Browsing Category:

Make & Do

Ava, Days Out, My Favourite Family, Thea

Pancake Day in Olney, Bucks

We thought we’d brave Olney today, to watch the world-famous pancake race. The last time I went, I was a child, and I’ve wanted to go again for years, but never managed it. So, today was the day and I have never seen this little market town so busy! We overheard one lady say “They shouldn’t have organised this at half term.” Um. Shrove Tuesday. The beginning of Lent. Kind of impossible to move!! I met up with eight other mums, and we had seven pre-schoolers and  ...

Continue Reading

Beauty Boosts, Make & Do

Beauty on a Budget: 4

My next quest is to find a cheaper replacement for my Evolve Cleansing Balm, which somehow melts away make-up, yet doesn’t leave a horrid film on my face. I saw a post online recommending Waitrose’s Baby Bottom Butter, and I had some already, from trying loads of creams on Ava’s eczema. It’s basically just olive oil, and I was a bit nervous about that, having suffered with spots since my early teens. But new oily products are sometimes now recommended for oily skin,  ...

Continue Reading

Ava, Make & Do, My Favourite Family, Thea

Ava and the Fish Pie

Over the weekend, Ava asked for fish pie. Twice. You could have knocked me down with a feather. I asked what it had in it, and she said fish, and mash, and peas… and sausages, and chicken. Hmmm. I told her I’d make it and she was over the moon. I Googled it and showed Ava some pictures. The first one was rectangular, but no, it had to be round. So I found this recipe on BBC Good Food and got the ingredients. I made a few substitutions – leek instead of spring onions, and  ...

Continue Reading