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Jam Making with Tefal Vitafruit

It’s the start of preserving season and this year I am determined to get really into it. I’ve started by making cranberry and orange jam just after Christmas and Marmalade which I used in our Paddinton Cake over on Rainy Day Mum. But it’s now time to get serious. The first of the fruits to… Read more »

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Anthem of the Sea – Royal Caribbean Cruises

We were lucky enough to be able to invited onto Royal Caribbean Cruise inugural trip as part of Rainy Day Mum – sans kids – very exciting at the first time we have been away without the kids.                                     

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Reclaiming the Garden

One of the reasons that we choose this house was due to the amazing gardens that came with it – the house kind of passed us by and unfourtunately it needed a lot more work that we thoughts. So almost 8 years later beyond our garden gate is finally becoming our project and we’re heading… Read more »

Mallorca with kids - a family friendly destination in close reach of the UK

Mallorca with Kids

Over the summer we were lucky enough to visit Mallorca in the Mediterranean with a James Villas holiday exploring Pollensa the nearest town to the villa and some other areas away from the normal tourist attractions. About Mallorca Mallorca or Majorca is one of the Balearic islands (also includes Ibiza and Menorca) in the Mediterranean… Read more »

Chicken pie in a pot recipe

Chicken Pie in a pot recipe

This is one of our favourite Saturday Night meals – Chicken Pie in a Pot, it’s loosely based on the Chicken, Mushroom and Bacon recipe from Nigella’s Express Cook book but we’ve heavily adapted it for us. Ingredients Serves 2 2 Chicken Breasts 1 Large Onion Handfull of Button Mushrooms 1 Red Pepper 1 Tablespoon… Read more »

Toasted pumpkin seeds

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Toasted pumpkins seeds are a healthy alternative to peanuts and perfect to make just after Halloween, especially if like us your kids decorated the pumpkins rather than carved them so you still have the seeds inside. Ingredients for Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Pumpkin Seeds 1 cal Spary Rock Salt Recipe for Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Using a… Read more »

simple sausage tray bake recipe

Simple Sausage Tray Bake

Getting different dishes into the kids over time can be a challenge and trying to mix something that they like and are willing to eat regularly with new food is one of the things so whilst there is lots of different vegetables in the market we’re trying a simple sausage tray bake. Ingredients for Sausage… Read more »

Cherry Fruit Scones Recipe

Cherry Fruit Scones Recipe

Being English scones are one of our favourite cakes – I know it’s stereotypical but they are easy to make and do taste delicious. Although none of the kids or my husband will eat cheese scones I do like trying different flavours and these Cherry Scones were a big hit with the kids perfect for… Read more »

Growing Carrots from Seeds with Kids - Growing Green Fingered Kids

Growing Carrots from Seeds

The garden is warming up and we’ve started planting out in the beds. Some carrots seem a perfect idea as both of my kids will eat them so with 2 varieties – an Early and a Autumn we should be covered throughout the year (we’ll get some more to plant in Autumn to overwinter). With… Read more »

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  • IMG_0647-0.JPG

    Jam Making with Tefal Vitafruit

    It’s the start of preserving season and this year I am determined to get really into it. I’ve started by making cranberry and orange jam just after Christmas and Marmalade which I used in our Paddinton Cake over on Rainy Day Mum. But it’s now time to get serious. The first of the fruits to… Read more »

  • Anthem of the Sea – Royal Caribbean Cruises

    We were lucky enough to be able to invited onto Royal Caribbean Cruise inugural trip as part of Rainy Day Mum – sans kids – very exciting at the first time we have been away without the kids.                                     

  • IMG_0608-0.JPG

    Reclaiming the Garden

    One of the reasons that we choose this house was due to the amazing gardens that came with it – the house kind of passed us by and unfourtunately it needed a lot more work that we thoughts. So almost 8 years later beyond our garden gate is finally becoming our project and we’re heading… Read more »

  • Mallorca with kids - a family friendly destination in close reach of the UK

    Mallorca with Kids

    Over the summer we were lucky enough to visit Mallorca in the Mediterranean with a James Villas holiday exploring Pollensa the nearest town to the villa and some other areas away from the normal tourist attractions. About Mallorca Mallorca or Majorca is one of the Balearic islands (also includes Ibiza and Menorca) in the Mediterranean… Read more »

  • Chicken pie in a pot recipe

    Chicken Pie in a pot recipe

    This is one of our favourite Saturday Night meals – Chicken Pie in a Pot, it’s loosely based on the Chicken, Mushroom and Bacon recipe from Nigella’s Express Cook book but we’ve heavily adapted it for us. Ingredients Serves 2 2 Chicken Breasts 1 Large Onion Handfull of Button Mushrooms 1 Red Pepper 1 Tablespoon… Read more »

  • Toasted pumpkin seeds

    Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

    Toasted pumpkins seeds are a healthy alternative to peanuts and perfect to make just after Halloween, especially if like us your kids decorated the pumpkins rather than carved them so you still have the seeds inside. Ingredients for Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Pumpkin Seeds 1 cal Spary Rock Salt Recipe for Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Using a… Read more »

  • simple sausage tray bake recipe

    Simple Sausage Tray Bake

    Getting different dishes into the kids over time can be a challenge and trying to mix something that they like and are willing to eat regularly with new food is one of the things so whilst there is lots of different vegetables in the market we’re trying a simple sausage tray bake. Ingredients for Sausage… Read more »

  • Cherry Fruit Scones Recipe

    Cherry Fruit Scones Recipe

    Being English scones are one of our favourite cakes – I know it’s stereotypical but they are easy to make and do taste delicious. Although none of the kids or my husband will eat cheese scones I do like trying different flavours and these Cherry Scones were a big hit with the kids perfect for… Read more »

  • Growing Carrots from Seeds with Kids - Growing Green Fingered Kids

    Growing Carrots from Seeds

    The garden is warming up and we’ve started planting out in the beds. Some carrots seem a perfect idea as both of my kids will eat them so with 2 varieties – an Early and a Autumn we should be covered throughout the year (we’ll get some more to plant in Autumn to overwinter). With… Read more »