Skips Crossword Puzzles for kids

skips crossmaths

Easter holidays and isn’t it lovely to watch the children play without a care in the world? I daren’t reprimand them for a messy room of an evening when I can see they have clearly had loads of fun playing with their toys, we’re making it part of our day to tidy up [...]

Mummy, is God real? – Easter chats

buffalo tiger


The photo above was taken on a trip to Florida in 2006, the gentleman I am with is Buffalo Tiger, the leader of the Miccosukee nation in Florida between the mid 1950′s and the early 1970′s. He now runs an airboat tour company in the Florida Everglades

First you are to think always [...]

Inheritance – Sharon Moalem – genes and how we can change them.

inheritance - sharon moalem

‘It’s in his genes’  

‘I’m probably going to get cancer/diabetes/add your own illness as it runs in my family’

These common phrases would make you think that our genetic make up is fixed at conception and we’re stuck with it right? Well Dr Sharon Moalem has discovered differently and his new book opens [...]

Banoffee Cheesecake

banoffee cheesecake

I tried my first Banoffee Pie as a teen and loved it immediately, mum had found the recipe and made it for a summer pudding, needless to say the plate was licked clean and it became a family favourite … actually it still is and luckily these days you can buy the caramel [...]

Lamb dukkah: slow cooker recipe

lamb dukkah

I love it when I try something new and it works, or as in this case it blows me away with just how good it is.

There’s nothing like the arrival of Spring to have me lusting after lamb. Last year I showcased the perfect Roast Spring Lamb for a delicious Easter lunch and [...]

Hot Wheels Double Jump Duel

hot wheels double jump duel

It sounds good doesn’t it? 

Every time it comes round to writing lists of ideas for gift ideas for the girls to hand out to the family dad always manages to sneak in a Hot Wheels toy as he says ‘the girls will love it’. Needless to say the lovely aunties usually go [...]

Pulled pork slow cooker recipe

pulled pork slow cooker recipe

This is another great recipe for a family BBQ and the best thing about it is it cooks itself nice and slow and all you have to do is pull it apart with two forks for serving. I am so in love with EASY, tasty food.

The beauty of BBQs is [...]

Sponsored video: Florida – Been there done that!

naples florida beach

Florida, Florida, one day I’m gonna get me to Florida but right now I rely on the memories of our holidays taken pre-twins and information I find around the net. Talking of which take a look at the really cool video below which has been made entirely of visitors photos and videos, it’s really [...]

Ascot Racecourse Family fun days

ascot mother's day prize awarding

If I proposed ‘Let’s go to Ascot Racecourse.’

Firstly you’d get all excited, secondly you’d worry you don’t have a hat and then thirdly you’d most likely put me off saying, ‘Oh I’m not posh enough.’ ‘ I’ve nothing to wear.’ ‘Can’t afford something like that!’ and a zillion other reasons and I [...]

Half Bad by Sally Green #review

Half Bad cover

‘Wanted by no one, hunted by everyone’ really captured my interest and from those words i just couldn’t wait to start reading it!

Half Bad is the story of Nathan, a boy who grows up in a world where witches are real, and he is one. In a race against time before he turns 17. [...]