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Christmas Pudding Slow Cooker/Crockpot Chocolate Fudge

Christmas Pudding Slow Cooker/Crockpot Chocolate Fudge

Slow cooker/crockpot chocolate fudge Christmas Puddings. The fudge itself really easy to make, just four ingredients.  The decorating is a little more tricky but nothing too taxing.  It makes a fabulous homemade Christmas gift that will be loved!  There are step by step photos below […]

Slow Cooker/Crockpot Mars Bar Chocolate Fudge – Recipe

Slow Cooker/Crockpot Mars Bar Chocolate Fudge – Recipe

Slow cooker/crockpot Mars Bar chocolate fudge – sounds amazing right?  It is, plus, it’s really easy to make!  It’s a perfect recipe for older kids too as it’s straightforward.  Just four ingredients, all added at once (and then something decorative to add on top like […]

How to Decorate a Summer Straw Hat or Easter Bonnet

How to Decorate a Summer Straw Hat or Easter Bonnet

I love straw hats on Miss H, she just looks so cute and summery in them!  I found this plain hat (just £3 in Primark) and the brim is fabulous, but I wanted to make it really stand out with adding peonies.  How to decorate […]

25 Favourite Family Days Out in the UK

25 Favourite Family Days Out in the UK

I asked lots of parent bloggers around the country where their favourite family days out with the kids in the UK were, and together we came up with this fab list!  I’ve added in a few of my own favourites – don’t miss the reviews!   […]

A Steam Train Ride on the Watercress Line, Hampshire

A Steam Train Ride on the Watercress Line, Hampshire

Eleanor from Savings 4 Savvy Mums has kindly written about The Watercress Line steam railway for us. I have a toddler (2 years and 10 months) and a baby (3 months) and trying to find somewhere appropriate to take both of them and a husband for a day out is becoming […]

Laser Maze, 4D Golf and Soft Play – a day out at Xscape Castleford

Laser Maze, 4D Golf and Soft Play – a day out at Xscape Castleford

We spent a lovely day at Xscape this last weekend. There really is lots to do from soft play, crazy golf, cinema, climbing and even skiing. We had a full day out there and managed The Raid, 4D Golf and Soft Play as well as […]

A Family Day Out Talking Poo at York DIG

A Family Day Out Talking Poo at York DIG

I had a completely proud Mummy moment when we visited Dig in York. The attraction isn’t huge and is built inside an old church. Each visit is completely guided by your own personal guide. We were lucky as we visited quite late in the afternoon and there […]

Riding the Hogwarts Express – The North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Riding the Hogwarts Express – The North Yorkshire Moors Railway

So September has blown in and the leaves are beginning to take on their Autumnal hue. What better way to welcome the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness than taking the Hogwarts Express to Hogsmeade Station? (Otherwise known as taking a trip on the heritage […]

Toys, Prisons and High Jinks at York Castle Museum

Toys, Prisons and High Jinks at York Castle Museum

It’s been many years since I have been to the York Castle Museum, so I was glad to return recently and take my children. Hubby was not so keen and it took a bit of persuasion that it would be a good idea. I think […]

A Sweet Day Out at York’s Chocolate Story

A Sweet Day Out at York’s Chocolate Story

Now, straight off, let’s just say, I love chocolate. So what better place to visit, umm, what better place to take the children than York’s Chocolate Story? It’s an attraction that is a clever mix of theatre, museum and audience participation. Guided Tour The experience began in […]