Crispy Vanilla Heart Waffles (GF)

Hands up if you like cosy afternoons in at this time of year, with a mug of hot tea and some fresh, home made waffles! If you own a waffle iron, chances are you already have a waffle recipe, but I still invite you to try this delicious recipe for crispy waffles, just like my […] Read more…

How to Create a Book Advent Calendar

To finish off this week’s focus on Advent Calendars, I have another slightly different idea for you, that will especially appeal to all book lovers – how to create a Book Advent Calendar! Instead of getting chocolates or toys every day, in an Advent Book Calendar there’s a new book to read each day during […] Read more…

Activity Advent Calendar Tips & Template

Whether you are looking for an alternative to chocolate Advent calendars (anyone else still working their way through the Hallowe’en candy?), are tired of those pre-filled toy calendars that just add more plastic tat to your house, or are simply in search or something a little bit different, an Activity Advent Calendar is a really […] Read more…

Advent Calendar & Stocking Fillers for Kids Age 4+

With just over ten days to go until 1st December, it’s time to get your Advent calendars organised! When I was kid, we always got Advent calendars filled with little gifts each day. My calendar was a cross-stitch sampler with 24 gold rings, hand made by my mum, and each December she would tie 24 […] Read more…

Our Top 50 Christmas Picture Books

We’re half way through November already, which means there’s not much time left to get your Christmas picture books in order if you want to have them ready for the 1st December. I don’t know about you, but I like to pack our Christmas books away for the rest of the year, it makes them […] Read more…

Review: Giraffes in Scarves Game

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that as a family we love board games. A lot! We love them all year round, but no more than during the gloomy later Autumn and Winter months, the perfect time to cosy down at home over the weekend for a board game marathon. […] Read more…

What Mummy is Currently Reading!

Hi everyone, this week has been really busy for me as it’s Oskar’s birthday this coming weekend, so I’ve been party planning and baking cakes. But I’ve managed to make a quick video of the new books that have made their way on to my reading pile recently. Maybe there’s something there that caches your […] Read more…

Edible Sparklers

Yesterday we went to see a fireworks display to celebrate Bonfire Night (which is actually today), so I made some fireworks themed snacks to take with us. These edible sparklers went down a treat! My boys absolutely loved them, and it made the wait for the fireworks display to start go quicker. These would also […] Read more…

Picture Books We’ve Been Reading in October

Another whole month has passed (how is it November already?!), so I thought I’d do another round up of the picture books we have been enjoying over the past month. October was heavily influenced by Hallowe’en books – I did a separate video on our favourite Hallowe’en reads, if you want to check it out […] Read more…

Hallowe’en Dinner: Monster Burgers

Happy Hallowe’en! If you want to give your kids a little bit of a spooky treat for dinner tonight, why not serve them up some monster burgers? We had these the other weekend, as part of our Hallowe’en festivities. They are super easy to put together! For each monster burger just layer up the following […] Read more…

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