Egg Carton Games

egg box crafts

So far half term has quite literally been a complete washout and being stuck indoors has meant that I have used up pretty much all of my rainy day activities! In an effort to do something vaguely educational with Aoife, I made these colour and counting games from egg cartons. Here’s what you will need: (more…)

Father’s Day DIY ~ Cookie Jar

Fathers Day crafts

Father’s Day is just around the corner and if you are anything like me, every year you are racking your brains trying to think of a last minute gift! This year I vowed to get organised. Grant is a massive cookie fan so I decided to help Aoife make him his own cookie jar.


Do You DIY?

B&Q Diy courseEvery day for the past 8 months I’ve been looking at the un-hung picture frames, mirrors and shelves scattered across our house, thinking “today is the day I get those sorted”. Well that day has finally come! It was prompted by the delivery of some canvases of our wedding pictures yesterday. Grant isn’t much of a DIY man. I can just about hammer a nail into a wall but actual drilling freaks me out!


Almond Milk Smoothie

chocolate almond milk smoothie

I have been slurping down this smoothie for breakfast for a few weeks now and I have to say it’s fast becoming my firm favourite! Almond Milk is lactose free so it’s a great milk substitute for anyone with a dairy intolerance. It does have a slight nutty taste and I find it too watery to use in coffee but it’s perfect for smoothies or milkshakes.


Marshmallow Pops

Toddler Activities

On Monday I was feeling pretty disheartened by the prospect of another rainy afternoon couped up indoors (summer, where the hell are you?!!). But then I remembered a bag of marshmallows that I bought last week. I raided the baking cupboard and was able to cobble together everything we needed to make some marshmallow pops. Hooray, another toddler boredom crisis averted!