Iced Rice Pudding Brulee with Smashed Blackberries

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Last weekend I decided to make a little effort in the usual Friday night tea, and go for a little three course for me and Mr. I’ve seen some interesting dishes lately, usually via Great British Chefs and whilst I tend … Continue reading

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Good Food Show Spring

I am rather excited about my upcoming trip to Harrogate to visit the very first BBC Good Food Show Spring at the HIC. I have persuaded Mr to take me to Leeds the day before, staying in a lovely looking hotel, … Continue reading

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Clip n Climb – A Family Review

My boys have been to Clip N Climb  indoor climbing centre, in Maryport, Cumbria, before, as part of a Cubs group trip, and had a great time. Mr and I stood on the sidelines and watched, with what can only be truly … Continue reading

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April Fool’s Day Packed Lunch Joke

I’ve been racking my brains to think to think up a funny joke for the boys to mark April Fool’s Day tomorrow,  but discounted so many because either they weren’t funny, or they wouldn’t be tricked. I didn’t want something … Continue reading

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Lemon Fridge Cake – A Blast From My Past Recipe

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My mum used to make the most amazing dessert, Lemon Fridge Cake, from a recipe given to her by a friend. Almost mousse-like in texture, with a delicious citrus zing, and topped with whipped cream… what’s not to like? Well, … Continue reading

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Upcycled Beaded Bracelet Watch

About six weeks ago, I broke my watch. I was rushing about, and banged it on a wall, breaking the chain strap where it attaches to the face of the watch. I was a bit gutted, as I have had … Continue reading

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Lemon and Raspberry Shortbread Slices

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If you are having an afternoon tea party for your mum this Mother’s Day, you could do far worse than knock up a batch of these delicious, dainty lemon and raspberry shortbread slices. They are perfect on a cake stand, … Continue reading

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What is Happiness?

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Today is the UN’s International Day Of Happiness, a day devised by the General Assembly to promote well-being amongst people, and acknowledge that happiness is a fundamental human goal. Why? Well, it stands to reason when you think about it, … Continue reading

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Easy Wine Glass Charm Tutorial

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I am having a crafty phase at the moment, and having done a few crochet projects, I thought I’d try my hand at some little jewellery items and trinkets. As my in-laws were visiting, and I knew that a glass … Continue reading

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Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday and A Recipe for Every Day

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Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, a day for feasting on pancakes, laden with syrup, bacon, lemon, sugar, bananas, ice cream… whatever floats your boat. Although Pancake Day is a foodie festival the world over, the English name comes from the old … Continue reading

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