Birthday Banner DIY

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Last year, two of Abbis friends had a roller disco party.  “Wear neon” was the request.  Here at Paint Sew Glue Chew Towers we don’t need to be asked twice to break out the headache inducing colours. So birthday banner and gift wrap were themed accordingly. As an alternative to birthday cards, we made a bright scroll birthday banner for each of … Read More

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Waffle Sandwich

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Waffle sandwich.  Using a standard waffle iron. For my birthday this year, amongst other things, my kids and Mr PSGC gave me a waffle iron.  How kind. I’m pretty sure I told them I didn’t need (or want) a waffle iron, but that didn’t seem to matter.  It was handed over on birthday morning…..with a request for waffles!   Hmmm. … Read More

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Deliciously Ella Book Review

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Ella Woodward is one of the keynote speakers at the Britmums annual conference in a weeks time, and I have been asked to write review of her book Deliciously Ella.  I’m giving away a copy of the book to one lucky reader.  See details at the foot  to see how to win – closing date 26th June 2015 Unless you’ve been hiding under … Read More

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Thankyou Letter

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Thankyou Letter

Earlier this month, it was my sons birthday.  He turned 13.  A teenager. To be fair he has been practicing for this roll for at least 2 years.  In my 13 years as a parent, I have been made well aware: Teenagers like hard cash. They do not like writing thankyou letters. As I am still in charge of the … Read More

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Roasted Beetroot and halloumi nibbles with balsamic pearls

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Beetroot and Halloumi

The of sweet beetroot, salty halloumi and tangy balsamic vinegar is great for summer or winter drinks. (Stick a drink in my hand, and would gobble a plate of these whatever the weathwe!)  These are easy to whip up (from ingredients you probably have in your fridge) so they are perfect for last minute guests.  The heart shape does add a … Read More

DianaRoasted Beetroot and halloumi nibbles with balsamic pearls