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Reasons To Be Cheerful

Joining in with Mich's blog hop over on the Mummy from the Heart blog at Here are my reasons for smiling this week. 1. It is official. I will be speaking at Britmums Live next June which means that I have to actually turn up and is a great motivation

Is it time to Spring into action as a Groovy Mum?

Is it  time to Spring into action as a Groovy Mum? Spring has arrived so let's seize all those ideas of new life and get our groove back, take on new challenges or just ensure we are improving our present and working towards a great future. Welcome to the Groovy Mums

Are You A Grooving Mum? Could You Be?

Are you trying to do any of the following? 1. Put yourself first occasionally 2. Rediscover your personality and interests 3. Reinvent yourself 4. Live with sparkle Some mums lose themselves a bit in the midst of all the business (chaos) of being a mother. This blog hop encourages them to return to old

Do You Like My Jugs?

I love those days where my Dad says "Take your time" when I visit the charity shop. The children are in school, Him Indoors is in work and the wifey type person will play. I have always enjoyed bargain-hunting and it is even more fun now knowing I can share

Five Disastrous Dates

To have 5 disastrous dates, you have to have actually had five dates in the first place. This may be a struggle in my case and even if I can think of 5, it would be a bit of an admission to say that they were all disasters.

Spider Chocolate Cup Cakes – Halloween Countdown

Spider Cup Cakes Chocolate Cup Cakes decorate them with liquorice legs, great for Halloween! Ingredients Makes 12 cakes C 100g plain chocolate 4tbsp golden syrup 150g unsalted butter, softened 80ml double cream 150g caster sugar 100g milk chocolate 20g cocoa, sifted 100g plain chocolate 3 eggs, beaten 3 tbsp Rachel’s Greek Style Natural Bio Live

Halloween Carrot Cupcakes

Halloween Carrot Muffins Preparation: 20mins Cooking: 25mins Makes 12 200g/7oz soft light brown sugar 200ml/7floz sunflower oil 2 medium eggs 200g/7oz plain flour 2.5ml/1/2 tsp baking powder 2.5ml/1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda pinch of salt 5ml/1 tsp ground cinnamon 200g/7oz carrots, peeled and grated 50g/2oz walnut pieces, chopped 5ml/1 tsp vanilla essence For the icing: 225g/ icing sugar, sifted 25g/1oz unsalted butter 75g/3oz chilled full

How To Make Pumpkin Soup – Halloween Countdown

PUMPKIN SOUP WITH LOSELEY SUMMER MEADOW BUTTER Pumpkin soup is ideal for warming cold hands for Halloween particularly when served in mugs. INGREDIENTS Loseley Summer Meadow Butter 25g (1oz) Onion 1, peeled and chopped Carrot 1, peeled and chopped Peeled Pumpkin 350g (12oz), roughly chopped Milk 750ml (1 ¼ pints) Salt and freshly