Posts tagged "children"
Al Fresco Holidays - Young Travel Writer Competition

Al Fresco Holidays – Young Travel Writer Competition

Grace loves to write – she has done ever since she was very young and at 3 years old started to write little sentences. Now she’s 7, I find little pieces of writing all over the house! Lists, dear diary entries, school registers and endless imaginative stories. So we were both very interested to hear...
Winter walks

Winter walks

The weather may have turned chilly but we don’t let that stop us getting out and about for walks in the woods! We’ve discovered some really lovely places to take the children, both in our local area, and up where my Mum lives. The girls love getting their wellies on and kicking the leaves around,...
Handmade Christmas wrapping paper

Handmade Christmas wrapping paper

This year we have made lots of our Christmas gifts so we thought we’d make some wrapping paper to go with them. Faith has some handy Christmas themed stamps, which we used with ink pads but you could cut shapes out of potatoes using cookie cutters if you don’t have any ready made stamps. I...
Knitted clothes

Knitted clothes

My aim this year has been to finish 12 knitting projects using just yarn from my (rather large) stash and so far I’ve done pretty well. There are a few Christmas projects that I won’t show you yet as I know some of the recipients read my blog, but here are two things I have...
Cheesy biscuits

Cheesy biscuits

I’m always on the look out for quick and simple snack ideas for the girls to have after school or at the weekend. These little cheesy biscuits are ideal because they are so easy to make that the children can join in too. I cut mine into circles but you could experiment with all sorts...
Sundried tomato and cheese rolls

Sundried tomato and cheese rolls

You can probably tell from previous posts that sundried tomato and cheese is one of my favourite flavour combinations! This recipe is adapted from one I included in my book, but as I didn’t have any parmesan in the house I used a lovely mature cheddar cheese instead. Faith loves helping me out in the...
School Quilt

School Quilt

A while back I wrote about the squares that each of the children in Grace’s school were sewing as part of their royal wedding celebrations. They all worked really hard and produced some really beautifully sewn squares. As I I came home with a box full of them a few weeks back, I was slightly...
A guide to toddler talk

A guide to toddler talk

I guess I shouldn’t really refer to Faith as a toddler any more, after all she is 3 years old now. Maybe the correct ‘label’ should be Pre-schooler? Perhaps it’s because I know she’s my last baby and I haven’t quite got round to facing the fact that she’s growing up! At nursery she’s in...
Royal Wedding - celebrations and cupcakes

Royal Wedding – celebrations and cupcakes

I’m guessing some of you won’t even look at this blog post due to the fact it has ‘Royal Wedding’ in the title – but I am quite enjoying all the celebrations and excitement that surround the upcoming wedding! It has been made even more fun by the fact that I have spent a lot...

Guess How Much I Love You – review and giveaway

The girls were delighted when we were asked if we’d like to review a copy of the DVD of Guess How Much I Love You as we are already fans of the book¬†by Sam McBratney. The DVD is the stage production of this much loved classic and shows¬†Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare’s journey...

Princess Biscuits

Having two daughters it is inevitable that sometimes I have to partake in some very girly activities. My two were definitely born with the ‘pink gene’ and whilst I try to steer clear of too much pink, sometimes you just have to give in! So we bought Faith a very pink baking set for Christmas...

Little Dish Beef & Spinach Cannelloni

A while back I reviewed the Little Dish Cookbook, which we really liked and have tried several recipes since we were sent it. So knowing how much we liked it, Little Dish offered to send the girls some of their new Beef & Spinach Cannelloni meals to try out. I like Little Dish as they...