Cup of Ginger Bread Love

Today the weather was hideous.  Luckily I’m currently in the cycle of organised mum.  This “organise mum status” will soon change to distraught and irate mum as I burn out, decide I don’t give a crap, relax about the house, rest and then slowly work myself back into being uber organised mum again before I burn out……..again.

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Celebrate Celeriac – Soup

Another banging soup recipe here.  This one originates from River Cottage and, as always. it does not disappoint.

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Top 5 DIY Budget Christmas Gifts

budget-christmas1I LOVE Christmas!  I love the giving gifts.  I REALLY love the receiving gifts and I love the pageantry of Christmas time.  The Christmas season is a real delight for the senses,  with Christmas lights and tinsel everywhere you look.  The smell of mince pies baking and the heat of gingerbread on your tongue as you tuck in with a delicious coffee.

 

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The Second Breakdown

We’ve been in Ireland four days.  It’s all going amazing well.  The car’s surviving and we’ve hit some of our bucket list.  We’re feeling cocky.  Lets put it out there we angered the parenting gods again with our taunting of “it’s so lovely here but you definitely need a car”  I know I can’t believe we said it either!  You’d think we’d have learnt from the first disaster

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The Dark Hedges The Kings Road

Our final day in Ireland has arrived.  Mum and dad have been dropped to the airport and we’ve had our first bit of rain.  I’m ready to go home but as a huge Game of Thrones fan in Ireland it just feels wrong to go home without visiting at least one of the film sites.  With the weather clearly against us we decided on The Kings Road or as it’s actually called, The Dark Hedges.

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Thick Leek and Potato Soup

I’m a huge soup fan.  I think it’s a great way to be healthy whilst also feeling like your getting something super luxurious and treat like.  Thick warming soups in winter are akin to a snugly duvet for the soul.  Wrapping you in warmth and comfort and they make the house smell amazing too!

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Kids Jobs List

As mums, I think we can all relate to there not being enough time in the day, to the stresses of running round like a blue bottomed fly. We’ve all, at some point, dreamt of having our own, Gru style, army of minions at our disposal.

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Chocolate Flap Jacks

I LOVE chocolate and I love flap jacks so when faced with the issue of what to bake for orchestra club I went with the obvious choice CHOCOLATE FLAPJACKS!!!

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10 Ways to Use Dried Lavender

Here’s the ultimate guide in the best ways to use dried lavender.  It details various crafts relating to the aromatic lavender and how to make the most amazing DIY gifts.  Perfect for teachers, neighbours, packing out a DIY hamper or just treating yourself.  If you’ve got heap loads of this herb growing in your garden but you’ve never dried your own  lavender then be sure to check out my post How To Dry Lavender.

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Winner Street Paignton: My Top 5 Favourite Things!

Half term is over and dare I say it……… Yes I survived.  It was only a week so not the hard slog of the School Summer Holidays but at this time of year it’s always tricky keeping the monsters entertained.  Funds are tight with Christmas on the way and the weather is never guaranteed.

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