Five minute microwave mug cake

. What? Yes dear reader.   You heard me.   In just five minutes you can be eating warm freshly made cake.   From a mug.   And it couldn’t be more simple.   I made a couple yesterday and took one round to my granny for tea.   Let me tell you, it takes

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Ranty Friday — Band Aid 30

It’s back Baby.   Ranty Friday has been brought back for a couple of weeks.   I actually planned to bring it back this week as I saw something in the paper last weekend that made me rage.  And then, as often happens, something else came along to supercede it and so the original idea

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#PRRequest and some chocolately treats

It is no secret that I like chocolate.   I blame my dad.   He worked for a well known chocolate company whilst I was growing up so it is all his fault.   Actually he worked for the pet food division for a lot of it so technically I should be addicted to Pedigree

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The Gallery — Being a parent

Another great theme for The Gallery this week and one that will no doubt be filled with lots of shots of book bags, dinners and really cute children.  Or parents freezing on rugby touchlines on a Sunday morning.     Sadly none of those scenarios really feature on my parenting radar these days.   Driving

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It’s the small things

The older I get the more I realise it is the small things that really make me happiest.   No longer is it the grand gestures or events that have taken months to organise.  Nope.   It is the little every day things that make my heart sing. This was really brought home to me this

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Micro Scooters are for grown ups too

I am a huge fan of Micro Scooters and have written about them before, most notably here:   Micro Scooters and the humble apology where I had to apologise after I was a tad disparaging.   Since then I have come to love everything Micro Scooter do and they have been huge supporters of Team

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My favourite luxury Advent Calendars

Technically I am not allowed to mention Christmas at home until after Ellie’s birthday tomorrow, 16th November.   But this post is not being written at home, it is being written at my inlaw’s house so I am not actually mentioning Christmas at home and therefore, well I think I get away with it, don’t you?

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