Friday, July 25, 2014

Water Fight!!!!!

The weather has been gloriously warm over the last few days and there is only thing that can be guaranteed to keep the little ones cool...... a good old fashioned water fight!


It does however become very competitive as I found out when I took Ruby and Lottie over to my mums to play with my brother Harry and my cousin Sol. Ruby, despite not bringing a change of clothes, was adamant that she wanted to be involved and quickly managed to get the hose pipe!

Lottie loved every minute of the water fight and ran between the fire of the water guns without a care in the word; at times she took cover under the trampoline, which I think was a very clever hiding place.

I think it's safe to say from looking at the photos they all had a really lovely time and thankfully my mum had bought Ruby an outfit for her birthday so she had it a little early so she could have dry clothes.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Baking Club - Fridge Cake

We were very fortunate that during the last few weeks of Ruby's school, all the children in the foundation stage were given the opportunity to take part in the 'Baking Club'. During Ruby's time at baking club she made some cakes, cookies and some very tasty fridge cake. I have to say the best thing that she made was the fridge cake and at Ruby's request I am sharing the recipe with you so that you can make it too.


 250g Digestive Biscuits
300g Milk Chocolate
100g Unsalted Butter
150g Golden Syrup
100g Dried Apricots
75g Raisins


Put the Biscuits in a plastic bag and bash them with a rolling pin

 Break up the chocolate into bits

Add the butter to the bowl of chocolate

Melt the butter and chocolate over a pan of simmering water, add in the golden syrup and stir well

Chop up the apricots and place them into a bowl with the raisins

Remove the bowl from the heat and add in the broken biscuits and fruit

Make sure you stir everything really well

Line a 20cm (8in) tin with cling film and place the mixture into the tin

Use a potato masher to press down the mixture into the tray

Set the cake in the fridge for 1-2 hours or overnight.

Remove from the fridge when set and cut into pieces and enjoy!

As the fridge cake was such a hit, Ruby decided that she would like to make some as thank you gifts for her teachers; I placed the fridge cake into a mug and wrapped it in cellophane and tied it all together with a bow. I was quite impressed with the end result.

Ruby's Fridge Cake has even appeared on BBC Radio Leicester...... twice!