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Elf snack time!

After a busy weekend and the fruit last Thursday, Tinkles must have felt she was allowed something a bit sweeter today… Or maybe she just needed to replace some energy after her big trip yesterday and car racing this morning!   I like how Tinkles had spread...

Day eight is Christmassy!

“Mum, today’s calendar is really Christmassy!” So yelled my six year old upon opening the Friends Lego calendar this evening and finding a snack for Santa and carrots for the boomers and reindeer. Meanwhile, in Lego City advent calendar, my son found...

Double Christmas treats ~ recipe

Looking through Pinterest a few weeks ago, I came across an image which I really liked the look of. It had two layers but looked like a cupcake/muffin – something a bit different, I thought, plus two parts meant I could get my two littlies involved a different...

Christmas fruit muffins

Yummy muffins that have red dots to look Christmassy and fruit mince to taste Christmassy – easy to make, nice to leave out for Santa or offer guests or just send to school in lunch boxes. They take about 20 minutes to make plus cooking time so fit into our busy...

Peppernuts

These are a traditional Xmas treat in Germany and they quite pretty in a nice bowl on the Xmas table or wrapped up as a small gift. They keep for at least a month (so you can make them before Christmas Eve!) & go well with coffee. This recipe makes about 200 of...