Danish Sausage Rolls – the slightly healthier alternative

Danish Sausage Rolls – the slightly healthier alternative

Lately I’ve been experimenting with good lunch snacks for Elliot, he’s still not super enthusiastic about eating non-mashed foods, but a few weeks back I made these Savoury Muffins and they went down a treat. This week I’ve been baking sausage rolls. Not the British kind, but the way I was taught to make them by my mum. These rolls are great for the lunch pack or as a party food at a childrens Birthday (for adults too, J has…

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Arnside Knott and the lure of Geocaches

Arnside Knott and the lure of Geocaches

It was the most stunning of winter weather the Sunday before last! Clear blue skies and sunshine. We hadn’t really planned for a walk out, as the weather forecast had predicted the exact opposite the day before, however it would be a shame to let such a beautiful day pass by without a trip out in the great outdoors surrounding us. So after Elliot’s morning nap we headed out. we had a quick stop at our local watering hole for…

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Banana Cake smothered in Chocolate

Banana Cake smothered in Chocolate

It’s time for a weekly bake! This one is again nice and easy to make, like last weeks Cinnamom cake, and some might say even a little healthy! After all it contains one of your five a day. Now we always endeavour to have fresh fruit in the house, just the usual Apples, oranges and Bananas. Now personally I prefer my Bananas on the green side, and as soon as they go super ripe – you know yellow with brown…

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The Lake District – Walking around Jenkins Crag

The Lake District – Walking around Jenkins Crag

Sundays are almost always family days in our home, and on family days we like to get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air. Last Sunday I suggested that we went up to the Lake District, as it had been far too long since our last Lake District outing! Last time was before Christmas, where we went Forest walking and foraging for Christmas Decorations. Now this Sunday the weather wasn’t ideal, but when you live in the northern…

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Cinnamon Cake with Chocolate Icing

Cinnamon Cake with Chocolate Icing

I’m a firm believer in having a good few baking stables! You know Go-to bakes, when you want to make a tasty treat and be sure that it’s a success without too much faff! First on my list is my go-to Tray-bake: Cinnamon cake with Chocolate Icing. It’s super easy, few ingredients and it tastes amazing! Now it comes as no surprise that I LOVE baking if you’ve been following my blog, there has been quite a few cakes since…

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You know you’re a mom when…

You know you’re a mom when…

The other night, after I had put Elliot to bed I found myself sat in the Sofa, pondering over just how different my life has become in this last year! So much has changed, I’m not just me anymore, I’m now a mum too! It got me thinking of some of the many things that make a Mum. So without further delay, here is my list of: You know you’re a mum when… 1. Stained clothes are your most stable…

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Baby Approved Savoury Muffins

Baby Approved Savoury Muffins

I’m trying to encourage Elliot to eat more independently! By independently I mean not requiring mummy to spoon the food into his mouth, mostly because mommy enjoys eating her food while it’s still hot, she could happily be without the mess of Baby-led weaning. Que the savoury Muffins! Your baby/toddler can still make a mess, but at least it’s a tasty mess. Now I’ve always associated Muffins with a sweet treat, but it was time to expand my baking field. You…

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Cinnamon Swirl Cake with Lemon Icing

Cinnamon Swirl Cake with Lemon Icing

¬†When your day starts at 4am because your teething, sleep regressing baby boy felt that there was no point in postponing the inevitable, well then you truly need a sugary fix to get through the day! Now I don’t need much more excuse than that to start baking – baking is like therapy to me, but in this cake Elliot and I happened to be expecting his little bestie and her mum for lunch! aka perfect excuse to get baking….

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A day spent in Copenhagen

A day spent in Copenhagen

This year we traveled to Denmark to spend Christmas with my half of the family. I love Christmas! so naturally I was very excited about spending it with all the family and following all the traditions I know and love. Even a 4am start to the day plus a poorly baby (Elliot had a flu) wasn’t going to put a damper on things. Besides as long as Elliot can have plenty of sling cuddles all is well. Now the flight…

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A day in the life of #2 Admiring the Christmas lights

A day in the life of #2 Admiring the Christmas lights

The one thing that always bugs me about winter is the short days! We like to get outside every day, but during the winter it just feels like you blink and before you know it the sun has set and everything is covered in darkness. It’s no wonder that it can get the better of people! I should know it, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) has often been a steady partner of mine through the winters, touch wood I haven’t felt…

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