The minute our Christmas tree goes up and all the lights are working, chocolates hanging and decorations bunched nicely at twin height, husband goes into holiday mode and starts meticulously planning his holiday for the following year. I find this all a bit un-nerving, I mean, I have no idea what can happen from [...]
The recipe for Mulligatawny soup is one that has stood the test of time. It can be found in Eliza Acton’s Modern Cookery for Private Families which was published in 1845 and there was a mention in The Sporting Magazine in 1798.
The recipe originates from India and means pepper water. It’s a [...]
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In the blogging world you are surrounded by masses of very creative people, all of whom have some excellent ideas and often you will find me sharing their ideas as I genuinely am amazed at what they come up with.
You know that I am not on their level but I do enjoy [...]
I can’t tell you how impressed I am with the girls’ reading, I had no idea when they started in reception last year they would be one year later picking up their own books and reading them on their own.
What’s even nicer to watch is, it is a pastime they enjoy.
We had [...]
Whilst Megan was here I had an invite to visit the M&S SS14 collection in London, I wanted to see Megan’s reaction to the new collections because being a generation apart it would prove valuable insight as to whether M&S are getting it right for families across the board.
I haven’t bought her clothes [...]
Many of you will know I had my daughter and granddaughter over from Italy last week and in their suitcases they brought over some treasures for me, all in the way of good food that I miss over here.
The first product is Speck a juniper flavoured ham originally from Tyrol, [...]
I’ve been meaning to write an update on the girls progress for a while (since half term!) but keep getting side tracked so I’m biting the bullet and here we go.
Just before half term our school opened the classroom doors and invited the parents in to have a look around. This is an [...]
What Christmas would it be without The Snowman and The Snowdog?
They are huge favourites in our house and we have watched the film a zillion times together snuggled up under a blanket. We also have a furry Snowdog with his colourful sock ears and tail, he’s been a close friend of Alice’s since [...]
It’s Marbel time again everyone and after the last fabulous Marbel giveaway of the Brio Monorail Airport you’re going to fall in love with this week’s prize – the cutest, cosy cottage I’ve ever seen.
HAPE make some gorgeous wooden toys, we recently saw their guitar and there is a selection of toys [...]