Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Our Books for the Kids This Christmas

My children love their books. It has to be said Midge is the real book worm (okay, she comes second to me!) in this family. Both of my children have asked for some books this year both from myself and from Father Christmas.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Curse of The Werewolf Boy by Chris Priestley

I have the perfect book for all you spooky story lovers out there this Halloween: Curse of The Werewolf Boy is a new children's book written by Chris Priestly. Midge loved delving into the world of Maudlin Towers to discover the various characters on offer in this spooky book. 

Saturday, 28 October 2017

My Sunday Photo: Digging for Treasure

We have had a lovely half term away with Mr K and the boys. Our favourite part of this half term was definitely visiting Diggerland which is around the corner from Mr K's house! We did lots of fun things which I wrote about here. Below is one of my favourite photos of the day: Little A and I digging deep for treasure (to make Mummy rich!) 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Half Term Fun at Diggerland!

Once again we have packed up the car and have headed to Martyn and the boy's house to enjoy a half term as a family of six! We had a few plans for half term but the one the children and Mr K and I were really looking forward to was our family trip to Diggerland.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017


I've been feeling a little under the weather lately. Like a lot of the population I was bitten by the cold that seems to be doing the rounds. I was bunged up, tired, sore and on tonsillitis watch, I prayed very hard to not get tonsillitis as I get it very badly; not something I fancy coping with on my own with 2 children!

Monday, 2 October 2017

Let Them Eat Dirt - New Book and Food for Thought...

My whole childhood was spent in the glorious countryside. I honestly had a brilliant up bringing. I started my life in the Cotswolds living in a farm house opposite a stud that my dad worked on as the stud groom. I grew up with my 2 younger siblings and my mum being a stay at home parent most of the time and putting in night shifts as a health carer. At one point she was studying too.
 I remember a lot of things from my childhood  but one thing I honestly  don't remember? Getting sick

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Smear Tests, Abnormal Cells and a Colposcopy

I wanted to write up my experience of a recent abnormal cell result from my smear test. I was so worried I didn't know what to do and I ended up reading all sorts and wished I found a personal account to help me. I'm writing about my results and my experience of a colposcopy where I had a biopsy taken on my cervix to check the cells. I've left several links at the bottom of this post of 2 websites; Jo's Trust and NHS Choices, which really helped me.

Face Paint Fun with Weekend Box and Snazaroo!

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This family is a big fan of Face paints, so when Weekend Box emailed us asking if we wanted a sneak peak at their new box where they've teamed up with Snazaroo Face paints, we were in with a big fat yes!

Saturday, 9 September 2017

My Sunday Photo ~ First Day back at School

We couldn't start the new academic year off without a generic first day photo by the door! Midge is starting Year 5 and Little A is starting Year 2. 

Our Summer Holiday Break

So! The summer holidays have been and gone and on Tuesday my little ones went back to school. Over the summer we had a good mixture of being away and doing our own activities. The children have had their own days out and we've had some rest days too. In this post I wanted to share what we got up to, in a nut shell of course!

We kicked off the summer holidays in a rather wonderful way with our cousins wedding. Everyone looked amazing and we all had such a lovely time celebrating with the happy brides. Here's some photos from the wedding which the children enjoyed. I just loved the whole set up!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

2017 Moo Free Bake Off ~ Vegan & Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Today I bring you a delicious cake that has taken me absolutely ages to perfect. There are so many different recipes out there on the net for all manner of free from foods and vegan cakes are no exception...Except, that every single one I looked at had a bunch of different flours, or a load of raw ingredients not to mention all the different types of foods or products that you have to go through to make a decent egg replacement.

I finally feel, after well over a year, I have found a recipe that whilst is still not as cheap to make as gluten and egg containing cake recipes, it works and is no where near as pricey as some of my previous experiments!

In this post I have used Moo Free baking chocolate drops which are available from all major supermarkets priced at £2.18 (Morrisons). I was sent my packets free of charge to participate in Moo Free's Bake Along which is a nod towards the wonderful Bake Off that I'm very glad is back! Moo Free chocolate is certified organic, GMO free and free from dairy, wheat, gluten, casein and soya making it ideal for my friends daughter's birthday!