Thursday, 30 September 2010

What a lovely idea

While looking on the DotComgiftshop site I came across these....

They also do a Bedroom, Kitchen and Bathroom. Not a bad little stocking filler for £4.95

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Afternoon of baking

My son and I had very much enjoyed watching the Great British Bake Off. Josh was very keen to make the Cornish Pasty from the show. So yesterday we gathered all the ingredients and had a go.

The pastry was a nightmare, I was not happy with it at all :( However once baked some magic happened and they turned out amazing.

None of us like Swede so I put in a few bits of carrot instead. The recipe can be found here with a helpful little video on how its done. Have a go they taste yummy :)

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Crisp Art

By Joshua aged 8 years

 Have a good weekend everyone xx

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Thank you

Thank you to the lovely Vanessa at Coco Rose Textiles for The versatile Blogger award :) I did a happy dance when i read you had award it to me.
 If you have not visited Vanessa blog pop on over and have a look. Her blog is full of colour and pretties.
The rules state that I have to link to the person who award me and state 7 interesting facts about myself. I've been thinking over the last couple of days so here goes...
1. I don't own a Microwave, Dishwasher or Tumble Dryer. I've never felt the need, although when I was looking after 8 children and feeding them all tea I nearly caved!!
 2. I love SiFi and am very into Doctor Who, but I don't just watch and enjoy. I watch over and over again pick at it and analyse the episode.
 3.  I can play the Flute, but I've not played in 15 years. I often think I should take it up again.
 4.My full name is Sarah-Jane and I'm named after Sarah-Jane Smith of Doctor who fame. I think SiFi must be in my blood!!
5. I'm a Beaver leader. Every Thursday night I help with 16 boys full of energy. I'm going to start my training soon and feeling very nervous!
6. I write down everything. I have note pads and post its everywhere. Hubby laughs at me because I can't do anything without writing it down 1st!
 7. I'm dairy intolerant and sadly soya too. Makes me very ill for days if I eat any :( I've found it very hard over the years but have found Green and Blacks do a very good Vegan chocolate :)
 Now for the hard bit. I have to pick 5 blogs to pass the award onto. The blogs Ive chosen I love to visit and read. If you have not come across them I would recommend you click and have a little look.
Chez Sophie
Hookin' with LaaLaa
Salt and Chocolate
Life on the East Coast
Thank you once again xxx

Monday, 20 September 2010

Cupcake week

In honor of National Cupcake week my friend and I had a cupcake baking day. We had lots of giggles, drank lots of tea and managed to make these...

They had a lovely runny chocolate centre.
My son approved!!

Sunday, 12 September 2010


Look at what I found in Morrisons today :)

Friday, 10 September 2010

Jam making

On a visit to my friends new house I notices plum like looking fruit on a tree. They turned out to be Bullaces and make very good jam.

My 1kg of fruit made 6 jars of lovely yummy jam :)

Oh and my Cath Kidston order arrived....what do you think?

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


What do you think of my Crush mug rail?

It makes me smile everytime I walk past :)