autumn has arrived

October is upon us,  The evenings are getting darker The jumpers are coming out of the back of the wardrobe  It’s official Autumn has arrived!  I love autumn I think its one of the nicest times of year my faviroute things about autumn are;  Clothes! I love all the chunky knit wear, the cosy scarves and boots! I even picked up a couple new little jumpers only primark so not too exciting but makes a change I never usually buy for myself! The darker mornings; completely selfishly, if you read my early risers post you’ll understand I’m hoping the darker…

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Early risers

Picture the scene, I’m tucked up nice an cosy, still snoozing- usually have a two year old in the bed who has kicked her dad out into hers and a baby the other side, as you can already imagine I’ve had a fantastic restful nights sleep.  And then it happens.. The clock strikes 5:30 I hear movement and wish silently if I stay very very still it might go back to sleep.  But no so in walks a 3 year old who has swapped her pjs for a pink swimming costume, tiara on head and wand in hand. She comes in…

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Money Saving – Food shopping

After the recent pbloggers chat about budgeting and saving money I have felt a little inspired to put together a list of my top tips to save some pennies on the food shopping each week, as a family of 5 now with children that are never full the food shopping can get a little out of hand, so I am always looking to save a few quid here and there the main things I do to keep us in budget are; Meal Plan Meal planning will save you a ton each week it really will you’ll waste alot less and…

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Crawling Babies

The time has come, that time I dreaded; Baby Lottie is crawling!  Its now 3 against one in this house and I really don’t stand a chance she isn’t doing the traditional form of crawling (you know on her knees) she just drags her self along the floor in a commando sort of way but it gets her from A to B and means she can cause a lot of trouble.  Now nothing is safe and she no longer stay still for for than a minute or 2. This is where I found her earlier playing with a potty. (Before the bad mummy brigade come at me…

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Fruity Buns

Last week I made these really simple fruity buns, they were really quick to make and use simple ingredients your bound to have lurking in the cupboards so I thought I’d share the recipe. Ingredients (makes 12) 225g self raising flour 100g butter  100g caster sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon milk  50g jam (any flavour) Method  Firstly you’ll need to grease and line a baking tray. Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl, cut the butter into small chunks and add to the flour. Using fingers, rub the butter into the flour until it looks like bread crumbs. Stir in the sugar. Separately whisk the egg…

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