8 Steps to the Perfect Picnic Sausage Rolls

Perfect Picnic Sausage Rolls, Jamie Oliver Sausage Rolls

These sausage rolls are the easiest picnic solution for feeding the family

A Lush Start to the Easter Holidays

Lush Easter Bath Bombs and Fizzers,, Hippity-hoppity bath bomb, bunch of carrots, eggceptional fizzer

**Warning** this post may induce your tweens and teens to WANT take a bath!

When I was a nipper bathing more than once weekly was a luxury.

Being the first IN the bath was an even bigger luxury.

And bathing with the addition of a few drops of Mr Matey was akin to a spa weekend at Champneys!

Nowadays, thankfully, the whole approach to washing oneself has become far more fun and frequent. And as a mum of tween girls I am filling Zoella and chums’ pockets in desperation to get their pretty pink fizzers, bubbles, lotions and potions into the bath water and generally to make the kids smell better.

One of my girls’ favourite places to be is Lush, the ‘Fresh handmade cosmetics’ shop where they feel mum’s money is best handed over and never seen again. So as a fun start to the Easter Holidays we headed into the world of smelly soaps to treat them to something other than chocolate for Easter..find out what we bought here…

Top Reads for Tween Girls

Judy Blume, are you there God it's me margaret

What was your favourite book when you were growing up? I have a few that are special to me… I was enthralled by Enid Blyton’s Naughty Amelia Jane for many years…that mass of hair and those naughty antics…she was my hero! In fact I loved this little girl so much that her name inspired my choice for our first-born, Amelia […]

Sex-ed for Mums!

sex-ed for mum, pinkfizzandponytails, girls development

It’s getting to that time in our house when we need to talk about “thex”. Now, I say “thex” because we tend to say it Miranda style in our house (silent ‘th’, dropped jaw, raised eyebrows…say it out loud – yep that’s it). We have a daughter in her first year at high-school, and she is in the midst of that biology […]

Why Minecraft is good for girls

Minecraft Disney, pinkfizzandponytails

Minecraft….it is quite literally a whole new world. I have never been a ‘gamer’, I’m just not quick enough off the mark for most games, and despite not being too bad with a real ball, I do wonder about my hand-eye coordination. I only have to look at poor old Mario and he gets killed in some […]