Apple sticky toffee pudding recipe

Sticky toffee apple pudding and custard - perfect for autumn

My parents have got three apple trees in their garden. They’ve lived in their house since I was 5 so for me, autumn always means apples. I usually just make crumble, but when my dad brought round yet another bag of apples last week I decided to try something new. I fancied something with toffee or caramel, and after a quick Google I found this Sticky Toffee Apple Pudding recipe. It looked easy enough so I gave it a go!  Read more

Little Dragons Cafe on PS4 // Review

Little Dragons Cafe on PS4 and Nintendo Switch

My husband is a big fan of video games. He loves playing video games, he loves making video games and, luckily for me, he loves writing about video games! So when I was at BlogOn last weekend I met the lovely people from Rising Star Games. I was given the chance to get my hands on a copy of a new game, Little Dragons Cafe, I knew just where to turn for my review. It’s really a game aimed at children though so Barry roped in a couple of little helpers to see what they thought too… Read more

Why selling your old kids and baby stuff can make more than you think

Selling baby clothes to make money

**This is a collaborative post

Did you know that collection of old kids and baby stuff you have lying around could be worth more than you think? If you aren’t planning on having any more children, selling your children’s old stuff could provide a nice little cash bonus.

Here, you’ll discover why selling your old kids and baby stuff can make more than you think. Read more

The transition from Reception to Year 1 // Two weeks in

Toby all ready for his first day in Year 1

Friday, and we have made it to the end of the second week of Year 1. The transition from Reception hasn’t been plain sailing for Toby, and I’m sure we’ll have a while yet before he’s fully settled in Year 1. After a great first day when he was literally the first one in the classroom with a smile on his face things haven’t gone quite so smoothly so I thought I would fill you in on what’s been happening and how we’ve been dealing with it, or trying to at least! Read more

Family breakfasts made easier with Nutella

Breakfast with fresh bread and Nutella

**In association with Nutella

I don’t know about you but during the week, mornings are busy in our house, especially now the boys are back at school and nursery. Barry works in Manchester three days a week and leaves the house at 5:30AM so it’s up to me to get everyone up, fed and out of the house on time. Weekends are a different matter though and we all enjoy sitting together for a more leisurely family breakfast. Read more

My likes and loves // #LittleLoves Summer 2018

Toby and Gabe enjoying their summer holiday

It’s been a while since I wrote my last Likes and Loves post – I think the summer just got away from me! And in fact my last post was for May and June, so maybe I’ll just keep to writing them every two months, maybe I’ll have a bit more to say then. So anyway, as we head into September and autumn is upon us, here are my #LittleLoves – the summer edition. Read more