2020

Smashing Pumpkins

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I had planned a beautifully photographed, step-by-step recipe, but I’m afraid life happened and I had to make and photograph whilst I had two tired and hungry little ladies (and let’s face it, they weren’t afraid to be vocal about their feelings either!).  I didn’t feel I could hang around and wait another week to […]

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Choux stopper

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Last week I said that I’d share the recipe Daf and I created as one of our “date jar” activities, so to stay true to my word…here it is.  I love trying to think of different flavours that go together but often need some inspiration.  During the February half term, Daf and I were fortunate […]

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Morning has broken

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I thought today it might be nice to write something which can draw us away from the topic that seems to dominate most of our conversations at the moment.  By no means am I suggesting that it is not important and real, but I do believe a distraction is valuable now and then.  Therefore, I […]

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Park Life

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Before becoming a parent one of the things I used to resent was standing, freezing my butt off, with other mums in the park, watching their children swing, slide etc, and only having the usual snippets of conversation as the parent tends to falls, friendship upsets, sibling rivalry etc.  But, since becoming a parent I […]

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Our daily bread

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Creativity, experimentation, an awakening of senses, connections, celebrations, enjoyment, fun, laughter, family, necessity, daily, basic need…what do all these connotations have in common?  Food.  Our daily bread.  Something we need to survive.  I love food!  I love exploring new tastes and trying new things.  I’ll be honest from the start, I am a fussy eater […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

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I don’t want to give the impression that I absolutely hate the cold and live longing for the summer.  That’s not completely true!  However, I do find that the cold and I don’t get on very well so I’ve been trying to find ways of improving our relationship.  A wonderful new knitted cardie from my […]

Creativity

Lollipop, lollipop…

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Creativity is a wonderful phenomenon. It comes in all shapes and sizes and one of the most beautiful things about it is that there is no right or wrong. We far too often compare our creative skills with others who perhaps have a better photographic eye than us or have a straighter stitch or a […]

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You’re Beautiful

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Our bodies are extraordinary concepts.  Our minds are even more staggering.  Yet, however detached we may feel from one or the other they are intrinsically linked.  As my role as a play therapist, I have worked with numerous children who have taught themselves not to feel.  Due to pain and trauma, they have experienced in […]

Creativity

Smoonie

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There are so many recipes out there these days and so many rules and ideas about what to eat and what not to eat.  I’m not here to try and tell anybody what they ought to do, but what I am here to do is share some of my passion about good, natural, wholesome food.  […]