December 3, 2018

12 toddler table-top activities

Now Harry is a fully fledged toddler, any activities that keep him busy and in one place are very welcome! We’ve bought him a little table and chairs set for Christmas, and I’ve been lining up activities to make the most of his new play space. I thought I’d share our ideas below, as they’ll make great Christmas gifts for any toddlers you’re buying for…

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November 27, 2018

Our Ruby Christmas Cake: Time to bake

Unbelievably, three weeks have already passed by, and it’s time to turn my soaked fruit into our Ruby Christmas Cake. The cake mix itself is relatively simple, it’s just the baking that can be a little tricky. To start, I pre-heat our fan over to 120 degrees, and I line my 8-inch (20cm) tin, making sure the baking paper fits perfectly. I draw round the…

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November 15, 2018

Competition: Our Book Advent Calendar

As mentioned, a few months ago, I’ve been collecting Christmas books throughout the year, ready to create a book advent calendar for our little boy. I’ve picked up books in the January sales, charity shops, and in pre-loved Facebook groups. I’ve not spent more than a few pounds for each one, and with December coming up quickly, I’m looking forward to putting them to good…

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November 5, 2018

Our Ruby Christmas Cake: Soaking the fruit

It got more than a little festive in our kitchen this morning, with Christmas songs playing, and the smell of citrus and cinnamon in the air. One of my favourite traditions, with a few weeks until December it’s time to get our Christmas Cake started. Rather than months, my favourite recipe takes around six weeks from start to finish, perfect for if you were thinking…

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