#SnapHappyBritMums: Fun, fun, fun!

BritMums leads a photo sharing community on Instagram called – #SnapHappyBritMums! We’d love you to join in with us! Summer was amazing wasn’t it? So we wanted to share your photos of fun, fun, fun! Next stop Tenerife ✈️ ☀️ with @tuiuk . It’s been 17 years since I met my husband on island and…

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LOL Round-up: Back to school laughs

Congratulations!  You have survived the summer holidays.  You made it through the rainy days, the failed crafts, the water fights, the ice creams for breakfast, the late nights and the “I’m bored”s.   Some of us are cracking open the Prosecco and doing a happy dance in the kitchen that our little darlings are going…

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Food & Drink: Cooking in the Great Outdoors

There’s an old adage that food tastes better when eaten outdoors and we couldn’t agree more. A picnic in the park, a barbecue on the beach, or dinner sat outside a tent, food tastes better in the fresh air. In fact we will happily picnic the year round, substituting the picnic rug with the car…

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The three keys to happiness

Happy Saturday friends. I hope this one is planned to be a good one; that there’s no work today, the children are calm, the sun is shining, and you get to do whatever it is that you fancy. However, even if that’s not the case and things don’t go to plan did you realise that…

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Baking: Summer berries

Writing a post on summer berries couldn’t be more timely. There is nothing quite like a glut of seasonal berries to brighten up summer baking. Last night I visited my mini allotment where I grow mainly soft fruits, to find much of it ripening.  I had not been for a week and whereas last time…

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Arts & Crafts: Marbling

I have always loved the effects created by marbling, I can remember doing it at infant school to go on the front of a scrapbook, I am pretty sure at the time we used inks in water. I have had a go myself at a couple of techniques with my kids. We have tried the…

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