Tagged with Chocolate

Homemade Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream

One of the presents that the girls got for Christmas was an ice cream maker that you need to turn by hand (thank you Dad!)  The girls said they wanted to start an ice cream business when we visited a lovely gelato shop in San Francisco and so this was the start of their business! … Continue reading

We’ve been in Houston 1 whole year

This time last year we left our house in Reading early in the morning, when it was still dark, having said goodbye to our friends and family during the previous week.   I cried all the way to the airport, at the airport and on the plane!  The plane left for Houston at 10.25am on 24th … Continue reading

What to do with too many chocolate brownies

What to do with too many chocolate brownies

Ok, I admit it.  We don’t often have extra chocolate brownies hanging around.  They disappear with amazing speed in our house.  But I did have some I’d stashed in the freezer which I wanted to use up. What better than making a Christmas tree out of them, decorated with Smarties?

Elf Escapades 4th December

Elf Escapades 4th December

With good behaviour all round, the Elf had plenty of time to prepare a treat as he didn’t have to work out how to spell a message using magnetic letters and plastic words (see here). The Little One was delighted to find the Elf sitting at the top of the stairs this morning.  He was … Continue reading

Chocolate face!

Chocolate face!

I knew the Little One was feeling better when she asked to make cakes on Friday when she was off school. This was a huge relief as she’s been feeling ill for a week and not eating, which is most unlike her. Her choice for baking? Chocolate brownies with prunes in them (she loves prunes!) … Continue reading

A birthday abroad

A birthday abroad

It was the Big One’s birthday on Friday and she reached the very grown up age of 6.  It’s astonishing to me that she can be that old when I distinctly remember her being tiny and new born and that seems only very recent.  But 6 she is and she is having a divided birthday … Continue reading

Sequoia National Park

The drive to Sequoia National Park took a lot longer than we expected.  This was partly bad planning on our part and partly as we had to stop to buy more clothes for the girls who needed another pair of shorts and some t-shirts and underwear.  Taking 2 children on an adventure like this is … Continue reading