I fought with my sister

It was all for the sake of exercise and Janathon!

Don’t worry, we’re still talking – I had a bout of Wii boxing with my sister, Sarah, of Caking it fame! It was very amusing – I also had some bouts against the computer and did some training, my arms certainly ached by the end, but it’s all worth it! No pain no gain as the saying goes.
I’ve attached some videos for your amusement, I mean as evidence! Not very flattering I can tell you!!!

A bout with my sister!

Training session – the cardigan was off!

I’ve also done a 30 second plank, inspiration from Helen of Helsbels blog. I’m now aiming to do a plank challenge and up the length of time I plank each day as per the ‘30 day plank challenge‘ but where there is a rest day I am going to aim to do the previous days time again! We’ll see how long this lasts – think I survived 15 days of the ‘30 day abs challenge‘ – hoping for better this time, but we’ll see!!!

My impression of a plank!
My impression of a plank! Need to align my arms better!
Planking with a smile, or is that a grimace!?!
Planking with a smile, or is that a grimace!?!

Well, I hope you’ve had a good chuckle over my video clips and photos, laughter is good for the health too!!!

Wonder what Janathon Day 5 will have in store…


Janathon Tally
Mileage: 5.1km/3.2 miles
Star Jumps: 10
Running on the Spot: count of 20
Push ups: 3
Zumba Calypso warm up: 1
Zumba Salsa Beginners: 1
Boxing: 35 mins
Total Number of planks: 1
Total time planking: 30secs
Fun: 10/10

Total Janathon Time: 01:28:46

…”No, I’m the other sister…!!!”

Just to set the scene – I am the baby of four children. I have two older brothers and one older sister – you note how I’m telling you now I am the youngest as my sister and I often get “which one of you is older?” – never good for my pride!!! 😛

I’m sure I’ll discuss my wonderful brothers in future blogs, but in this I would like to introduce my amazing sister Sarah King.

My Big Sister!
My Big Sister!

Between my sister and I, I am the organised one and the one who creates fabulous spreadsheets in Excel (so exciting, I know!). I have a pretty good ability for drawing but my sister’s drawing ability is exceptional and puts mine in the shade – and this is only the start of it!

My sister is one ridiculously talented cake maker – when I say this you can’t possibly understand how talented unless you go and visit her pages – www.cakingit.co.uk – www.facebook.com/cakingit

Below are a couple of her cakes that I love;

Sarah's CakesBut not only is she phenomenal at making cake – she also really good at imparting this knowledge to others to help them make their own cakes – including me! Below are the cakes I’ve made for my kids with the excellent guidance of my sister!

The Pink One's Cakes
The Pink One’s Cakes

Click this link if you want to see the Facebook photo album of the step-by-step process that went into making the Pink One’s 1st Birthday cake – it was my first solo venture!

The Pink One wants a Frozen themed cake for her 5th birthday this month – so watch this space…

So hopefully you have been watching this space and here it is my Elsa Cake, inspired by McGreevy Cakes, for my daughter’s 5th Birthday. Obviously help and guidance provided by my sister and the whole thing is supported on a Fabricaking it stand!

Left: McGreevy Cakes Right: Mine
Left: McGreevy Cakes Right: Mine

Hoping to do a Blog on this cake as I took photos every step of the way – so will share with you all soon!

The Blue One's Cakes
The Blue One’s Cakes

The Blue One’s Birthday isn’t until February but already considering a Superhero theme or possibly Scooby Doo – but we’ll see!

Enjoy viewing her cakes (and mine!) and if you need one made – please do contact her by the links to her sites. If you’re an amateur baker yourself Caking it has released Fabricaking it and they provide support structures for your cakes – Standard Kits, Multifunctional and Bespoke.

So, what’s with the title of this blog? Well when we’re at family parties and there are friends there, I have regularly been asked “Are you the sister who makes cakes?” and my response “…No, I’m the other sister!”

I’m exceptionally proud of my sister so I don’t mind being the other one! 🙂 xxx