Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin

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!

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Our Halloween Party

Our Halloween Party

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?

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4 Simple Halloween Crafts to do with the Kids

4 Simple Halloween Crafts to do with the Kids

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.

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Red Onion and Balsamic Chutney

Red Onion and Balsamic Chutney

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!

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Legoland: Rain Rain Go Away!

Legoland: Rain Rain Go Away!

We had a family day out at Legoland, Windsor a few weeks ago. The kids were really looking forward to it (as were we!) and typically the good old British weather quite literally rained on our plans. However we weren’t about to let a little bit of rain ruin our Legoland fun. View Post

Our Caravan Adventure

Our Caravan Adventure

Clarabelle, our little second hand caravan, had her first outing of the year to a lovely spot in North Norfolk.  We were lucky enough to go for just over a week in August, and the kids loved our little caravan adventure. View Post

Milestones: Isla Starting School

Starting School

When you have children there are so many milestones, weaning, their first steps, their first words, potty training, sleeping through the night! to name but a few. However nothing quite prepared me for my eldest, Isla, starting school.  The end of an era, a pivotal moment in her childhood, has proved to be an emotional time.

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