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World Book Day Costume Ideas

  This year World Book Day falls on Thursday 1st March 2018. Find below some of the World Book Day Costume Ideas for your little ones. Some of these are not really that hard to put together than you think. Matilda – Roald Dahl’s character is very easy to sort. Just...


Quick Cottage Pie | Quick and Easy Dinner

  This quick cottage pie recipe is so simple and easy to cook that your fussy eater will absolutely enjoy! Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 500g/1lb 2oz lean minced beef 1 rasher rindless back bacon, chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 150ml/1/4 pint red wine (optional) 250ml/9fl oz beef stock (from...


Make Your Own Card – Fun and Easy!

Instead of giving out a store-bought card for the next special occasion, try your hand at making your own card. To make your own card does not require a lot of hard work, but rather a bit of creativity and the right materials. To start to create your own card...


Orchard Toys Match and Spell Game

Features: Develops reading and spelling Encourages matching and memory skills Progressive educational game with two ways to play Suitable for ages 4+ and 1-4 players A fun first reading and spelling game which encourages letter recognition, teaches basic phonetic word building, and promotes matching of pictures and words. Match and Spell...


Inspirational Quotes 2

Find below a collection of my favourite quotes. Hope it will help you be inspired today. Love Jackie x “You’re the driver of your own life. Don’t let anyone steal your seat.”   “Be careful how you react. Spills can be wiped up, dishes and furniture can be replaced, but...