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Life with a Little Missy who loves to help in the kitchen and garden

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Slow cooker rice pudding

It’s the start of October and the temperature has plummeted. The girls come home from school like ravening wolves, their appetites sharpened by the cold, ready to eat through each other – and me...

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Holiday eating with kids

Long, lazy lunches, enormous post-beach ice creams that threatened to melt down our arms, strolling down to the local bakery to get chocolate croissants for breakfast, popping out for café con leche and freshly...

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Christmas traditions: The Gingerbread House

First published in the Nov-Dec edition of Image Interiors & Living. In 2011, with a small baby in my arms and toddler underfoot,  I decided that the one thing that would make Christmas complete was a gingerbread house. A nice project to do...

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Gingerbread house 2014

As the final scraps of last year’s gingerbread house sit in a tin, ready for eating with January afternoon post-school hot chocolates, here’s a look back at the the making and baking and icing....

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Read: Pumpkin Revenge in Irish Country Living

If you have children, you’re also undoubtedly surrounded by pumpkins as they demand their yearly, personal jack o’lantern. At the moment we have three in the cottage. One was carved by us together, Little Missy and...

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Five of the best things to do in Wales with kids

A week in Wales with old friends from the Husband’s Cambridge days. Four adults, five children under six and Bridie, the Irish terrier, in one house. Staying nearby, another household of four adults and...


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