I love women doing it for themselves. So this week I am shining the spot light on the talented Kate Bodell, the author and illustrator of children's book Bumbelinda. We find out abit more about Kate, her inspirations for her truly wonderful book as well as who she would invite to her ultimate dinner party. There is so much to say about Kate so I’ll let you enjoy her fabulous interview.
Bumbelinda is not your typical airy fairy type, she lives at the bottom of the garden in a smelly grotto, filled with creepy crawlies and nasty smells. She’s not keen on pink and her wand is a fly swat. She has “wonky wings” and a “tu-tu that’s gone poo poo”. Her job is to grant meanie wishes.
IKOS OLIVIA As the seat belt light is switched off, the kids eagerly unbuckle their belts. Finn darts towards the aisle, while Olivia takes refuge under her seat. All is calm. I take a minute to gaze out of the window. The sparkle of the Aegean Sea flickers beautifully as we climb higher and higher …
I love that @katewinslet_ will stand her daughter in the mirror and say 'We're so lucky we're curvy' to promote body confidence. I have no mantra, but do I need one? Does a mantra reinforce a message or highlight an issue?
Alton Towers have recently launched a new live show within ‘Big Fun Show Time’ called 'Bings Picnic'. Bings Picnic allows the audience a chance to share their lunch with the loveable Bing and Flop. After lunch the characters play lots of fun games with the audience. The show was really interactive and great for that post lunch lull.
Yesterday the kids & I baked. We made 12 eggless cakes, which meant licking the bowl at the end was allowed. I was a little worried that they wouldn’t taste as good but they infact tasted better.
We love the taste of this deliciously flavorsome Thai Green Curry. Its quick and easy to make and the whole family will love it. Ingredients 10 Sprays of Fry Oil 4 Chicken Breast, Diced 1 Red Chili, deseeded. If you do not like the heat, maybe leave this ingredient out. 1 Bunch of Broccoli …
Listen to customers feedback its fundamentally the most important thing for us, and keeping on top of the trends. If your not providing what the customers want, ultimately you don’t have a business. You have to be prepared to evolve with the times too, particularly with social media as it’s one of the best ways of keeping your business current and marketing it successfully.
Little Amigos has set out to curate a collection which is timeless and rich in classic Spanish styling, influenced by the latest trends in premium children fashion and accessories. The SS18 collection features pieces from designers such as Mebi, Granlei, Carlomagno and personal favourites of mine iPiccolini and Babidu. There are going to be some seriously cool kids running around this summer!
INGREDIENTS2 Pears - Peeled, Core Removed & Cut into Wedges 100g Pancetta - Finely Sliced (optional) 100g Rocket Leaves 50g Pistachio Kernals 50g Fresh Herbs (Parsley, Mint & Basil are our prefered) 1 tbsp Honey 50g Butter 200g Stilton Cheese 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil METHODPre heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Heat a …
The terrible twos is filled with tears, tantrums and now tiaras. Yes, Olivia has turned from the good girl on the block to Nikki Grahame (Big Birthday circa 2006). I can hear my Mum in my conscious saying “well who does this remind you of”. I’m pretty sure she means Niki Grahame, as I was angel.
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Organising the ultimate children’s birthday party takes military precision, a great deal of brain power, a shed load of creativity and not to mention time. Hands up, if you don’t have time or you’re a little stuck for inspiration yet want to give your child a party to remember? Both my hands are firmly in the air.
The Curious Mummy Meets the founder of Wiki Place for Kids
Introducing my Honey & Mustard Chicken, with Shrooms & Quinoa. There are so many wonderful tastes within this meal that you'll be wanting second helpings and maybe even thirds. The beauty of the recipe is, you can make it Vegan by substituting the chicken for more Mushrooms and above anything it taste great. Serves 4 …
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These homemade Turkey Meatballs taste unreal. They are a firm family favourite and super easy to make.
The Curious Mummy Meets Irene the founders of The Cheeky Kitchen. A South West London’s cookery school designed especially for kids. Today, Irene shares her tips on starting a enterprise, how she finds the balance between Motherhood and running a business and lets us into her favourite family recipe.
I love everything about food; from preparing a home cooked meal, to how the smell and taste can rouse you into a state of contentment. I appreciate how sharing a meal can bring friends and family together, there really isn't anything better. While I sound slightly Nigella, the passion I have for food is something …
There are no introductions to this deliciously tasting Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream. Its dairy free and full of flavour. Give it a try and let me know how you get on. Ingredients 4 Ripe Bananas 2 tbsp Raw Cocoa Powder 2 tbsp Agave Syrup 1 tbsp Maple Syrup 1 tbsp Raw Cocoa Nibs Method Peel …