Halloween Lanterns made with Recycled Jam Jars

DianaCrafts, Halloween

halloween lanterns

Halloween Lanterns from Jam Jars These halloween lanterns are an easy halloween craft, children can make themselves from a few scraps of paper and some recycled jam jars. Materials Needed Jam Jars Crepe Paper (Orange and White) Cut into Black Card Glue or double sided tape Tea lights or battery Lights Cut rectangles of crepe paper as high as the jam … Read More

DianaHalloween Lanterns made with Recycled Jam Jars

Bumblebee Softie Tutorial. Sew at home project with instructions.

DianaCrafts, Sewing

Bumblebee Softie Tutorial At the beginning of the summer, we made this bumblebee softie.  A while back my friend Trixi asked me to take part in an international sewing day to get children around the world sewing via tutorials and hands-on workshops.  Abbi and I made these cute bacon and egg softies as part of the project.  It was great fun … Read More

DianaBumblebee Softie Tutorial. Sew at home project with instructions.

Dubrovnik Highlights


Dubrovnik Highlights

In July we had our summer holiday in Dubrovnik for 10 days.  We stayed in the Sun Gardens Dubrovnik, and ventured in to the city a number of times.  It was a fabulous holiday and these are our Dubrovnik Highlights. 1. Explore Old Town Dubrovnik Obviously a trip to Dubrovnik would not be complete without exploring the old city.  I defy anyone not … Read More

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Sun Gardens Dubrovnik Review


We are just back from a fabulous holiday at the Sun Gardens Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian coast. Last year we did a three week extended holiday to India, changing location 7 times in three weeks.  It was the trip of a lifetime (check it out here if you want more info), and although we built in lots of fun activities, … Read More

DianaSun Gardens Dubrovnik Review

Pickled Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Pine Nut Salad


How pretty are Candy Striped beetroot? These were at a farmers market last week, and I couldnt resist them. They were screaming to be made into pickled beetroot.  I’m not sure they taste any different to the regular variety, but they definitely liven up a plate. On the outside, they are slightly lighter than our usual variety, and you can see … Read More

DianaPickled Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Pine Nut Salad