You know you were born in the 80’s when…

Okay, so I know there are lots of similar pieces flying round cyberspace, but I just couldn’t resist.  So many things have been popping up of late and making me oddly nostalgic that I just had to have a go for myself.  I was born in 1982, so there may be some overlap into the 90’s, and there might be some points that don’t resonate with those born later in the 80’s.  A few years mean so much when you’re young.  Still, dig in and see what you think, and if you come across any weird stuff, please forgive me. […]

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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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