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Perfect Mother’s day when they are nearly both teens

Perfect Mother’s day when they are nearly both teens

The perfect Mother’s day when…   you have a 14 going on 17-year-old and a nearly 13-year-old, well what exactly is that? To be given extravagant gifts? No….of course not! To have breakfast in bed? Only if it is pouring down with rain! To not do any cooking or household chores all day? Maybe! To spend some time together with everyone together and it to be in perfect harmony? Tempting but unlikely! To open homemade cards made with love? Yes, but maybe … Read entire article »

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Cadbury Creme Egg sponge pudding

Cadbury Creme Egg sponge pudding

Oh I do love a Cadbury’s Creme Egg or three and having my Pampered Chef single serving stoneware just the perfect size for a Creme Egg to pop in the middle I had to make it into something rather special. Obviously I don’t expect my readers to have this particular dish so individual pudding basins would be great to use too! This is super easy but will make a gorgeous pudding over Easter and whilst Creme Eggs … Read entire article »

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Review – Pampered Chef keeping things cool

Review – Pampered Chef keeping things cool

Pampered Chef this year have bought a collection of gorgeous bags and a basket to keep things cool. They are all very stylish, fantastic quality as only you would expect from Pampered Chef and incredibly functional. I was very lucky to be sent the collapsible picnic basket, beverage cooler, lunch tote and shopper. All are insulated and foil lined to ensure with the help of an icepack or two everything is kept cool. The collapsible picnic basket … Read entire article »

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The house lists goes on

The house lists goes on

How long does it take a home to become the way you like it. Well I think the answer is as long as you live in it! At the end of this month we have been in our new house 7 months. I know amazing, time flies and all that stuff. This time last year we had not even put the house on the market for the second time! I am still avoiding the rest of … Read entire article »

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Old notebooks

Old notebooks

I have a bit of a thing about notebooks, they don’t have to be fancy though nice of course if they are. Though when I say a thing, I am not sure what I mean. I know rather like myself, I like to have more than one on the go at any one time! I should re-phrase that before bad assumptions are made about me, what I mean is in my life I seem to … Read entire article »

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Roast made easy with Aunt Bessie’s

Roast made easy with Aunt Bessie’s

What with Mother’s day being next Sunday and of course the fact that I have ordered sun for every Sunday in the near future we are all wanting to spend less time on Sunday’s in the kitchen. Most of us cannot resist a roast on a Sunday, usually with the promise of leftovers for Monday, so as to break us in gently for cooking for the week! The great thing about a roast here and I … Read entire article »

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A different view

A different view

Life changes it is the nature of the beast. There is nothing we can do to stop it and if things stayed the same, well it just would not work would it? Things here at the Over a Cuppa household has changed massively in less than a year. Some good things, some things that have been hard to cope with or even accept and good things that have presented us with problems or being fairer, challenges … Read entire article »

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Review – milk&more

Review – milk&more

Most of us remember the Milkman of old. The distinct sound of the battery from his milk float, the gentle clang of glass as he took out  the milk bottles and replaced them with the empties. 5a.m he used to come by when I was little, and most mornings I did wake up to his noises which were comforting not annoying, well till I hit teenage age anyway! So what happened to the milkman and the … Read entire article »

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Schedule in some fun but what is it?

Schedule in some fun but what is it?

Don’t get me wrong I do have fun. I laugh of course, a sense of humour carries you through all sorts of things it is just holding on to it sometimes can get more tricky than other times. So when was the last time I had some genuine fun! Not just a glimmer, and not fun with the heavy feeling of life echoing as loud or even louder in the background. To be honest I really … Read entire article »

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A woodburner a warm investment

A woodburner a warm investment

When we were looking for our next home, high on the want list was an older house. Modern houses do have the joy of many things – straight walls and no drafts are two things that spring to mind straight away as that we maybe madly swapped. But for me, modern houses lack the soul, so an older and shall I say drafty house with not a single straight wall is what we chose. We have … Read entire article »

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