Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Bonfire Night!

I love bonfire night, it always feels like its the official start of winter and this was the first year that Freddie was old enough to understand it all which made this year extra special!

I'm pretty lucky that my dad always throws a big bonfire for our close friends and family as so many organised bonfires are having to stop due to health and safely expenses.

We lit sparklers, watched fireworks, sat by the fire toasting marshmallows whilst eating plenty of bonfire toffees and parkin.

If you're not from the UK and you don't know what the heck I'm going on about, basically it's a tradition that happens every year on November 5th. It all goes back to the early 1600's when a man named Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up parliament, luckily his plan failed and people lit bonfires to celebrate. So even today people still celebrate by lighting bonfires and fireworks!


Tuesday, 5 November 2013


Freddie & I decided to spend our Monday bowling!

I've never taken him bowling before and I was a bit unsure if he would enjoy it but I had no reason to be as we had lots of fun and I'll definitely be taking Freddie again!

The bowling centre had a big amusement arcade so whilst we waited for a lane to come free we spent time collecting tickets to win prizes and using the photo booth!

A really fun afternoon and one I'd recommend!


Thursday, 31 October 2013

My month | iPhone pics | October 2013

Each month I thought it'd be nice to share with you all a few of my favourite iPhone pics!

Training with Burnley FC for the day

Starbucks date with Freddie.. One of many!

Crazy weather led to a beautiful rainbow

Had to get my timberlands back out, most practical & comfiest boot I own!

Visited Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurant!

Freddie's trip to the Sea Life Centre

Alchemist, Leeds.

Trinity Food Hall, Leeds.

Baking with Freddie



Firstly, apologies for my lack of blogging i've been feeling rather sorry for myself this week after being struck down with the worlds worst cold & spent a few days curled up on the sofa drinking copious amounts of tea & lemsip however, I'm back to share with you our belated but very time appropriate 'Funday Monday' antics!

The weather was far too awful for our original plans so we decided to stay indoors and get into the Halloween spirit. 

After decorating our lounge with pumpkin fairy lights and bunting, we made some Halloween biscuits! They were super fun and easy to make, Freddie wasn't too interested when it came to decorating but he enjoyed measuring, mixing and baking! We used biscuit cutters from Sainsbury's which we'll keep for years to come! We also had to hand cut an F and H for Freddie and his friend Harry with the left over dough.

I've included our recipe below & be sure to link me in the comments if you try these too!


Our Halloween Biscuits!

You'll need:
  • 250g softened butter
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g plain flour

In a large bowl mix the softened butter and caster sugar together using a wooden spoon, add the egg yolk and vanilla extract. Sift over the flour and mix until combined. It's then best to use your hands to press the mixture together into a ball shape, wrap in cling film and pop in the fridge for half an hour to cool. After half an hour flour you surfaces and rolling pin, about 3cm thickness is what you're after. Use your biscuit cutters, place cut out shapes onto a lined baking tray and bake for about 12/15mins in a pre heated oven at 160c. Allow biscuits to cool before decorating!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013



So, what is Funday Monday? well, simply put -  i'm going to share with you my 'Funday Monday' activities and adventures every week!

I'm very lucky that I always have Mondays off from work, I usually spend it having quality time with Freddie. It's easy to use the time doing jobs or catching up on emails but recently i've got really good at putting away my laptop and just concentrating on having fun with Freddie, which is a whole lot more fun and definitely more important than any email i'll ever receive!

Today we visited the Sea Life Centre at Manchester, Freddie loves Finding Nemo so I thought it'd be a great idea to go and see if we could find Dori & Nemo! I booked the tickets online which saved some money (£12 per adult, children under 3 are free) it was so easy and hassle free plus it enables you to skip the queue at busy times, which is very handy when you have an excited two year old! 

It doesn't take too long to go through the centre but there are feed times and talks throughout the day so i'd definitely recommend checking the website and planning your visit around these! 

Such a fun Monday, I'll be bringing Freddie back as he loved watching the fish and learning about all the sea creatures!


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Friday, 18 October 2013

Goodbye Summer!

I'm so so so excited for autumn, whilst summer has been lovely this year i'm beyond ready for cosy nights in, wooly jumpers, pumpkin spiced lattes and lovely colourful trees however, i thought i'd share with you my favourite 2013 summer moments..

Lazy afternoon tea 's

Summer trees & sunsets

BBQs & summer drinks

Petting Zoo's & tractors


Hard Rock Calling

Family time



Such a great summer, Many many memories made! 

Now, where's my uggs at?!