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Our Favourite Pancake Recipes



Pancake Tuesday, finally the day where you can eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and not have to make excuses! Remember going into school after Pancake Tuesday and the competition as to who had eaten the most pancakes 😂. Not sure about you, but pancakes were much more simple then, and to be honest they are still my favourite ones, a bit of sugar and lemon and I'm happy! I also always remember my mum making the batter the night before, why was that?

Anyway, here are some of our favourite pancakes to make in this house, it doesn't need to be Pancake Tuesday to whip out the pan and rustle up some pancakes, we probably have them once a week, and use lots of different fillings, I always go for the sweet/fruit filling option, but you can always have a savoury pankcake too!


How We Managed The Dreaded Chicken Pox



Last week, 9 days ago exactly (to give you a timeframe to work by) Amelia was getting undressed for her bath and said "look at my spots mummy". There was maybe 3/4 little red spots on her chest and a couple more on her back. She wasn't scratching, had not been unwell in the days leading up to the spots appearing or behaving out of the norm, I'm saying this, because some kids may be unwell with cold like symptoms/fatigue/crying/loss of appetite in the days leading up to the spots appearing.


I'm writing this post as I didn't know if they were Chicken Pox or not, and spent a lot of time asking other parents how they treated their kids to ease the symptoms. I hope that this collection of advice that I took on board from parents that have been through it before will guide you in those first few days when they are unwell and itchy, how many days she symptomatic and how we treated her.



Kilkenny Picture Perfect


Kilkenny is such a beautiful city, and as a relative newbie still to this city, I'm discovering new places to visit, and more so, new places to photograph. It's a blogger thing, you see new buildings in different ways every time you walk past them. As a medieval city it has that old world charm with the most beautifully designed buildings.  Kilkenny Castle sits right in the middle of the city and is a place that I photograph more than I care to remember. Its easy to capture pretty pictures when your background looks like this. Ive been on the lookout for a new camera recently, my own DSLR is far too big and love the look of the 4K Compact System Camera Panasonic

Kilkenny is home to beautiful parks, gardens, museums and craft shops and what’s more exciting is that numerous are FREE! Plan a picnic with the kids, sip coffee while you browse through the charming arts and craft or why not take a step back in time and visit the National Art Museum.


*Sugar Free* Banana, Coconut and Oat Biscuits



Banana,Coconut and Oat Biscuits

*Sugar Free

*Dairy Free

4 minutes to prepare and cooked in the same length of time it took me to go upstairs and dress Harry.

*Raisins tend to burn if on top, so half way through cover with some tin foil to prevent burning!


No Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars



"True happiness is a cookie in each hand"


Want something to make with the kids tomorrow or over the weekend?

I stupidly told Amelia today we would make Rice Krispie cakes, to try and get her and Harry in out of the prain….I think 1.5hrs was more than enough, we had to get out in the fresh air for a while, their wet gear and wellies were my best purchase last year!

So we got home…and no chocolate! There was no way I was going out again, so put my thinking cap on! DRINKING CHOCOLATE saved the day. It was a risk that worked.A simple 55g, 55g,55g recipe and they taste delicious!



What To Do If An Adult Tooth Is Knocked Out




Would you know what to do if one of your teeth or your child's, much anticipated new "adult tooth" fell out/was knocked out? If an "adult" tooth is knocked out, don't panic, but act quickly following these simple steps and you may save a smile.

1.Find the tooth: hold the tooth by the crown (the part usually visible in the mouth) not by the root (the pointed end). Do not scrub the tooth or place it in disinfectant.


Groupon Coupons – How to Save Money Online Shopping





Are you constantly searching the internet for online coupons to help save money while shopping online?I know I do, especially when buying the kids clothes, they always seem to grow out of EVERYTHING at the same time, meaning a huge clothes haul. Or, when the very rare occasion happens that I buy myself something, I want to make sure I'm getting the item at the best price and saving myself money. The problem I find, when searching for discount/coupon codes, is that that are unsuccessful or expired?   It gets frustrating sometimes to save money.



Finally, I found a way of finding those much wanted coupons in one place, meaning less time searching online and more time shopping .Groupon Coupons has covered all the hard work for you.


Groupon Coupons is an extensive database of thousands of online retailers with coupons. The database even includes some coupons for in-store use! You can find coupons for retail, groceries, entertainment, travel and more! You can search by store name, categories or featured coupons.


You can use Groupon Coupons for so many stores, some of my favourites at the moment:

Kate Spade


Alex and Ani


All Saints

Calvin Klein



Follow Groupon on Facebook and Twitter. The next time you are doing any online shopping, use Groupon Coupons to see if any coupons can be applied to your order to save money.


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T, A & H xxxxx

Creating a Stress-Proof Home

Stress seems to be affecting our lives more than ever before. Work pressure and family commitments can lead to many of us feeling over-stretched. Most of the time we need to just takue some time for ourselves to relax and unwind. However, there are some more serious consequences of stress. Combat stress at home by implementing some small changes that could make a big difference. 



5 Tips to Help Your Home Embrace Nature

Everyone loves the outdoors. Whether we’re talking a relaxing walk after dinner, playing with our pets and children in the park or taking a bike ride across the country, the outdoors are refreshing, beautiful, and full of natural wonders. Since the outdoors are so comforting and uplifting, why not embrace nature and bring it indoors with you? Here are five interior design tips that will help bring the outdoors in.





First Aid For Children & Infants


Nobody wants to think about their baby or a child they care for becoming unwell. Of course if in any doubt always bring your child to the GP or nearest Emergency Department. Unfortunately sometimes, you may have to perform first aid at home. I would highly recommend all parents do a first aid course, if anything it gives piece of mind. (more…)

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