Its been quiet from me for a few days as my son’s christening was on Sunday and we had a lovely day with family and friends. During the course of making preparations I used the services of some fantastic female led businesses and would like to recommend the following:

Based in Woodley, Reading, Jenny bakes sumptuous cakes, expertly decorated. We had a sponge cake in her rocking horse design and she re-iced the top tier of my wedding cake. They looked amazing (see photo).

Based in Burghfield, Reading Laura is a very nice professional person who mingled well with our guests. I thought her charge to cover the service and reception was very reasonable and I can’t wait to see the pictures!

Based in Somerset, party packs was established by Kate in 1986. They supply every type of decoration for any type of party, the costs are low, delivery is quick. What else can I say!


This was organised by my mother-in-law. I only know that the business is run by Suki (will find out her company details and update later). Top quality delicious food.

Another lady from Woodley, Reading Carol makes baby imprints in clay, plaster even pottery. I haven’t got them made yet but I’m looking forward to getting this done to have a permanent memory of my son’s ickle paws.

Finally I'd like to thank Romey Poston and Gill Ovey for making the church service so memorable.

(c) Wendy Thomson 2011