Ladybird Cupcakes

Ladybirds out on the lawn

It’s Alfie’s birthday on the weekend and he’s going to be nine.  At his primary school, when it’s your birthday, you’re allowed to bring in something for the class to share. The school does suggest that you order cupcakes from the canteen or that you can bring in a box of ice blocks and I […]

No-Bake, Easy Hedgehog Slice and…Night Runs!

Quick, easy and no-bake

‘Night Runs’.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a post about Archie and his goings-on at boarding school. A few weeks ago Archie said to me, ‘I really miss boarding school; I just had the best time’. Now you have all heard me talk about the highs and the lows of Archie’s boarding school […]

Chocolate Whiskey Balls and…Christmas Eve Trauma

Very Christmasy but it's never too early to get ready!

My parents like to organise holidays for our whole family however lately there have been some comments from my family directed at my family like, ‘But there’s no hospital in the area’, and, ‘But I don’t think the medical centre is open after hours’, and, ‘Do you still have medical insurance?’  It’s as if we’re […]

Rum and Raisin Fudge and…Jogging

A quick and easy no-bake recipes

Do you remember me telling you about little Alfie running in his first marathon?  Well, it wasn’t actually ‘a marathon’ because it was just 5kms (3.1 miles) but when you’re running on seven-year old legs, I’d say it’s a marathon. The event he ran in is held every 12 months so in just a few […]

‘Chockie Night’ and Cherry Ripe Chocolate Slice

Cherry Ripe Slice

When I was in high school I had a friend who lived across the back fence and at their house, every Thursday night was ‘Chockie Night’.  Chockie Night was where my friend’s father would buy chocolates on his way home from work in the city, then catch the train, walk home from the station then […]

Caramel Popcorn and…The Wrong Side of the Law

Caramel Popcorn

I have to tell you about my friend. She tries really hard to fly under the radar but somehow, despite her best efforts, she is surrounded by drama. A few weeks ago she had to take her daughter for an ultrasound of a wobbly ankle so drove to the clinic in her massive 4-wheel drive.  […]

Toffee Apples and Art Classes

Crispy fresh apples covered in toffee

One of the activities I used to do when growing up was Art Classes.  I’ve no idea why as I certainly showed no emerging signs of talent.  I do have a big sister though and she did show signs of talent, or it could have been effort but more likely a combination of the two […]