Strawberry Star Cakes

We decided to experiment with colour and flavour to the basic fairy cake recipe by mixing in the Christmas colour red, and then decorating with Christmas stars ūüôā Mix together 5 medium eggs 6 oz butter 6 oz self raising flour 3 oz castor sugar A splash of strawberry flavouring A dash of red food … Read more

Ban Smoking in Cars?

Should we ban smoking in cars? In Britain around 80,000 people a year still die of smoking-related illnesses.¬†Every year over 300,000 children in the UK go to their GP with illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia as a result of exposure to passive smoking. “A study by the Royal College of Physicians (2010) shows that … Read more

Hibernation

Hibernation “Hibernation is an extended period of deep sleep, or torpor, that allows animals to survive winter extremes. Reducing metabolic rate and lowering body temperature enables survival through cold periods when food is scarce or has little energy value. Hibernating species usually work hard to build up large fat reserves before they bed down, and … Read more

Would you leave someone to die?

The greater the number of people present the less likely you are to help. ¬†A two-year-old girl,¬†Yue Yue,¬†wandering in the street in a market in Foshan, China, was hit by a van. The driver stopped for a moment and continued on, rolling over the girl again with the van’s rear wheels. Over the course of … Read more

Bacon Wrapped Chicken & Cheese with fresh herbed Pasta and Sautéed Broccoli

Equipment Measuring Scales Bowls Grater Knife Frying pan Spatula 2 Saucepans Drainer Baking tray Kitchen towel Foil Ingredients For the Chicken¬† 1 pack of chicken breasts 1 pack of bacon Olive oil 4 0z of grated cheddar cheese For the fresh herbed pasta¬† 300 ml Double cream Garlic granules Handful of fresh chives and parsley … Read more

Abbreviations

Are you relatively new to the internet/wonderful world of texting?¬†Or do you just get lost with abbreviations? Well back by popular demand is this list of translations. New ones are: FML = F**k my life! LLS = Love you like a sister SB = Smile back ILY = I love you YOLO = You only … Read more

Lights Out

So here they are changing our street lights so that they turn off at midnight, in order to save money. Which councils are changing their lights We had the right to express any concerns. They were that: There may be an increase in criminal activity. They said that it has been found to decrease crime … Read more

Breastfeeding: Things I would have done differently

To be completely honest I think if I could go back and do it all again with my first son I’d have possibly just stopped breastfeeding him after he’d had the colostrum. I was too tired, ¬†and too selfish¬†and too busy doing my A-levels. I didn’t appreciate how much he needed feeding and honestly, don’t … Read more

Breastfeeding two and four year olds

  My youngest turned 2 and a half today. Feeding is going well, although I’m sure I feel more uncomfortable feeding at toddler groups. I’m more likely to just let him feed rather than say no.I’m actually hoping to read some blogs that make me feel less alone though as I am still (very occasionally) … Read more