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Summer Fruits & Berries

I’ve just returned from a week’s holiday in the French Alpes with my daughter. One of the highlights for me was to order a café au lait and croissant in the café in the early morning and watch as the little town square came alive. Twice during the week the square was transformed as local […]

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Classic Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

 Southern fried chicken is a firm favourtie, and really easy to make at home. We love this recipe extracted from ‘Chicken’ by Catherine Phipps… So here is my preferred method of frying chicken. And in a world where everyone professes that their version is the best, all I can say is that this recipe makes everyone […]

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Ideas for New Arrival Gifts

It’s not always easy to decide which gift to buy for the new baby arrival, so we’ve put together some ideas to get you started! (New Baby Gift Set: Mummy & Me, Baby Blanket: The Wool Company, Baby Toiletries: Ocado, New Mother Gift Set: John Lewis, Bunny Rattle: Not On The High Street, Personalised Print: Not On […]

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Luisa’s Hawaiian Party

We’re delighted to share another fabulous ‘Your Party’ submission. Read on to see all about the brilliant Hawaiian themed party that Luisa planned for her daughter’s birthday. Over to Luisa to tell us all about it! The Party Theme: Hawaiian Location: At home in our pool room Last year, while we were on our summer holiday, my daughter told me […]

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Katie & Baby Summer Party Video

We were really excited when Katie, from Katie & Baby, got in touch to let us know she was planning a summer party and wanted to use our Summer Fruits range, so we sent her a few bits to get started. Check out her video below where she showcases the products we sent her, plus […]

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The Difference between Kids’ and Adult magic

Having performed adult magic for many years, many years ago, I decided to focus my attention on performing kid’s magic thinking it would be similar but with just colourful props to substitute the cards. I was wrong. The difference between kids’ & adult magic So what, then, are the differences between performing to children and […]

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Top 5 Graduation Party Ideas

If you’re throwing a bash for one of this year’s graduates, check out our top 5 graduation party ideas for inspiration! 1. Graduation Cap Gift Boxes Image Source: Oh Happy Day Make these cute graduation cap gift boxes to send your guests home with a treat. 2. Graduation Party Candy Pops Image Source: That’s What Che […]

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Spanish-Flavoured Rice Recipe

This isn’t a paella, but is instead a wetter, soupier dish, more like an American ‘bog’, but made with short-grain rather than long-grain rice. I know it’s yet another dish containing fennel and smoked paprika, but that is a wonderful combination much loved in my household. There is an argument for making this look much […]

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Planning an Engagement Party

If you’ve decided that you want to have a party or get together to celebrate your engagement, the planning can give you a little glimpse into the task that you have ahead of you for planning the big day itself! We’ve put together a handy guide to help you plan your (hopefully stress free!) engagement […]

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