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!
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!
WELCOME TO THE FIRST FUNDAY MONDAY! 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!
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