The Big Bandana Bake – Brain Tumour Awareness Month

Parenting and Lifestyle

This March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month and the Brain Tumour Charity are launching a campaign called The Big Bandana Bake.  Wannabe bakers all around the country are being encouraged to don a bandana, get messy and hold a bake sale.  The goal is to help the Charity raise £150,000.  This amount of money will […]

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Perfect Raspberry Crumble Muffins

Family Food

From my previous posts you know that I love involving my son in baking.  To be honest he needs no encouragement.  If there is an opportunity to get his hands messy, taste-test the ingredients, and then lick the spoon at the end then he is all up for it.   One of the easiest things […]

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Month of Firsts – January 2018

Month of Firsts

Another month is over and it is time for me to once again round-up all of your firsts. I started this series of posts because I have a type of epilepsy that affects my short-term memory.  Quite simply if I don’t write it down I forget it. I don’t want to forget the moments that […]

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Snapshot of the Week // Sammy The Snail

Snapshots

My snapshot of the week this week is of Harry proudly showing off his new friend – Sammy the snail. We’d gone in to the garden to clean up after the high winds the night before, and he found the snail taking shelter under the climbing frame. He wouldn’t put the him down. It was […]

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The Big Bandana Bake – Brain Tumour Awareness Month


Parenting and Lifestyle

This March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month and the Brain Tumour Charity are launching a campaign called The Big Bandana Bake.  Wannabe bakers all around the country are being encouraged to don a bandana, get messy and hold a bake sale.  The goal is to help the Charity raise £150,000.  This amount of money will […]

Perfect Raspberry Crumble Muffins


Family Food

From my previous posts you know that I love involving my son in baking.  To be honest he needs no encouragement.  If there is an opportunity to get his hands messy, taste-test the ingredients, and then lick the spoon at the end then he is all up for it.   One of the easiest things […]

Month of Firsts – January 2018


Month of Firsts

Another month is over and it is time for me to once again round-up all of your firsts. I started this series of posts because I have a type of epilepsy that affects my short-term memory.  Quite simply if I don’t write it down I forget it. I don’t want to forget the moments that […]

Snapshot of the Week // Sammy The Snail


Snapshots

My snapshot of the week this week is of Harry proudly showing off his new friend – Sammy the snail. We’d gone in to the garden to clean up after the high winds the night before, and he found the snail taking shelter under the climbing frame. He wouldn’t put the him down. It was […]

One easy banana pancake mix and 5 different ways to eat them


Family Food

Out of the scrapbook comes one of my all time favourite pancake recipes. This pancake recipe has a little twist to it as it incorporates a banana in to the mix. I kid myself it makes them healthier, but we all know that assumption all depends on the toppings and how many of them you […]

Easy peasy Valentines Day shortbread biscuits


Family Food

This Valentine’s day Harry and I are going to some shortbread biscuits for Daddy.  They are so easy to make.  All it takes is 3 ingredients – yes you read that correctly – just 3 ingredients and a little bit of patience.  And voila, a superb treat for Daddy to dunk in his coffee.  And […]

My Week In Pictures // Week 9


My Week In Pictures

My Week In Pictures // Week 9 My week this week is summed up in one picture.  Harry holding up the much coveted Football Player of the Week trophy.  Apologies for the quality of it.  I took it on my phone as we headed back to the car. You have no idea just how much […]

Really sticky chocolate brownies with salted caramel topping


Family Food

I am very particular when it comes to chocolate brownies.  When I order a brownie I am looking for one that has a firm topping and a melt in the mouth middle.  I love the sticky, gooey, finger licking variety.  I know there are two camps when it comes to how people like their brownies but […]

My Week In Pictures // Week 8


My Week In Pictures

  My Week In Pictures // Week 8 Chester Zoo We arranged to go to Chester Zoo at the weekend and renew our annual pass.  Unfortunately we hadn’t looked at the weather forecast.  It was a grey and bitterly cold day but we wrapped up and braved it anyhow.  I took the camera hoping to […]