Friday, 31 October 2014

Word of the Week - Friends



This week I was given the opportunity to visit Hatton Adventure Farm. We had already planned to meet up with friends this half term so we decided to meet them there and we all had a lovely day.

Just over nine years ago I was moderator of a forum for mums-to-be who were over thirty five. I was pregnant with Star and K was pregnant with her little boy. We would talk every day on the forum and soon after having our babies we were having another at the same time, again I had a girl and she had another boy. Once we had finished our time on the forum we moved to Facebook to keep in touch.

We first decided to meet up during the summer holidays, but with Star still being in her halo right up until August we didn't make it, so promised to meet at half term instead.

So on Tuesday we met for the very first time in nine years, and we got on really well. I think you do underestimate just how friendships are made online, it's not real life after all. I have now met lots of lovely friends that I first met online and it's something I always love doing.

 I know so many people who steer away from social networking because they think they are nothing but trouble, but I love them. You just have to be grown up about it all. You can't expect to get on with everyone and when you get a huge group of people there are always going to be those that clash and argue. So yes, there is trouble, but you don't have to join in the arguments, it can be avoided.

Online friendships give people a platform to be something they are not, they can exaggerate their lifestyles, constantly seek attention and lie mercilessly. It's difficult to trust people when they have the opportunity to deceive you. However, sometimes it's ok to let someone who you don't know in real life to become a real friend. I think when you have been talking to someone for a long time then you really do know them despite having never met.

 I don't have many friends. This is my choice. I have a few close friends and that suits me. I'm not one for popping around friends house for a coffee and chat every other day, or talk for hours on the phone about the latest gossip. That's just the way I am and I'm happy with it. I do have lots of friends online though, I find online friendships much easier to maintain and lots of them I have been friends with for many years.

So this week I am smiling because I met an online friend who I've wanted to meet for a long time and we had a lovely day together. I'm sure we will meet up again and not be waiting nine years this time.



The Reading Residence

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Pumpkin Picking at Hatton Adventure World

I'm really looking forward to Halloween this year. After not bothering for many years, last year we moved house to an area which comes alive at Halloween with Trick or Treaters and parties. We've decided to join in this year and we are having friends over for a little party and the littlies will be dressing up and going trick or treating themselves. Boo calls it twinkle tweeting which is a little cuter.

I was excited to be invited to pick our pumpkins at Hatton Adventure World. This is something I've never done before. I'd not visited Hatton before either, despite it being just half an hour away from my home. I'll definitely be going back.

Set in the Warwickshire countryside, Hatton Adventure World is a farm park with so many things to do. There are lots of animals to see, many play areas, a little fairground, bouncy castles, tractor rides, pony rides, sand pit, indoor play area, family theatre, cafes, restaurants and more! In fact, we will have to go back again because we didn't have time to do everything. I didn't have time to explore the shopping world so I'm planning a trip with just me and the Other Half to browse the shops.

Throughout the year Hatton has many events going on and we went there during the pumpkin event which is Halloween themed. All around the park you could see creepy figures, and listen to scary stories, or watch a spooky magic show. All the staff were dressed like they'd just come off the set of a horror movie.



I was a little concerned because my kids do get a little scared sometimes, but the spookiness was not overdone and you could partake in as much or as little as you wished. I even manged to persuade them to listen to a spooky story told by a witch.

We chose a lovely day to visit, really quite warm for October. So the kids were able to have lots of fun in the play areas and on the fair rides.





We took a picnic with us  and managed to enjoy it in the sunshine in one of the many picnic areas. Days out can be expensive and although we do like to dine out occasionally, this time we decided to take our food and save some money. There were lots of places to buy food from though, and thankfully lots of coffee available too. 

We spent a lot of time with the animals. It was lovely that the children could feed some of the animals and there were areas where they could sit and hold a snake or lizard. It's really nice when you can get up close to the animals. There were hundreds of guinea pigs in their own little world. There were also the farmyard animals to see such as goats, pigs and a friendly donkey as well as some reindeer.

There were also lots of birds to see and they hold displays throughout the day with hawks, falcons and owls.


The highlight of the day was picking our pumpkins. During pumpkin week every child gets a free pumpkin but you have to go and fetch it from the field yourself. The kids loved running around the pumpkin patch trying to see who could find the biggest pumpkin. I think they did really well and now we can't wait to carve them. You can carve them in a spooky marquee at Hatton, but unfortunately for us time was running out as we wanted to make our way home before it became to dark.







































We found Hatton Adventure World a really lovely place to visit and would love to go back again. The staff were really nice and friendly and I was always served with a smile. The guy in the refreshments store by the goldmines was particularly friendly despite having to deal with a constant queue of coffee and ice cream customers at one end of the stall and another constant queue of children waiting for their medals for collecting their gold pieces at the other end.

Also, the young man working the fairground rides was really pleasant and helpful.

My kids found it difficult to pick their favourite moment of the day, they were torn between all the fun stuff they managed to fit in. In the end we all agreed that we loved the pumpkin picking the best, after all that's what we went for. I would recommend Hatton Adventure World to my friends. The prices are reasonable too, starting from £3.95 a ticket but rising up to £13.95 when there are special events on. It's easy to find too being just a short drive from the A40 (that's if you get off at the right junction, which we managed to miss on the way there, we decided to come home avoiding the motorway seeing as we live so close.)





































































































Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall





Disclaimer: I was given tickets to visit Hatton, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Kids in the Kitchen - Rocky Road

Welcome to this weeks Kids in the Kitchen.
This week we made Rocky Road and we have a little video for you. We've made Rocky Road before for a competition, The Bahlsen Bake Off, and making a video was a requirement. It was the kids idea to make it again and of course they wanted to make another video too!

First I'd like to say a big thank you to those that joined in last week.
Three Princesses and 1 Dude made Scrummy Yummy Bubbly Lemonade and also made a video which is lovely.
And the lovely Grace from Verily Victoria Vocalises showed her mum how to make Sunflower Bread...we just love making bread too.
Thank you so much for joining in, we hope you will join us again soon.

Everyone who joins in will get a tweet from me and I will add your posts to my Pinterest Board. I welcome all posts old or new.

Rocky Road.


The fun thing about Rocky Road is that you can add what you want, but generally it contains chocolate, biscuits and marshmallows, and my kids like it just like that. 

Ingredients:

300g chocolate, broken into chunks
125g unsalted butter
3 tbs golden syrup
100g mini marshmallows
200g broken biscuits (we used Rich Tea Fingers)

Method:

In a pan over a low heat melt together the chocolate, butter and golden syrup 
remove one third of the melted mixture and leave in a bowl
Add the broken biscuits and mini marshmallows to the remaining liquid and fold in
TIP: we find that it's best to transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the biscuits first so that it's cooled down before adding the marshmallows, otherwise it will melt them
Pour the mixture into a tin, we used 8" by 10" because we wanted our pieces quite chunky. The bigger the pan the smaller the pieces.
Pour the bowl of mixture over the top.
Leave to set in the fridge 

you may wish to sprinkle the Rocky Road with a little icing sugar before serving, but we forgot.

Now over to the littlies to show you how it's done.




And the finished product


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Friday, 24 October 2014

Halloween!






We had only just moved into our home this time last year and had no idea what to expect at Halloween. In our old home we rarely had anyone call for Trick or Treat and as the years passed by I just let Halloween pass by too without doing anything. Then, last year we had caller after caller for nearly two hours as soon as it became dusk. I ran out of treats to give them, but the little ones were so excited answering the door to see the other children all dressed up.

So this year we are planning to join in. We are going to carve pumpkins and make some decorations and I've been hoarding my stack of spooky treats for a few weeks now. I'll let you know exactly how it all goes nearer the time but for now I'd like to do a round up of all the exciting things I've found to make Halloween a fun time for all.



Halloween Decorations

carving your pumpkin is something most people do at Halloween. Mine always end up looking the same, amateurish. Then I get pumpkin envy at all the pumpkins posted up over my social media sites. Well, here is a neat little trick for those who are not experts at pumpkin carvery like me...use cookie cutters. How simple! 


How about some lovely Pumpkin bunting, even the littlies ones could help with this task from Life As We Know It.

I love these Tin Can Luminaries from the Purple Pumpkin Blog, You can find tons of other Halloween ideas over there too.

How spooky are these Ghosts from Jelly Rose Yate, my kids would love these.


Halloween Cooking

Halloween cupcakes are always fun and Steph from Steph's Two Girls has some great decorating ideas here. 

Scary Zombie Fingers look great fun to make and serve from ET Speaks From Home


These Pumpkin Patch Carrot Dippers from Cat's Yellow Days would look great on the party table.

I confess that I'm not that keen on pumpkin, but these Pumpkin Spiced Muffins from Dad Creek without a Paddle look really yummy

Spiders are definitely not on my list of favourite things, but I might make an exception for these Spooky Spider Cookies from Thinly Spread.

I am loving this monster sandwich from the Mini Mes and Me, my kids will love to make one.

These Witches Broomsticks and Spooky Slime drinks from Family Ties look really scary!


Halloween Costumes

Want something easy and fun to make with the kids? Pink Oddy shows you how to decorate a spooky t-shirt

.Here are some easy Halloween Costume ideas over on Mumsnet.



Places to visit at Halloween

Many Farms have events where you can go and pick a pumpkin for Halloween and they throw in a lot of extra activities for children to enjoy too, at the National Forest Adventure Farm in Burton they are having a Halloween Spooktacular where you can pick and carve your own pumpkin, visit a haunted hotel and learn how to fly a broomstick amongst other fun things.

Hatton Adventure Farm is having a pumpkin week where you can pick a pumpkin and corn on the cob a well as taking a spooky tractor ride and listening to the Wicked Witch tell some scary tales around her cauldron.




The girls already have their witches outfits and the Little Man has a Gruffalo costume (if he'll wear it for more than five minutes) So my next decision is...do we have a Halloween party?





Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Cancer Doesn't Care about Christmas

This week we learnt about the death of the lovely Lynda Bellingham from that horrid disease Cancer. She was brave and faced her untimely end with courage and a smile. She did wish for one thing though, one last Christmas with her family. Well, I'm so sorry she didn't get her wish. Cancer doesn't care about Christmas.

I was in two minds to write this because it's something tucked safely away for me now. Always there, but not shared.

I wanted to spend Christmas with my mum, just like the old days. We hadn't spoken to each other for five years, then we started talking again and rebuilding our relationship. We spent one Christmas exchanging gifts, but the next year we felt we'd progressed enough to spend some time together at Christmas. Up until the fall out I'd always spent Christmas with my mum, even when I was married and had my older children. I was really looking forward to doing it again. We made plans, we wrote lists, we'd even completed a little Christmas shopping.

Then she got sick.

Then we were told it was cancer.

Then we were told that she had weeks to live...not years, not months, weeks!

She made it until Christmas. I got to spend Christmas day with her. In the morning I held her hand while she rested. In the afternoon I held her hand while she rested in peace forever.

That was a Christmas to remember indeed.

It's been six years now and, although it was really difficult at first, I do enjoy Christmas again. When you have small children you get consumed by the magic surrounding Christmas. The traditions, the beliefs, the fairy tales if you wish. I still think of mum but I can still enjoy Christmas with my family. It does make you realise though, sometimes wishes don't come true, especially when Cancer rears it's ugly head.

I've always found it difficult to offer help and advice when it comes to grief. I never know what to say. It's such a personal experience and it is different for everyone. Do you offer up some kind words, do you tell them the pain won't last forever? Do you tell them what to do to make it easier to bare? I had all of this and more offered to me when I was hurting. It was lovely to know that people cared about how I felt, that they wanted to make things easier for me. It also made me really sad. Anyone who has experienced grief knows that there is nothing you can say or do to make them feel any better. You can show you care though. If you don't know what to say then just say you are thinking about them, that you care how they feel. Sometimes, the simplest words are the best.


Me and my mum, on holiday 30+ years ago





Monday, 20 October 2014

Kids in the Kitchen - Toad-in-the-hole

Welcome to his weeks Kids in the Kitchen.
This is where I like to share what my kids have been up to in the kitchen and hope that you will join in and share too. There is a linky at the bottom of the page.


All kids love to help out in the kitchen, even if their helping just mean making a mess! It's all good learning fun though and it's good to share those moments and recipes with others. I welcome old posts or new, so do come and join us.

In return for joining in I will add your posts to my Pinterest Board as well as Tweet them. I may also give you a special mention here on the blog next week.

Big thanks to last weeks linker, The Beesley Buzz and the lovely Miss T who made a delicious looking  Apple Crumble made with Apples from their own apple tree.

Toad-in-the-Hole

Toad-in-the-hole is one of my favourites. In fact, when I visited the restaurant at the Grand Designs Exhibition recently I chose it for my lunch. Their menu had dressed in up as 'Sausages in Yorkshire Pudding with Red Onion Gravy' When I asked the lady behind the counter for the sausages in Yorkshire pudding she replied in a lovely Brummy accent 'ya want toad-in-the-hole' mmm yes please.

Of course Yorkshire Pudding is an egg recipe and I'm going to be featuring a few more egg recipes over the next few weeks. I find eggs are so versatile and are used in many things. I really like poached eggs and the kids favourite is scrambled. I always use British Lion eggs which is not difficult because 90% of eggs in our shops are now British Lion. Yorkshire puds are not very healthy but there are plenty of egg recipes that are, do you know how many calories there are in an egg?

Ingredients:

Sausages, we usually have two per person...although Daddy likes three!
1 egg
100g flour
300ml milk
1tbs oil

Method:

make the batter by whisking together the flour, egg and milk in a bowl. Then when you have a smooth batter put bowl in the fridge.

put oil in 20cm by 30cm roasting tin
add sausages and cook in pre-heated oven 220C/gas mark 7 for 15 mins
Take tin from oven and add batter immediately.
Put back in oven for about 30 mins until batter is risen and golden

Here is a very smart Little Man in his shirt and tie making the batter.


  We like ours served with mashed potato, peas and gravy.






















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Friday, 17 October 2014

Word of the Week - Empty



This week my two oldest children have been visiting their dad in the South of France.

It's been a little quieter, a little easier on me with less meals to cook and a little less stressful with the little ones not annoying their older siblings all the time.

Most of all, however, it's felt empty.

This is the first time they have been away since we moved here and suddenly this house feels huge without them. ED has a floor all to herself and I rarely go up there, but she still makes her presence felt around the house. Similarly, No1 Son spends a lot of time in his room, but he also spends time with the family. Suddenly it feels a lot emptier without them.

I think I know now that this isn't going to be my home for life. Once the kids have left the nest then I'll be looking for somewhere smaller. It's lovely having a big house after being cramped up for so long in our old home, but I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like with just the two of us here.



The Reading Residence

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Hatton Adventure Farm Half Term Pumpkin Event

Hatton Adventure Farm is in the West Midlands and this coming half term they are hosting a Halloween Pumpkin Event and I have four tickets to give away to one lucky winner.

Children can pick their own pumpkins and carve them in a halloween themed marquee. There is also a pumpkin hunt around the farm and lots of other activities for families to enjoy.

Of course you are still able to visit the farms 300 plus animals and play in their indoor play area. There is also an outdoor adventure playground, tractor rides, fairground rides, falconry displays and so much more to enjoy on your visit.

You can find out more on the Hatton Adventure Farm website.

Now, if you would like the chance to win four tickets to take your family to Hatton please pop over to Raisiebay's Facebook page. The competition will be open until Tuesday 21st October and winner announced shortly afterwards. I hope to get the tickets posted out by Wednesday 22nd so that you can enjoy a day out during pumpkin week which runs from 25th October to 2nd November.

Good luck!


Monday, 13 October 2014

Kids in the Kitchen - Pinwheel Biscuits

Welcome to this weeks Kids in the Kitchen.
Have you been baking with your kids? Maybe you've been rustling up something for halloween? Please share if you do, I'm going to be doing a halloween round up very soon and I may include your post, also, I may just have a go at your recipes with my kids.

This week as been rather exciting for us because we had a brand new cooker! My old cooker was well past it's use by date and the only reason I could cook with it was because I was used to it's daft ways. It was very annoying when the oven would just switch itself off though. Another big change is that I've switched from gas to electric. I have never had an electric cooker before, and we never had one at home when I was a child either, it's always been gas. So I'm on a steep learning curve.

I did joke that I would have to adopt the Great British Bake off style of sitting in front of the oven while cooking, then look what happened....



New cookers are fascinating for my two young chefs.

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Pinwheel Biscuits


I found a recipe for these in a Mary Berry Cookbook but they were vanilla and coffee and the method was to make the two mixtures separately. We decided to make ours vanilla and chocolate and we made them a little differently.

Ingredients:

120g butter
60g caster sugar
180g plain flour
1tsp of cocoa powder mixed to a paste with a tsp of water
a few drops of vanilla extract mixed with a tsp water


We mixed the butter, sugar and flour together to a fairly dry mix.
I then divided the mixture in half by weighing it and putting in separate bowls
In one bowl I added the cocoa mixture
In the other bowl I added the vanilla
I gave one to the Little man and one to Boo and they each kneaded their mixture to a smooth dough
We then wrapped the doughs and left them in the fridge for two hours.

We took the doughs out of the fridge and The Little Man and Boo each rolled their piece of dough into a rectangle.
I cut them to make them neat and we placed one on top of the other before carefully rolling them together kind of like a swiss roll.
We re-rolled the leftover bits I'd cut off and did the same with them.
We then wrapped our rolls and put them back in the fridge for 30 mins

I sliced the rolls into small slices and spread them out on two baking trays.
I cooked them at 180C gas mark 4 for about 15-20 minutes.









































They were gone within minutes!


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Grand Designs Live Show

I was excited to visit the Grand Designs Live show at the NEC Birmingham. My house is a new build although I didn't build it myself. Now I'm left with the task of decorating it to my taste and I believed the exhibition would inspire me.

Grand Designs is generally about building your own house though, so it focuses on a lot of the things you may need like windows, doors, skylights, solar panels, hot tubs....yes hot tubs are a necessity if building your own home. Who wouldn't want one of these?




















We did actually spend a lot of our time in the garden area. We have to do something with ours which is rather boring at the moment. Maybe a little something for the kids?



























In the background you can just make out some garden pods, I did take photos but they were very popular and I'm not so keen to plaster photos of strangers too often on my blog. They were amazing though, an enclosed cocoon with comfy seats and they turn around too for when you are fed up of the view.

Also in the garden section where a huge selection of water features. Now we could certainly put one of these in our garden.






































If I'm honest, I was a little un-inspired by the Interiors section. Although there was some lovely settees there didn't seem to be too much other furniture. I'd have liked to have seen some bedroom furniture, bookshelves, cupboards and storage ideas. There seemed to be a lack of soft furnishings too with only a few places highlighting cushions and curtains. There was a big technology part which we rushed through, when you are more interested in wallpaper, paint and furniture the technology bit is just extra footwork. I'd love a robotic vacuum cleaner though.

I did love the stand from Hillarys Blinds. I am looking for blinds and curtains and they had a lovely display of what they can offer. It was nice to be able to walk around and have a feel of the fabrics.


































Hillarys are now working with Home Interest magazine on an exciting range of fabrics inspired by architecture from around the world.


Another interesting concept was this 'put together yourself'' wallpaper from 1wall. It comes in 64 pieces for you to arrange however you please. It would definitely be a talking piece in your home.





























As a self-confessed foodie I left the best to last as I headed over to the Food and Housewares Section of the show. There were all sorts of yummy things to taste including wine which I had to avoid because of driving. I did try a little home-brew cider though! We are big lovers of cheese and loved this stand from the Snowdonia Cheese company. I found it difficult to choose from the lovely flavours available and my purse was a little lighter before leaving. I really should not have visited their website because on searching for local stockists I was directed to a farm shop just 2 miles from home! I feel a cheese addiction coming on.





















My advice to anyone attending one of these shows would be;

  • wear comfortable shoes, there is a lot of walking around involved. If you go by car it's generally a fair walk to the exhibition halls or you can take a free bus. 
  • Take a look at the online guide to who will be there and be choosy about who you visit, unless you want to be there for the whole day. There are some great displays and talks happening around the hall but they will all add extra time to your visit.
  • Check out if there are things to book beforehand that you might like to do, for example a room consultation. They are often fully booked before the event.
  • The restaurant is a little pricey but the food is plentiful. So take your own food if you don't want to pay £8.95 for a plate of fish and chips.
  • Take lots of money there are always bargains to be had, most stand owners offer greatly reduced prices on their products.

I have to finish with this cow picture, just because I can and I liked him!




Disclaimer: I was given my tickets to this show, my thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.



Barbie Colour Change Bag - review and competition

When we were asked to review a Barbie Colour Change bag, Boo was really excited. The parcel arrived shortly and she couldn't wait to open it.

She spent about half hour checking it out and said it was brilliant, but she then lost interest. The Little Man, however, has played for hours with it. Having two older sisters he is no stranger to playing with girl's toys. This bag had lots of appeal for him, particularly as it changed colour.

Boo demonstrates how the bag matches her top







































The bag is aimed at children aged over three, but I think maybe it loses appeal for children as they reach seven and older and Boo has just turned seven.

Made of hard plastic the bag has a small wrist strap and a little longer hand strap, which could possibly fit over the shoulder of a small child. It has a little clasp on the top made of tiny shoes and it opens by pressing a button which is quite simple for little hands. The bag is quite small inside because it has the colour change mechanism and a battery pack in there. You wouldn't be able to fit much more inside and when you open it things tend to pop out. Some might say what is the point of a bag that you can't carry anything in, well, many ladies have a bag purely for a fashion accessory.

The bag comes with some little accessories which you can clip on to the bag to decorate it. It also comes with a little bag especially for Barbie. The Little man had lots of fun putting the accessories on and changing them off again.



The bag changes colour to match your outfit. It supposedly has over a hundred different colours. The Little Man had lots of fun trying out the colour changing, but not as much fun as OH who went around the entire living room matching the colours he could find....but please don't tell him I told you that!

The colour sensor is at the back of the bag and you put this against a colour and the white part of the bag changes colour to match. It doesn't seem to like brown or black though.







The bag requires three AAA batteries which are supplied. The recommended retail price is £29.99

I'm pretty sure this is going to be on the wish list of many little girls this Christmas. If you think you know someone who would like one then I'm giving you the chance to win one in my competition. Just fill in the Rafflecopter widget below.




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I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I've loved. If I don't love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It's always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I'll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

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