Sunday, 15 October 2017

My favourites this week!

I've been so busy this week with having my birthday yesterday and running my groups ect its been a bit hectic! But none the less I've had some fave moments that I just had to share with you :)



1) My Birthday!
Yesterday was my birthday, Me, Lilli and my friend Katie and her son Riley went to Hopton holiday village to go swimming, we got there and had a play on the park then sat down and had some food and a drink too! We had a little visit to the arcade and got a few tickets to get some sweets.
Lilli had so much fun with her friend and then it was time to go into the pool!! we absolutely loved it and loved the big slide too! the kids had loads of fun and we relaxed too! We got home and I stuffed my face with birthday cupcakes tat Katie had made for me and had a glass of wine and a bubble bath too!!

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Blogtober17 - #11 - Kitchen

Welcome back to blogtober17, Sorry I've missed a couple I've been so busy and I did warn you!!Todays theme is Kitchen, Now I don't really spend too much time in my kitchen, in all honestly mike does more as he cooks and cleans the kitchen as he's such a babe! Anyway I only really ever do baking in my kitchen as I love to make cakes and treats with the kids, so this post is going to be about my fave cake recipe :) Hope you enjoy!


So you've often got those black mushy bananas about in your kitchen that the kids beg you to buy and then don't eat right? Well this is gonna make use of those! Chocolate Banana Bread!!! Its completely dairy* free and wont cost u a lot either :) *only if you use dairy free butter such as vitalite*



Chocolate Banana Bread:

  • 200g plain flour 
  • 200g caster sugar 
  • 50g butter, softened  *this is where I use vitalite to make it dairy free*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1 egg 
  • 3-4 very ripe bananas
  • Currants if you want to add them or Diary free chocolate buttons crushed SAVE SOME FOR TOPPING!
  • Betty Crocker chocolate fudge icing (YES ITS DAIRY FREE!!) FOR TOPPING!!
Mix all ingredients together make sure the bananas are well mashed or use an electric mixer.
Bang it in a loaf tin lined with baking paper and cook on 160-180c/gas mark 3/4 for around 40 minutes checking half way through.
Leave to cool for 30 mins or until cool then use the fudge icing on top and decorate!
Serve with a lovely cuppa and enjoy :)

Hope you liked my recipe and don't forget to look out for more Blogtober posts too!!


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Much Love 
Mumma
x



Sunday, 8 October 2017

Blogtober17- #8 - Holidays

Welcome back to Blogtober17! Todays post is all about holidays, and funnily enough we just got back from one about 4 hours ago!! So here goes!!


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Hopton Holiday Village Review:

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Blogtober17- #7 - Goals

Welcome back to Blogtober17 :) Its day 7 so its been a whole week of October already!!
Todays theme is Goals, and I'm going to talk about all my goals and my family goals too!
Don't worry no football goals involved lol none of my boys like football so its all good!!

So we'll start off with my goals, not life goals but say the next 3 or so years goals :)

Friday, 6 October 2017

Blogtober17- #6 - Flowers

Welcome back to Blogtober17 Day 6 :)  Todays theme is all about flowers but I'm not really much of a flower person, aside from my daughter Lilli name resembling a flower she wasn't actually named after it she was named after Walt Disney's wife Lillian Disney :)
Anyway, I'm not a lover of flowers but we do however love Autumn Treasures! 

Autumn Treasures are what we like to call things like Conkers, pinecones, acorns and pretty leaves.
We love to collect these during the autumn months, conkers keep away the spiders if you put them in your windowsills which is brilliant if you like me and hate the little buggers! :) We Love to collect pinecones and cover them in paint and glitter and also leaves to make crayon rubbings and pretty pictures of them too!

Lillis favourite are conkers because they come from trees and come in little sells until they are ready and then fall! she loves to learn about the cycle of the tree too :)
We love the autumn months, crunching through leaves, jumping in puddles and snuggling in fluffy coats and scarves :) And Soon it will be Christmas and we can put up the best tree of all <3

Let me know in the comments your favourite Autumn Treasure?


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I'm sorry this post was very incredibly short but I really struggled with the topic today!
Much Love
Mumma
X

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Blogtober17- #5 - Education

Hey and welcome back to day 5 of Blogtober17! Thanks for sticking around :)
Today is all about education, so I'm gonna go through how Lilli is getting on with school and how Olli is progressing with his learning too!

So we'll start with Lilli, She's now at big school!!! Its so exciting she had been progressing so much and so fast too! Writing me letters and drawing pictures to bring home from school its so sweet, she's loving the time at school and is always so eager to go back the next day! Lilli can now count up to 50 by herself and can write her name, my name and kind of her brothers name but gets the spelling a little jumbled bless her. She hasn't told me too much about her new friends but I'm sure she has made loads as well as loving playing with some of her old friends from nursery too :)

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Blogtober #4 - Date - How i plan in my bullet journal

Welcome back to Blogtober17! Sorry as you can probably tell I missed yesterday but I had so much on I had NO time at all to blog!
Todays Blogtober is all about Date; So I'm going to show how I plan dates in my bullet journal, I like to think I'm well organised but I'm really not!!

Blogging: my pages are separated by month, I do a big page spread of what month it is with a mini calendar at the bottom and some doodles to go along with that month, like leaves and pumpkins for October, or xmas lights and presents for December :)
I'm not the best of artist but I looks cool so why not, Next up is my blogging planner full of post ideas, schedules, and social media prompts I need to add, this consists of around 3/4 pages one of witch is just extra notes I need; Next up is my to do page, like if I need to change my social pictures or update my mailing list ect its all there to prompt me and it works so well!

Monday, 2 October 2017

Blogtober #2 - Babies

Welcome back to day 2 of Blogtober!! Thanks for coming back :)
Day 2 if you haven't guessed already is all about babies, now that's very brief and I could literally talk for hours about babies but I'm going to keep it simple.


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Babies- and why I want another, just not yet!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Blogtober #1 - All About Me

Welcome to Blogtober!! 31posts for 31days, I’ve never done this before so I apologise if I can’t keep up with it all but I’ll try my best!!
Instead of a standard post I’m just going to write my A-Z about me to make it a little more fun :)

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Monday, 25 September 2017

Lego Club And Chatterbooks Club

I'm so excited to announce that Me and my friend Katie who volunteer at Gorleston Library are setting up 2 NEW groups for children and families in the local area, One is a Lego Club and the other is Chatterbooks - book club for children of all ages. The groups have had ALOT of planning and are going to be running in October fortnightly on a Friday :)

Lego Club:

We have lots of Lego at the library just sitting on the shelf so we decided to run a group as there is so much demand for it and who doesn't love Lego right? Were planning on some structured team building games, Lego colouring, Lego themed books, activities and also free building, This is not to be missed and we are very excited to run it as I'm a massive Lego fan myself too!
Lego club will run fortnightly from 20th October 3:45-4:45pmk



Chatterbooks - Book Club:
Chatterbooks gorleston
Poster pending

Chatterbooks is a book club for children and their families to come along to and share stories, we have a lot of book clubs for adults so we thought we would run this for the children.
At the group we will play games, have stories and do craft or colouring activities, the group will run alongside the Lego Club so EVERY Friday there's something on for the kids to enjoy after a long week at school :) We will have a different theme every session and will be asking the children what they thought of the books they had taken home from the previous session, After 10 sessions the children will receive a certificate to celebrate their achievements :)
Chatterbooks will run fortnightly from 13th October 3:45-4:45pm

Christmas Party!!
At Christmas we will be having a Christmas party with lots of games and treats to celebrate the Lego club and Chatterbooks groups :) More information will be up after the groups have started :)

I hope you are as excited as I am for these NEW groups in the Gorleston area :) And I really hope your children will love these too!

Much Love
Mumma 
X


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Weekend Box ft. Snazaroo Review


weekend box snazaroo

Friday's post came I was so excited to see something other than bills, Lilli and I were chosen to review the first MINI THEME PACK from Weekend Box ft. Snazaroo, The box came in such pretty child friendly packaging and when Lilli got home from school she was mega excited to see some post with her name on it, She got straight into tearing it open and I excitedly watched like it was Christmas!



weekend box snazaroo
After she had got into the box, she had lots of fun looking at the characters on the box and we opened the flaps to reveal what was inside, we had two mini face paint kits, one was a clown kit, with step-by-step pictures of how to create the face and the other was a three colour Birthday Party pallet with three shaped stamps to go with it, we decided to put it away until the next morning for some Saturday fun!!