miamoo complete cleansing system: gentle enough for the most delicate skin

As my eldest child is now 14, I look back on the days when he and I would enjoy a bath together.  As a big baby, he didn’t like the little bath, but in the big bath he was in his element.  We had fun and giggles, and it was the only time he got relief from some really dreadful colic.  Needless to say, that meant we spent quite alot of time in the bath.   Before he was even born, I had a bathroom cabinet full of the leading branded baby products.  They seemed to smell of ‘baby’ and […]

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Mummy – Make Me a Minion: Kitchen Crazy Food Fun – Marshmallow Minions – #motivationalmonday

I think pretty much everyone I know loves the Minions from Despicable Me – they are everywhere.  When Jess and I was these on Pinterest, we had to have a go at making them ourselves. Blue candy melts //  yellow candy melts //  white chocolate //  milk chocolate I find the best way when melting multiple colours of chocolate is to pop them all in a big pan an a very low heat after the water has come to the boil, and leave theme there, stirring regularly until fully melted.  I love using these cheap plastic jugs.  They are around […]

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Visit to Porchester castle: what’s the story?

In around 2006 (pre wheelchair) we used to take regular walks around Porchester castle.  I personally am fascinated by the architecture, but the children (then around 4 and 7) found lots of other things perks to exploring an old building Like finding hidey-holes to sit in, and pose for mummy’s pictures Mummy liked the old-fashioned cobbles, and walking along the sea-front Where we got to look at the posh boats Or the plants and bugs It was a clear day, so we got a great view over the water, and could see the Spinnaker Tower. Looking at the pictures I […]

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Me and you: me and J – how it all started

As regular readers will know, I am marrying the man of my dreams in August of this year.  Half of me can’t wait, and half of me is scared stiff.  Both of us are fairly quiet introverted people who don’t like the spotlight, so a wedding kind of goes against the grain a little.  What trumps that is that we love each other to bits and want to get married, so we’ve both decided to suck it up, so to speak. When I saw the Me and You linky over at Tigerlilly Quinn, I knew it was the perfect opportunity […]

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Mummy son time: so precious!

As any regular readers will know, I am blessed with two beautiful children – my pigeon pair, Cameron and Jessica.  Jess is 11 and a pretty regular guest on my blog, as we do so many fun activities together from baking to crafts to manicures.  Cameron is usually featured in the back of photos, playing on the Xbox with friends.  It’s a good trade off, because we get to craft and make delicious things for him and his friends to munch, and he gets to do what interests him. My two with Moo the cat I won’t go on to […]

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Fun food crafting for older kids: marshmallow trees

Anyone who’s been on pinterest, or pretty much anywhere on the net cannot fail to have noticed the preponderance of  ‘sweetie trees’ that are available to buy and make.  The concept is pretty simple, a little flower or tree shaped structure, with a globe of sweeties on the top, such as this: They are very popular, and great as gifts.  I had the idea of making some either with flowers or sweets (for the candy bar) for our wedding, so I purchased a quantity of polystyrene balls.  This is what makes up the interior.  During one fun day in our […]

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The sweeter side of life: Crafty and sweet making projects for older kids – candy floss

Recently I’ve been reading lots of blogs by parents of young children, under 10’s and under 5’s, who have tonnes of fun with crafts and make and do projects with their kids.  I love to live vicariously, and the smiles and joy on the children’s faces in these blog posts are genuine.  You can see how much they enjoy not only the crafts, but spending quality time with a parent.  As a parent, I have to say we often enjoy this time together just as much. Now my kids are a little older (11 and 13), we don’t do the […]

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