Well mine in all honesty is let to do much as it pleases in as much as I am not a constant gardener but one who dabbles now and then. Thank goodness the forsynthia knows that! She gets a good cut mid summer and again in the autumn and we get on just fine.
Week 2 challenge – Active playtime – active family playing lively games and perhaps learning a new skill (walking the dog, hide and seek, hula hooping e.t.c)
We’re on to week 2 of our Mark Warner Active Family Month challenge, last week we had to ‘go for a spin‘ this week it’s playtime - [...]
Now there’s one holiday I have never been on but that is high, very high, on my Bucket List; a boating trip on the Norfolk Broads.
I could have gone years ago, my mum’s partner at the time took my brothers on a boating holiday on the Broads and although the partner hasn’t been [...]
I always, as far as I can, walk the girls to school, only torrential downpours prevent us.
The school run home is a different matter, both of them are tired, neither of them want to walk and I can do without the moaning. This is where our Mini Micro scooters have come in to [...]
Well what a week it’s been, another that has flown by in a click of the fingers which reminds me to document that Alice is trying to learn how to click her finger and thumb – I think it may take a while.
Saturday 4th May – Daddy’s birthday weekend and [...]
If there’s one cookbook that should be on every kitchen shelf in the kingdom it’s a farmhouse cookbook. A farmhouse is the centre of all food production and a hive of culinary activity.
My first ever cookbook was The Dairy Book of Family Cookery and it serves me well even to this day but [...]
Le Creuset kitchenware is very high up on my WANT list and these beautiful pieces of kitchen equipment are so adaptable and easy to use. You can use a pot to stew, braise, simmer or bake.
I have been sent a 20 cm round casserole pot by McArthurGlen Designer Outlets The centres stock a [...]
Week 1 challenge – Go for a spin – active family on wheels (cycling, skating etc.)
When is the right moment to take the stabilisers off of children’s bicycles?
When they are ready, right?
Bessie is very adamant that she is not ready and quite happy to ride with he stabilisers. Alice had [...]
If there was one product I really wanted to try out of the Panasonic kitchen range it was the Panasonic breadmaker and on the understanding I wrote a guest post for The Ideas Kitchen they sent me one to have fun with and boy do I love it.
The first recipe I tried was [...]
Do you like where you live?
I mean I used to as a 15 year old, I can remember shopping in the town centre, walking through the market square, spending my hard earned cash on the clothes stalls and a trip to OK records to get myself the latest vinyl disc. It [...]