A ‘family’ took a stroll through a deep dark wood….

I suspect that every parent of young children is able to recite the words of the Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson without too much difficulty. So yesterday we took a stroll through the deep dark woods of Alice holt looking for mouse, fox, snake , owl and of course the Gruffalo. We found all but owl… Continue reading A ‘family’ took a stroll through a deep dark wood….

DIY Angry birds

Well it’s has been a funny few weeks. In summary appendicitis ( most amusing!), waiting 18 1/2 hours for surgery ( such fun!) then parents to stay ( godsend) and finally back to normal. Well near enough as the longer school holidays have begun and now have too hot children in 30c to occupy. Today’s… Continue reading DIY Angry birds

His apricot, earl grey tea and mascapone

This is my all time favourite pudding. Yep no chocolate, little sugar and nothing fancy. Just as Hugh Fernley Whittingstall  suggests: apricots soaked in earl grey tea  with a dollop of sweetened marscapone. Sometimes it’s just the simple things…. Original recipe can be found here: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/sep/07/apricots-tea-mascarpone-recipe-whittingstall Serves 6 250g organic dried apricots, halved 500ml hot, strong… Continue reading His apricot, earl grey tea and mascapone

Picture perfect?

So it went missing yesterday late afternoon. I searched high and low, scratched my head for a good half hour then mysteriously it reappeared . The ipad has always been a source of amusement for the kids but is now mostly hidden from sight by me as the rows it causes between a 2 and… Continue reading Picture perfect?