Fruity Lemonade Ice Lollies

Fruity Lemonade Ice Lolly

Summery, refreshing and slightly shilpet. My children absolutely love lemons. Serve some lemon wedges at mealtime with some salmon or with pancakes and you'll find my younger two children sucking the juice out of the wedges with positive glee. They'll nibble away at every bit of the fruit so that there is only a bare rind left. As such, these fruity lemonade ice lollies have been made with their love of lemons in mind, with very little ...

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Tunisian Orange Cake

Tunisian Orange Cake

A light and fluffy gluten free orange and almond cake soaked in citrus syrup. I had a proper day off yesterday. I woke early with no imminent deadlines to worry about, it wasn't raining, and I could fill my day with what I pleased. It was bliss! ...

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Hazelnut Cookies

4-Ingredient Hazelnut Cookies

My Norwegian mother-in-law's go-to cookie recipe! I have a confession to make. I haven't cooked a single thing except for porridge for the kids' breakfast for nearly three weeks! My mother-in-law had been visiting from Norway for a fortnight, and I'd taken on some extra shifts at work for ...

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DIY Super Mario Birthday Party Invitation {Full Tutorial}

DIY Super Mario Bros Birthday Party Invitation {A Step-by-Step Tutorial}

Impress your guests before they even get to the party with these DIY invitations! I never had a birthday party growing up. I don't know if birthday parties just weren't the done thing in Canada back in the late 80's/early 90's, but I never attended any of my classmates' parties either, not that I was even aware of them having any. Don't get me wrong, there was always a birthday cake and a ...

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Ronas Voe Stacks, Shetland

Kayaking in Ronas Voe, Shetland

#24 Kayak into a sea cave. Complete. Earlier this Spring I completed my one star kayak training with the Shetland Canoe Club, meaning I was qualified to go out on trips with the club this summer. We've done a few small (5-6 mile) trips on club nights and I'm delighted to say that thanks to them ...

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Mid Field Summit, Shetland

The Simmer Dim Camping Story

Simmer Dim - Shetlandic for 'summer twilight' Sometimes I have good ideas. Sometimes I don't. I'm not sure where on the spectrum of good-bad ideas this camping trip idea lies - somewhere in between, perhaps? ...

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Burra Smugglers Cave

Spelunking in Burra, Shetland

Spelunking: the exploration of caves, especially as a hobby There are approximately 1679 miles of indented coastline in Shetland punctuated by the regular appearance of caves, most only accessible by sea, if they are accessible at all. The cave at the far end of St. Ninian's tombolo is one of ...

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