That bit between Christmas and New Year

Christmas decs

I love Christmas, I always have. The build up, the planning, the mulled wine, the excitement, the festivities and time with the family, did I mention the mulled wine? That bit between Christmas and New Year is odd though. If you aren’t working it can be great downtime and a chance to recover from all […]

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Making ice cream

cherry ice cream

We love ice cream in our house, all year around, not just when the weather is warm. When we realised that ChillFactor make an Ice Cream Magic Tray that means the children can easily make their own ice cream we were quite excited. The Ice Cream Magic Tray creates ice cream in minutes (providing you […]

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Five minute fun: Day one

little helper

At home I am always trying to make the regular things in life or normal conversations into learning opportunities and fun activities. 5 minute fun really fits in with my approach to parenting so I’ve decided to take their 7 day challenge with the children and will be sharing the activities we try. So – what […]

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My shadow, my bodyguard, my bestfriend

Until I was eight I was an only child. I never wanted to be. I wanted at least one sibling, and when my brother was born I was overjoyed. Aside from when he was about six and began trashing my bedroom daily for about six months, I have always been grateful for my brother. All […]

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Feel good food

We love eating together as a family and we try to do it as often as possible. It’s nice to cook a big quantity of something that everyone can enjoy. I always use this as a chance to add some hidden goodness  and I chop up lots veg nice and small and add it to […]

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