Today marks the start of a new year, and my one year Blogversary! Exactly a year ago today I published my first blog post. I have learnt so much, but still have so much more to learn. So instead on reflecting on my blogging year I thought I would concentrate on the year ahead and focus on my blog ambitions for 2017!
I love pate, but I tend to only eat it at Christmas time for some reason. The last few years I have made my own, and in my opinion (and those who I have served it to!) it beats what you can buy from your supermarket. It freezes well so can be made in advance, and I tend to make in bulk to serve on numerous occasions over the festive period.
I was asked to take part in the Christmas Stocking Blogger Challenge in conjunction with Turtle Mat, and of course I said yes. Christmas and crafting with a competition too! I’m really pleased with our finished stocking, read on to find out how we got on!
Arty Apple specialise in bespoke personalised gifts and nursery décor. When Amy at Arty Apple approached me to ask if I would be interested in reviewing one of her products, I jumped at the chance! I was torn between the beautiful bunting for the kids bedrooms, or the personalised aprons. I decided on the aprons as we love to bake as a family and I think I made a pretty good choice, read on to see what we thought!
Being a mum is hard work at the best of times! Sometimes it is exceptional hard, and when you hit a phase (please let it be a phase!), of particularly difficult behaviour it feels like an uphill struggle. As mums we love unconditionally these little human beings we have created, but sometimes don’t they just test you to the limits!
Oliver has been feeling a bit lost since his big sister started school, so we planned a family day out with him in mind. He loves his toy diggers and trucks, so what better way to spend the day than visit Diggerland to see and play on the real things!
Nothing quite sums up the taste of Christmas than a mince pie with brandy cream! As i’m not a huge lover of pastry, I decided to set about trying to make a cheesecake as a twist on the classic mince pie, that incorporated all these festive flavours in a delicious dessert perfect for the upcoming holiday season.
This time of year pumpkins are in abundance! As soon as Halloween is over, they are practically giving them away (some shops actually are!), but pumpkins can be used for so much more than just carving a Jack-o-lantern. Here are a few ideas of what you can do with a pumpkin for low cost yumminess!