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Easy Sweetpeasy Baking for kids ( and parents!)

I am the first to admit that my baking and cooking skills leave a lot to be desired so any shortcuts are welcomed with open arms. I discovered Sweetpea Pantry who offer a range of ‘ready mixes’ with a twist and was thrilled when they offered to send me a box to sample and review.… Continue reading Easy Sweetpeasy Baking for kids ( and parents!)

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Our Top 5 Children’s Winter Read’s

Winter is my favourite time of the year, cold frosty weather, snow, dark nights and of course Christmas- I LOVE them all! My other huge passion is reading and this is something I have always actively encouraged my children to enjoy and participate in, so I thought why not combine the two and share with… Continue reading Our Top 5 Children’s Winter Read’s

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Gruffalo hunting in Whinlatter Forest, Keswick

I'm sure that telling many children they were going to spend the day in the forest away from the television / computer/ Wifi would go down like a lead balloon, however after a visit to Whinlatter I’m sure they will come away feeling differently. There is something for every one of all ages here from… Continue reading Gruffalo hunting in Whinlatter Forest, Keswick

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8 things that are NEVER the same after kids!!!

The arrival of a baby is always going to herald some big changes to your life, however before children I think I always thought of these in the short term. I’m sure most parents will agree that the effects and changes that are part and parcel of having kids don’t just last for those first… Continue reading 8 things that are NEVER the same after kids!!!

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The joy of giving at Christmas – Reverse Advent

As we wave goodbye to October and Halloween focus starts to shift towards Christmas preparations and with less than a month until the advent countdown I wanted to tell you why I have decided to do a reverse advent during November. It’s almost impossible not to be aware of the increase in families forced to… Continue reading The joy of giving at Christmas – Reverse Advent