Archive for June, 2010

The last week was (mostly) taken up with the flu – thankfully it was just Tim and I that suffered – the Bean seemed oblivious to the germs – which bodes well.

By Friday I was feeling a bit better (thanks to the amazing power of Penicillin) but obviously still not thinking straight as I decided that the Bean and I would make ice lollies. The Bean was *very* excited about this – she loves using her play kitchen and helping in the kitchen where she can. The lolly making went a little something like this:


Pouring the strawberries into the blender, there were a lot of strawberries so we did this in stages, scooping then pouring…

Adding the yoghurt…a spoonful for the blender…

…and one for the chef (we’ve been learning about taking turns lately…)

…cowering from the noisy blender…

and adding the handles to the lolly mould – the Bean was really good at this, which surprised me as I didn’t think she’d be so careful!

The pre-frozen mix was declared to be ‘nummy’ (yummy!)…

…as was the frozen end result!

This was such a sucess and is something we’ll definately be doing again – along with many other recipes!


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This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words* – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. Inspired by Soulemama.

Here’s to a lovely weekend!

*Damn it!

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Over the years I have been lucky enough to find some pretty cool things whilst thrifting and this is one of my very, very favourite things. I have been looking for a sewing box like this for ages and the few I have seen have either been really small, really expensive, or both…so I was really excited to find this a few weeks ago for £4!

I Love…


…Love it!

(As a bonus, the cute little handles on top are perfect for tieing together to stop the Bean causing havoc)… 

So, today was Bean’s first trip to the dentist! For the last couple of weeks we have been (rather succesfully) practising ‘say Ahhhh!’ and showing our teeth, the idea being that the dentist might get half a chance to at least see some of the Bean’s teeth, even if a proper examination was a few visits away…or so we thought! Naturally, the ‘Ahhh!’ idea didn’t work at all, however when the Dentist asked her to roar like a lion she thought that was great fun and he even put his gloves and mask on and managed to feel her teeth as well! We couldn’t have been more proud of her and the Bean couldn’t have been more proud of her sticker!

Here she is showing off her sticker (and her teeth!)


We then had lunch on the beach with some friends, there was some awesome improvised sandcastle building (with tupperware and a shoe – you mean you’ve never tried it?)…

and a lot (lot! lot!) of happy splashing!

followed by a first proper ice cream (so it’ll be off to the dentist again soon then…)

(The Bean’s tastebuds have some way to go…she alternated tastes of ice cream with bites of a pasty – hmm!)

The Bean was understandably tired (and sandy) after all this fun…

…but she soon perked up enough to try on a few buoyancy aids, ready for her first canoeing experience on Saturday – she gonna LOVE it!


Here’s hoping you had a great day too!

Incidentally, whilst the Bean was stropping (terrible two’s are looming) about the important issue of not being able to have more than one strawberry before tea(!?!) my dad and I tried some distraction as I said ‘and she made an animal noise for the dentist’…’what animal noise did you make?’…the tears stopped, the Bean walked to her toy box and presented Grandpa (‘Bapa’) with this…


Heavens!..She’s going to be fun to keep up with… :-)

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Dop! dop! dop!

The Bean was a bit under the weather and off her food last week, so I was really pleased when she demanded asked for a ‘nana’ after tea…however she then decided she didn’t want it, so I decided it was the perfect time to introduce her to the art of dopping chopping.

The Bean was *very* interested in this and had great fun shouting ‘dop! dop! dop!’ as she worked at chopping the banana and putting it in the bowl. As you can see she took my advice of ‘keep your other hand out of the way’ very seriously indeed!

Of course, once you’ve put all that effort in, you’d be silly not to try a little piece…

…then perhaps a smidge more…

…now who wasn’t hungry?

Although she’s not yet two, I think this counts as my first Toddler Tuesday post! Now, how do I add that side button…?

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Due to an under-the-weather little Bean, the second thrilling installment of Thrifty Thursday was a bit postponed…so, since I can’t get the day right, I thought I’d get the season wrong as well and show you a couple of Christmas related finds…


a sweet little German candle holder…followed by…

…six sweet little (possibly German) candle holders.

These are really tiny, probably about an inch high. I found the first one a couple of years back, for 10p and have been looking for others ever since. I wasn’t sure what exactly drew me to them in the first place, until my Mum reminded me that we used to have similar ones at Christmas when I was little. Christmas has always been such a wonderful time for me, full of family traditions, warm fires and happy memories, so I’m especially keen that we capture as much of the magic as we can for the little Bean…she brings us so much joy, she deserves as much back as we can possibly give…

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This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. Inspired by Soulemama.

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This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. Inspired by Soulemama

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

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