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Baking at Christmas

Baking at Christmas

Mary Berry hit the nail on the head last night on the Great British Bake Off Christmas version. There is nothing like baking at Christmas. If there is one time of year when you bake, choose Christmas. The warm smell of all things festive, the extra warmth in the kitchen, icing sugar as snow and there to me is nothing like enjoying warm festive scented goodies from the oven with friends and family. But the pleasure … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – Goodwill to all

Monday Mutters – Goodwill to all

Tis the season of goodwill to all mankind, I do believe the saying goes though I keep thinking it is just men. Which of course would be totally wrong, missing out us ladies and our children. Anyway I would like to think that 99% of the time I practise this and not just as it is Christmas. But it is a really good time of year to remind ourselves that being kind and thoughtful to our … Read entire article »

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Win a BMW M3 Racer Baby Ride-on/Push along

Win a BMW M3 Racer Baby Ride-on/Push along

Oh I do miss those babies day’s and I know Oscar when he was little would have loved to open this on Christmas day especially as orange is his favourite colour. Though now at 13 and taller than me  he is a little bit big for this one! So it is with great pleasure to offer this fantastic genuine BMW M3 Racer Baby Ride-on/Push along courtesy of BMW Services. So if you know someone who would … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – December the 1st

Monday Mutters – December the 1st

So today the first of the window of the advent calendars are opened the Christmas countdown is here and me well I have not really started my Christmas shopping. It seems these day’s if one has not got all the present buying done by now and even half wrapped up you are somewhat inadequate. But the thing is I like buying people present, in fact I love it but I like to do it with some … Read entire article »

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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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