November 21, 2014

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{Friday Five} Gifts for a New Mum

A little over four years ago, I became a mum for the first time. I remember being flooded with greetings and gifts for the baby, but what I most appreciated within all that were the thoughtful gestures aimed directly at me and not just the baby. Because even though you’ve become a mum, you’re still your own person and let’s face it – everyone loves getting gifts, not just kids. One of the best gifts? A bag full of all my favourite smelliest, mouldiest cheeses from […]

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November 19, 2014

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{Deutsche Küche} Falscher Hase

I thought it was time to share another typically German recipe with you. “Falscher Hase” – which translates as “false hare” – is a special kind of meat loaf. It apparently takes its name from post-war times, when housewives cooking on rations wanted to make something special and wrapped whatever meat they had around eggs and formed a loaf resembling the shape of a hare or rabbit, which was a highly prized meat. Ingredients: (serves 4) 500g mixed mince meat* 50g fine bread crumbs** 1/2 […]

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November 17, 2014

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{DIY} Felt Food

This week’s DIY is a must-have for any family with a play kitchen, and easy to accomplish in a weekend. There’s plenty of toy food out there to be bought – plastic, felt, wooden – but it’s often either expensive or looks really tacky (think plastic) and also it’s much more satisfying and fun to make your own. And it’s really not as difficult as it may look, unless you’re aiming at some fancy 3D constellations. All you need is felt and felt scraps in different colours, […]

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November 15, 2014

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{DIY} Superhero Masks

Today I’m sharing this week’s final birthday DIY with you. What’s a superhero party without some masks? I didn’t want to go crazy making all kinds of over the top giveaways for our little party guests, but I had some left over felt and elastic from other projects in the house anyway, and these seemed like something quick and simple to do. To make one mask you will need: two pieces of felt, each 10cm x 25cm some elastic scissors, pins and a sewing machine […]

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November 14, 2014

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{DIY} Superhero Party Bunting

This year, the boy wanted a superhero theme for his birthday party. We try not to go overboard where parties are concerned, but we do like to make the effort on a few themed decorations that are easy enough to put together. There are plenty of templates for superhero party decorations online to print off, but I wanted to find a solution that wouldn’t drain the colour cartridge of my printer in the process. In the end, we decided to just cut the bunting triangles […]

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November 13, 2014

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{DIY} Superhero Cake Toppers

As a little DIY bonus this week, I thought I’d share some of the superhero decorations we made for the boy’s birthday party. After last year’s Postman Pat birthday cake, expectations were running rather high but I hadn’t really been planning to make elaborate novelty cakes every year, it was more of a one off challenge (yeah, should have thought of that before impressing my son…) So I had to think of a simpler way of still making the birthday cake special, and the solution […]

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