Window Wednesday — Shalford Mill

This is another National Trust property that is just down the road from us and where we ended up on Sunday when I declared I was going out for an hour.   Little did I know how steeped in history it was, and linked to one of my favourite children’s books of all time, thanks

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EH Shepard and Shalford Mill

  There’s wind on the river and wind on the hill . . . There’s a dark dead water-wheel under the mill! I saw a fly which had just been drowned- And I know where a rabbit goes into the ground! When my children were little I was ever so slightly obsessed with Winnie the

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Kidney bean chocolate cake

Don’t look at me like that.   This is an actual thing.   And not only that but it is an actual thing that I made over the weekend.   Partly because I was pulling the face that you probably are now when I heard about it and partly because today is the start of

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Furby Connect — Review

I remember Furby the first time around.  They were the MUST HAVE Christmas present one year when my three were small.  It had to be a red one.  The red ones were sold out.   The only parenting issue worse than a sold out Christmas present on Christmas Eve is stepping on Lego at 3am.

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Window Wednesday — wandering around Deal

Bit of a different one this week for Window Wednesday in that I am not featuring one place and their windows this week, but more of a whole town.  It was only when I looked through all my photos from our weekend in White Cliffs Country that I realised just how many photos of buildings

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Amazon dash buttons — genius or most stupid thing ever?

Have you heard about Amazon Dash buttons?  They started out as Amazon’s April Fool’s Joke but so many people said “That is genius, we want them” that Amazon put them into production. But what are they?  Well they are small wi-fi enabled buttons that are branded and paired to a certain product.  By pressing the button

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Dominican sweet potato cake

When I was asked if I wanted to try out a Dominican sweet potato cake I thought “ooh yes please”.   And then I saw it contained no butter and no flour and I thought “hmmmm how is that going to work?!”. Well quite well actually.   Until I dropped it whilst taking it out

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#GBBO botanical week — Lemon Meringue Pie

Before we go any further I have two things to say about this incredible pie.  The first is that this was made back in March, as there hasn’t been a pie window of opportunity this week.  So this exceptional pie made back in March is being blogged about this week as I haven’t blogged it

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