Gluten Free

Easy gingerbread cookies

My children adore making these gingerbread cookies and, since most of these ingredients live in my pantry cupboard year round, they are cheap and easy to make.   Ingredients 350g gluten free self-raising flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 125g butter 175g light brown sugar 1 egg …

Gluten Free

Easy biscuits

It took me a long time to find a simple, yet scrummy, gluten free biscuit recipe that did not crumble when picked up!¬† This one is great for making with kiddies and decorating with icing and sweeties on top!   Ingredients 250g butter 200g caster sugar 280g gluten free self-raising flour 2 eggs   Method …

Birthdays

DIY children’s parties out and about!

Here are some ideas for a reasonably priced children’s party; if you really can’t face the hassle and mess of holding your child’s birthday at home… I don’t blame you! ūüėČ   Swimming party If you’re brave enough to strip down to your swimwear, and have others willing to help, you can have a swimming …

Baking and Treats, Birthdays

Budget birthday cakes

Buying a themed¬†birthday cake¬†from the supermarket can set you back ¬£10-¬£15, while ordering one from a baker could cost you about ¬£30-¬£60. That is a lot of money for something that will be demolished, by a group of five year olds, in ten seconds flat! Now, the most obvious way to save money is to …

Birthdays, Christmas

The party house! (No kids allowed!)

My husband and I love an evening out.¬† We don’t really drink on a regular basis, but do love to get tipsy and have a boogie when we do manage to venture out every once in a while.¬† When you have children, time together to let your hair down is so important for your sanity …

Travel

The £9.50 holiday

Why book through the Sun Newspaper? The Sun holidays are a fantastic way to get away, even on the tightest of budgets.¬† A few years ago we had an amazing five day holiday in the Isle of Wight –¬†we upgraded our caravan, and included travel on the ferry from Portsmouth… the bill was about ¬£150 …

Free Days Out in Kent

Lower Leas Coastal Park, Folkestone

Lower Lea’s Coastal Park is a fantastic outdoor play area, in the seaside town of Folkestone.¬† Just a stone’s throw from the beach itself, it is a great destination for a day out.¬† The kids can have a great time in the different play areas and whizz along on the zip lines for hours!¬† There …

Free Days Out in Kent

Toddler’s Cove, Canterbury

Toddler’s Cove is great place to take the little ones if you are looking for a free day out.¬† Not far from Canterbury’s city centre, there is a great play area here, and a short walk along the beautiful river takes you back towards the hustle and bustle of the shops.¬† On a warm summer’s …

Beauty and Fashion, Home & Garden

Clothing, accessories and homewear for a fiver!

Years ago I discovered an amazing website called ‘Everything5pounds‘ and, you’ve guessed it, everything is actually just ¬£5!¬† As time has moved on, the website has grown vastly, as has its following.¬† It is home to thousands of products – from shoes, to bags, to evening dresses or comfy knits – they have something for …