Make & Do

The Pink family loves to make and do. We do a lot of creating: whether it’s art and craft, or baking and cooking, we’ll have a go. I am a huge craft fan, though I’m jack of all trades and master of none. That doesn’t stop me from buying all the kit though! Ava has definitely inherited my artistic streak, and Thea isn’t far behind her.

We also love a good day trip. We are National Trust members and love nothing more than a walk round an ancient property, followed by a slice of cake and a cup of tea in their tea room. We often review our day trips, either around North Bucks, where we live, or further afield when we’re on holiday.

Five things I love right now: March

1. Daffodils. A promise that spring really is on the way. These cheerful little chaps bring a ray of sunshine to a  gloomy day. What’s not to…

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Easy peasy dining room ‘art gallery’

One day, I’d like our kitchen/diner to be elegant and sophisticated, a bit like these pictures I found on Pinterest. But for now, I just need it…

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How To Make The Classic 80s Harriet Hedgehog Birthday Cake

The legendary chocolate hedgehog cake. It’s an 80s classic that my mum made me, and my kids ask for year after year. As well as…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Arts and crafts afternoon with daddy

Yesterday, Ryan bravely got out the poster paints. It started well. Ava’s crown was essential. Thea only ate a little bit of paint. And Ava…

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Beauty on a Budget: 3

So after my efforts to use Epsom Salt to buff my skin failed so miserably, I moved on to Bicarbonate of Soda. Lucky I did…

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Day Out At The National Trust’s Greys Court

We had a lovely day out this weekend, at Greys Court, near Henley-on-Thames. (I haven’t missed out the apostrophe, by the way!) It’s a National…

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Ten things I love right now: January

1. Mug cakes.  A cake in minutes? Genius. All you need is a microwave, a mug, and ingredients.  So bad for you, but oh-so-good on a cold…

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