February 27, 2015

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{Playlist} Sunshine Makes Me Happy

It’s been a bit of an exhausting week. The Boy has been off sick with a flu like virus. Mr Fox obviously senses something is wrong. Or is going through another growth spurt. Or both. I’m tired. But the sun is shining. Sunshine makes me happy. Have a great weekend everyone! Track Listing Sunshine – Paul Westerberg Who Loves the Sun – Hafdís Huld I Got the Sun in the Morning – Dean Martin Hello Sunshine – Langhorne Slim Look Out Sunshine! – The Fratellis […]

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February 17, 2015

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Apple Sauce & Cinnamon GF Pancakes

It’s Shrove Tuesday today, also known as Pancake Day in the UK. Your last chance to stuff yourselves with treats – in the form of pancakes – before the austerity of Lent begins. Or, if you don’t keep Lent, just a chance to stuff yourselves with pancakes. We love pancakes any day of the year, but as an Expat family we of course like to celebrate Pancake Day in style. This year we will be enjoying our current favourite – apple sauce & cinnamon. Well, […]

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February 14, 2015

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{Quick Tip} Cherry Milk

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! If you’re looking for an easy idea to create a special, non alcoholic drink for your loved one(s), novelty ice cube trays are your friend. I experimented a little with these heart shaped ones from Ikea, and found that freezing cherry juice worked best. Just pop a couple in to a glass of cold milk, add some pretty straws, and voila! As the hearts melt, they slowly turn your milk pink and give it a subtle cherry flavour. I realise I […]

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February 13, 2015

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{Friday Five} Alternative Movie Suggestions for Valentine’s Day

Eek, today is Friday the 13th, but let’s not focus on that but instead on the fact tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. How about celebrating with a movie night and some popcorn? I’m partial to a good old romantic comedy with Meg Ryan myself (who isn’t?), but movies like Titanic leave me cold (we were almost thrown out the cinema for making sarcastic comments throughout the screening) and I’ve never been able to get past the first 10 minutes of The Notebook. Here are five alternative […]

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February 11, 2015

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{DIY} Easy Peasy Valentine Garland

If you thought paper chains were just for Christmas, think again! With Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching, here’s an easy peasy paper heart chain you can make in under half an hour. All you need is some A4 thin card or craft paper in two or more colours. I used 125g/m² craft paper in three different shades of pink, but you could use any colours you like. You’re also need a pair of scissors and a stapler. Step 1: Cut the craft paper in to 2cm […]

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February 10, 2015

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Big Brother Kit

Today I wanted to share a little more with you about how we prepared for Mr Fox’s arrival. I think any parent who introduces younger siblings in to the family spends a lot of time worrying about how it’s going to affect the older sibling(s). We were so desperate to get it right. We consulted the internet (something best done with caution) for all the tips. We made sure I wasn’t holding the baby when The Boy first came to see us in hospital. His reaction […]

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