A Traditional Birthday Cake

Hello,  Its my hubby’s birthday I thought I would make him a yummy treat his favourite Cake “Victoria sponge” yes you may think its a little bit simple but you can add some fresh cream for that bit of indulgent, and you can never tire of a good ole “Victoria sponge” for any quick cake you need to do in a hurry and always a crowd pleaser. And I’m sure the majority of you reading this post will be I’ve…

Chocolate Orange Traybake

Well I give you this yummy Chocolate Orange cake This was a tray bake I made for day 4 cake night for hubby to take to work. its just like eating a terry’s chocolate orange and perfect for celebrations or a weekend treat. This recipe makes 16 slices or less if you want bigger slices 4 tbsp Cocoa Powder 4 tbsp Hot Water 225g Butter I use stork baking butter225g Caster sugar275g Self raising flour2 level tsp Baking powder 1…

Coconut and Lime loaf

Hello, First things first this is not my recipe its from a friend on Instagram Munira @the_pink_rose_fairy which she has kindly let me share it with you as I had so many of you ask me for the recipe. Ive seen Munira make this and share on Instagram so many times and I cracked i asked her for the recipe in which she happily shared with me and I can say it went down a storm in my house hubby…

Building myself back up

Hello I stumbled across Helen Hopkins who is a personal Balance Coach she was starting an Exhausted to energised 5 day bootcamp for free on facebook, and I thought right I’m signing up. Lets do this So I joined at 8pm for half an hour from Monday to Friday, Thats all It was sectioned into five bite size portions Who do you really want to be? What’s important to you? I found this one quiet hard and I still don’t no…

Shrove Tuesday

Hello Who does not love pancakes I know my lot love them you can have pancakes any way you like there is so many different ways whats your favourite here are a few of ours. Lemon and sugar Cherrys and Ice cream Nutella and bananas Ice cream Hope you all have a fab pancake day and get the kids flipping those pancakes there is so much fun to have. Love Claire Xx

Housewife and Proud

Hello, Grab yourself a cup of something hot and nice and sit down for five minuites. Im going to talk about being a homemaker/housewife and the stigma that it comes with. Whilst I was puting hashtags on one of my Instagram posts the other week I went and had a look at the #housewife and there was a lot of half naked women. I often put half naked photos of me doing the housework on my Instagram (NOT) it really…

“Its Ok Not To Be Ok”

Hello, Self Care everyone talks about it but how many of us actually do take it seriously. I know for a fact I find it so hard to actually take time for myself as it always makes me feel so guilty as I should be doing something else.  This is all wrong we need to do it more than ever, After having one of my flare ups the other weekend, I shared it on my Instagram and did’nt quiet imagine…

My new project 129b

Hello I signed the Allotment Tenancy agreement today, so its happened I am now in charge of 129b, it feels kind of crazy and good at the same time, I have no clue where to really start if I am honest, I’ve made a few plans but as we all know they never really stay the same as there is always something that doesn’t play ball. Here are a few pics of what I’ve got to play with it is 48ft x 22ft…

Three ways with chicken on a budget

The title of this blog post says it all, What you can do with one large chicken. I bought a 5 lb. 4 oz Large chicken from my local Butchers, and it has provided my family with 2 meals and one lunch. I did a family roast chicken with thyme and lemon for the Sunday A good handful of fresh thyme leaves along with half a grated lemon salt and pepper. Mix altogether with some butter enough to rub all…