Let’s Make Melamine Plates

Picking tableware for kids can be a bit daunting really. There’s so much choice, especially if you’re toddler is into characters like Thomas the Tank Engine or Peppa Pig. So much so, that I’m sad to say Potato has been stuck with the same set up boring plastic picnic plates since I started weaning him.

So he was super-excited when he saw his new Let’s Make Melamine Plates from Kitchen Craft, complete with matching drinking cups.

Kitchen Craft Let's Make Melamine Plates and Sipper Cups

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Pina Colada Traybake with Sugar and Crumbs

I’m starting to plan my bakes for the Charity Coffee Morning at Easter. As well as cakes to buy and eat with tea and coffee, I’m going to have a Pick and Mix cake stall. You’ll be able to buy a selection of biscuits, bars, muffins and cupcakes, pick and mix-style. I’m going to be doing some of my favourite bakes.

Sugar and Crumbs have really generously donated 2 selections of their wonderful icing sugars as raffle prizes for the event. So I’m going to be looking for some bakes that show case some of my favourites. Make sure you pop over to their website and have a look at their full range of flavours. There are so many to choose from and each sounds as mouth-wateringly delicious as the next.

This week, we put the Coconut Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar to the test and make Pina Colada Traybake.

Pina Colada Traybake1

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Sleep Your Way

I’ve read a lot of things recently about baby and toddler sleep. Advice on how to do it and how not to do it. There are plenty of resources out there with hints and tips for getting your newborn or toddler to sleep well, in their own bed, through the night. There’s expert advice on safe sleep and how best to reduce the risk of SIDS.

Most first time parents will know all the things they’re ‘supposed’ to do and may even have every intention of doing them.

It’s not always that easy though and I think we ended up breaking almost all of the ‘rules’.

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Winter Sun at Leeds Castle

For the first time in a while, we woke up this weekend to find glorious sunshine. I checked the forecast and it was only due to last until the afternoon, so I knew we had to take advantage of it. I gave Potato the option of going to the beach or the castle and he unequivocally voted for the castle.

We’re really lucky to have the glorious Leeds Castle just a 20 minute drive from here, so after breakfast we wrapped up warm and headed off.

Winter Sun at Leeds Castle

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Chocolate Cherry Brownies with Sugar and Crumbs

This week, I received a fab delivery from Sugar and Crumbs. It included 2 packages of icing sugar, which I'll be putting too good use later in the week, as well as a packet of their Chocolate Cherry Cocoa Powder. I love cherry flavour, but D doesn't, so it's something I don't usually don't get to play with.


A flavour combo like chocolate cherry, deserves a great fudgy, decadent brownie. So that's what we made.

Warning! This post includes photos of a toddler covered in a distressing amount of chocolate!


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