Children’s birthday parties are exhausting

In Parenting

That’s it. The milestone I was dreading has come and gone. We have a lot of ‘seven’ left to go, but that initial mountain has been climbed and conquered. Not made any easier by the organisation of the birthday party, because some bright spark thought… read full entry →

Recipe: Chocolate Orange Cake

In Home & Garden, Recipe

A blogger I follow on twitter recently tweeted a link to her frugal chocolate orange cake made with a jar of value marmalade (amongst other things). I didn’t have time to read through the recipe when I first saw it, but it came to mind… read full entry →

Recipe: Eton Mess Cake

In Home & Garden, Lifestyle, Recipe

Yesterday was Gaz‘s birthday and in true birthday tradition (AKA any excuse for cake) I decided to bake, with the “help” of the kids. Normally for this sort of occasion I would find a recipe weeks in advance and fail attempt to make something spectacular.… read full entry →

Dairy free pizza and other baking bits

In Home & Garden

Further to my last dairy free post, where you’ll remember I moaned that everything contains dairy, I set about creating a meal plan for the week (having seriously lost my mojo with the whole planning thing since going dairy free) and hit a bit of… read full entry →

If you thought the cake was epic

In Misc

…you should see her actual birthday present: It’s 1.2m long. Teehee.

Isabel’s First Birthday

In Parenting

Isabel turned 1 on Sunday. Crazy to think it has been a year since my world was turned upside down by a warm pink bundle of goo. It makes me all broody for more babies just thinking about it :D Anyway, to celebrate her birthday… read full entry →