Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Crazy Creations With Num Noms!

We were excited to get involved with this baking campaign with Num Noms. The kids adore the Num Noms. They can often be found dipping into the glitter lip balms, or stamping with the ink stamps! We were chuffed to receive a sample of Num Noms and get involved with some crazy creations of our own.



Now we do love baking in our house and we enjoy spending time together creating lots of fabulous and sometimes wacky food. I never said I was the best baker in the world, but we always give it a go and time spent together is what matters.

We decided to make cream and jam pastries with icing on the top.


I cheated and bought frozen puff pastry. I don't think I'd have the time or the energy to make pastry from scratch and frozen is good enough! Rosie had a lovely time rolling the dough out.

Rosie getting stuck in with the pastry!
Once our puff pastry was baked, we added whipped cream and jam, with icing on the top. I'll admit they don't look as good as we had hoped, but they tasted amazing and that is the most important thing about food for me. Also, we got to spend some quality time together in the kitchen, learning new skills and having fun.

I promise they tasted good!
And in any case, Num Noms are always popular in our house. Even just before school time.

Rosie and her Num Noms :)



Monday, 22 May 2017

Summer Holidays with Very!

We were very chuffed to be invited to check out Very's new summer range. They have an amazing selection of beach and summer wear so we were excited to check it out. We love summer holidays and are actually looking to book something for this summer, so we were inspired by Very's choice of beachwear for us to look at. We also took the kids, and they had a ball having their  make-up done and checking out all of the clothes on display!

Some of the summer range on display
Alice's summer holiday pose!




They also ate lots of cake and drank lots of summer drinks - I could tell they were also getting in the mood for summer holidays of their own.


As you know, we try our best to mix up our holidays - of course we like a bit of sunshine, the beach, a spot of relaxation, but are also chronic nerds and enjoy sight seeing. I am a history-type person of course, so I like to visit a lot of different cities. The kids enjoy this too, but it does mean that we often find ourselves in slightly left-of-the-field places, as you can see from some of the pictures.


Berlin

Bruges
Hamburg


However, we are hoping that our next holiday will be a relaxing one. We have had quite a big year already, so many events, so many things going on. Having three kids, working and studying is hard work, as you have probably grasped!  We are hoping to book something for the end of August - a lovely reward getaway after I have completed my Masters.

I can't wait.

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