World Book Day – Jack and the Beanstalk on a budget

The Fireman wished to dress up as Jack and the Beanstalk for today’s World Book Day at school.  There are some brilliant dressing up costumes available to buy, but I know from experience… Continue reading

Half Term Diary (and a bonus dairy free cake recipe)

It has been a busy, busy week. Today has been the toughest, we’ve not been able to get out much as I’ve had an emergency dentist appointment right in the middle of the… Continue reading

It was all going so well….

…..until he vomited everywhere and birds started being shot out of the sky.  Apart from that though it was a perfect morning out.  As usual it was a bit of a struggle to… Continue reading

Slow Cooker Raspberry Cheesecakes

Sometimes I’m just not satisfied by sticking to one recipe, even if I know it works, I’m just too curious for my own good.  Fortunately this little experiment was a success.  Raspberry cheesecakes… Continue reading

Staying Local

The Farmer and I took a walk together on Monday.  We decided to stay local.  Our village is nice enough, but we’re close to major roads all round, so you can never roam… Continue reading

Another Day, Another Castle – Just Don’t Touch the Button!

Bolsover Castle today.  We treated ourselves to English Heritage membership using our Nectar points, we figured it’d give us even more options for days out with the boys, especially when we start camping… Continue reading