When Baking’s A Bind, Make It Easy Peasy Lemon… Cheesecake! 

Whilst pulling pints in the local this evening I got chatting to one of my lovely customers who had a  hankering for some Lemon Meringue Pie. Sadly it wasn’t to be as it wasn’t on the menu and so I half-jokingly suggested that once back at home she should ‘don an apron’ and get baking. If you want something bad enough then it’s worth working for, even if it means going all Delia (or Nigella if you like to get kinky in the kitchen).

The customer laughed at the suggestion of baking and as the ‘customer is always right’ so they say, it got me thinking… There are times when baking can be a bit of a bore and it needn’t be, as there’s always ways and means to make things that bit easier.…

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Ticking Boxes #LittleLoves 

Can you believe that it’s Friday already? The weeks seem to be flying by recently. They do say that time flies when you are having fun, I actually believe that time speeds up the moment that you have children. That is all apart from those clock watching moments when you await ‘Daddy’s return from work’ following a tough day with the little ones.

So here I am once again looking back upon the week gone by with another #LittleLoves linkup, the ideal opportunity to reflect on the days gone by.

Just incase you missed my #LittleLoves post from last week, let me quickly explain that #Littleloves is a link-up series hosted by Morgana, a parenting and lifestyle blogger who writes regularly upon her blog ‘coffeeworksleeprepeat‘.…

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Bargain Bubbles Sensory Play

It’s shocking just how much money us parents spend on random toys and general tat for our little ones. Here’s a little tip from me, why not save some pennies and lather up?

Little ones love to look at the beautiful rainbow of colours which can be seen shimmering from the bubbles as they float by, they also enjoy the sensation of touching a bubble and the magical way in which they pop, join together and even bounce! Bubbles are a great way to create quick and easy sensory play.

I personally love spending time with the kids blowing bubbles which they can then watch, chase, catch and pop.…

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The A-Z Of Parenthood- The Toddler Years Edition

 

A is for Age Gap because whether your children have one or six years between them, people seem to feel the need to comment upon your chosen age gap, whether it was chosen or not far that matter!

B is for Brat because at some point during their life, you will refer to your child as one of these.

C is for Clutter because having children means that your once minimalistic show-home that you were so proud of will become more alike to Toys R Us than the Next catalogue. Your living room will now consist of noisy, multicoloured lumps of plastic rather than colour coordinating, expensive decor.…

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The Accomplishment Parade

The past two days have been filled with accomplishments, I for one managed to tick off several items of my never-ending ‘to do’ list including arranging for a planner to visit our house to measure up and make plans for an extension.

For the past two years we have been hoping to extend our house. We want to build over the garage to create an extra bedroom and en suite for ourselves, then move J into our room and E into J’s room to provide both kids with a bigger and better bedroom, as well as a small study for homework purposes.…

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