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!)
I’m often greeted by a sharp intake of breath followed by utter disbelief when I say to people that I’m not a fan of Summer and that my favourite season is Winter. As a person whose body temperature seems to have set itself to hot even on the coldest of days I just can’t think… Continue reading Nothing beats Winter !
Since having my son, just over four years ago, I can count on one hand the times that I have been anywhere without at least one of the children in tow. This can mainly be attributed to being been made redundant as I left for Maternity leave which lead me to making the choice to… Continue reading Why I’m ditching ‘Mum Guilt’
It’s that time of year again when it’s clear that we have to say goodbye to the summer and stock up on those essentials to see us through the autumn and winter. Living in Cumbria means a warm, snuggly hat is always a must as we head into the colder months and whilst browsing online… Continue reading Gorgeous handmade hat’s by Rosebea
I have been nominated for The Mystery Blogger award by the Rachel – be sure to check out her blog I have really enjoyed finding out all about her, I love how her posts are so open and honest. This is my first blog award nomination as I have only been blogging on a… Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award
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
I’m sure many of you have heard about Hello World Live, perhaps you weren’t aware about the event prior however it has been featured in the media and on social media since. Sadly most of this attention has cast a negative light on the event so I wanted to share our experience with you. Hello… Continue reading Hello World LIVE – Our review
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
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!!!
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