Quick Biscuits!


Imagine this scenario, friends with kids turn up unexpectedly and you have no biscuits or anything sweet to offer. Well, 15 minutes and you could have a tin full of biscuits! It’s so easy too so no stress and not too much mess!  Ingredients: 2oz sugar 4oz butter 6oz plain flour Method: Heat oven to…

The Dementors


I’m pretty sure that anyone who’s read Harry Potter and has ever suffered depression can totally understand where JK Rowling was coming from when she wrote about these creatures that swoop down and suck every last drop of happiness from you. That is exactly how I would describe depression, you can feel it, like a…

Tips for travelling with your dog.


If you have a dog, you would probably like to be able to take your dog on your journeys with you – after all, they are part of the family for most of us.  We recently got a passport for Toby our Jack Russell as we realised how much we dislike leaving him behind.  We…

The Tooth Fairy


Originally posted on RagTop Dolls:
Don’t kids just love the tooth fairy!  Well how about making it even more special for them – those magic years don’t last long at all, they soon stop believing, either that or their teeth stop falling out and they’ve got all their adult teeth. I have been working on…

April 2015, Trip to Andalucia. 


I’m currently busy finishing off a few last bits of work before jetting off early on Friday morning to sunny Spain. No, I haven’t started packing just yet, washing has been done and is awaiting the dreaded iron!  As always, I’m very excited to be heading to one of my favourite parts of the world….

Everybody’s free to wear sunscreen!


There are some safe sunscreens, be aware also though that you need half an hour sun exposure without sunscreen per day to avoid Vitamin D deficiency. Go to the link below to read which sunscreens are safe, why 75% aren’t and why.  The two most interesting points for me were 32 & 33, let me…

A Little Improv Can Go a Long Way with Dementia


Originally posted on Long Distance Daughter:
Credit: Tom Magliery Most days, dad sleeps a lot. But today, he’s wide awake. He’s on the phone, yelling at me. He’s so angry, but there’s sadness in his voice, too. “I don’t have any money, I don’t have a car. I don’t even have any shoes,” he tells…

Torre del Mar: The Sun has Got His Hat On!


If you haven’t been over to the East of Malaga blog, I can highly recommend popping over for a read.  I love the Axarquia region of Andalucia and love to read about it and find out about places in the area that I didn’t know about Torre del Mar: The Sun has Got His Hat…

Oldest Tapas bar in Malaga


Originally posted on Hidden Gems in Andalucia:
    CASA DE LA GUARDIA, Malaga City At first glance, this appears to be an old, traditional bar with a few seasonal tapas available, usually seafood. However, it’s charm lies in the fact that it is filled with HUGE barrels of different types of sherry. You have to take pot luck and…