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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A Girly day out in Exeter

I was thinking about going to Exeter at the weekend for a few days and E had said that she wanted to come with me, I did highlight to her that I would be going shopping. She still wanted to come along, I think she loves having some time alone with her mummy and she also knew that we would be having lunch in Exeter. So Saturday morning arrived and I decided that after E’s swimming lesson we would go on a little girly trip to Exeter. As I don’t drive E and I always catch the train to Exeter, and living by the seaside means that the journey into Exeter is really picturesque. E always makes sure we sit on the ‘seaside’ side of the train. E likes to sit on her knees so she can get a better view and then proceeds to tell me everything else she can see, it’s all really… View Post

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Halloween Safety

It’s not long until the 31st October, Halloween. Children everywhere will be getting dressed up, either for trick or treating, Halloween parties or just for fun. The safety of my children and everyone else’s is paramount on such occasions. When it comes to dressing up and having some spooky fun children get very excited (well E does) and keeping safe is not something they think about, but that’s where us parents come in! We are the ones that need to be aware of how to keep our little ones safe. Smiffys the fancy dress company online have produced a document with Halloween safety tips for Parents, its worth a read as there are a few tips mentioning things that I hadn’t even considered. What every you do for Halloween this year I hope you all have lots of  fun and more importantly stay safe and have some fun!  

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Silent Sunday 2/11/14

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Pencil Eraser Ghosts

Yesterday we made bat silhouettes and today we decided to make some ghosts! E enjoyed yesterdays craft so much that she was really keen to try the ghosts. What you will need Two different coloured paint – we chose black and purple Pencil with flat eraser Black Felt tip / marker pen Scissors Blue tack or decorators tape Printable Ghost Sheet or you can make your own. Firstly you will need to cut out the ghost template sheet, cut around them and attach them to a white piece of paper using blue tack or decorators tape, the ghosts need to be easy to remove. Pour out your two different colour paints into a paint tray and then turn your pencil upside down so you can dip the eraser into paint. Firstly dab paint around the edges of the ghost covering them completely. If you don’t have a pencil with an eraser… View Post

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