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Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy 10 – Slowing down, Baking & Gardening

This is the tenth Our Weekend Happy post that I’ve written for this blog. I sadly missed writing last week’s post as my laptop had died and I had poorly children. But I really missed writing it. My Our Weekend Happy posts are becoming my favourite posts to write and read back. love writing these posts each week. No matter what kind of weekend we’ve had, It’s so nice to remind myself of all the happy moments from the weekend. I’ve also discovered, that…

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Finding Happiness

50 more things that make me happy

A photograph of a mother who is walking in the woods and looks happy. She is smiling at the camera and her little boy is asleep in the Pao Papoose Baby Carrier - 50 More Things That Make Me Happy - Mrs H's favourite things

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” William Morris The past few months have been tough. Yet I’ve entered 2018 with a new and positive outlook. I’ve set myself some goals and I’m looking forward to the year ahead. Like most people, I’m constantly in the pursuit of happiness. I want my life to be filled with experiences and moments that make me happy. But recently I’ve realised that happiness…

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Books & Bakes

The Ultimate Apple And Blackberry Crumble Recipe

A photograph of the ultimate Apple and Blackberry Crumble in a white china dish on a wooden board and with a sterling silver serving spoon - the apple and blackberry crumble is filled with beautiful and succulent apple and blackberries and covered in a yummy crunchy crumble that is topped with porridge oats - The Ultimate Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe - Mrs H's favourite things

The recent odd weather has meant that the hedgerows near us are already filled with ripe and juicy blackberries. And ever since I spied them, on a recent walk down to the woods, Little Miss H and I’ve been desperate to make apple and blackberry crumble. Last Saturday, when Mr H was at football, I thought that we’d take advantage of the sunshine and go blackberry picking. We had so much fun. And Little Miss H loved pointing out the…

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Books & Bakes Finding Happiness

Easter (Very Rocky) Rocky Road Recipe

I’m a big fan of Rocky Road. It is definitely one of my favourite cakes. So when I bought far too many Easter eggs one year I decided to create a recipe that would use up the extra Easter goodies. Obviously, the perfect recipe had to be a form of Rocky Road. And so my Easter Rocky Road was born. It’s such an easy recipe to make and the perfect treat to serve on Easter Sunday. So I thought that I…

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Books & Bakes

Rocky road cookies recipe

A photo of a stack of rocky road cookies, deliciously chocolaty with mini-marshmallows on top, sitting on a wire tray and over a fabric covered in hearts and a handful or marshmallows_with the title "Rocky road cookies"_Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H has been obsessed with mini-marshmallows ever since she had her first hot chocolate before Christmas. And I am obsessed with rocky roads. So a few months ago, I decided to try to make some rocky road cookies. It took a few attempts. But I think I managed to perfect the recipe this weekend and I am ready to share it with you. If you are looking to make a cookie with a difference, to make a cookie that screams…

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Books & Bakes

Chocolate fork biscuits

These chocolate biscuits remind me of my childhood. My mum used to make them for us all the time. And in fact, this is the very same recipe that she would use. If you are looking for a yummy biscuit to bake with your little one, then you can't go wrong with these crumbly, melt in the mouth chocolate fork biscuits. They are really easy to bake. And Little Miss H loves helping me to make them. She also loves eating them…

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Books & Bakes

Winter Muffins – A Recipe

A photograph of yummy Winter muffins (which include chocolate and mIncemeat) on a pretty floral plate, lying on a green, yellow and brown checked blanket - winter muffins_Mrs H's favourite things

I decided that baking some yummy winter muffins would be the perfect way to cheer myself up. Plus, Little Miss H loves baking and eating the results of her endeavours from the kitchen. These muffins are perfect to make with children. They contain oil instead of butter. So you don't need to cream any butter and sugar together. Easy peasy. And oh so tasty! They are also a great way to use up all that mincemeat that is leftover from your Christmas…

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Finding Happiness

Because I’m Happy – October 2015

A baby girl lying in her cot wearing a sleeping suit and smiling_with the title "Because I'm happy - October"_Mrs H's favourite things

These happy posts are becoming my favourite to write and share. I love spending time looking through my photographs and remembering all the lovely moments that have taken place over the past month. The wonder of a blog is that I get to record these moments. Because I know, in years to come, it is these seeminly uneventful but precious hours and days that will be forgotten. I know that Little Miss H is growing up quickly. When she is a teenager…

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