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Ella’s Kitchen The Easy Family Cookbook Challenge

My girls are becoming increasingly interested in cooking. I recently taught them how to toast their own crumpets and it was lovely to see their proud faces when they did it all by themselves (with assistance obviously). We were recently asked by Ella’s Kitchen to take part in a cooking challenge with the girls using their brand new cooking book named the …

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A Weekend Of Fun For Hubby’s 27th Birthday

The weekend before last saw my husband celebrate his 27th birthday. Due to the fact that we tell each other absolutely everything, I didn’t have any surprises up my sleeves for him. In fact he made our weekend plans and I am so glad he did because he found such a wonderful place to visit. Swanley New Barn Railway has …

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Sands Alive Cake Shop Review

I am going to say it out right, right now! I nearly turned this product down to review. I’m trying my best to be more selective this year and only choose products that I honestly believe in to share with you. This one didn’t scream too much excitement at first but there was this tugging at my heart strings that …

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Buzy Bees Soft Play Party Review

When it comes to birthdays, we have always celebrated by inviting family to our house and having some party food. But ever since P1 start primary school she has been planning and begging for various parties and up until this year we have always refused. I felt huge mum guilt but also never understood the importance in it all. But …

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Making Mini Syrup Sponges With Kids

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School holidays when you are a work at home mum is all about balancing everything. I’ve struggled in the first few days to accept the fact I’m getting a million demands in one hour let alone the full day! One particular day had been pretty darn stressful, we’d had yet more bad news for the car and panic set in …

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Mr Kipling #BetterWithCake – The First Week of Easter Holidays

We were given the really tough task of eating cakes. I know, terrible! Not just any cakes though, none other than Mr Kipling’s exceeding good ones. I arrived home one day last week to a delicious selection of Mr Kipling cakes; Cherry Bakewells (my favourite), Viennese Whirls (a close second favourite) and French Fancies. The first week of the Easter …

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Baker Days Letter Box Cake Review

We’ve been enjoying a treat from Baker Days. It arrived in the post last week and we actually used it as a little gift for P1 after doing so well in her nativity. Baker Days have an enormous selection of cakes for all occasions. We chose a Christmas cake with none less than Olaf from Disney’s Frozen. I wasn’t sure what …

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Princess 1’s Birthday Party with My Little Pony

Every time we arrive home from one of P1s friends parties, we get bombarded with requests and ideas that P1 wants for her own party. Last year we didn’t have one, we didn’t have the funds to throw a party in a hall or playcentre and our house is certainly not big enough for it to be held here. So …

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“I treated them to a naughty sugar treat”

Parents that are riddled with illness or pregnancy (hubby with the illness, me with the pregnancy) make pretty boring parents. That’s what it has felt like last weekend and most of this week anyway. Hubby has caught the cold that P2 and I had last week only whenever hubby catches a cold it seems to morph into a chest infection …

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“She didn’t really seem excited about seeing me”

I can’t believe that it’s November already. Well it’s actually now the 2nd, why am I not asleep yet? I travelled back to Essex this afternoon to pick P1 up from my Mums. I left at 3:30 expecting to miss rush hour on the way there, this did not happen, the traffic was horrendous!!! However, the takeaway pizza soon took …

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Barnyworld – Barny Bear Review for Britmums

I’m sorry I’ve been a little absent from the blogging world. We’ve been very busy over in this household. On Friday we took an adventure on the train to London to visit the Natural History Museum. We also took my 83 year old Grandad and my Mum with us for support… I also get nervous when travelling to London especially …

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Late Night Baking

I did a bit of rushed baking tonight… The end product tastes gorgeous but I’m not pleased with the look of it. It is meant to be a dotty sponge. I’d seen a post on Facebook that inspired me to try my own. Recipe (My own) 175g self raising 175g caster sugar 175g unsalted butter 3 eggs 3 tablespoons milk …

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Valentines Day Delights

A little update on the Lent situation… I’ve decided to join in with the 40 Acts and will be posting daily with my progress. Happy Valentines Day! Valentines Day since 2007 has been a bad day of the year. One I tend to brush under the nearest mat. A very commercialised event. 14th February 2007 our 9month old Whippet puppy …

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