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If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my posts today about my Mother’s Day collaboration with Great British brand, Toast. I’m feeling a teensy bit excited.
Originally founded in Wales, their gorgeous homewares & clothing have something of a cult following here in the UK, thanks to their simple, graceful styling and their unforgettable photo catalogues. Lately I’ve noticed I can instantly recognise a future friend by simply asking, ‘have you heard of Toast?‘. It’s excellent short-hand!

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I’ve shared a favourite recipe, my Sunday cinnamon buns, along with some photographs of the crazy mess that happens when Orla and I bake together, over on their online magazine / blog – Toast Travels.

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& as always, your support & encouragement made this happen – I’d never ever be brave enough to do these things without the wonderful community I’ve found online. Thank you, you awesome lot x

21 Comments

  • Marie Conan

  • April 06, 2015

i LOVE toast! sometimes i wish i lived in a small cottage in the english countryside full of toast homeware, dressed in toast clothes, and i would listen to Johnny Flynn all day – no, i would live with Johnny Flynn – and i would teach our beautiful children to bake 🙂 *a girl can dream…*

  • Rachel

  • March 18, 2015

Hi
I love your instagram and enjoy the fact that the photos are real… I mean, seem like real life, I like that you include the tired days and the wonderful day. have just spent some time catching up on old blog posts I’ve missed. You write lovley and have a beautiful family. That hen is amazing! X

  • Rebecca

  • March 13, 2015

Your writing is so evocative. You should have a book with your stories and recipes and photos. I want to read it. *sulks*

  • Sara

  • March 12, 2015

How lucky to have so many great women passing on their wisdom to you. I’m sure your children will be expert cooks 🙂

  • Sara

  • March 12, 2015

Thanks Rebecca! I grew her with my BODY!
& thank you a big heap. It means a lot 🙂 x

  • Sara

  • March 12, 2015

Baking genes! Why haven’t they found that genetic code yet? 😀
I defo think these would work with nutmeg – but frankly, I’d be going straight to nutella instead! What better excuse? Slather it on and roll! x

  • Sara

  • March 12, 2015

Thank you Emma! 🙂 I’m still pinching myself! x

  • Sara

  • March 12, 2015

Thanks Lydia! Yes, they have an incredible talent for mess, no? There’s still floury hand prints for this day all over my kitchen walls! It’s hard to switch off that ‘but I’ll have to clean all this up!’ voice and relax, but I’ve found the best solution is just to join in making a massive mess! 😀 I don’t mind cleaning it up as much when I had my share of fun making it! x

  • Sara

  • March 12, 2015

oh & YES, SO exciting I still can’t quite believe it! 😀

  • Sara

  • March 12, 2015

That’s exactly the kind of memory I have, too! Traditions like that make everything a bit magic.
Toy eggs were all Orla’s idea! 😀 & thank you – that third arm (or, boyfriend 😉 ) sure comes in handy sometimes! xx

  • Sara

  • March 12, 2015

Thank you, Meg! x

  • Sara

  • March 12, 2015

I remember that photo too! Ally will come back to it, no doubt. He’s just got a lot of busy things to do!
Yes, the apron is my new essential uniform. I want to wear it everywhere! xx

  • Rebecca

  • March 11, 2015

Orla is a little beauty! Loved your article on Toast’s blog.

  • Mariam

  • March 11, 2015

I love to cook with my children. I learned from my mother, aunts and grandmother. I hope they will enjoy learning from me too.

  • Megan B.

  • March 11, 2015

Such a cute post! I remember baking with my mom when I was little. It was some of the best times (especially when I got to lick the spoon afterwards) lol. And as always, I’m obsessed with your photographs.

  • Charlotte

  • March 11, 2015

Such a lovely post Sarah! I loved learning to bake with my mum and grandma and know how special that is. Hopefully, when I eventually have a little’un I’ll be able to pass on the baking genes. I’m one of those rare people who does’t really like cinnamon – do you think you replace with perhaps cardamon or nutmeg instead? Love rosewater though! xx

  • Emma Gutteridge

  • March 11, 2015

Wow, so exciting. And very well deserved!

  • Lydia

  • March 11, 2015

Such beautiful photos! My son (who is a similar age) loves to get his hands dirty. What toddler doesn’t! I struggle with the mess!

  • Stephanie

  • March 10, 2015

Gorgeous photos, Sara. I love that you’re teaching Orla to bake. My Mum taught me and my brother and sister how to bake and one of my favourite childhood memories is making mince pies together each December. I’m sure Orla will look back on her time baking with you with happiness as she grows older.

I especially love the toy eggs thrown in the mix there (and your ability to multitask. Taking pictures from above whilst baking and with you in shot too… without the camera dropping into the mixing bowl… you’ve got skill!)

p.s congratulations on the feature. Exciting stuff 🙂

  • Meg

  • March 10, 2015

Great post and fab photo’s!

  • Sheona

  • March 10, 2015

I love how you’re involving Orla with baking! I still absolutely adore that photo you took of Ally, probably at a similar age, helping us to bake. I hope she retains that interest as Ally seems to have lost his!

The pinny is absolute gorgeous and totally ‘you’.

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