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Rhubarb Crumble Muffins for Elevenses

As Spring really kicks in, and the days lengthen nicely, I really think it’s time to bring back Elevenses, beginning today with Rhubarb Crumble Muffins!

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Appleyard Flowers

Beautiful flowers from Appleyard reviewed by Thinly Spread

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How to Make Paper Roses

A simple craft because you need some pretty flowers in your life! Bonus Boy shows you how to make paper roses.

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Polenta Bruschetta with Borlotti Bean and Mushroom Stew

Polenta is a fabulous family friendly food and, now that I’ve found THE best way to grill it, it is popping up on my weekly meal planning menu A LOT!

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Outdoor Adventures, Whatever the Weather

Tempting as it is to shut the doors, close the curtains and curl up in front of the fire with a good book as the winter gets into its stride, I need to get outside…

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Apple Muffins – Cooking with Kids

Bonus Boy and I thought it would be good to mark this year’s Bramley Apple Week here in the UK with a delicious Apple, Pecan and Cinnamon Muffin recipe…

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Supporting Bereaved Children

Teaming up with Child Bereavement, Trauma and Emotional Wellbeing Service (CHUMS), The Co-operative Funeralcare has launched a series of short animated films aimed at helping bereaved children to cope with the loss of a loved one.

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Rhubarb Crumble Muffins for Elevenses

Rhubarb Crumble Muffins for Elevenses

As Spring really kicks in, and the days lengthen nicely, I really think it’s time to bring back Elevenses, beginning today with Rhubarb Crumble Muffins! Of course, as a person who identifies readily with hobbits Merry and Pippin in The Lord of the Rings,... read more
How to Make a Garden Notebook

How to Make a Garden Notebook

One Sunday afternoon, just before Easter, I spent a very happy couple of hours crafting in Cardiff’s lovely Chapter Arts Centre with Hillary’s Blinds and The Crafty Hen. Using fabric supplied by Hillary’s I made a lovely little spool bird and a... read more

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Supporting Bereaved Children

Supporting Bereaved Children

I started my teaching career back in 1991 in a Junior School in Bristol. I was 24 years old, I thought I knew everything there was to know and I was ready to share that knowledge with the 33 children in my class of 9, 10 and 11 year olds. At my first parents’... read more
Five ways to make your garden an Eden – Gardening Tips

Five ways to make your garden an Eden – Gardening Tips

With the mornings getting lighter and the evenings becoming longer, spring is well and truly upon us. If you are anything like me, this means getting outside and doing a spot of gardening! But when it comes to breathing new life into your outdoor space, what can be... read more

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#GoProAdventures – Sailing with the GoPro Hero3+

#GoProAdventures – Sailing with the GoPro Hero3+

Oh we’ve had so much fun! GoPro asked us to review their new GoPro Hero3+ video camera along with a selection of mounts and cases – including a waterproof one; I can’t tell you how happy this made me! I’ve been trying to capture our sailing by... read more
Face to Face with a Barrel Jellyfish!

Face to Face with a Barrel Jellyfish!

I’m chomping at the bit, desperate for the summer holidays to finally arrive! My two oldest boys have been off school since their exams finished but BB and DG are still crawling their way towards the end of term and it is SO frustrating not being able to take... read more
Carrot Cake Recipe – Cooking With Kids

Carrot Cake Recipe – Cooking With Kids

We, along with several other bloggers, are sharing our kid friendly cooking recipes and tips once a fortnight with an A-Z of recipes to get everyone Cooking with Kids! Today it’s the turn of C is for Carrots with our well worn recipe for Carrot Cake. To see all the... read more
Banana Pancakes with Caramel Sauce – Cooking with Kids

Banana Pancakes with Caramel Sauce – Cooking with Kids

We, along with several other bloggers are sharing our kid friendly cooking recipes and tips once a fortnight with an A-Z of recipes to get everyone Cooking with Kids! Today it’s the turn of B for Bananas with some banana pancakes which I am posting a week late... read more

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Castles and Dylan Thomas - Visit Wales

Glorious beaches, castles around every corner and the ghost of Dylan Thomas wherever we went – join us as we visit wonderful West Wales!

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How to Make Paper Pom Poms

We’re all about the homemade decorations this year and we’re working our way through the paper box using up all the stuff we’ve accumulated over nearly 2 decades of family crafting…

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Chocolate Spoons

Chocolate Spoons – Perfect gifts for Valentine’s, Easter, Mother’s or Father’s Day, Birthdays or Just Because!

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