Monday, 4 July 2016



Growing up I was extremely interested in animals and always wanted to be a vet and even went to college to study animal care, but due to reasons I didn't carry on with the animal course at Nescot college in Epson.

I have had lots of pets in the past, I have had 2 rabbits, cockatiel, 3 fish, 4 hamsters, and 2 guinea pig that were both pregnant and ended up with 11. ( I didn't have them all at once)

when I moved out of my mums I decided to get a dog a Staffordshire bull terrier called Lucky she was so loyal and a great companion but due to moving I had to rehome her and I was heartbroken.

A few years later I had my eldest daughter Paige, followed by Isla two years later, then I had my son Alfie 18 months later. As you can properly tell I didn't have the time to care for another pet. But as they got older they started having an interest in animals.

So I decided to get a rabbit, I started looking around and spotted 2 rabbits on Gumtree, when my partner got home from work I told him I bought the rabbits and they were on there way being delivered well the look on his face was priceless, he didn't even know I was looking to buy a animal.

When I got them I was shocked there was a little white rabbit called Buffy she is a lop eared rabbit but Biscuit was much bigger as you can tell she is a English lop eared rabbit, and I would say is the size of medium dog. Me and the children fell in love with them instantly.

6 months later my partner wanted to get a snake, people have mixed feelings about snakes, but I always wanted one, so along came Cedric a corn snake, I was a bit nervous to hold him at first but eventually I held him, and he is actually a great pet and loves to be held by all of us.

After a while my partner wanted to get a Bearded dragon I wasn't to sure I thought It would run up the walls and around the house, but when my auntie bought one for my cousin and said how friendly they are I had to get one. But I was shocked everything I needed for a bearded dragon would come to just over £200, so I looked on Gumtree and spotted a 2 year old bearded dragon for £80, he was living in a college and was held daily and was really tame so we got him and called him Mario.

I am not looking to get more pets I think I have enough for now. Do you have any pets?

Always remember to do your research before getting a pet to see if they are the right pet for you.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Half term holiday

Coming up to the half term I was planning days out and adventures I could take the children on, my eldest daughter wanted to go to Buckingham Palace so that went on the bucket list of what we could do, they was all looking forward to it.

Unfortunately my son caught chicken pox from nursery just before half term so it wasn't the best start to the holiday, but I was still going to try and make the most of it.

So I got a few of creative things that we could do after all children love arts and crafts and getting messy. I got a Shaker maker from amazon for £10.99, Paint me pretty cup cake trinket set for £9.99 and Blo pens for £12

So one day during the week we decided to try out the paint me pretty cup cake trinket set, because there was only 2 cup cake trinkets Paige done the Minnie Mouse Shaker Maker. It was really easy to make with no mess what so ever and only took an hour to dry and ready to use so I was quiet surprised, it comes with 2 different moulds/ 2 packs of plaster to start you off and of course the Shaker Maker it self.
They all enjoyed it a lot and it was nice to see them getting creative together. It was definitely a good idea, and will be buying them again. It can be quiet messy as well so be well prepared.
A couple of days later they wanted to try there Blo Pens, inside the box there was 6 stencils and 10 Blo Pens, it does take awhile to get started, the stencils are made out of card and you have to detach all the bits that are meant to come out. After all that they got started. It isn't really messy but some how they managed to get it everywhere, thankfully it was easy to clean up and didn't leave any stains, but they made such beautiful pictures and also enjoyed doing it.
All through the week there were tears, tantrums and laughter and even though we spent the week indoors we did make the most of it, and at least we will have more things to do when the 6 week holiday comes round.
What did you do during the half term?

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Egg Free Pancakes

I have another great recipe for everyone with an egg allergy. I absolutely love pancakes and have to make them often not just for pancake day. Ok so its not the best looking pancake but its all about the taste and believe me when I say you wont be disappointed.


1. 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

2. 1 Tbsp of baking powder

3. 1 Tbsp of sugar

4. 1/4 tsp of salt

5. 1 Cup of non-fat or 1% fat milk

6. 2 Tbsp of vegetable oil

7. 2 Tbsp of water


1. mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl.

2. Add the milk, oil and water to the dry ingredients.

3. Stir until the lumps are gone.

4. Lightly spray a large frying pan over a medium heat.

5. Pour some mixture into the pan.

6. The pancakes are ready to turn when the top is bubbly all over and the edges begin to appear dry fry until both sides are brown and dry.

Fill with whatever suits your taste buds and enjoy.
If you do make one tell me what you think?

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Family Fun Day

On week days its normally the same routine every day for us, we come home I cook dinner, after dinner its bath and then story, Simpsons then bed.

On a Monday at my daughters school there is a family fun day in the hall, its a great way to interact and have that special time with your children.

Normally at home we have a board game out or play the Nintendo Wii at the weekends or day off unless it is sunny outside, but family fun day is a great opportunity to meet other parents and for children to make new friends.

Family fun day starts from 3:30 to 4:30 but in that hour we do so many activities, such as pretending to be monkeys swinging from imaginary vines, and pirates, scrubbing the deck and climbing the rigging its lots of fun and getting are bodies moving and learning fun ways to exercise. The children also enjoy seeing their parent acting silly and having a laugh.

It only lasts for 12 weeks, and each week we get a book of the activities we have been doing so we can continue it at home. we also got a board game that enables families to have fun, play and be more physically active together. Each time you land on a TTT icon, you will take a card and be given a choice of physical challenges and a move forward opportunity linked to the challenge it could be balance challenges to coordination challenges.

Each week is different and you never know what you are going to be doing next. We all love it and cant wait for next Monday and see what we are going to be.

Does your child/children school have days for the family?
Or do you go to any after school clubs with them?

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Wedding celebration

It's been a while since I have had a night out, so when I got a call off my mum saying my cousin was getting married I was over the moon, not only was I going out , I was going to see my family that I haven't seen for a long time and of course I was happy for my cousin the bride to be.

Unfortunately my children wasn't able to go ,it started to late and in the end they would be miserable because they would be tired, so my partner (there dad) kindly offered to look after them while I went, all through the week I was excited.

The day of the wedding come round. I was up early with excitement, doing my hair and painting my nails, but didn't know what to wear, I had a floral top with jeans or my floral trousers with a orange top. when I got to my mums I decided the floral trousers and orange to would be best (happy colours).

Soon after we were on our way, it was a 2 hour journey to St.Augstines in West Gate but eventually we was there, saying hello to the family and congratulating my cousin the bride and her husband, and ordered a few drinks mainly vodka and coke my favourite.

After a while we headed to the large hall where my cousin and her husband cut the cake, the music was blaring. As I said hello to more of the family in the hall I noticed a little table that had caught my eye, sadly my late uncle had passed away and the table was a memorial with a photo and a candle, it brought a tear to my eyes, and made that day even more special to know that everyone was thinking of him and felt like he was in the room with us all.

There was so much food so as always my plate was filled to the top (as you do). Not long after eating most of us were out of our seats doing the Conga around the hall, well I was laughing all the way through it, and that song was followed by the Hokey Cokey, I was in tears of laughter by this time.

My auntie said there was a funny photo booth, so off we went, there were hats and glasses and other bits that you put on before you go in, and strike a pose, it was hilarious.

After a few more drinks it was time to go, I had such an amazing time and so nice to see the family again hopefully the next wedding will be my own but I wouldn't hold my breathe.

This has been the highlight of the year.
What has been your highlight so far?

Friday, 13 May 2016

Eczema creams

When my son was born I noticed he had very dry skin,the doctors told me it was because he was 11 days late, I asked her what the best thing to use for it and told me sudo creme would be fine as baby oil had to many chemicals in it.

Then 2 days later the dry skin started to peel, I thought once it had all come off that would be it, but after the skin peeled it would come back and peel again.

A month later he started scratching all over his body especially his face and even though I put mittens on him a few seconds later they would be off again. So I started putting socks on his hands, That worked a lot better but in the night they were off and again he started scratching.

In the end it got so bad that the sides of his face had become infected, so I took him to the doctor and they told me it was severe eczema and gave me a prescription for antibiotic cream for the infection and moisterising creams for the dry skin. I also went to Holland and Barrets to see what they had for dry skin and purchased Dead Sea Bath Salts, It didn't make much difference and the cream alone wasn't making his eczema any better, So I tried oats, you put oats in a sock and run the bath water through it and was surprised how soft his skin was after a soak.

I was told to cream him 5 times a day, but after an hour or so his skin was dry again. So after 2 weeks i decided to take him back to the doctors. I got prescribed different creams (which are in the picture above) they are working amazingly, I noticed a big difference almost straight away.

Dermol Lotion is used as a soap substitute as normal shower gel or soap irritates his skin.
Centraben cream I use for his body.
Zeroderm ointment I use for his scalp.

I also have Betamethasone Valerate (Betnovate cream) which is a steroid cream for the bad spots of eczema like his ankles, wreists and behind the ears. This cream thins the skin so I use it for 2-3 days and then miss 2-3 days.

I have noticed a big difference since using these creams.
So if you or anyone you know suffers from eczema visit your GP and ask to try these creams.

Even though Dead Sea Bath Salt from holland and barrets didn't work for my son i absolutely love it, it made my skin so smooth and will defiantly buy it again, try it and tell me what you think.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Home made cake with no egg

Hi guys I have a fab recipe for everyone to try especially if you or your children/family have egg allergies as these are egg free cakes, as you can tell I'm not a professional, but that doesn't stop me I still enjoy making them and they taste amazing.


6 Oz plain flour
3 Tsp baking powder
2 1/2 Oz margarine
2 1/4 Oz sugar
1 Tbl spoon golden syrup
1/4 Pint of milk

Grease and line 2 18cm/7inch sandwich tins.
Put oven on gas mark 5


1.Sieve flour and baking powder into a bowl.

2.Cream the margarine, sugar and golden syrup together in a bowl until light and fluffy.

3.Add a little bit of flour then a little bit of milk and repeat until all the flour and milk has been added, and the mixture is smooth and well combined (add a little bit of milk or water if the mixture is too stiff).

4.Divide the mixture between the 2 sandwich tins.

5.Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

6.Remove the cake from the oven and set aside to cool slightly.

7.Remove the cakes from the tins and leave to cool completely.

8.To serve sandwich the cakes together with a filling of your chose.

And enjoy

You don't have to make big cakes, little cupcakes are always nice as well
if you are making a birthday cake double the ingredient  which I done when I made the birthday cake that are above.

Have a go and tell my what you think.