Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe

I love pudding and I love ice cream although I have only ever eaten ice cream from the tub, a cone or a bowl – nothing adventurous! So I thought I would make an ice cream cake. This recipe I just threw together but I will be doing variations in the future – it’s pretty good! How to make an ice cream cake without cake An ice cream cake is…

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Self Employed: Finding Work Life Balance in the Summer

Any self employed person will know how hard it is to work through the holidays, especially as a parent. Working from home in any form of self employment means working around the children over the summer, juggling family time with childcare and trying to find a balance that works for the whole family. Over the holidays Dave will be off when his annual leave will allow – usually about 40%…

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Hubelino Marble Run – A Innovative Construction Toy

Little Man absolutely loves toys that he can build with and he may well be the biggest fan of well known interlocking brick toys. But, I love finding new toys for him to play with, ones that he can build with and ones that really inspire his imagination and creativity. Hubelino sent Little Man a selection of their Marble Run products – a Hubelino Starter Set, a base plate to…

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Transitioning from Infant School to Junior School | AD

Last year LP moved from the Infants to the Juniors at school and it was a much bigger change than we had expected. Little Man only has a year until he’ll be following in his sister’s footsteps so I thought it would be nice to write about what to expect when moving up to the Junior School and how to be as prepared as possible. How do Infant Schools and…

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What Legacy Will I Leave for My Children?

A year ago today I lost a good friend of mine. I was away for a week learning to swim and had a message from a friend to say Kate had passed away. I was at my laptop in the hotel restaurant and the news knocked me sideways. I was so shocked. Of all the people I expected to pass away in the near future Kate was not one of…

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Our First Family Horse Racing Experience | AD

At the weekend we were invited to have a day at Ascot’s Summer Mile Racing Weekend as part of the Great British Racing Under 18s Race Free campaign. We hadn’t been to the horse racing before so we were excited to take part in a real British tradition and have fun in the sun at the same time. We arrived at Ascot in the late morning and were shown to…

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Siblings {July 2019}

This has been such a lovely month for LP and Little Man. It’s been full of sunshine, adventures and counting down to the end of term. I can’t believe that this time next month we’ll be a good chunk into the summer and already back from our summer holiday! We started the month with a weekend in Blackpool, somewhere we had never been before. We went to all the Merlin…

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