Now We Are Forty Three

Now We Are Forty Three

In case it’s slipped your notice, today is my birthday. I am 43. Not being one to shrink coyly into a corner when my birthday is mentioned, I thought you would like to know. Most people around me are well aware that I like a fuss and after 17 years, my...
The Week That Was / Project 365 no. 42

The Week That Was / Project 365 no. 42

This week’s set of pictures could be dedicated to The Teenager – somehow she seems to have dominated week 42! I’ll admit that I’ve struggled a bit with taking a decent shot per day. I’ve spent a lot of time at home nursing our poorly...
Put Your Cape Down

Put Your Cape Down

I’ve already mentioned (a squillion times) that this time of year is pretty full on for us. The majority of our birthdays fall within a 6 week period and although it’s only mid October the shops seem to think that Christmas is just around the corner. Throw...
Review: The Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington

Review: The Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington

Remember that I went to the swanky MAD Blog Awards ceremony last month? As if you could forget! Well I may not have won the award but I had the best night and I’ve kind of omitted to share that aspect. Firstly, I got to buy a new dress and for that I must thank...
The Rules of the Sleepover

The Rules of the Sleepover

Do you remember the good old days? When we played outside until darkness forced us home and a simple bag of shiny marbles to trade was the.best.thing.ever? If your answer is ‘yes’ then you may recall the innocent days of ‘staying the night’...
Conquering Snowdon

Conquering Snowdon

Well we did it. We well and truly did it. And the best bit? We managed to walk for an entire 6.5 hours without one argument – that little achievement in itself is deserving of the £950 we raised for Macmillan! Aside from the regular 40 minute dog walk at...
Easy Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

You *may* have noticed that the majority of my ‘family recipes’ are in fact for cake rather than proper meals. Just to clarify, we do not live on cake. I promise. But we do like it – a lot! I made this yummy carrot cake for a friend’s birthday...
The Week That Was / Project 365 no. 40

The Week That Was / Project 365 no. 40

I seem to always begin my Project 365 posts with ‘what a week!’ but the last 7 days have been quite something. It started with two birthdays on consecutive days and ended with the 5 of us conquering Mount Snowdon and raising an epic £785 for Macmillan...