BBQ Chicken with Mexican Rice Tacos #CincoDeMayo with Old El Paso

Did you know that on the 5th May Cinco De Mayo is celebrated – now I had absolutely no idea what this actually was for or about so had to turn to my old friend Google. It is actually a celebration among Mexican communities in Mexico and North America marking the Mexican defeat of FrenchRead more

Giveaway: Win 4 tickets to Bletchley Park with Intel Security and Tots100

I have to admit that internet security worries me greatly, we keep so much personal information on our home computers, tablets and even smartphones especially as they can store our passwords to many of our accounts if we choose and we do often stay logged into many sites at a time for ease.    IRead more

Kids Playarea Makeover #Asifbymagic

 We have recently made over the kids bedrooms and were in the process of transforming a section of our front room into a play area for the children.   We don’t have a separate room to call a playroom however we are very lucky to have a large front-room, half of it we haveRead more

My favourite things about Christmas time

Now it’s all over I am actually really looking forward to taking down the decorations and the tree and regaining a little normality to the house again, however now is a perfect time to look back over the month and reflect on my 12 favourite festive things we have done as a family: It allRead more

Autumn Poem

  Autumn leaves are falling now Under branches, onto the ground Tumbling, falling Under foot Muddling along Never wanting to stop   Loving all the Autumn leaves Emmy wants to climb some trees Always looking for new ways to play Vigorously running and jumping about Endlessly happy and smiling too Spending our time outside, wouldn’t you?  Read more

Project usable garden

We are really lucky to have a decent sized garden. I love that it’s big enough for the kids to play in safely,  however parts of it are unsafe and unusable, definitely not child friendly. When we moved in 9 years ago Paul had the grand idea of knocking down the brick built BBQ, sadly andRead more