Broken Biscuit Chocolate Fridge Cake Recipe

This recipe comes from a mix of trying to find something quick and easy that Evie and I can make together while the boys have their mid afternoon nap and also as a way to use up all those broken biscuit pieces at the bottom of the barrel. Now, this isn't exactly a pretty cake… Continue reading Broken Biscuit Chocolate Fridge Cake Recipe


Weekend Travels – Southend Pier and a Pirate Ship

This weekend was looking to be wonderfully warm and sunny (summer's finally on it's way!) and we were wondering where we could take all three of the kids to enjoy Saturday all together. A friend of Dimas mentioned that a pirate ship had moored at the end of Southend on Sea Pier so that seemed… Continue reading Weekend Travels – Southend Pier and a Pirate Ship


Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Recipe

After 2020, most people might be a bit tired of banana bread as it became a symbol of people turning to baking during lockdown. However, I do think a good banana bread recipe should be in every bakers repertoire and this one is mine. I'm sure most people with toddlers have experienced when they love… Continue reading Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Recipe


Slow Cooker Syrup Sponge Pudding Recipe

With the arrival of the new year and the cold weather, its always comforting to have a delicious warming dessert after dinner. As the costs of electricity have been a big issue of late here in the UK, my slow cooker has been my go to piece of equipment in the kitchen. Plus with the… Continue reading Slow Cooker Syrup Sponge Pudding Recipe


Gingerbread Loaf Cake Recipe

Happy New Year for 2022! We managed to finally get back to Spain to finally spend time with family after way too long, thanks to lockdowns and restrictions. It was amazing to get a break away from the day to day and for Baby to meet her family members in real life instead of over… Continue reading Gingerbread Loaf Cake Recipe


Summer Holiday 2021 – Padstow, Cornwall

A few years back, Hubby managed to convince me to go on a camping holiday for the first time- yeah, I did not like the idea of it at all at the time. But I have to say, I did become a camping convert after that! I think that it helped that we made it… Continue reading Summer Holiday 2021 – Padstow, Cornwall


Spiced Pumpkin Loaf Cake

In the weeks leading up to Halloween I will usually make at least one pumpkin pie, if not two full pies and maybe a dozen mini pies! While I usually use my own pumpkin purée,  I do like the convenience of canned pumpkin purée and I really wish it was something you could find easily… Continue reading Spiced Pumpkin Loaf Cake


Back to Blogging

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on Dear readers, I'd like to start by apologising for my long absence. If I am perfectly honest, I did lose my blogging mojo for a while and this was down to a number of reasons... A lot has happened over the course of this year; firstly hubby and I bought… Continue reading Back to Blogging


Wristband Pin Cushion – DIY Craft

Recently I have really wanted to take up dressmaking, both to make some unique vintage style clothes for myself and to also hopefully be able to update my wardrobe while saving money. I have some sewing experience, mainly making cushions using my sewing machine or making small toys for my mum's school.  As much as… Continue reading Wristband Pin Cushion – DIY Craft


Weekend Travels – Manningtree

Last weekend, Dimas and I decided to have a day out somewhere exploring. For January, the weather seemed pleasant enough to risk going out - unlike today which is rainy, blustery and basically a duvet day. We live in Essex and decided to go somewhere that's not too far out of the way but enough… Continue reading Weekend Travels – Manningtree