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!
This year we decided to have a little Halloween party for the kids and a few of their friends. It was a good excuse to get dressed up, and gave purpose to some of our Halloween crafts we’ve been doing and of course a good excuse for me to bake some Halloween goodies. Want to know what we got up to?
I love Halloween, and this year with a little more free time on my hands, I’ve gone all out! The kids have loved helping with these simple Halloween crafts to decorate the house in time for our little party. Here are 4 simple ideas for making Halloween inspired decorations that the kids can get involved with.
I first made this chutney last Christmas, and was amazed not only how good it tasted, but also how well received it was by my guests. Such any easy recipe too, who thought you could have such a lovely chutney with minimal effort! Great with cheese, pate and biscuits at Christmas and any time of the year!