Monthly Archives: April 2013

Our everyday life: week 17

I have been useless this week – failed to charge 2 cameras properly and missed many photo opportunites out and about this weekend. Check us out on instagram for a few more snaps…

We inherited some train tracks and vehicles from the cousins this week, but think it may have been too soon!

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They are better to chew on than play with…

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More chewing (urgh more teeth!) but at least this time it’s in the sunshine

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“Here mama, a flower”

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Thrilled that I let him hold my mug. Confused that there was no coffee left inside ;)

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Spot the odd Ted out?

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Godparents bought him a drum. Spent a fab weekend in London with them :)

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Checking out the meerkats at Battersea Children’s Zoo (highly recommend!) just before camera died.

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Shake is going to France this weekend to fetch our worldly goods and I will start moving us to our new home, busy busy…

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Our everyday life: week 16

Shake made a broccoli pesto which was delicious – doesn’t photograph so well though.

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Sunshine and blue sky, at last!

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Not at all sorry for throwing his lunch on the floor. Argh!!

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Carrot and ginger cake

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Someone enjoyed the icing ;)

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National Trust was free this weekend, so we took 2/3 of our nephews out for the afternoon

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Happy cows

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Friendly faces?

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Kiddie heaven. So nice to be outdoors all day for free :)

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We really made the most of the free weekend and came here the following day

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Contrasting floors – fancy tiles for the ladies of the house in their “kitchen”, stone floor for the cooks in the actual kitchen

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Not too shabby

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Our everyday life: week 15

One of our new baby groups is at this school. Last week Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman were there filming their new movie. Fancy!

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Trying to recreate my beloved Pret Double berry muffins.

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C got to grips with his cup this week :)

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Chicken pie for my boys. Perfect for this miserable weather!

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Daddy always knows how to make him laugh :)

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Funny how changing high chairs has changed my days. No nasty plastic to scrub. Nowhere for little bits to get stuck. Amazing! Thanks ebay.

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What do you mean don’t play with the records? It’s a gift, for you!

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Shake made me pizza

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It was delicious!

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Still loving his lentil lasagne – recipe for you one day…

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Favourite posts this week

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:: Love hearing what’s in Luisa’s fridge. Cute sketch too!

:: The photos really tell you all. I’d love some bees one day.

:: Such a sweet story about cheese and love.

:: Helpful tips on how to save a £1. Small steps!

:: Perfect gratin dauphinois? I’d better give it a go.

:: Another take on healthy travel snacks. They look so pretty, too.

:: So excited for this years first asparagus! Will be trying some of these recipes as soon as I can.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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p.s. how cute is Mr C? I couldn’t resist this photo :) Trouble maker…

Our everyday life: week 14

It has been so bitterly cold, but on Easter Monday we dragged ourselves out for a visit to The Sustainability Centre. We love it here.

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The beautiful Woodland Classroom designed and built by the amazing Ben Law

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This is where once upon a time Shake proposed :)

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Love the details around this place

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Much needed hot drink after a chilly walk

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The café has a lovely children’s area with wonderful toys. C was happily amused for quite a while

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You can’t really see it, but there was snow falling…

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C found his nanny’s stash of wool and dragged it all around. Oops – he knows Daddy is not amused!

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Falling asleep during lunch, poor thing!

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After visiting my Grandma we went out to this cute place – love the lightshades!

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My perfect kind of meal – lots of things to dip and pick at :) (and share with C too!)

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Ended the week with some yummy cookies

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Salmon, coconut and dill muffins

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I know, I know. These aren’t exactly beautiful muffins, but I can promise they are tasty!

We are still staying at Shake’s parents’ house and I am trying to keep food shopping to a minimum – ha!

Whilst clearing out the cupboard I found a tin of salmon (MSC, hooray) and decided to bake some baby-friendly muffins. There was some coconut milk lurking in the fridge from our morning smoothies and I thought these would make a nice combination.

I am regretting leaving my lovely Persian dill in France, but what we had here was just fine. Fresh would be better, no doubt.

Salmon, coconut and dill muffins

Makes approximately 12 small muffins

Ingredients

2 cups self-raising flour
2 teaspoons dill
Black pepper, optional
1 egg
1 cup coconut milk
80g melted butter
1 tablespoon plain yoghurt
1 tin salmon (213g)
Method

Preheat oven to 170degC

Melt butter and leave to cool slightly

In a large bowl, combine the flour and dill, season with black pepper as desired

In another bowl or jug, beat the egg with the coconut milk and yoghurt. Add the melted butter and beat again until just combined

Pour the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture and stir thoroughly. Add more yoghurt or milk if mixture seems too dry

Add the tinned salmon and stir through until evenly distributed

Spoon into muffin trays and bake for approximately 15 – 20 minutes. An inserted skewer or knife should come out clean

Best eaten warm or at least on the day made

C recommends them topped with cream cheese :)

Enjoy!

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Favourite posts this week

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:: I am a big fan of Louisa and was fascinated to read a little more about her cooking style and favourite cookbooks. Can’t wait for her latest book :)

:: Another book I am eager to read. It’ll be a long wait until 2015…

:: This open lasagne looks super and simple, perfect.

:: Drooling over these apples. What a yummy breakfast!

:: We’ve been enjoying our morning smoothies, but this one looks delicious too. Not many of your 5-a-day in here though!

Wishing you all a happy, healthy weekend.

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Our everyday life: week 13

Trying something new with my knitting. Currently failing ;)

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Shake’s KitchenAid bread

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Pretty pink house with pretty pink blossom

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Play Planet! Baby heaven

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Falling asleep on our walk home

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Grateful to be 30 seconds from a park

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C moved this chair and not long after climbed onto the sofa. Sneaky!

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Baking an Easter fudge cake

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Covering EVERYTHING with icing sugar

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Shake’s masterpiece…

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Where C has spent most of this week. Hello clingy!

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Enjoying some rare sunshine on the swings

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Apple Jalousie for Easter

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Happy Easter :)

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