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Apple Crumble Cake

We have a beautiful apple tree in our garden, and this year seems to be a bumper year for fruit! This means I need to get a bit creative when trying to use it up though, there are only so many apple pies and crumbles you can eat!  I made these yesterday (with Miss D…… Continue reading Apple Crumble Cake


Family Camping Trip

It has been planned forever, and last weekend it actually happened – our first camping trip since Miss D arrived! A group of 11 adults and 8 children, all camping together in beautiful Dorset. We stayed at Norden Farm, which is a great balance of simple camping (No entertainment or swimming pools here), with good…… Continue reading Family Camping Trip


What Do You Say On A Day Like Today?

Today is an emotional day.  Waking up this morning and hearing the news about the horrific attack on Manchester has given me, and I sure many, many others, a heavy heart. The coward behind this attack targeted children and young adults, innocents starting to discover the world, and our future generation. 22 lives taken, and…… Continue reading What Do You Say On A Day Like Today?


Squash and Spinach Salad

I really feel the need for some healthy food, maybe because we have just booked our summer holiday and the horror of being seen in public in a swimsuit is looming, or I don’t feel like I have been eating particularly well since the over indulgence of Easter, so I am searching for healthy inspiration. I…… Continue reading Squash and Spinach Salad


Going Out Out – woohoo!

Thank you Micky Flanagan, this phrase is so true – There is a huge difference between going out and going out out……and this Saturday I am going out out! Yay! I am already dreading the hangover on Sunday, as myself and my NCT mummy friends are hitting a cocktail bar to make cocktails – this has got…… Continue reading Going Out Out – woohoo!


Chocolate Bark 

As promised in my last post, I have written up the recipe I followed for my Easter chocolate bark. When I say recipe, it’s actually just a list of ingredients as it is the easiest thing in the world to make!  Because it is for children (mostly!), I used two bars of white and two…… Continue reading Chocolate Bark 


Easter Fun…?

Is it just me, or is has there been a big increase in the availability of Easter Activities?! When I was growing up, you were given a few chocolate eggs (or a lot, if you were lucky!), and that was it, but now there seems to be a wealth of Easter activity – everywhere you turn, there…… Continue reading Easter Fun…?