Ah, Christmas. It’s a wonderful time of year, as long as you don’t look at your bank account. It’s hard to experience the same joy we felt as children during the festive season because there’s so much planning and spending to be done at this time of year. But Christmas doesn’t need to be a financial burden. Here’s how to save money during the festive season so that your budget feels bigger.
One of the wonderful elements of Autumn is the abundant squashes and pumpkins. Roasted to perfection these vegetables live and breathe warm, cosy nights wrapped up with furry slippers on. This Butternut Squash Hummus is the perfect accompaniment for Moroccan and Persian dishes or served as a starter or snack with fine crackers. For this recipe it is preferable to roast your squash for a deep, rich flavour.
Having recently moved we are on the hunt for a new kitchen, after all I spend most of my time in that room of the house, but with a new kitchen usually comes a huge price tag. Here are my top tips on how you can give your kitchen a makeover without breaking the bank.
With two very crafty girls in the household I am super excited to be giving away 2 fantastic Gel-a-Peel Fashion Maker Kits! You can create gel fashions, patches, accessories, and jewellery using the Gel-a-Peel Fashion Maker. Just pick your stencil design, gel, squeegee, and peel!
Lest we forget...
It has been quite a few years since I properly picked up a paintbrush, but I received some shiny new paints for my birthday and when I sat down with blank paper before me a poppy instantly came to mind.
Remember those hectic, crazy busy days of summer? They seem like a lifetime ago! Now that Autumn is in full swing, you might have thought that the days would go a little slower, and your schedule and to-do list might not be as long as it once was…but many of us find ourselves dashing around even more then we were before. The school run, birthday parties, school events, parent’s evenings, not to mention everyday tasks that need completing – will we ever catch a break before Christmas?
October is one of my favourite months because it is my birthday! Lots of fun and laughs this year, in particular escaping from the Pharoah's tomb at Escape Rooms in London Bridge. That may have been the highlight of my year! Lots of cuddles with cousins, dinner parties and baking.
The kids and I have been enjoying this year’s series of The Great British Bake Off. E in particular is absorbing so much cooking knowledge and really becoming interested in what’s going on in our kitchen. But this week’s episode has left me concerned with the direction the series is going. Is watching someone (a very lovely, sweet lady) reduced to tears while being scolded by Paul because their Danish pastries should have been in the oven for another 2minutes really entertainment?
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I turn 37 next week and to be honest I've been feeling a bit fed up lately. I think it is a bit of a post back to school low after such a busy September plus Husband's foot operation complications has been worrying me a bit. I decided a bit of TLC in the form of a new hair colour would cheer me up.
And it has. Hello Red.
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Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.