My tips for a European Road Trip

. By lunchtime on Easter Saturday we had driven through four countries.  Well the first one, England, probably shouldn’t count, but France, Belgium and Holland definitely do.   And it struck me that driving through European to a destination shouldn’t be the sole purpose of the journey. It was mine when I first saw that

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Hot Cross Buns — Mummy Barrow stylee

. You know this thing where I can’t really cook?  Well I can’t.  Not really.  I don’t really follow recipes properly and I often change things which means my kids do that arched eyebrow thing when they try something for the first time.   This week that has happened with the above hot cross buns.

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Ranty Friday — Bank Communication

. On Wednesday of this week I went online to order my mum some mother’s day flowers.  It might be a tad late for some but my mum has been abroad for a few weeks so I decided to get them delivered when she was back in the country.    Went to complete the order,

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Ten signs I am getting old

. This week a number of things have happened that have brought it home to me just how old I am now.  Properly middle aged.  I am pretty sure I won’t see 90 so 45 really is the hump in the middle of my life.  And not in a maudlin way but this week I

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Top 5 must see things in South Africa

. They say that Africa gets under your skin. I don’t know who “they” actually are but “they are right.   I have been lucky enough to go to Africa three times now with Comic Relief, although flying visits to Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya it has left me with a real taste for the continent.

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Chocolate, cake and curses

. Sounds like an agenda for a cracking weekend, doesn’t it?  Well in addition to that it is also the title of a book out tomorrow from Choccywoccydoodah, one of my all time favourite shops in the world.   Though there are in fact two of them:  the flagship store in Brighton and the Mothership in

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Dutch Speculaas

. This time next week we will be heading home after spending Easter with Canvas Holidays in Dunirell.  We are thrilled to be working with Canvas Holidays this year as they celebrate their 50th birthday, along with Mr B.  It will be the first time I have been away with Canvas Holidays since I was about

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