Me and my husband at Lake Pukaki New Zealand South Island

Love Is…

I have a clear memory from when I was growing up of a book that my mother owned called Confucius ...
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Apple and blueberry crumble

Apple and Blueberry Crumble

A favourite for anyone who likes a pudding as much as we all do πŸ˜‰ Ingredients For the crumble topping: ...
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Steak and mushroom pie, served with spinach and sweetcorn

Steak and Mushroom Pie

This is a fairly regular dish on our dinner table. It is hearty but not too heavy, so perfect for ...
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Flower in garden

Making Progress

I’m acutely aware that I haven’t been as obviously present on the blog as I would have liked to have ...
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Bug hotels

How Does Your Garden Grow?

With the Easter holidays fast approaching, I have started to turn my mind to activities to keep my three boys ...
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Uncooked lasagne topped with grated cheese

Vegetarian Lasagne

As you may have gathered, to us nothing quite says family meal time like a good hearty dish, and this ...
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Yellow labrador retriever running across a park with a ball

For The Love of Pets

Family means everything to me, from my husband and sons, my parents and sisters, my wider family, my chosen family ...
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Me, my mother and my two sisters

Your Post

This is for you. The woman who made a choice in her early twenties that no longer fits, but you ...
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Lake at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Clumber Park

Once part of the legendary Sherwood Forest, and now owned by the National Trust, Clumber Park makes a beautiful setting ...
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Fiction books for 6-7 year olds

Books For Children: 6-7 years

Our favourite books for children, aged 6 - 7 years, as part of our books for children list. The Twits ...
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Fiction books for 5-6 year olds

Books For Children: 5-6 years

Our favourite books for children, aged 5 - 6 years, as part of our books for children list. The Story ...
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Fiction books for 4-5 year olds

Books For Children: 4-5 years

Our favourite books for children, aged 4 - 5 years, as part of our books for children list. Green Eggs ...
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Fiction books for 3-4 year olds

Books For Children: 3-4 years

Our favourite books for children, aged 3 - 4 years, as part of our books for children list. Angelica Sprocket’s ...
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Fiction books for 2-3 year olds

Books For Children: 2-3 years

Our favourite books for children, aged 2 - 3 years, as part of our books for children list. The Tiger ...
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Fiction books for 1-2 year olds

Books For Children: 1-2 years

Our favourite books for children, aged 1 - 2 years, as part of our books for children list. Barry the ...
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