Walking at Castle Crag – The Great Outdoors

Tweet I’ve just watched that video – the one that has, ironically, gone viral today, about how much we lose from our lives by being constantly attached to laptops, phones and tablets in the name of “social” media. And yes, blogging can be included in that too. We miss so much, and I am sure […]

Clip n Climb – A Family Review

Tweet 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 described as a hint of jealousy. I am quite an active kind of girl, […]

Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday and A Recipe for Every Day

Tweet 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 English word Shrive which means “confess one’s sins”. It’s a day to ask for absolution, and […]

Football Cake (with surpise Smarties!)

Tweet After last week’s Surprise Leopard Cake, made for my youngest son, I felt it only fair to make something geared more towards my footie-mad 9 year old. He had already set me a challenge of making a football cake (“Not a round, flat one, actually spherical, though, Mum”) which seemed relatively straightforward, so my natural […]