I just love to cook and eat at this time of year. After a cold day out and about, there is nothing nicer than coming home to the smell of a casserole or stew bubbling away in the slow cooker. We love good old fashioned, simple food, with seasonal British ingredients where we can, so … Continue reading Make seasonal food – Tick!
"There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing" I love this quote, although I can't actually remember who said it...I just think it's spot on. It is so tempting to stay cooped up indoors during these cold, wet months...but the UK winter lasts a loooong time (or at least it seems) and … Continue reading Muddy Monday #8 – Play in the Rain – Tick!
You know how sometimes, you have those people in your life that are just impossible to buy gifts for? Every Christmas and birthday becomes a dreaded event because you just don't want to buy Uncle Fred another pair of socks... You can't bear to see Aunt Hilda's fake smile of delight when you hand over … Continue reading The Letterbox Cake from bakerdays Review and Giveaway!
Remember, Remember the 5th of November! Do you remember this date, and celebrate bonfire night? We do. My family and I love seeing the beautiful colours light up the pitch black sky, the smell of wood burning and gun powder (or whatever they put in fireworks!) the taste of hotdogs, chestnuts and bonfire toffee. This … Continue reading Celebrate Bonfire Night – Tick!
We had a fantastically fun and spooky Halloween weekend, which included parties, pumpkins, costumes, lots of selfies, pin the nose on the pumpkin, a very green face, trick or treating, ghost stories around the fire and toasted marshmallows. Here's a gallery of some of the fun and frolics! Bring on bonfire night! What did you … Continue reading Celebrate Halloween – Tick!
As this week was Halloween, it seemed only right to have a spooky theme to this edition of Muddy Monday. Banana's current obsession is making 'potions' in the garden with her cousins at the weekend. This involves filling a pot with water from the garden tap, and adding bits and bobs from around the garden … Continue reading Muddy Monday #7 – Sensory Witch’s Brew
I love seasonal cookery and baking, and every Halloween, Banana and I try our hand at some kid friendly, spooky recipes. The idea is to create something fun, light hearted and yummy. So recently I have been browsing the web for a suitable recipe. Something easy enough for Banana to do on her own with … Continue reading Halloween Fun Week – Day 3 – Witch’s Brew Brownies
These are a fun and simple craft for all ages, not too spooky, but definitely Halloweeny (!) and using simple household items. You Will Need: 3 loo roll tubes A few sheet of loo roll or kitchen roll A Stick of glue Scissors Googly eyes (or White paper and black marker) First, flatten out one … Continue reading Halloween Fun Week – Day 2 – Loo Roll Mummies
The very best family Halloween Tradition for me, is picking our own Pumkins from the pumpkin patch. I was obviously delighted when I heard about a local pumpkin festival offering just that, I knew this would be popular, so I booked our tickets weeks ago! Off we set on a freezing cold October morning, to … Continue reading Halloween fun week- Day 1 -Pick a Pumpkin.
I haven't been online that much in the last week. My house has been full of yucky flu. So far I've escaped the lurgy but hubby and the two girls have been really poorly, so I've been playing nurse. Everyone seems to be on the mend now, thankfully. It did mean, however that we haven't … Continue reading Muddy Monday #6 -Finger Paint Autumn Tree