Family Fun

Quick-to-make left-over rice salad

Here is a perfect recipe if you have left-over rice from the night before. Whether you had a Chinese or Indian take away, or cooked a little bit too much rice, don't throw it away! (more…)


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Crazy Avocado Salad

You can put pretty much any vegetable in a salad so it's nice to try using vegetables that are in season. It can be quite hard to know which vegetable is 'in season' in the UK because so much food is imported. Look at prices! If they're on offer you can be sure they're in season! (more…)


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BBQ Left overs salad

  How many of you will have a Barbecue this Summer? Don't forget to put some veggies on, they're delicious the next day in a salad! Take some mushrooms, tomatoes and peppers and spray some olive oil on them before putting on the BBQ. Put the left overs in a plastic container in the fridge and simply add it to your salad the next day. Yummy! (more…)


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Friday Funnies

Highly Suspicious White Stuff. (more…)


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James Bond Themes

We all know who James bond is, and we all know some of the movies, but how many of the Theme Tunes do you know?   Year- Bond Movie- "Song"-  Artist 1962 - Dr. No - "James Bond Theme" - John Barry & Orchestra 1963 - From Russia With Love-  "From Russia With Love" - Matt Monro 1964 - Goldfinger-  "Goldfinger"- Shirley Bassey 1965 -Thunderball - "Thunderball" - Tom Jones 1967 - You Only Live Twice- "You Only Live Twice" - Nancy Sinatra 1967 - Casino Royale- "Casino Royale" - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass 1969 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service- "We Have All The Time In The World" - Louis Armstrong (more…)


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Dad’s memory Book (just in case!)

Mum decided that for Dad's 80th she wanted to do a memory book for him. I think she's safeguarding herself for if he gets Alzheimer's, then he can carry his book around with him and stop attacking the strangers in his house ! She found a really great company, Saronti, where you can actually have the faces and names of your whole family placed in a funny storybook, - brilliant stuff. I ordered a Seaside Outing book and set about sourcing all the photos. Had a zillion of the kids to choose from and a shed load of the Old Man to trawl through- I could feel an afternoon reminiscing with tea and swiss roll (it's a known requirement) coming on. (more…)


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Top 10 Richest Songs of All time

If I was to guess the Top 10 biggest money making songs of All Time I would have only got one right. It's an interesting mix of sad, seasonal and Anthem-like songs. Take a look:- 10- The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) 9 - Pretty Woman (more…)


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Animal funtime

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No more boring packed lunches.

It's the one thing every parent dreads to hear- "Mum, can I have packed lunch please?"  Soggy sandwiches, bruised apples and a handful of raisins don't exactly scream out- "Eat me. I'm delicious!" So just how do we produce a mouth watering feast, full of every food group, for our offspring every single day? To most parents creating the perfect packed lunch is as much of an enigma as the disappearing sock mystery (where DO they go???) Every child has likes and dislikes and every child wants variety. However, as the list of 'acceptable' foods in Schools becomes shorter (more…)


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How to encourage a love of reading in your children

Recent studies have show that reading for pleasure is more important to a child's educational achievement than their family's wealth or social class. The big question is- how to get children to believe this? How to convince them that the benefits of a good book outweigh the educational advantages of that PS4, xbox, psp or repeat showings of Johnny Test on netflix. How do you encourage a child to read? If parents aren't avid bookworms it's much more difficult to get children involved. Unfortunately many families are under the impression that once the 'bedtime story' age had passed, reading with children should be confined to teachers and the school day. Schools are fully aware of the problems and are constantly looking for ways to encourage students of all ages to embrace the reading habit and make it a lifelong love affair. There are lots of handy hints out there for parents to encourage their children to read; (more…)


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Animal funnies

Hoodie humour   Priceless                 (more…)


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Top 10 things kids want from parents.

The Top Ten Things Kids Really Want Their Parents To Do With Them   Come into my bedroom at night, read me a book, tuck me, sing me a song. Also tell me stories about when you were little. Give me hugs and kisses and sit and talk with me privately. Spend quality time just with me, not with my brothers and sisters around. Give me nutritious food so I can grow up healthy. At dinner talk about what we could do together on the weekend. (more…)


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Can Family breakfast replace Family dinner?

We all know the importance of 'sitting down as a family' once a week to eat dinner. But let's face it, we all started it with great heart and enthusiasm and then Child number 1 starts dance class, Child number 2 gets into the footie A team and then Child number 3 decides Brownies can't possibly survive without them. These 'essential' activities take over every week day, with not even a 20 minute slot where everyone is home and hungry at the same time. (more…)


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World’s most dangerous road.

Don't fancy taking my test on that road!


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Largest Dog in the World

What do you mean I have to go on a diet???


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Why choose personalised ?

Buying a gift can be a bit of a competition, we strive to better the last one, make ours more memorable, get something no-one else has got before. Over the past few years we've seen the introduction of the Hot Air Balloon rides, the Drive a Super Car round a racing track, Bungee Jump from Tower Bridge (more…)


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10 Home Truths

1. Part of a best friends job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die suddenly. 2. There's nothing worse than that moment during a heated argument when you realise you're wrong. 3. There is a great need for a sarcasm font. (more…)


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Longer school days- Yes or No ?

Education Minister Michael Gove says that our schools are underachieving, compared to Asian schools because our school days are too short and our school holidays are too long. Christine Blower from the National Union of Teachers argues that our children and staff spend longer in the classrooms than most other countries and also have some of the shortest holidays. Is she forgetting about the fact that we have 'half terms' (more…)


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Do the trees really talk?

Do the trees really talk, does the wind really whistle and how can donkeys eat dry, spiky thistles. If it’s really the truth, do pigs fly by how long’s your nose , if you tell a tall lie. Is one magpie for sorrow, are two for joy do sweet things make a girl, and bad things a boy. If you wait for a bus for a very long time they arrive altogether in a long line. (more…)


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Chocolate chip cake

Ingredients: - 200g sugar - 225g unsalted butter - 225g flour - 1 teaspoon of baking powder - 5 eggs - 50g chocolate chips Preheat the oven at 160 degrees ( gas mark 3). (more…)


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Who am I

I am the hard hit of falling hail stones I am the humming of a busy bee I am the sudden laugh of a silly clown I am the mighty roar of an angry lion (more…)


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Animal Funnies

Yep, of course I've got enough room....    Travelling in style     Squirrel Power   Happy Hour


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Saronti opens up their books to football clubs

Saronti opens up their books to football clubs. The brand new Football Club personalised book includes all the soccer players, plus the manager and coach in a nail biting cup final match. See the thrills and spills of Sunday League / Mid-week football brought to life in a full colour book. Featuring the players names and faces, team logo and colours, this book breaks the mold of personalisation. A great memento and wonderful end of season or Christmas gift.


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