How to Make My Mother’s Recipe Slow Cooked Beef Stew

Beef Stew is delicious made in the slow cooker. It is also a good way of getting a lot of vegetables eaten that you might not always have. Well they aren’t part of our staples anyway. This is something that our young children always moaned about (because vegetables) but always eat. Of course you can … Read more

How to Make Plain Short Crust Pastry

Short Crust Pastry can form the basis of so many different recipes. Including both sweet and savoury options. Ready-made short crust pastry is easily available in supermarkets, both in the fridge and freezer sections. But honestly it is really easy to make and doesn’t take that much time at all. About Plain Short Crust Pastry … Read more

Aladdin at The Roses Theatre Tewkesbury Review

Tewkesbury’s Roses Theatre has Aladdin as their Panto running until Saturday 4th January 2020. Prices range from fifteen to twenty-five pounds. This year is sponsored by local solicitors Thomson & Bancks. I was invited along for Press night. The following will contain spoilers. Aladdin at The Roses Theatre Similarities Now and Then Aladdin was actually … Read more

GDPR New Privacy Policy Pinkoddy

In light of the General Data Protection Regulation coming into effect on May 25th, we want to let you know that I have updated the Privacy Policy in line with the new legislation, and hope you’ll give it a read. As it outlines, I may have some of your personal information on file and if you … Read more

Camp Bestival 2018

Three children dressed as sailors

The Camp Bestival Theme for 2018 has been revealed as “Camp Bestival Sets Sail” – at Lulworth Castle on the Jurassic Coast from 26th-29th July.  There’s plenty of time to decide if you wish to be a sailor, mermaid or other sea creature for the best fancy-dress party ever! Perfect for all ages with the ultimate … Read more

Behind the Scenes at YouTube Space London with RedTedArt

Behind the Scenes at YouTube Space London with RedTedArt

When RedTedArt’s Maggy Woodley asked if she had any fans who would like to visit YouTube Space in London to make a video with her I knew there was no question as to whether my son was to miss school or not! Having started my blog when he was at preschool and being heavily influenced … Read more

Enlightenment: A Catch up with me post

gingerbread house and trees

I have pretty much taken things easy in regards to how much time I have spent online this month. Instead of feeling refreshed at the end of it I feel tired. I feel even more that I have so much to do in terms of tidying my house, spending time with my family and giving … Read more

Our Youngest Son is 7 Today!

Our Youngest Son is 7 Today!

Today our youngest son has turned 7 years old. Originally due on my birthday he arrived 5 weeks early to celebrate with the Queen instead! He was a good weight at 7lbs 1oz, born in the evening and sent home the very next day. Unfortunately he many trips backwards and forwards to the hospital, losing … Read more

Breakfree holidays in UK, Europe and Camping from £10 pp

Breakfree Holidays from £10 per person for a 3 or 4 night short break. From Saturday 2nd January passwords are available from local newspapers and you need to collect 6. Then on Monday 11th January 2016 the booking site opens.  Summer dates 2016 are available at from £15 per person. These are based on a … Read more

Morrisons Christmas 2015 – Things Handmade

Morrisons want you to know about how much they care this Christmas with the emphasis being on how they make things hand made in store (where they can). #MorrisonsatChristmas caters for customers so that there is something for every taste and budget – even the pets. Covering the Main event, puddings, cakes, wines, stocking fillers, … Read more