Recipe for Devonshire Splits

A close up of a devonshire split

These Devonshire splits are sure to impress and are quite easy to make. In this recipe I give super simple to follow instructions so that you can be munching down on these tasty treats in no time.  Jam and cream filled sweet buns! Yummy! Ingredients 250g Plain white flour 250g Very strong white bread flour 1 tsp Salt 7g Easy bake yeast 60g Golden caster sugar 60g Stork or similar 260ml milk 1 egg Strawberry jam Whipping cream  Icing sugar[Read more]

Ideas for keeping positive during tough times

A lady holding a plant looking happy and positive

We all certainly know that times are tough right now, but that makes it more important than ever to maintain good mental health. An important aspect of this is to keep positive and do things which make you laugh and feel good. Keeping positive First of all, it is important not to over think things and worry too much about things that may not even happen. For example, when the news broke that the schools in England would be closing,[Read more]

Scattergories: Game Review

Please note that this post contains affiliate links. Welcome to this edition of the regular blog feature Board Game Analysis. This week we are looking at the game of Scattergories (affiliate link) which is a Hasbro game for 2-4 players aged 12+ This is from my very old scattergories game – newer versions look different. What’s in the box? Timer Answer paper pad Category cards 20 sided die Player folders Instructions Objective and gameplay. Scattergories is a great game for widening your[Read more]

Happy Confident Children

Child completing the happy confident me journal

We were gifted the journal for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Most of us worry about how happy or confident children are at one time or another. Being a homeschool family I probably worry a bit more than most as I want to make sure that Faith’s mental health and wellbeing is well cared for. Right now, the world is experiencing the shared worries and devastation from the Coronavirus (Covid-19). With the recent[Read more]

So Alone Poem

Man sitting alone in black and white

Many years ago I tried my hand at poetry. I am by no means a proper poet, but as today is World Poetry Day, I thought that I would share my favourite poem from those that I have written. ‘So Alone’ poem was written when I was unwell with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and I truly understood loneliness. I think that it is relatable to many. Just a note to say that I am much better than I was when |[Read more]

Why it is always fun to make a fuss

Three pineapples wearing sunglasses, party hats and surrounded by balloons.

This post is a collaborative post. In life, we all have different occasions that pop up. Sometimes, it can feel like you’ve just got over celebrating one thing and then another pops up. However, that’s what life is all about. All of these little milestones we reach in life are fun! So, we should all definitely try and make sure that we celebrate them in any way that we can. Now, you may find that some people in your life[Read more]

Gift Ideas for Mum

A selection of the gifts which are included in this for mum gift guide

Please note that this ‘for mum’ post contains affiliate links.  With Mothers day just around the corner I thought that I would share some gift ideas. These would be suitable for any occasion that you would like to treat your mum though, not just Mother’s day.  For the book loving mum. A book subscription from uOpen – various ones available Dear Mum – from you to me book. £11.99 from Prezzybox Book inspired art from her favourite book. This one[Read more]

Logo Grab: Game Review

Logo Grab Box

Please note that this post contains affiliate links. Welcome to this edition of the regular blog feature Board Game Analysis. This week we are looking at Logo Grab (Affiliate link) made by Drumond Park. It is for two to four players aged 8+ A fun card and dice game What’s in the box? 48 brand item cards Instruction sheet Bag for the dice 6 Normal lettered dice 2 bell filled lettered dice Objective and gameplay The logo grab game is simple but fast[Read more]

Homeschool topic: The UK

Homeschool topic the UK flag, British telephone box, London Bridge, London Red bus and the London Eye.

Please note that this post does contain affiliate links. We are learning about the United Kingdom in our homeschool at the moment. It is really interesting and I am learning a lot too. Here are our ideas to help inspire you if you are planning on doing a UK topic too. Interactive notebook pages We used some worksheets that I made to help aid the learning. There are boxes on all of the counties in England. A wordsearch with the[Read more]

Taking the hassle out of juggling fur and family

Mum and two children with a family dog

Please note this post is a collaborative post. Even when you have a large family, you might feel like something’s missing. There may be a hole in your heart and a space at the end of the sofa. There are often few better ways to fill it than with a four-legged friend. Bringing a dog (or any animal) into the family home can be fantastic for everyone. At last, your family will feel complete as those four legs pitter-patter their[Read more]