Wednesday, 30 April 2014

My first fish tank (aquarium)

Hi everyone

I hope you all all well. Apologises for not posting anything for ages, I have been snarled with work and planning my son's 5th birthday party for this Sunday. People just don't get back to you until the last minute and I still have to chase people for for a simple answer of yes or no. One word "Frustrating".

He's having a Supermario Brothers themed party, with a bouncy castle and slide. I'm waiting on two people to give me an answer. If they say yes, he will have including himself 32 children. ARGGHHH! very busy afternoon.

I'm going to take some pictures of his party and include them in a post. His birthday cake, we normally make him one and he wanted a Mario and Luigi cake this year, and I have left it until the last minute and I have brought a ready made a4 size iced vanilla celebration cake that you can have your picture put on from ASDA.

I have purchased from eBay an iced cake topper with Mario on and they have personalised it for me which was lovely. So Saturday I'm going to put it on top of the cake. I will post these so you can all see.

Anyway, last weekend we took our son the the local funfair that came to our town, we had fun on the rides and came back with a goldfish.

So from one goldfish we have somehow managed to get an aquarium and fill it with ornaments, and tomorrow morning we are going to get more fish. How can all this happen by just going to the funfair. It looks rather nice though and feels quite relaxing, watching them swim around.

Here are some some pictures of our new aquarium. If you are looking for ideas on what to put in, then maybe you could look at these. I got the ornaments from pets at home and the foliage from pound stretcher.

Well this Friday I'm getting my hair done again by my wonderful mother in law. I put in one of my previous post I did, the Jobaz Hair Colour Removal and after I put on a semi hair dye colour. Well that has faded some what and I'm planning on going a little lighter to a dark ash blonde. I will do a separate post about this next.

Speak soon xoxo

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

How to make a shoe box farm

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely Easter break. I know I did.

This term at my son's school the topic that they are doing is "Down on the farm" and are studying different animals. He has actually been on a school trip to a farm with school today, and he's had a very good time.

He has been off school for two weeks and his homework task was to make a farm, out of a shoe box.

He started cutting, sticking etc, but soon got very bored as he wanted to play with his toys, seeing as though he was on holiday, I can't fault him.

I carried on with most of it, he kept helping me with the sticking and the glitter, (The messy bits, which is most fun).

Here is what we came up with.

I hope this gives you other parents a few ideas that you can use, as I love to see what others do and make it in my own way.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Easter Bonnet Ideas

Hi everyone

Before my son broke up for the Easter holidays, he had to make an Easter bonnet for their school parade. He started to help, then he soon got bored and wanted to play with his toys. It's understandable, he's 4 years old.

I on the other hand had lots of fun, I kind of got carried away and went to town making this for him.

I am quite surprised with myself to be honest, I'm actually quite chuffed with myself. It took me about a week, doing little bits at a time.

What you can do if you put your mind to it.


Chocolate Crispy/Cornflake Cakes

Hi everyone,

I have been away for a while, so I'm sorry for not posting anything for a while.

It's Easter this weekend and I have been doing some baking with my son. He loves getting his apron on, getting stuck in, getting his hands messy and the kitchen.

I went to Sainburys to get the ingredients. They are so easy to make, we make them every Easter.

All you need is:
  • Rice Crispies
  • Cornflakes
  • A little golden syrup - to make them stick together
  • Fairy Cake Cases
  • Dr. Oetker - Scot bloc Milk Chocolate Covering
  • Mini Eggs, or whatever treats you want to decorate them with.
All I did was:
  • Get two bowls, one with Cornflakes, one with Rice Crispies.
  • Break the Scot Bloc into pieces.
  • Get boiling water in a pan and turn it so it's simmering, then get a heat proof dish and melt the chocolate, no need to add water to the chocolate as it mentions on the packet. (Get an adult to this is your not confident with the hob).
  • I added a little golden syrup into the chocolate and stirred constantly as the chocolate melts quite quickly.
  • Make sure you pour and stir the chocolate into the cereal as fast as you can as this chocolate sets like lightning.
  • Spoon them into the cake cases and pop whatever treats you have on top. We used Smartie mini eggs and Milky bar mini eggs for a change. 
Before I put the mini eggs on top, I melted a little more chocolate and sprinkled the chocolate over the cakes, then put the mini eggs on. That way the eggs seemed to stick and didn't fall off.

Below are some pictures of what they came out like. You can find everything pretty much from any supermarket, I just went to Sainsburys as it is my local one.

Seeing as though Easter is this weekend, I'm not sure if they will have any Mini eggs left, but Sainburys is not the only place that sells them. Any other supermarket, Home bargain or Pound land I think do them.

Happy baking everyone, I hope you enjoy them.