifth birthday is always a biggy – they like to think they’re ‘big’ boys but they’re not quite ready to actually be big boys. πŸ™‚ That cake looks delicious! My mouth is watering just looking at it but that may be because my diet started two days ago. πŸ˜‰

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