Easy Shepherds Pie

Easy Shepherd’s Pie

When drawing up a meal plan for last week, and trying to avoid choosing the same dishes week after week, I realised that I hadn’t made Shepherd’s Pie in, like, forever. So it promptly went on the list, and luckily our local supermarket had lamb mince in store when my husband went for our weekly […] Read more…

DIY Recycled Toilet Roll Castle

DIY Recycled Toilet Roll Castle

Today we have an easy craft to share with use that uses recycled materials. My 5 year old was studying castle at school and had to draw or create a castle, and he decided he wanted to make one from cardboard. We raided our recycling bin to see what we could find, and came out […] Read more…

Coconut & Chocolate Cream Cake (GF)

Are you even on lockdown if you haven’t baked banana bread yet? For anyone who is getting tired of banana bread and looking for a new challenge, here’s one of our favourite cakes to make for afternoon tea. And you don’t even need flour for it, so not only does it get around the flour […] Read more…

5 Favourite Family Friendly Museums

Happy International Museum Day! With all the museums closed, unfortunately we can’t go and visit a museum today to celebrate, so instead for a little armchair travelling I thought I would round up some of our favourite family friendly museums. Our absolute favourite, of course, is the National Museum of Scotland right here on our […] Read more…

Paper Plate Rainbow Cloud

Paper Plate Rainbow Cloud

We have a lovely little craft activity to share with you today. Everyone is all about the rainbows right now, and my youngest has been studying weather at school too. So when he asked if we could do some crafting, I raided our craft materials box to come up with an easy weather related craft […] Read more…

Peanut Butter Chicken Traybake

Peanut Butter Chicken Traybake

I’ve been watching Time To Eat on Netflix over the past week, hosted by Nadiya Hussain of Great British Bake Off fame, who is just a pleasure to watch. Besides the massive kitchen envy I get from watching the programme, it’s also had me trying out some new recipes – pretty much everything she cooks […] Read more…

Reading Journey 2020 April

Our 2020 Reading Journey – Month 4

In case you missed my previous post, I decided that this year I would record all the books my 5 year old and I read together. I’ve been snapping a quick picture of all the books from each day, and collecting them in an album over on my blog’s Facebook page. Here’s our pile of books from […] Read more…

Easy Peasy DIY Cardboard Castle Doorway

Easy-Peasy DIY Castle Entrance

How are we all doing with keeping the kids entertained at home? I joined a couple of Facebook groups when the lockdown started, to get some fresh ideas on how to entertain the kids. I don’t know about you, but some of the groups I am in seem to have moved on from sharing simple […] Read more…

Rice Pudding in a Hurry

Okay, so first of all let me say, that despite referring to it as pudding in the headline, so called ‘Rice Pudding’ is not a pudding for me. In Germany, we call it ‘Milchreis’ (milk rice) and eat it as a main meal. My husband disagrees and insists it’s a dessert. We seem to have […] Read more…

April 2020 Snapshots

April Snapshots

April has been a funny old month, with everyone on lockdown. I don’t think we’ve ever spent so much time at home for such a long period of time. We have mostly been sticking to our back garden, with an occasional walk around the block. And, of course, we had to cancel our Easter trip […] Read more…

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