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Something for the weekend : Pumpkin Decorating

| October 17, 2014 | 14 Comments
Something for the weekend : Pumpkin Decorating

With Halloween just around the corner, we did a really easy craft after school, pumpkin decorating.  Using some vinyl pumpkin face decals that I cut out using my Cricut Explore, Miss A and I set to work.  This is so simple to do, and looks really effective, I think you’ll agree?  You can make the faces, as large or small as you need depending on how big or small the pumpkins are. Continue Reading

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NSPCC Letter from Santa #lettersfromsanta

| October 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
NSPCC Letter from Santa #lettersfromsanta

I know, I know… it’s only October, but these things take careful planning readers! I actually bought my first Christmas present this week.  I’m determined to get in all done by the end of the November so I can enjoy the magic of Christmas with the children.  I love Christmtas, and everything that goes with it.  I think it’s a shiny light to look forward to, no matter what your age.  With this in mind, I am so delighted to have been chosen as a NSPCC Letter from Santa Ambassador! Continue Reading

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Making your own Sloe Gin

| October 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
Making your own Sloe Gin

I am a huge fan of DIY flavoured alcohol.  In the past I have made orange spiced vodka, and elderflower and blackberry vodka, all of which were delicious.  Today I wanted to share my very easy sloe gin recipe.  All you need is a little patience to not drink the gorgeous looking red nectar before Christmas time.  It makes a perfect handmade Christmas gift too if you can bare to part with it! Continue Reading

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Plantar Fasciitis : Hotter Shoes

| October 15, 2014 | 2 Comments
Plantar Fasciitis : Hotter Shoes

Some days, I struggle to walk down the stairs when I wake up, I have a foot condition called Plantar Fasciitis .  I do it, but very slowly, taking each step carefully and painfully.  Its something I don’t really mention on the blog, as most of the time I’m absolutely fine, but then it gets triggered and I unfortunately spend months with my feet hurting. I find it so frustrating, and above all annoying.

Stupidly (I now realise) I joined a running club a few weeks ago.  It had been so long since I’d had a flare up, I thought I’d be fine.  I’d forgotten to be honest how much it hurt to walk when I do get it.  Two days after the run, I was ok, then the next morning wham, I got out of bed, and that familiar feeling was there. Continue Reading

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