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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Are the Easter holidays better with cake? #betterwithcake

The day the children broke up for their Easter holidays, I had spent the day preparing for the many guests who were coming to stay over the next few days. I am sure that most of you know already that I run a Bed & Breakfast in the Yorkshire Dales. It had been a tough day. The children came home and pretended to be guests. They asked for a cup of tea and then proceeded to get me to wait on them hand and foot throughout the early evening. The only reason they stopped pretending to be guests, was when I said "shall we make a rainbow cake?". 

Easter cake

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

The Photo Gallery - Spring

The Photo Gallery
Week 225

Forsythia blossom

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Week 128 - What has made me happy

I think I may have spoken too soon about my children getting on during the Easter holidays! Luckily they didn't fall out until the final weekend of the holidays, and by then I had backup in the form of my husband! We have had a good week though, followed by a nice(ish) weekend away (for more see my Ocean Edge Park Resort review video on YouTube).  It's been another full week though, albeit with fewer guests at the B&B, so we could chill out a bit.

Here is what has made me happy this week...

Colouring inFondant fancies

Fruit Heroes Review

We have been trying out Fruit Heroes, a new lunchbox snack. They have no preservative or added sugar, are high in fibre and one bar counts as one of your five a day. My son no longer has a lunchbox at school, due to free school dinners, but my daughter takes a packed lunch to nursery on the days she is there.

Fruit Heroes Strawberry bars

Sunday, 12 April 2015

12.04.15 Silent Sunday

Hebden Gill


Thursday, 9 April 2015

Barbie Bubble-Tastic Mermaid Review

The first Barbie ever to enter our house did so a few weeks ago. We have had a lot of fun reviewing the Barbie Bubble-Tastic Mermaid. So much so, that I sure am pretty sure she won't be the last Barbie we own! My children have recently started watching channel five in the morning. I'm not very keen, largely because I despise Peppa Pig, but also because there are adverts. This means they request literally everything they see. The adverts are the main thing I dislike! My daughter recently saw the Barbie Bubble-Tastic Mermaid in an advert and instantly asked if she could have it. This surprised me. She's not really into pink. She doesn't really wear pink, play with dolls, or do anything stereotypically 'girly'!She is generally to be found wearing a Spiderman outfit with dirty feet or knees from playing outside. 

Barbie Bubble-Tastic Mermaid

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Win a canvas from Wall Create

A couple of months ago I received a canvas from Wall Create. I ordered a canvas of a picture I took of the view from the Bed and Breakfast and thought I would hang it in the only room we have which doesn't have that view! That way the guests don't miss out (well, that's what I am telling myself) anyway.

Wall Create has been printing on canvas since 2001 and is regarded as one of the most popular canvas printing companies in the UK.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Week 127 - What has made me happy

Klaxon, we are surviving the Easter holidays. I repeat, we are surviving the Easter holidays. In previous years, all school holidays have been a complete nightmare, but we are doing pretty well so far. I have spent a fair amount of time with our children and I am really enjoying their company. I know that shouldn't sound like a surprise, but given their behaviour when they are together sometimes, it really is! We went to Betty's in Harrogate last week, followed by the theatre (to see Chris and Pui), we have visited farms, chilled out and gone on a seven mile hike!

Easter was slightly stressful, we had twenty-one different guests staying over the three day weekend. It was very hard work and I am slightly wary of what is to come as our busy season hits us! We will see what happens.

Here is what has made me happy this week...

Newborn lambNewly born lamb and ewe

Sunday, 5 April 2015

05.04.15 Silent Sunday


Friday, 3 April 2015

TalkTalk TV Bonus over Easter

This Easter period, TalkTalk TV families can enjoy top notch shows for less over the Easter break. Our Kids Boost will be half price at just £2.50, giving access to 16 great channels including Disney Channel, Nick Jr, Disney Junior and Cartoon Network. Watch the best of Transformers Robots In Disguise, Star Wars Rebels, for the little ones Peppa Pig Golden Boots, and teen favourites Jessie and Austin and Ally.

The kids will never be short of something to watch this April as TalkTalk TV homes can get the Sky Movies Boost half price with access to over 1,000 on demand movies, including Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Frozen sing-along, part of the Disney Princesses movie collection. What's more watch the latest blockbusters for less on TalkTalk Box Office including Paddington, Interstellar and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part1. TalkTalk champions flexible TV and TalkTalk TV homes can now get 50% off its biggest TV bundle. It’s TV to be glued to, not stuck with.