Happy new year guys! I hope you have all recovered from the festive period and are throwing yourselves into the new year’s resolutions with gusto. I love this time of year. A suggested hint at new beginnings and the chance for a clean slate. All the things that you’ve been putting off suddenly have a hope of being achieved and this fresh start is the key to that door that needed opening. At the end of 2018 we were given a fabulous gift of a ukulele and the opportunity to learn how to play it for free! The lovely Susie at Uke in a Day gifted us this beautiful instrument and ebook to help myself and the children embrace our musical hearts in all their glory. We thought January was the perfect time to share this with you all in the hopes to inspire a new hobby in the new year. Suzie has been a music teacher for many years and has developed a wonderful series of ebooks to help teach even the least experienced of mummy’s (me) to play the ukulele in the smallest amount of time. It only took me 20 minutes to learn how to play several […]
Happy new year! Where has this last year gone? It seems to have flown by in a whirlwind of beach trips and Harry Potter activities. We had the most fun in 2018 and we are super excited to get our teeth stuck firmly into the adventures of 2019. At the beginning of each year we like to try and get organised with our holiday dates and personal goals. I find by following a few simple steps in the beginning of the year it helps us get the most out of the months ahead. Check out our latest video to see how we go about it. (Includes links to useful resources.) We wish you all a happy and healthy 2019 full of magic and adventure.
Today’s blog is a super speedy one guys. I just wanted to check in with you all and share this scrummy festive treat. Perfect for a snuggly movie night. This is one that the whole family will enjoy. Mmmm! Print Dark Chocolate Ginger Mochas Spiced hot chocolate is the way to my heart and the coffee in this one adds a special richness to make you feel thoroughly spoilt. Go on, treat yourself! Ingredients 1 cup dairy-free milk We used cashew. 50-75 g dark chocolate Depends on how rich you like it. 1 tbsp molasses 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp instant coffee You can leave this out for children. 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon pinch grated nutmeg Instructions Gently heat all of your ingredients in a non-stick pan until smooth and creamy. Spiced hot chocolate is the way to my heart and the coffee in this one adds a special richness to make you feel thoroughly spoilt. Go on, treat yourself!
Oh, my word am I excited to share this one with you. This recipe is the perfect tonic to all those naughty festive treats that we’ve been consuming. There is nothing I like more than a cheeky gingerbread man or two don’t get me wrong but I can enjoy a festive slaw on a whole other level. Full of all those trusty Christmas flavours but bursting with goodness and nutrition. This recipe has won my heart and I can’t wait to hear what you guys think of it too. Print Festive Slaw Full of all those trusty Christmas flavours but bursting with goodness and nutrition. Servings 4 people Ingredients 1/2 white cabbage 1 red onion 1 apple juice and zest of 1 orange handful dried cranberries handful chopped walnuts season to taste Instructions Chop your cabbage, apple and onion into thin slices. You can use a food processor if you prefer. Add your cranberries walnuts and seasoning. Juice and zest your orange over the top and enjoy! I’d love for you to share your favourite healthy festive recipes. Tag us in on social media and share what makes your bells jingle with glee.
Don’t you just love getting two of your favourite things in the whole wide world and combining them together? It’s like chocolate and orange or roasties and mustard or peanut butter and jam. Some things were just meant to belong together. This is one of those times. I am one huge Christmas fan and the second September (yes I’m that Christmas crazy) comes around I am all over the Christmas recipes trying out all the wonderful different combos out there. I think you’ll all agree that I struck gold with this one. I mean mincepie flavoured doughnuts!!! Why had I not thought of that before? They really are as delicious as they sound. (Do you hear the sound of tooting trumpets?) Apologies for the shameless patting oneself on the back but I am so proud of this recipe and I can not wait to hear what you guys think of it too! Let us know what fantastic Christmas mash-ups you guys have tried. Sprout ice cream or roast potato sandwiches maybe? Actually, I could totally eat a roast potato sandwich but that can just be our little secret right? See you soon friends. Help us out! If you have any […]
I absolutely love this time of year. The cooler days and the darker evenings make this the perfect time to snuggle up and get stuck into festive crafts and winter-themed activities. We have been turning our hand at all sorts of winter-themed fun from Christmas writing trays to paint dipped pine cones and I’m not sure who has had the most fun, myself or the kids?! During these frosty days, my two just love sitting down and having fun learning about the winter season. Each year we enjoy marking the occasion with worksheets and projects. A lovely way to celebrate the changing seasons and break up the year with familiar traditions. We have recently stumbled upon a fantastic learning resource that we wanted to share with you guys. This website is geared up to support teachers and home educators with ideas and resources. The lovely people at education.com have even offered us a free printable to share with you! This printable is a winter-inspired word scramble. Neither of the kids has ever tried one of these before so I wasn’t sure how they would take to it. I was aware that this may have been a bit of a challenge […]