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The Big Family Diary

I like to be organised. I try to be organised. I am not very organised. I do, however, keep a diary.  It is the only way anything in my life that is meant to happen will actually happen.  If it's written in the diary it is THE LAW.  If it ain't in, it ain't happening.  Sadly this once meant due to a minor entry error I turned up for a flight a day late because that is what the diary said, and who am I to argue? My diary is also pretty big.  It is, oh Lord this sounds so nineties, a filofax if you will.  Lately however it is not quite big enough. You ...

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Parenting Pin It Party #108

Parenting Pin It Party Badge

Happy Monday lovely pinners. This week I am proud to be hosting another monday #pinitparty.  I do hope that you will come join us this week and link up any family/parenting/craft/recipe posts you might want to share.  They don't even need to be recent.  Perhaps show some old classic posts some love. As host I get to choose two of my favourites from last week's entries to feature. My first pick is this delicious looking Black Forest flapjack recipe from All you need is love and cake.  I am dying to try these out and am sure they will be huge hit here at Casa ...

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Take the Stress OUT of Travelling With Kids

Cadbury House Hotel

With the school summer holidays underway many of us will be looking forward to their family holiday abroad.  Whilst the kids happily count off the number of sleeps until they board the plane some parents, like me, may be developing amongst all the usual feelings of excitement a minor undercurrent of dread. UTTER DREAD. At the thought of how we are ACTUALLY going to get there... happily... ...with all of us still alive/speaking to each other/unharmed at our destination of choice. Those of you who read this post will understand exactly where I am coming from. Well, I am ...

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Relax dude, we’re on holiday…

Relax dude, we're on holiday...

  Having embarked upon our last trip of the year Mr B and I were very much hoping for a couple of days of relaxation. We have deserted our Devon homeland in favour of his Brother’s Tuscan retreat to drink nice wine, soak up some sun and gorge ourselves on Italian deliciousness. What could be more relaxing? Oh yeah, that’s right. We’re travelling with the smalls. Two super tired kids who have steadfastly refused to either sleep or eat since we upped sticks 36 hours ago do not a relaxing holiday make. We had hoped our stay in an airport hotel the night before may improve their ...

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Clean and Lean: Spicy Cod Stew

Clean and Lean Spicy Cod Stew

The following recipe has become a midweek staple meal here at Casa B. If you are not a fan of fish this recipe also works very well with chicken but would require more cooking with the chicken pieces being added to the pan at the very start. For more healthy recipe ideas why not follow me on pinterest? Follow jbmumofone's board Clean and Lean Diet Recipes on Pinterest. ...

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Anchors Away With Melijoe.com

Striped girls dress

With summer in full swing I do love a bit of nautical fashion, even more so since moving so near to the coast.  At the moment the hope of owning our own boat is a distant dream but something we are aiming to achieve in the future. With this in mind, it is important to look the part, no? I already own far too many Breton tops, six at the last count, but what about the smalls? Here are my favourite nautical picks for The Boy this year.   Little Marcel, striped jersey top with hood, £31.00 I love this beautiful striped jersey top, perfect for the cooler summer ...

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Clean and Lean: Sweet Chilli Turkey Balls

Spicy Turkey Balls

Now that we are back to daily workouts the increase in exercise is beginning to reflect equally in our appetites here at Casa B. I am now in the habit of making a large batch of turkey meatballs on a Sunday and Mr B and I will gradually work our way through them throughout the week, whenever we are in need of a clean, low-fat, high protein snack. Below is a batch I just made with a chilli twist. If you are not a chilli fan simply substitute the spring onion and sweet chilli sauce for some finely diced shallots and a few teaspoons of dried herbs. (Oregano, basil and thyme work ...

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Monday Parenting Pin It Party #112

Hello folks and welcome to another Monday Parenting Pin it Party. This week the party is being hosted by the wonderful Helen from Kiddycharts/Mummy's Little Stars.  Do pop by to see who she has chosen to feature from last week's fantastic pins. If you are new to the party, welcome, and here is what to do: 1. Link up one, or more, of your own parenting/family posts. This can be anything you like but below are some examples: A family friendly recipe A child friendy craft Parenting tips or advice A post about a recent family experience A review of a child's ...

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Simple Shell Craft: How to Make a Fairy Tree

Fairy tree

On our recent holiday to Greece we would walk along the beach most afternoons.  Each day we would pass a tree that had been decorated with multiple strings of seashells and old wooden spoons which had been painted white and blue. Each day my Mum would point it out to the Boy and tell him it was a fairy tree. On our return home he then asked me, "Mummy, if we make our tree pretty will the fairies come and live in it too?" We decided to find out. All you will need for this craft are: Shells, with holes in. Beads String A tree First we tried a bead to the end ...

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Clean and Lean: Turkey Chile

Clean and Lean Turkey Chile. Perfect for those trying to eat clean, get fit or following the 5:2 diet plan.

The following recipe is perfect for fitness fanatics, those trying to eat clean and those following the 5:2 diet. It is really easy to prepare and also freezes really well so perfect for batch cooking for weekday meals. It is also really tasty! For more clean and lean or 5:2 recipe ideas why not follow me on pinterest? Follow jbmumofone's board Clean and Lean Diet Recipes on Pinterest. ...

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