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Christmas Cupcakes & Cake Decorating Store

Christmas Cupcakes & Cake Decorating Store

I confess to be not great at details and finishing touches on cakes and biscuits. I long for the patience and time and one day I will master it, even if it just the once. Hayley introduced me to the rather lovely Cake Decorating Store which is chocker bloc full of cake decorating heaven. Oh the colours, the gadgets to magic shapes on out with a quick press, jiggle and push and the gorgeous cake … Read entire article »

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Monday mutters – A brush with a criminal

Monday mutters – A brush with a criminal

Sorry I gave Monday mutters a miss last week, it would have been a Monday Moans and quite frankly I thought you could do without that! Well I could have! Last week actually continued in the vein of the previous ones, not that we are going to mull over that. So Thursday came, the rest of the week was a blurr again. Stress levels were high as we had a meeting at school for Bex and … Read entire article »

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Re-vamping some of our rooms.

Re-vamping some of our rooms.

We have been in our house for nearly 15 months. Bit by bit we have changed it to our home. One room our ‘middle room’ has had a big change around. I know, I know I should have done before pictures but it has been one of those jobs that has taken us ages to do. We started back in September, got half done and we are still not finished yet. Ironically this is the … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – Grateful

Monday Mutters – Grateful

Last weeks Monday Mutters was on a more serious note than usual and though I could continue with that tone, I decided I would flip it! Today the weather forecast was for rain and yes it may well rain later on. But for now the Autumn sunshine is blissfully out there, with blue skies be it dappled with white clouds. Autumn and winter sunshine was such a gorgeous colour to it, making everything look lovely with … Read entire article »

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Happy people can feel sad

Happy people can feel sad

I read an article this morning that one of my Facebook friends had shared. 22 habits of unhappy people. It is an interesting read and makes a change from the usual habits of happy people. In fact if you were to compare them you will find many are just the exact opposites. Which is obvious really isn’t it? On the list of 22 there was a couple that perhaps I have. Well I do, I am … Read entire article »

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The magic of Christmas past & present

The magic of Christmas past & present

Christmas, no matter what your age deserves a bit of magic, don’t you think? Think back to your Christmas pasts and what do you remember? Was it the big main present from Santa himself or the little things in your stocking? Was it the decorations, the smell of Christmas baking wafting in the air. The family around a the table for the big Christmas lunch, candle light dancing in the middle of the table even though … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – Bullying

Monday Mutters – Bullying

It seemed in our household this morning no-one wanted for the whole routine thing to start again. School holiday’s in our house with now teens are not filled with exciting things for us to do as a family together but they generally run smoothly. There is a calm about it that you just can not find on a school week. Despite there have been several texts from Bex wanting to get out of situation only … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – That extra hour

Monday Mutters – That extra hour

There is something quite luxurious about be given an extra hour isn’t there? Whilst some will enjoy an extra hour in bed knowing they had the extra sleep but still not lost any of their day other will do something extra with their hour. I slept in until 7.10 which was actually 8.10 to my body, so not a huge lie in but a little more. The beauty of being given that extra hours is … Read entire article »

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50 ways to cook potatoes

50 ways to cook potatoes

Potatoes are great fillers this time of year and did you know there is something in potato skins that actually increase your serotonin levels and making you feel happier. We love my potato wedgie pizza recipe, my potato pizza pie recipe and for a different jacket potato we love the fully loaded jacket potatoes They are so versatile so I am pleased to be sharing this fun and factual infographic 50 ways to cook potatoes from … Read entire article »

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Keeping teens eating well, it’s a wrap!

Keeping teens eating well, it’s a wrap!

I have said before teens are a little bit like toddlers in many way’s and one is eating. Yep rather like the toddlers who used to eat and love all those yummy and nutritious home-made meals you made, one day for no reason they then hate 50% of them at least! It is kind of frustrating, I remember Oscar’s favourite meal when he was two was Thai chicken curry & rice, I know exotic taste for … Read entire article »

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