Apples on tree

30 Days Wild – Week Two

You may be aware by now that I am involved with the #30dayswild project this year (you can read my ...
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Bright blue polo shirt on boy

Revamping my fabrics with DYLON

Revamping my fabrics with DYLON I’m sure that I can’t be the only person who, after a few washes of ...
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Sunlight streaming through a canopy of trees

30 Days Wild – Week One

If you read my last post (here) or follow me on my Cup of Toast social media accounts (or both!) ...
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Yellow labrador retriever splashing into blue paddling pool

Half Term Holiday Fun

The half term break has been and gone here in Warwickshire, and time has definitely been munching through the days ...
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Mallard in stream

Half Term Holidays

Back in March, with the Easter holidays cantering towards us at speed, I shared a few of the activities that ...
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My three boys walking through woodland

Happiness is…

A couple of years ago I was nominated on Facebook by a friend to take up a positivity challenge. For ...
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Bees flying around the entrance to their nest as seen from inside our house.

Glorious Bees

Glorious Bees We have a bees’ nest. The joy of living on the edge of woodland is the high frequency ...
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Me with Chief as a two day old baby

To My Great-Grandchildren

To My Great-Grandchildren I would write this on pretty paper for you but I worry that it would not withstand ...
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Sparkling water in a bottle, empty plastic cup and a large bag of raisins

Dancing Raisins Experiment

Chief has always loved this experiment, and refers to it as his magic trick! What you will need: A clear ...
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Tulips and hyacinths in a park

Royal Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa My birth town of Leamington (as it is known locally) has a very interesting history. Originally recorded ...
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Boy pulling on long socks

The Big “Why?”

When we were on the verge of becoming parents, we were showered with well-meaning advice and recollections from people who ...
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The words 'twenty questions' written on a notepad

Twenty Questions

I was challenged to join in some more fun this week, in the form of answering 20 questions about myself ...
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The entrance to Redwings Horse and Donkey sanctuary in Oxhill

Redwings – Oxhill

Redwings - Oxhill Nestled in the Warwickshire countryside is this friendly horse, pony and donkey sanctuary. A haven for nearly ...
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Blogger Recognition Award

Earlier this week I was very excited and humbled to be given a Blogger Recognition Award from the lovely My ...
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Toy washing machine by internal white door

Growing Up

I loved to read, and reread, Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch* when I was younger, and I delighted in watching ...
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Vegetable quiche in flan dish

Vegetable Quiche

If you've read other posts in my kitchen section you might notice that they all have two things in common: ...
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Swans and ducks at Ryton Pools, Warwickshire

Ryton Pools Country Park

Ryton Pools Country Park We are so lucky in Warwickshire to have an abundance of parks and open spaces around ...
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Butternut squash risotto served with fresh spinach

Butternut Squash and Red Onion Risotto

Butternut Squash and Red Onion Risotto As is often the case with the recipes that I post, we enjoy this ...
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