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The Gallery – T is For Time …

The theme for the Gallery is T T is for Time and it is running out. I wanted to post this picture last week but time or rather the lack of it got in the way. The week's events make this post that much more poignant. What can you and I do with our

Five High School Crushes?

Who were my 5 high school crushes? Go back to my very first celebrity crush and mention Orinoco from the Wombles. Yes really and I actually was very tempted to buy a cuddly Orinico in a charity shop recently. I googled him and apparently he was a shirker who

Will You Join the Grooving Mums Blog Hop?

It is 7 weeks since I wrote a blog post about how mums might want to join a blog hop about getting a sense of self back. Since then, ordinary mums have joined in and bravely shared their personal journeys of revival, their quest for the "me" in the

Losing a sibling to adoption

What does it feel like losing a sibling to adoption? Last week, I promised to acknowledge National Adoption Week with posts from various perspectives on the issue. I have a few more to share and here is one. It was written last year. Too often, we forget the impact on the

Treacle Tart Recipe

Treacle Tart Recipe Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients 200g DS-gluten free Shortcrust Pastry Filling 300g golden syrup 25g butter Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 200g breadcrumbs made from a DS-gluten free White Sliced Loaf 1 medium sized egg yolk Method 1. Knead the pastry on

Birth Mother story

National Adoption Week - a birth mum's tale I know she doesn't understand. She will blame me I am sure. I can't see her. I can't face the upset it will cause to my family. What will she expect of me anyway? I can't be her mum now. It is too

Fiendish Fizzies Cupcake Recipe – Halloween

Recipe for Fiendish Fizzies cupcakes Makes 36 cupcakes Ingredients: 1 Free range egg 2 oz Self raising flour 2 oz Unsalted butter 2 oz Caster sugar 1/4 tsp Baking powder 1tsp Vanilla extract 2tsp Coca powder Decoration: 6oz Icing sugar 3oz Unsalted butter 1tsp Vanilla flavour 1tsp Green food colouring 1 pack of Fiendish Fizzies Method 1. Preheat the oven to 170C. 2. Cream 2oz of unsalted butter

Spooky Halloween Craft Project

Simply follow our step-by-step guide and create the scary spiders in their glow-in-the-dark web! All you need is your Dremel Glue Gun and some special glow-in-the-dark hot glue sticks which are re-activated by light to make this spooky addition to your porch or window. Materials required : Dremel Glue Gun 7mm Glow-in-the-Dark

Gruesome Halloween Treats That Help Children Eat Vegetables

Frankenstein Fingers and Sheep’s Eyes For a bit of Halloween fun, try these spooky ideas! They are quick and easy and get the kids eating veg too! Fill a small bowl with ready-made guacamole, houmous or other favourite dip. Take 5 baby carrots and take a thin slice off the tip

How To Make Toffee Apples

Try this all-time favourite at home but take care when making as the toffee gets very hot! Children can help to weigh out and melt the ingredients but should let mum do the boiling and coating… Makes 6 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10-15 minutes