99% of the people we come across tells us that #JasperBean looks like me and obviously I’m delighted to hear this! Unfortunately, apart from our physical similarities and personality, we including S, also suffer from the dreaded seasonal allergy – hay fever! I have had hay fever for as long as I can remember and every year we suffer from the following symptoms: Continue Reading!
Dressed by the Kids Day? What is it?
This year marks Oxfam’s second Dressed by the Kids Day. This year I have decided to relinquish all (fashion) control to my 2-year-old toddler and letting him transform my look for one day so that I, in turn, can transform the lives of those in poverty. Continue Reading!
Alcoholic gummy bears for adults! How awesome is that? Not only do you get to eat gummy bears, but you have your favourite tipple in it as well! My Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Gummy Bears were an instant hit with the family and after getting some feedback from my awesome readers, it seems they have enjoyed it very much as well! So today, I am going to share with you my experience of making not one but THREE alcoholic gummy bears! Continue Reading!
* There has been another awful attack on our beautiful city of London on Saturday 3rd June. My thoughts and blessings go out to the family and friends who have been affected by this mindless violence. We need to stand united, we need to say it and mean it, we cannot tolerate extremism anymore. A massive thank you to the kindness of the public and emergency services, without you, we would be helpless.*
Since moving to our (new) house over a year ago, I have had blackout curtains for #JasperBean’s room on my to-do list. Continue Reading!
I love sweets! I just can’t get enough of them, they are the perfect pick me up snacks! You can literally have them anywhere! At home, at work, on public transport, in the garden, park, museum, cinema, bathroom? Wherever takes your fancy! They are conveniently sold everywhere too! So when it comes to #JasperBean, how can I say no to him? He’s only 2 and he’s definitely taken after my sweet tooth, however I would like to minimise the amount of sugar he consumes. I do make him lots of dried fruits and fruit leathers in my dehydrator, but when he asks for a gummy bear, what do I do? I make him my homemade fruit and vegetable gummy bears! Continue Reading!
*This post was written before the tragic events in Manchester on 22 May 2017. I am deeply saddened by the events and my thoughts are with the family and friends of all of those affected.*
Beauty trends come and go, but the thirst for whiter teeth has made this a billion £ market driven by our celebrity culture. Googling reveals thousands of teeth whitening products that you can buy, DIY at home or seek professionals for. They are everywhere and one ingredient that I come across, again and again, is charcoal. Continue Reading!
I LOVE biltong! There aren’t many people that I have come across that doesn’t like this classic snack. I spent most of my childhood in South Africa and they were everywhere, but when I moved back to London, getting hold of this delicacy was harder than I thought and much more expensive. They often found “jerky” in supermarkets, but not biltong. THIS is completely different to biltong! Jerkies are mostly cut into thin strips with little or not fat, whereas biltong comes from a variety of cuts, are cut thicker and may come with or without fat. So if you have not tried it before, go out and get some! Or even better, read on to discover homemade biltong! It’s super simple and super delicious! I used a dehydrator to make mine because I don’t have a biltong maker, but the end result is amazing. Plus the process is much quicker as well (12-24 hours instead of 4-7 days)! I have this one by Andrew James. Continue Reading!
#JasperBean loves playing in the sandbox at nursery! Most days he will come home with sand in his clothes and hair and I know he’s definitely had a good day! The messier the better and he just can’t get enough of it! So with the weather being lighter and warmer, but not warm enough to take a trip down to the beach, our alternative was either to buy play sand or make our own Cloud Dough/Moon Sand!! Continue Reading!