Craft Time: Pumpkin Bags

With Halloween fast approaching, it seems a good time to share with you this idea for a fun Halloween craft which I first came across during my travels in Japan.

Although it’s fun to help the kids dress up and go trick-or-treating, some of the costumes and decorations they want can be so wasteful. You probably buy the cheapest ones you can find but they are, inevitably, plastic-based. Your kids demand a new costume each year so the old one just ends up in the trash. (Actually i found a great shop in Bali for all party / event / celebration occasions including party balloons )

Well, these pumpkin bags are one way to cut down a little on your Continue reading “Craft Time: Pumpkin Bags”

Too many cooks in the kitchen

They say that “too many cooks spoil the broth”.

Well, that couldn’t have been truer than for my family a few months back. Except it wasn’t broth that we were cooking; it was Christmas dinner.
Actually i had just returned to UK from beautiful Bali

For those of you who aren’t familiar with a traditional British Christmas dinner, it’s roast turkey with stuffing, roast potatoes, various veggies, and condiments such as gravy, bread sauce, and cranberry sauce.

My mother has always prided herself on her ability to produce a fantastic spread each year, and last year was going to be no exception. She had a bit of a houseful with me, my husband and our baby daughter; my brother, his wife and their baby son; and my sister and her fiancé, who had just returned from Indonesia where they had both had a smile upgrade Kuta dentist Baliperformed by the probably best Kuta dentist in Bali. Perfect teeth ready to chomp on the perfect meal 🙂 Continue reading “Too many cooks in the kitchen”