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

Elderflower and lemon cupcakes

Elderflower and lemon cupcakes

I had a really productive day yesterday. A bit of housework, a bit of knitting, playing with Alex, work and these lovely Elderflower and lemon cupcakes. A light, sweet taste of summer even though its still cold and rainy. They look a little messy, but I like that homemade look. I’ve packed some up to … Continue reading

My little cherubs

My little cherubs

Yesterday was Alex’s Baptism. We all got dressed up, invited our family and friends and headed to the church. It was quite a funny service, there were three children being Baptised including Alex. The Priest kept forgetting, or muddling up their names, and the other children guests (and Reece) would not sit still. Alex didn’t think much of … Continue reading

A rainy day

A rainy day

So, its raining again. I’ve decided that I’m really not keen on April showers, I hate being cold and wet, and it makes my hair crazy. The boys are fed up too because they can’t go out and play, and I get fed up because they can’t go out and play. The only good thing about … Continue reading

Pretty little cupcakes

Pretty little cupcakes

I finally ordered a proper piping bag and it arrived just in time for me to decorate these very moorish lime and pistachio cup cakes. It was a good thing too as the cakes themselves were a little untidy. I put too much mixture into each case, and they all spilled over the sides, so … Continue reading

Welly walk

Welly walk

There’s nothing like a good welly walk from time to time. We love wrapping up warm, putting our welly’s in the boot of the car, and driving off to find a wood to go rambling in. Or as we tell the boys, ‘We’re going on a bear hunt…….’ or prehaps we’re ‘going to have tea with … Continue reading

Bobbly blanket

Bobbly blanket

Well, its taken a while but I’ve finished my bobbly blanket. I’ve really enjoyed this project and can’t wait to do another. Alex just loved it too, and whenever I was working on it he’d rub his hands over it and go ‘Ahhhhh’. So I might make him one or possibly do it as a cushion … Continue reading

Devils food cake

Devils food cake

I just wanted to share this cake that I had made for my Mum’s birthday. It’s called ‘Devils Food Cake’ which is the perfect name for it. A rich chocolate sponge cake, stuffed with whipped cream and layers of strawberries. As I brought it out I thought Ryan was going to pass out, he has … Continue reading

In the Mortimer garden

In the Mortimer garden

Our garden is the reason we bought our house. Its lovely, a big open space for our boys to explore and play in. But having three boys means it can be difficult to keep on top of all the gardening that needs to be done. They always want to help, but mostly you find they’ve … Continue reading