Crikey, where has the time gone? 11 months have flown by and there is just one little month left of My Make Do and Mend Year. People keep asking me what I am going to do when the year ends. And I really have no idea. I know that we will not go back to … Continue reading
Posted in July 2013 …
I try to keep a stash of snacks for the Smalls in the freezer, so I can just grab some when needed. Things like cheesy feet, and hot cross buns are staples, but these muffins are also pretty good. I did however, manage to make them this time and forget to add the sugar… They … Continue reading
The Birds and the Bees…
AGES ago, towards the start of My Make Do and Mend Year, I ‘met’ the lovely Helen from fairandfunky on Twitter. She and Sophie run fairandfunky-a community interest company with the mission statement: empowering people to take little steps to change the world. Can you see why we might get on..?! As well as selling … Continue reading
Hubby is not a regular swimmer, but we do try and take the Smalls for a splash around, and swimming shorts are really a necessity for this. So when the elastic in hubby’s swimming shorts gave up the ghost, I was a little concerned that he wouldn’t really be that keen on secondhand speedos, and … Continue reading
Baby, Baby, Baby…#3
The last in my trio of new baby presents. (The others are here and here) And this one is for another gorgeous little girl. (Just in case you were worried I was losing the plot and making presents to send the new Royal Baby…) This is what you need: Picture frame-a box frame would be … Continue reading
Water, water, everywhere..?
This summer has been surprisingly rain-free. So far. Although we are forecast “Soggy Saturday” tomorrow. But usually, here in good old Blighty, we are not exactly short of the wet stuff. Which is probably why we all get so outraged when there is the merest hint of a hospipe ban. But worldwide, it is a … Continue reading
First off, apologies if you have neither kids, nor grandkids, as this post may bore you senseless. OK. Summer holidays. 6 weeks and 3 days of time to fill. I am afraid I am not one of the mummies who is beside herself with excitement at the prospect. I love my kids, but there is … Continue reading
I have no idea why, but when presented with the chance of a few child-free hours to get on and write my book proposal, I felt the urgent need to make breadsticks… Actually, I do know why. I am a quite magnificent procrastinator. That is why. Anyway, they were pretty yummy, and the Smalls liked … Continue reading
Baby Baby Baby…#2
Number 2 in the triumverate (is that the right word? In the right context?) of baby presents. (Number 1 is here) And just before you accuse me of cashing on the Royal Baby-these presents have been on my ‘to-do’ list for ages, and I made them last week, having forgotten all the impending arrival of … Continue reading
We all scream for ice cream!
Phew, what a scorcher! It’s been fabulous. The summer we’ve all been hankering after for the last several years. So I thought I had better blog this quickly as the weather is due to break tonight, and who knows when we will see the sun again… Ice cream. Make Do and Mend ice cream, obviously. … Continue reading