Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Baby Love

So I am a little late this week in joining in with the magic moments linky. Its been a busy and stressful couple of weeks so my blogging has been limited.
Better late than never is what I say lol
If you read my blog often ( I thank you if you do) you will know my oldest Matthew and his wife Karen are expecting my first grandson. We are over the moon at the prospect of being grandparents and can't wait to meet him in June.

I was lucky enough to go to a scan along with Karens mum, lynne. We got to see the baby and we also found out it was a little boy. Thankfully mum and son are doing very well and this week was very exciting !
We were all invited , along with the granddads to be, so a 3D scan.
I think it is amazing they can do that and I so wish it had been around when I had my children.
It was a nice place with lots of sofas to sit on and a big screen TV. The lady showed us loads of pictures and in some he was moving his hands, or opening his mouth it truly was wonderful.

After we got to buy things and Matthew and Karen got pictures on a CD to keep. I bought a keyring so I can show off my picture lol. They also had a fab teddy which they could put the babies heart beat into. Matthew and Karen got one of those, and I was surpised when my husband bought me one also.

It was such a magic moment that I could not wait to share with you all.
Love you grandson xxxx





Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Dead and Buried Review

I love the paranormal and I am always looking for a good story in the area. I have read other stories from the author Chris Dixon, so was keen to read this one.
Although the start was a little sexy , I fast found the great story and characters developing and getting better and better. I really enjoyed the plot and the only thing I have to say I so wish it was a full book.
The beauty of the short story I guess is you can read it quickly which is good for some.
So I cant say anymore as I don't want to give away the plot, but I would read it today. Its available on Amazon and I found it super easy to get it delivered to my kindle


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Monday, 31 March 2014

Magic Moments :31/03/14to



I can't believe its a Monday yet again, and I am taking part in Magic moments . I don't know if its just me but it seems the older I get the faster the time goes. This week it was Mothers day in the UK. I think its a great time to spend time with your family or to remember mums that may not be around anymore. I fit into both areas really. I have my own lovely family but I also lost my mum to cancer some 23 years ago. My mum did pass away on Mothers day so it is a bit bitter sweet for me. I can think of her now without being sad and remembering the happy times.

I am very lucky as I have two wonderful children, who have grown into fab adults. Matthew is my oldest and he is the most lovely young man. I am so proud of him and all he has achieved in his life. He is married to Karen who is a delightful young lady. I'm am so excited that in June they have having my first grandson and I can't wait to meet him.

Natalie is my daughter and in the last two years she had done so much, I am amazed at how she has changed her life. She has lost a huge amount of weight and took herself back to university to be a nurse. She has a lovely partner called Ian and I am very proud of her.

I have tried to be a good mum. I really hope I have and I really hope they both know that they are my life and I love them with all my heart. I expect I have made mistakes but in general I think or hope they would say they had a good upbringing.

They were so lovely to me on Mothers day . Natalie and Ian gave me a lovely card and some money to spend at the next cake show I am going to. Matthew and Karen bought me a cute teddy , and lovely heart and a watch and cooked us dinner.
I'm very blessed and I hope all mums got the attention they deserved on Sunday.





Monday, 24 March 2014

Magic Moments

This Monday I thought Would join in the magic moments link up. When you get to my age of 56 there are a lot of magic moments and also moments that are not so magic lol. I feel the older you get the more time you spend looking back on your life. I also find life seems to slip past so fast now.
I think I have had a good life so far and had much to be very grateful for. I married very young and thankfully we are still together nearly 35 years later. The one thing I was wanting was to be a mum.
We started trying for a baby the second we got married, sadly nothing happened and my dream seemed like it was not to be. We got advice and were told that it would happen in time.

After two years of trying that wonderful magic moment happened and and I found out I was pregnant at last. On the 28th November 1981 my darling son Matthew arrived. I can't say enough how much he was wanted and loved , I was a mum at last. At first I thought Matthew may have been my only child. I was so delighted with him and wanted nothing more than to enjoy him. Fate had another plan for me lol. Five years later on the 21st July 1986 our darling daughter Natalie arrived.

My life was complete I had two beautiful children and my world was a joy with them in it.
They are grown-up now and Matthew and his wife Karen are giving my first grandson in June. Natalie is at University studying to be a nurse.
I am so proud of them both and all they have achieved in their lives.
I hope they think I have been a good mum and you always worry you could have done more.
Thanks for have the Magic Moments Link up as I really enjoyed counting my blessings.


Saturday, 22 March 2014

Silent Sunday :23.03.14






Jordans Crunchy Oat Granola Fruit and Nut Review and Recipe

This week I got to try out the new Jordans Crunchy Oat Granola Fruit and Nut cereal. I also got a really yummy ( oh help my diet) recipe to try. So the recipe first.


Jordans Billionaire's Flapjack
300g (10oz) Jordans Crunchy Oat Granola Fruit and Nut
175g (6oz butter cut into pieces
125g (5oz) golden syrup
75g (3oz) muscovado sugar
Salted caramel topping

397g can condensed milk
150g(6oz) butter cut into pieces
4 tablespoons golden syrup
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons Jordans Crunchy Oat Granola Fruit and Nut

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180c fan. 160c oven, Gas mark 4. Line the base of a 20cm (8 inch) square cake tin with baking paper.

2. Melt the butter , syrup and sugar together in a large saucepan over a low heat, taking care that the mixture doesn't get too hot. Remove from the heat and stir in the Jordans Crunchy Oat Granola Fruit and Nut



3. Tip the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface. Bake for 20-25 mins until golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool.



4. For the topping, heat the condensed milk, butter and syrup in a heavy-based saucepan until melted, then boil steadily over a low heat for 5-6 mins until rich golden brown, stir constantly to prevent the mix from catching. Stir in the salt and  pour onto cooled flapjack. Sprinkle the Jordans Crunchy Oat Granola Fruit and Nut on the top and leave to cool.

5. cut into squares and store in an airtight tin for up to a week.

So I have never made this sort of thing before and I have to be totally honest and say my first attempt was a totally mess lol. I made the mistake of using a loose bottom tin and not lining it , so all the liquid from the butter and syrup came out and made my oven fill up with smoke . It set the smoke alarm off , the cats were heading for the hills and I was coughing fit the choke.

Gone wrong attempt!

My flapjack was so hard I could not get it out of the tin lol. I had to soak it just to remove it.
So first attempt was in the bin! Second attempt went much better I am pleased to say.
I used a tray tin , rather than the loose bottom and lined it well. No leaks, or fire alarms or scared cats this time.
I put a little more than was said on top as it was so yummy.


All in all it was easy to follow once I sorted the tin issues. It really is a yummy cereal with a ton of lovely fruit and nuts. I had a wee taste and this was so yummy I can't tell you. I am on a diet so I am making sure I have one small piece hiding in the fridge , for after weigh in on Wednesday lol.

Please note I was not paid for this post, just receiving a sample of the product.