I’m a Star Baker, I’m a Star Baker. I’ve been taking part in Mummy Mishaps Great Bloggers Bake Off and for the European Cakes challenge last week I produced, with these fair hands, a Sacher torte just like we used to love eating in Italy (I lived on the boarder of Sud Tirol) It was […]
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Bonjour friends, strangers and Doctor Who Fans, how are we this splendid afternoon? Happy to have the school routine back in place? Grieving the passage of time that means your baby has gone off to Reception/Secondary School/University? Then gather close and we shall comfort each other. I’ll dig out a blanket, a box of tissues […]
Who says kids can’t enjoy art? Jake Chapman, for one. Half of the renowned Chapman brothers duo, he caused sparks to fly in the art world by suggesting that art galleries weren’t a place for children. It was best to keep them away. A Family Day Out wrote a great post explaining how – while […]
My timelines across social media are full of people on their holidays and it’s so lovely to see them having fun but frustrating whilst you’re sitting at home still waiting for your holiday date to arrive. Well that for us is today! We’re off to France for a fortnight and I can’t wait to spend […]
I must apologise. I completely, totally and utterly forgot to do My Best Post of the Week last week. There was me saying the previous week that I was going to take it easy and chill out a bit. I was going to spend more time with the children and ‘make memories’ with them but […]
“Let the sunshine in, let the sunshine in, the sunshine…” I imagine all of you that have broken up have been out and about enjoying this fabulous weather this week? We are still at school but we’ve had a great sports day, a fabulous school trip and lots of birthday fun too as the twins […]
Well last month was all about the blogging conference season with BritMumsLive! Wasn’t it a great event for those who went?! But we are back to business as usual with the video round-up and so I have some catching up to do! This round-up features submissions from bloggers who sent things to me in May […]
It’s always intriguing to know why we travel, what sparks the decision to explore different countries and cultures. Marian, who writes at Travel Shop Girl, explains in her post, The Origins of My Love for Travel, how her desire to experience new places originated from her love of cooking. A set of old Betty Crocker cookery […]
I suspect most of you who read this are parents and we are now just on the cusp of the summer holidays. Talking to friends I find that parents react in one of two ways, firstly the ‘Agghh, how will I get it all done before the holidays start?’ and then ‘What will I do […]
A lot of schools have already broken up for the summer break but if you’re like us, we’re waiting until the 24th July! Ridiculous really when you think continental schools broke up on the 6th June. Still we are enjoying some wonderful weather to accompany the Sports Day, the school trip and the many other exciting […]
What a whirlwind of a brilliant time I just had. Admittedly it’s taken me all week to scramble back to some kind of ‘normality’ but I’m closing the gap people, closing the gap. BritMums Live, tickets are already on sale for next year and I still haven’t fully digested this one. I think my […]
Hello, hello again….WHO is as excited as me? I bet none of you are because I can’t sit still for two minutes without a BritMums Live thought popping into my head. Wowzers guys, are you ready for the best blogging event of the year? Have you decided what to wear? Have you arranged to meet […]
The sun’s out and we’re in for a fabulous weekend, now that is something to smile about right because our British weather isn’t always so kind for example, I had to go into London one day this week. I left home and the sun was shining, I wore flat shoes and I didn’t take an […]
Phileas Fogg managed it in 80 days. I’m hoping we can get round the world a little quicker than that, thanks to the suggestions below. UK Some free time in London - A Guiding Life The Beaufort, Knightsbridge: a true boutique hotel – Mum’s Gone To… An amazing time at clueQuest - Family Travel Times Wales: Going down […]
Spring brings with it lots of wonderful things, but when it comes to the home, it’s all about makeovers. And that’s what I want to dedicate this edition of the Homes and Design round-up to – the Spring Makeover. Amanda at The Ana Mum Diary has given her bedroom a brilliant, beautiful makeover courtesy of […]
Welcome to the new BritMums Arts & Culture Round-up. To kick off, I thought I’d gather a collection of posts on a topic close to the hearts of many bloggers: books. Or – more specifically – World Book Day. As well as scouting round the blogosphere, I put out a request for WBD posts and […]
I have been on my toes all week this week, have you? Back to school, back to work, new projects, a groaning inbox and computer mishaps, why does every upgrade have to bring with it a tone of petty problems? I also was led to believe that Spring had sprung this week, were you? A […]
Who loves a good giveaway? I know I do, so now we are going to be rounding up some of the ones that have caught our eyes monthly on Britmums, so that you can enter and hopefully win some goodies for your friends, your little ones, and even you. KiddyCharts have a blog giveaway listing too […]
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