Simple Traditions & Creating Memories – Back2School Cake

Enid Blyton’s The Naughtiest Girl In The School was my very favourite book when I was a child. Maybe due to the fact I was a little mischievous myself?

This is how I read the trilogy (some 30 years ago…)

(oh yes I kept them! Would you expect any less from a recovering ex-sentimental hoarder? It started from an early age ;-))

This is how my 7-year-old Daughter reads it

Correction…this is how I read the book to my Daughter. In fact I’m reading it to both of my children at bedtime. It really is a great book, even now. It was a trip down memory lane not to be missed.

The night before the Kids returned to school, after summer break, I was reading before bed…

“That afternoon the postman bought a parcel for Elizabeth. She undid it – and inside she found a large chocolate cake, sent to her by her Granny!”

…to which my Daughter interrupted. “Mom, I can almost taste that cake, Mmmmmm”.

From that moment a simple tradition was born. We like our simple traditions here. For example, it wouldn’t be Saturday without homemade pizza and cinema night.

If in doubt, I bake. I had been trying to think of a way to mark their first day at school. Cake, of course.

There was a cake waiting for them when they returned. A chocolate cake. Now known as Back2School Cake at Chez Wright.

It went down well…

If you can almost taste it, why not try it out for yourself? – Don’t wait for the first day back! Very simple and straightforward and the recipe is over at JoJo Bakes

How’s back to school working out for you? We’re into week 2 already and back in the swing …the holidays are but a distant memory!

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{ 27 comments… add one }
  • anexactinglife September 10, 2012, 4:41 pm

    I think it’s a fantastic idea to celebrate the start of school. The kids will have positive associations attached to going back to school. Too often families only celebrate the end of the school year – which sends a decidedly mixed message!

    • simplybeingmum September 10, 2012, 4:51 pm

      That’s such a great way of looking at it! My instinct was to bake, but you’re right…it’s a celebration…something to be enjoyed!

  • anexactinglife September 10, 2012, 4:41 pm

    I think it’s a fantastic idea to celebrate the start of school. The kids will have positive associations attached to going back to school. Too often families only celebrate the end of the school year – which sends a decidedly mixed message!

    • simplybeingmum September 10, 2012, 4:51 pm

      That’s such a great way of looking at it! My instinct was to bake, but you’re right…it’s a celebration…something to be enjoyed!

  • Live and Learn-Toss and Turn September 13, 2012, 7:51 pm

    I can almost taste the cake in your pictures!

  • Live and Learn-Toss and Turn September 13, 2012, 7:51 pm

    I can almost taste the cake in your pictures!

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