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Toast with the Crusts Cut Off

OUR BIGGEST TIDDLER, HOLLY, is under the weather today.

She doesn’t want to get out of bed, so I’ve made a bed on the sofa, and we’re cuddled under a blanket, catching up on some Sarah And Duck on television.

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Whilst snuggling here, I suddenly recalled a distant memory of being ill as a child, and my mama bringing jam on toast, with the crusts cut off.

I wondered if this little treat might nurse Holly back to health, a couple of decades after it worked for me.

Not sure if it is the carbs from the bread or the sugar from the jam, but she’s certainly looking a little brighter.

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Reasons to Bother

IT’S BEEN A LOVELY, long, indulgent Easter weekend for us.

One of those weekends that reminds us why being a family and raising tiddlers is worth the often overwhelming amount of effort it takes…

In preparation for the weekend, the children and I baked Creme Egg brownies.

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It will undoubtedly mean that I go back to normal life next week a few pounds heavier (they were irresistible and didn’t make it past Saturday), but I don’t regret a single bite.

We spent Friday getting together with the whole family to share a roast, play games and generally have a giggle. Plus, my mum cooked and cleaned up after, so what’s not to like?!

Saturday saw a day trip to a nearby market town, Northallerton. Delicious Yorkshire tapas lunch at a deli, a stroll through the fruit and veg market and a blissful car journey home, during which BOTH children napped simultaneously, giving me and the mr some time to chat.

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Easter Sunday brought sunshine (still no warmth, but it is Britain after all) and treats. Holly and Noah loved discovering the muddy paw prints left behind by a mucky Easter bunny, and enjoyed devouring the cup of sweets and raisins even more!

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Im ever so thankful for weekends like this 🙂

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