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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Boys who Read

What we are reading this week...

My boys read.  They read ALOT, I am always told how unusual that is,  I always thought it was a personality thing, as my eldest used to cry when I told him to choose a book.  I LOVED reading as a kid and would often read the dictionary, new words were like sweeties to me so I never understood why he hated it so much.  Louie reads to distraction.  He has at least two books with him wherever he goes, including, to my frustration, on trips to the supermarket.  Sorry to all of those that he's bumped into along the aisles.  With this in mind, and for the boys to get used to presenting their thoughts, we've decided to film them talking over the books they have read and loved each week.  So look out for the videos the film of themselves over on our Youtube channel, with links from here!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Bloggers Tips... Easy peasy pro pics using your Phone

Even though I studied photography, I am terrible at taking pictures.  SLRs seem to be so bulky and heavy, and I can never remember to take it out with me to capture those candid moments that make a photo 'good'.

The brilliance of phones with a camera is the ease in which they can be used. Light, small, and, in my case, always with me.

I have, an iPhone 6s and have managed to to take wonderful pics, and with some handy apps, can transform them into something magical.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

An Invited Review: VTech Kidi SuperStar

We had the pleasure of being invited to an event launching the VTech Kidi SuperStar Karaoke machine.  Music, beautiful women and snacks.  Tick, tick, tick.  The boys were pumped and ready to 'SANG!' *Nene Leakes voice

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

From Community Garden to Plate; Warm Chard & Kale vegan salad

I am not a food writer, but as eating is something we do more than most things, food tends to be a large part of our lives.

I have the honour of being a committee member of a pocket park in my neighbourhood.  Harlesden Town Garden is a sad rag to welcoming provider story.  What once was a space regulated by prostitutes, drug addicts, dog fighters and ne'er do wells, is now a wonderfully used playground, picnic area, sports cage and productive allotment beds.  One of these allotment bed holders was kind enough, during a local event, to gift me a large bag of own grown, organic chard.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Our recipe over at Minding Bellies Well

How to cook Bajan Fishcakes

We've written a guest post for our lovely friends over at Minding Bellies Well, who enjoyed our Bajan fishcakes ALOT!!!  
It was an absolute pleasure hosting for them at my recent Birthday celebration, we look forward to more collaborations in the future.
Have a look at the article HERE>>>>>>Bajan Fishcakes

Friday, 3 June 2016

Small Luxury Garden Makeover on a Budget

Luxury Living, Ghetto Budget

I am a true lover of gardens and gardening and in 2013 I vowed to reclaim my extra 'outdoor room' from what had become a building site and storage space after my husband built his man cave out there taking up half of the open square leaving me the other half and a small side walk.

Remember when I started?  No?  Have a read of this old post >>>>> Urban Organic Vegetable Garden