Some Kids’ Stuff

Blueberry Dump Cake — satisfyingly simple

Ready for this recipe which is easy as pie, and makes a delicious cake? 🙂 Then make room in your day for this Blueberry Dump Cake. It is literally made with ingredients dumped into a bowl, then dumped into a greased skillet, and then baked in the oven. It takes about five minutes to make […]
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Sweet Potato + Maple Pancakes

Pancake Day is my absolute favourite Tuesday of the year… my only concern is whether to go sweet or savoury?! I have a life long and enduring love of classic crepes doused in sugar and lemon but more recently I find I just can’t resist (and could eat pretty much any time of the day) […]
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Elda’s deliciously crispy Albanian Byrek

  It is one thing to have lovely neighbours – very much a blessing in life. It is another thing all together when those lovely neighbours become wonderful friends, your children adore each other and they welcome you into their home to teach you how to make Albanian food! My sweet friend, Griselda – Elda […]
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Specialty Ribbon Store — V V Rouleaux in London

V V Rouleaux was started in 1990 and quickly became the destination for designers and decorators, lovers of colour, and texture and anyone looking for inspiration. They supply over 5000 luxury ribbons, tassels, braids, flowers, feathers, cords, and other trimmings in 100 colours. It is no wonder why it is one of London’s favourite specialty […]
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Love Heart Chain — you just need paper and a stapler!

This is a Valentine’s Day craft at its finest — simple, sweet, and fun. It requires only strips of paper and a stapler and can quickly be made. You can choose to make a really long paper chain, and hang it across the room. Or hang it so it falls vertically. But you can make […]
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Portraying Pregnancy: From Holbein to Social Media

I went to an inspiring opening at The Foundling Museum‘s new exhibition called Portraying Pregnancy: From Holbein to Social Media. Portraying Pregnancy is a major exhibition exploring the female body through portraits from the last 500 years. I was lucky enough to attend the curator’s talk, with my babe in arms and I suddenly felt quite […]
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Put it on a skewer! A lunch box tip to try

Ah…packing school lunches. It always seems so novel and, dare I say it, exciting in September, but come January…perhaps not so much. With four months of school lunch packing behind me and five more months of lunch making to go before summer arrives, I wanted to share a little strategy that works well for us […]
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Bonnet à Pompon, a shop in London’s Marylebone

Bonnet à Pompon has charming clothes for children with charm, and as you step inside and off of the teeny, sweet winding street in Marylebone, you instantly see how adorable everything inside is! A Spanish brand, with a sprinkling of French inspiration, and a great dose of excellent attention to detail. The clothes are intended for […]
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Make marvellous (non-toxic) Marble Paper — and hearts, and cards, and bunting too!

This is a mega crafting moment. Marvellous marbleised paper, made with only two ingredients, both of which are non-toxic and kid-friendly. This is the perfect Valentine’s day craft — and we made both cards and bunting with it, using the positive and negative shapes. So it is a zero waste craft project! (If that is […]
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The Simple Folk — sweet, simple and natural styles, ethically made

Those of you that visited the ShopUp last December have already been introduced to The Simple Folk — what a fun stand it was, with so many of the team present (all the way from America!), with their adorable kids in tow! Created by friends and mothers, Jamie Morea and Abigail Brown, The Simple Folk […]
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