Spooktacular Halloween Recipes

Are you having a Halloween Party? Or just want to make some great Halloween goodies at home? Then look no further, here are some great recipes that you can make. Lime & Lemongrass Halloween Carrot Cake Serves 12 300g Carrots, peeled 225ml Sunflower Oil 170g Sunflower Oil 3 Eggs 1tsp Vanilla Extract 2tbs Maple Syrup 4tso Belvoir Lime & Lemongrass Cordial Zest of 2 Limes 325g Self-Raising Flour 1tsp Baking Powder For The Icing 125g unsalted butter 125g icing sugar 50g full fat soft cheese 1tbsp Belvoir Lime & Lemongrass Cordial orange food colouring black writing icing plastic spiders to decorate Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180oC/Gas 4/Fan 165oC. Lightly oil a 20cm deep cake tin and line the base with baking parchment. Coarsely grate the carrots. 2. In a stand mixer or with an electric hand whisk, beat together the oil, sugar and eggs until they are light… View Post

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My Sunday Photo 8th October 2017

It was J’s second birthday yesterday. E was a brilliant big sister and helping him open presents! Its so nice to see how much they love each other. Truly Blessed.

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How to Save Money on Clothes

When you have a family to buy clothes for, it can prove expensive. Especially as children grow so quickly. I seem to always need to buy something for one of the kids. When it comes to shopping for me, it always tends to be for jeans. Clothing unfortunately, gets quickly worn out. Kneeling on the floor playing with the kids or scrubbing the floors adds to the wear and tear on my jeans. Here are a few money saving tips to try to make your clothing budget spread a little further. 1. Use a voucher code when shopping online Let’s face it, voucher codes save you money. Voucher codes can be used to make a saving on the total cost of the order or to get free delivery. There are a few ways you can source voucher codes. Check out the retailers social media pages to see if any others… View Post

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Epilepsy – Fact and Fiction

Epilepsy is one of the many invisible illness people can have. In fact it is said that one in every 103 people have the condition. Considering how many people have epilepsy, there is still a stigma and a lack of knowledge amongst people that don’t have or know any one with epilepsy. I am a strong believer in trying to educate people that might not know that much about epilepsy. After all someone recently said to me knowledge is power. It is beneficial to learn about epilepsy as you never know when you might encounter some one with it. Now I am not a doctor or an epilepsy specialist, a lot of this is my own knowledge that I have learnt over the years since I was diagnosed in my early teens. Some of facts and myths are obvious to most people where as others are hopefully educating. The myth: Epilepsy is a… View Post

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Stay at home Date Night

We are in the situation that we don’t live anywhere near family, so we don’t really have a support network. Most of the time this isn’t an issue. However sometimes it would be nice to have someone we could get to babysit so we could have a date night. My hubby and I have only been out once, child free, in six years. I personally think this is pretty rubbish. Unfortunately we don’t have anyone to babysit, so we can have the occasional night out. J has been a terrible sleeper until the last four months so leaving him with anyone but family wouldn’t work. Our only option is a stay at home date night, which  is ok. The only problem we have is making time for it.  I spend my evenings working and M spends his evening with his feet up on his phone. When we have had a date night… View Post

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