Kitten Playing Football

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My youngest son requested a birthday cake with his new kitten, Bella, on. As his other favourite thing is football, I decided to combine the two and came up with this cake featuring his kitten playing football in the grass. … Continue reading

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World Cup

world cup

As Mr’s birthday fell on the first day of the World Cup, there was only one real choice for his cake this year. I carved this cake from sponge, then decorated it using fondant icing, which I sprayed with metallic … Continue reading

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Harvest Allotment Cake

Harvest allotment cake

Having two children, that means I need to provide two donations to the local harvest supper auction, so my second was this  harvest allotment cake. With carrots, beetroot, parsnips, cauliflower, cabbages and potatoes, there is something for everyone (all made … Continue reading

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Harvest Scarecrow Cake

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This harvest scarecrow cake was made as an offering for the local church’s harvest festival supper. My sons’ school hold a supper, in conjunction with the church, followed by an auction, and the funds raised go towards supporting a child in … Continue reading

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Plum, Blackberry and Hazelnut Loaf Cake

The second in my series of things to do with a plum glut is this fabulous Plum, Blackberry and Hazelnut Loaf Cake, which I have adapted from The Hairy Bikers’ Plum, Raspberry and Pistachio cake. To say it’s delicious is an … Continue reading

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Plum Glut!

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We are lucky enough to have a PLUM TREE in our garden. As it was here when we bought the house, I’m not totally sure what type it is, but I think it’s a Victoria. Whichever it is,  for the past couple … Continue reading

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New Term Lunch Ideas – help!

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What a lovely SUMMER we have had. For the most part, my boys have been very good – naturally there have been days where I could happily have given them away to the highest bidder, but I think that is only … Continue reading

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What’s in my Happy Box?

It can be very easy to become preoccupied with the stresses and strains of everyday life, and take the good stuff for granted, even to the point of ignoring the all the fabulous reasons to be happy in favour of coping … Continue reading

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A Day Trip to Venice (with children!)

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One of the places I was desperate to visit during our week in Italy was, of course, Venice. The City of Love, made up of over 100 small islands, separated by canals, and linked by bridges, is known the world … Continue reading

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Italy with Children – Camping Ca’Savio

Camping Ca'Savio

The last week of May was half term for us, and after months in the planning, we picked the children up from school on Friday, jumped in the car and hotfooted it to the airport to catch an early morning flight to … Continue reading

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