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Drizzle – everyone hates it unless it’s flavoured with oranges or lemons.   Continue reading “Drizzle”

Eton Mess Cake

Birthdays are funny things aren’t they?  When you are young they are longed for beacons of pure joy, the one day of the year when you get all the attention and your siblings have to stand in line. The one day when, if you are really lucky, you get the Girls World Head or Arctic Action Man that you knew would instantly make your life complete. Continue reading “Eton Mess Cake”


T made fabulous muffins and pink lemonade, then couldn’t resist sneaking one whilst I took the photo!  Naughty little minx.



Lemon and Raspberry Love Heart cake – it was either that or a Rhubarb and Custard Crumble.  Surprise, surprise T chose Love Hearts for Daddy’s birthday.


Birthday surprises extend to the cake this year!

Happy Birthday Little Bear

This week we celebrated Little Bear’s birthday.  It was his ninth birthday.  Hoorah.

Little Bear is not a cute pet name for either of my children.  Little Bear is exactly that, a little bear.  Little Bear is J’s favourite, most special teddy.  The teddy that if it ever got lost would cause J and, therefore the rest of the family, the maximum amount of heartache and distress.

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Today is Dreikonigstag in Switzerland.


Dreikonigstag.  That’s ‘Three Kings Day’ to you and me.


Well it means that we have an excuse to celebrate the arrival of the Three Kings in Bethlehem in bread form!  Yep, you read that right, bread form.  Honestly, the Swiss really love their breads but I guess the end of the Magi’s journey is as good a reason as any to get baking.  Now that we are no longer resident in Switzerland I thought I would have a go at producing a homemade version of the Dreikonigskuchen, or ‘Three Kings Cake’.

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T loves watching Matilda and The Ramsay Bunch on CBBC and has been inspired to start cooking.  We’ve had a rock pool salad (with carrot fish) and these lovely pig, sheep and chick cupcakes.

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