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The wild WILD west

The wild WILD west

Reece has just turned six, and to celebrate we turned the garden into the wild west, and ten little cowboys and girls came round for some western fun. It was a lovely party, they all just got together and started acting out being cowboys. We hardly did any games as they were happy doing their own thing. … Continue reading

A foodie Sunday

A foodie Sunday

Sometimes a Sunday is just about being in the kitchen, and yesterday I did just that. I cooked my men a lovely roast chicken with home-made gravy. The only problem is that my two older boys want a leg, and so does my husband. I’m sure it won’t be long until my littlest man wants one too, so I … Continue reading

Cherry and almond teabread

Cherry and almond teabread

Perfect with a cuppa. Makes 8-10 slices Oil for greasing 100g almond paste or marzipan 85g glacé cherries 3 medium eggs 225g self-raising flour 175g caster sugar 175g butter/margarine 2tbsp milk Lightly grease a 900g loaf tin and line the base. Preheat oven to 180°C, Fan 165°C, Gas 4. Cut almond paste or marzipan into small cubes … Continue reading

Weekend kitchen

Weekend kitchen

I didn’t leave the kitchen much over the weekend. I have bought myself a new cake mould and I couldn’t wait to try it out, so when I brought the boys home from school they found a giant cupcake on the table. Their eyes were popping out of their heads, it was a great reaction. … Continue reading

A busy week

A busy week

There has been a lot going on this week. It started on Saturday with me making a batch of Rock Cakes as requested by my Father-in-Law as a gift for Father’s Day. I made a few extra as my Brother-in-law had gone into hospital the day before for an operation, and I thought he could … Continue reading

Good pud

Good pud

I’ve moved away from cupcakes at the moment and have started to think more about dinners and puddings. So today I made a chicken roast dinner, but made the stuffing from my Mum’s recipe, and I spent a bit of time making the gravy properly too. It’s so easy to pick up a packet, but I thought … Continue reading

Jubilee weekend

Jubilee weekend

The Jubilee weekend was lovely. It had its ups and downs, but for the most part we had a great time despite the typical British weather. I made the boys and my niece a crown each. They had a street party at school and they all wore them for that. The rest of the weekend … Continue reading

The Olympic torch is here!

The Olympic torch is here!

The Olympic torch passed through our home town today. The boys were allowed to finish school early to watch the special event. We set up camp at a friend’s house, which is conveniently on the route. I baked some chocolate covered flapjacks, lemon fingers and some sausage rolls to take with us. (Very British). My friend had been … Continue reading

Finlay’s special day

Finlay’s special day

Finlay had his first Holy Communion on Saturday. It was really lovely to see all the little ones looking so smart. I had to try to stop myself from blubbing as Finlay walked down the aisle to stand beside me. He remembered everything he had to do, and they had a little tea party afterwards. As … Continue reading