Thirty years ago things were very different for me: I was a cute little six year old with blond hair and blue eyes, an annoying younger brother and a mum who made birthday cakes in the shape of fire-engines. Life simply does not get better than that.
And then, after a night away from home, [...]
I recently had the good fortune to attend a Chinese Cooking Masterclass given by Hannah Hayes from China Feast to celebrate the launch of Amoy Premium Soy Sauce. It was a busy class which covered everything from the best way to cook your Egg Fried Rice- you have to squish the egg in a plastic bag then add the [...]
A while ago Molly Moo published a picture of the most fabulous Papier-mâché Hen that she had made at her Papier-mâché course. This precipitated a Hen Craft Challenge which I agreed to take part in, although frankly I was never going to match up to Her Craftyness’s high standards.
I used a cereal packet to do [...]
I make no secret of the fact that I consider tea to be the work of the devil. We love our Nespresso Citiz + Milk- bought for DH as a wedding anniversary gift- I’m fairly sure it’s the thing we’d be most likely to save in a fire. That shot of caffeine first thing in [...]
Have you heard of Zulily?
I’ve been a member for a few months, since I heard about Zulily at a BritMums event. It’s an American company that has branched out to the UK.
It’s an online shop offering ‘daily sales events’ on everything you can think of for mums, babies and kids. In some cases, [...]
It’s so lovely when review products work beautifully together. Take coffee and cake, for example, which blend perfectly, especially in a household which considers tea to be the work of the devil. I have mentioned before that I was raised on Turkish coffee- a special thick brew which requires a particular kind of sweet and [...]
A couple of weeks ago, The Girls and I were making Mother’s Day flowerpots from egg cartons. They are super easy to make and so we had a few left over, which I have ‘reinvented’ as Easter nests that we can give to friends’ children over the Easter period.
The brilliant thing is that [...]