Monday, 29 October 2012

Floral cushions

I found this lovely fabric one day I was in London, perfect for a few new cushions for Ophelia's room.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Egeskov Castle, Denmark

Our summer holiday in Denmark all ready seems a distant memory. But to remind our self about the great time we had I would like to share a few more pictures with you. 
This post is about our day trip to Funen (Native name Fyn) which is the 3rd largest island in Denmark, in fact there are approximately 406 of them!

We packed the car with happy kids and a bulging picnic hamper. The sun was out and the spirit high.

We arrived at Egeskov Castle early afternoon and went to explore the place. It is a great place for the whole family, young and old. The Castle is surrounded by water and beautiful parks. You will find the worlds largest Kompan playground, picnic areas, a Maze, a tree top walk (to high up for me) various museums, secret gardens, ice cream bars and lots of space to run free and hide.

I think the pictures sum it all up, enjoy

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Halloween fun (PicMonkey)

This is what I was up to last night when I was 'home alone', perhaps I should have done something a bit more interesting.... But hey, the web site PicMonkey got me tempted...

This is what I look like as a vampire, Zombie and a Witch!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

A very good Lacto free Chocolate cake

This cake is simply amazing, it's moist, airy light and so easy to make. This time i topped the cocoa icing with raw liquorice powder. 
But you can decorate it with whatever you fancy.

An added bonus it's Lactose free so Felix can have it.

This is what you need to make one large cake: (Serves 25)

350g  flour
225g  lacto free butter (Arla)
375g  sugar
75 g  Good quality cocoa powder 
300ml lacto free milk (Arla)
3     eggs size L
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 tsp baking powder

Whisk eggs and sugar until it white and foamy. 
In another bowl mix flour with baking powder and cocoa powder.
Melt the butter. Sift the flour mixture in to the eggs and sugar, mix milk and butter in gradually. Add the vanilla extract and mix until even.

Bake the cake in a 25x30cm paper lined tin (or two smaller tins)
at 175 degrees. Approximately 25 min, test with a wooden skewer!

When cool (If you can wait) Decorate the cake as you wish!


Tuesday, 2 October 2012

A trip to Penthurst and a very unlucky boy

A couple of weeks ago my mother and her friend Charlotte came to visit. We planned to go and see Penthurst Place & Gardens whilst the children were in school. However Felix got 3 fingers trapped in the car door on the school run in the morning and was quite upset so I decided to keep him off school for the day so he joined us on the trip.  The fingers in car door was the end of a run of accidents for my little man.  The day before I was called in to school because he had put a 'googely' eye up his nose which resulted in quite a lot of blood. Later that afternoon he also had a trampoline injury whilst attempting some Olympic standard dismount.

We had a wonderful day at the beautiful surroundings of the castle grounds and gardens whilst still having time for a nice lunch and being back in Rochester to pick up Ophelia from school at 3.30pm

We finished the evening with this amazing Coq au Riesling from 'Nigella Express'. Super easy, delicious and utterly satisfying supper. 

The ladies left us the next morning to continue their English mini-break at my sisters place in London. 

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