A Mighty Chef in action

I have recently had the good fortune to be able to work with a local Business called Mighty Chefs. They run cooking classes to inspire young chefs in the West Yorkshire area. My daughter tried their soda bread recipe, which turned out to be a big hit in our house. Click here for the recipe:…

The Tooth Fairy

I believe in the magic of childhood and one of these wonders is the Tooth Fairy. Loosing a tooth is a right of passage for a child and one that I know my daughter looked forward to. Our Tooth Fairy did a pre-visit when the first tooth began to wobble. She sent a letter introducing…

Autumn Bucket List

Autumn In West Yorkshire, I am just a little excited. I love the magic of Autumn, the changing colours, colder days and the promise of Christmas.   Here are 10 things I want to do or achieve over the Autumn Season: Bolton Abbey Pumpkin Trail – http://boltonabbey.com/whats-on/pumpkin-trail/ Halloween fun: House decorating (inside only and really…

Postboxes

We have a game as a family that we play in the car, when you spot an animal in a field you have to shout the name of the animal and make the sound of it. Once done you gain a point and the game continues. This game was fine when we lived in greater…

Steps and Hills

Steps and hills, I am surrounded by them here in West Yorkshire. Let us say, I am, of ‘average’ fitness with a desire to improve, which is probably a good thing now I live in a hilly, stepy place. Each weekend my husband picks a new place for us to explore and yet again I…

Apple Pie

Do you cook with your child(ren)? We love to cook in our house and where possible endeavour to engage our 8 year old in the fun. Many life skills go into cooking: Shopping to get the ingredients (money, list making) Reading and following instructions Equipment use (knives, graters, mixing to name but a few!) Food…

Healthy Snacks

I love the start of a new School year, so much promise and good intentions. With this thought I turn my attention to healthy snacks. After a long Summer of indulgence, how can I fine tune our families eating to promote more healthy choices and eating perhaps more mindfully and in moderation? Healthier snack suggestions…

Exploring

New adventures and exciting beginnings for our family as we have now been in West Yorkshire for a little over a month. We have experienced gorgeous weather and stunning scenery. The journey has not always been easy and I will be quite happy not to see a packing box for a good few months (years!)….

Moving – Keep in Touch Pack

Moving is a big deal, whether you move down the road, across the country or indeed taking your family to a new international location. As I write this post I am surrounded by boxes and just waiting for the last minute to be able to pack the last bits. My family is heading to Yorkshire…

‘Coffee’

This morning, I was able to seize the moment and meet up for a ‘coffee’ with a dear friend for the first time during School hours. I am not a coffee drinker and went for a white hot chocolate instead, yum! This perhaps is not an unusual thing for people to do on a Tuesday…

Mornings

As busy people we all know what fun mornings can be trying to get our loved ones out of the door in time for School, an activity, a day out, anything! This image sums up my morning, as I was applying my make up and trying to listen to my daughter read her book. I…

Sunshine

Today I was reminded of the importance of stepping away from my never ending list of things to do, by my 7 year old daughter as we took to the garden for some sun. It was great to take time out to recharge batteries and reflect on the blessings of the week. We are very…