Red Nose Day Rice Krispie Cakes

Red Rice Krispie Cakes RND2015 Red NOse Day

There's a certain amount of therapy that comes with making a batch of sickly sweet Rice Krispie Cakes, especially the way that I do it: crunching them into balls with your fingers. It's an odd thing to do, I know but a technique that has worked well for me in the past for themed food for Pumpkin parties or Frozen birthday parties. I recently pulled out one of the many red noses we own from under a bed and it occurred to me that you could … [Read more...]

Knights, Dragons and Fairy Tales: Family Fun at Leeds Castle

fairytale hunt leeds castle kent family day out

You can never really rely on the weather in the UK, which is how we found ourselves visiting Leeds Castle on a snowy day at the end of February. The white carpet had dissolved by the time we arrived after lunch last Sunday but the drama was still plentiful. Leeds Castle, nestled in the heart of Kent, rather than Yorkshire, is imposing but not in a scary way. It's a castle of fairy tales, surrounded by water and looking out across green … [Read more...]

What I wore to recreate our first date #ootd

wearing red on Valentine's Day

There's been a hint of Spring in the air: the sight of snowdrops and crocuses flowering, a couple of gloriously sunny days over half-term, half-term itself in fact. And this half-term we made the most of the spring weather, heading into London with The Girls to recreate our first date. DH and I met for the first time at Benihanas in Piccadilly, on a chilly December day. We had lunch then wandered down the road to the Royal Academy to enjoy … [Read more...]

Dyson DC41 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum Cleaner Review

Dyson DC41 Vacuum Review

For the last few months DH and I have been camping out in the Guest Room whilst walls are knocked out, and others are built, with a view to us having a snappy Master En Suite and Dressing Room. It's the latest stage of our ongoing home renovation. But the wait is beginning to get to me. So too is the mess. And our builders are fairly tidy. But the combination of dust- brick and saw- and dog hair and the general detritus of life in our cottage … [Read more...]

Personalised Mother’s Day gift ideas from Truprint

Personalised Mother's Day Gift Ideas.

I work hard at getting my photos off my hard drive, though with so much life going on it can be easy to forget. But Truprint have made that a lot easier with their #millionmumssmile campaign! They would like to make a million mums smile by giving away 1 million personalised Mother's Day cards, and it starts with you! To get your hands on your Mother's Day Card<<click there, then just use the code MUMINAMILLION at the … [Read more...]

A little Nutmeg makes clothing children easier

Nutmeg pretty summer dress

As a brand Morrisons prides itself on making your money go further. Never has that been more evident than in the Nutmeg children's clothing range, which I got to look at earlier this month. And with prices starting at £2.50 for a basic t-shirt it's very affordable design. A little Nutmeg makes clothing children easier! Whilst the clothing may be available at a budget-friendly price point, there's no skimping on quality. Katy and her team … [Read more...]

Travel Themed Stationery Ideas from Bureau Direct

travel themed stationery ideas from Bureau Direct

Since our first trip on a plane with LBG (then PD) we have travelled as a family with remarkably few incidents. Now that The Girls are a touch older they are having more input into where we travel and what we do whilst we are there. As part of my #52Challenges project this year, I used this month's review with Bureau Direct to facilitate our Family Travel Journal for 2015. Over the year we will be keeping the various ticket stubs, flyers and … [Read more...]