Sunday, 26 June 2016

Experimental baking

I love a bit of experimental baking. And it's even better when the results smell and taste good!

I'd been looking for a baked oats recipe suitable for baby hands and which didn't contain a lot of sugar, when I stumbled across this recipe for baby led weaning oat bars.

I made a few tweaks but used the basic recipe. And they taste yum.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Whilst baby naps

Mummy scraps!!

Both layouts using goodies from Crafty Templates.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Here's to

.. finding random toys in random places.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Foiled, again .

Twice so far we've been to pick your own for the obligatory strawberries (once being Open Farm Sunday) and twice we've been too late. The late British summer has meant the strawberries are ripening late. I hope Wimbledon copes!
Despite the lack of the red stuff we've managed to have a lovely time both times.

Monday, 23 May 2016


Can someone find my 'me'? I'm struggling right now to find the get up and go to do anything. I want to be creative but can't create. There's an itch and I just can't scratch it.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Cornish getaway

Last week we returned to our favourite caravan park in North Cornwall, where we spent the week enjoying the beach, ice cream, fudge, walks and a calmer pace of living.

Monday, 9 May 2016

May day

For the last three years, we've gone to the May Day fête in my Mum's village. Last year it was glorious weather but as is the case with this country and bank holidays, the rain paid a visit.
We still had a lovely time. There was ice cream, inflatable rides, stalls and a scarecrow trail. A bit more sun would have been nice but maybe next year.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

A pretty good day

Yesterday was one of those days where the Gods smiled on us.
It was sunny, albeit with a chilly breeze, so we headed to the park. I packed a light picnic, grabbed the blanket and we loaded the car.
We managed to find a parking space in the ridiculously small car park and the sun continued to try its best.
It was 1030 and I was hungry, so i had a gorgeous cone of chips and hot chocolate on the bench, whilst husband and eldest fed the birds with purchased seed.
We went to the crazy golf, which was empty. It was still sunny but slightly chilly. Marcus played with Ella.
We walked around the lake. Ella played in the park. We ate our picnic. We went on the miniature railway.
Four hours later and we were getting chilly, the rain was heading in but we'd had a lovely day!

And that evening we met our new, tiny baby nephew.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Go me!

Not only is this my third post in a week, but  I actually managed some scrapbooking time! Both layouts primarily use stuff from the latest crafty templates quirky kit lite, with the addition of a few stickers of varying styles - I do like a nice sticker!

Also, my husband and I have a new nephew. He was 4 weeks early so is teeny tiny, and is called Finnick. We haven't met him yet but will do tomorrow.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

In which Hey Duggee meets postmodernism

Four year olds are hard work. Nothing is right, even if it's done exactly as asked. In view of this week swiftly being one I'd like to forget, I decided it was baking time. I found a shortbread packet mix left from Christmas. E chose the cutters. Decorating also by madam.