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Recipes

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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Family Finding happiness

Our week in Broadstairs

A photograph of a little girl playing in the shallows of the sea at Botany Bay in Broadstairs, Kent- Our Week in Broadstairs - Mrs H's favourite things

It is the first week of the Summer holidays and the weather has been hit and miss. But we’ve still managed to have fun. We’ve built dens, baked cookies, seen an open air performance of Alice through the looking glass,  visited a farm, played games and watched Peppa Pig. And of course, we went out in the rain for a walk in the woods behind our house. This led to the obligatory jumping in muddy puddles. That pig has a…

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Family Reviews

A day out at Dover Castle with the Quinny Zapp Flex Plus

A photograph of a mother standing in front of a wall in Dover Castle in Kent, her baby sits in front of her in the Quinny Zapp Flex Plus in Frost on Grey - A Day Out at Dover Castle with the Quinny Zapp Flex Plus - Mrs H's favourite things

Back in June we went on holiday to Broadstairs in Kent. We spent most of our days on the beach. But the weather forecaster was predicting that it would be overcast and cooler on the Wednesday. So we decided to take a day trip to Dover Castle. We packed up the car with everything we would need. And we made sure to include our Quinny Zapp Flex Plus which we had recently been sent by the lovely people at Quinny. The…

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Finding happiness My rainbow baby

Baby of mine, now you are one

A photograph of a mother nuzzling her head into the top of her baby boy's head - on the occasion of her little boy's first birthday - Baby of Mine - Now You are One - Mrs H's favourite things

“Baby mine, don’t you cry. Baby mine, dry your eyes.  Rest your head close to my heart Never to part, Baby of mine.” Happy birthday, baby of mine. Today you turned one. Our second rainbow baby is growing up. This time last year I had just given birth. And you had already begun to fill our lives with huge bundles of love and joy. Earlier on in the day, Andy Murray had won Wimbledon. Little Miss H and I had…

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Family Reviews

In the Night Garden Live – a review

A little girl's face of pure joy, happiness and excitement as Iggle Piggle appears on the stage at a performance of In The Night Garden Live at Blackheath - In The Night Garden Live - A Review - Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H has always been completely entranced with In the Night Garden. She adores Upsy Daisy and the Tombliboos. And she used to love making Mr H and I join her in the gazebo dance. So I knew that she would be over the moon when we were offered tickets to see In the Night Garden Live. And she LOVED the show. She was so happy sitting next to her Daddy and watching the performance. Seeing the pure excitement and…

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Family Recurrent miscarriage

Now the miscarriages are over

A photograph of a woman walking with her baby in a carrier. She is hugging him and walking through some gardens and by lush green trees - this is the featured image for a post entitled Once The Miscarriages are Over - Once The Miscarriages are Over - Mrs H's favourite things

Trigger warning: you may find this post upsetting if you have experienced miscarriages. In a little over a week our rainbow baby boy will turn one. That is a whole year of having his sunny presence in our lives. And a year of knowing that the miscarriages are far behind us.  My last miscarriage was in May 2015. And in September 2015 we were given the news that the miscarriages were unexplained. That there wasn’t a known reason for our…

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Blogging & vlogging Loves

My favourite bloggers featuring Make, do & Push

A stylised photograph of a keyboard, plant pot, postcard, pair of glasses and bag of washi tape on a marble background - features the blog post title My Favourite Bloggers featuring Make, Do & Push - Mrs H's favourite things

I’ve been a blogger for over five years now. During that time, I’ve read some amazing blogs written by people I now consider friends, and I guess, colleagues. And as a result, the list of my favourite bloggers has grown and grown. I’ve read posts that have made me laugh and others that have made me cry. Writing that’s inspiring and writing that’s educational. Words on a screen that have made me feel less alone. That have helped me realise…

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Finding happiness Reviews

ZooBooKoo Spelling Cube Book – A Bigjigs Play Patrol Review

A photograph of a four year old girl playing with the fabulous educational toy the ZooBooKoo Spelling Cube Book that can be bought at Bigjigs - this is the review of that toy -which is part of our role as members of the Bigjigs Play Patrol - Mrs H's favourite things

Back in April we were thrilled to be chosen to be part of the Bigjigs Play Patrol. It is a role that Little Miss H and Little Mister H have thrown themselves into. And they had a lovely time when they reviewed the Bigjigs Rainbow Rattle and Garden Bead Box. Then in May, Little Miss H was sent the ZooBooKoo Spelling Cube Book. A fantastic educational toy that is designed to support the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1. ZooBooKoo…

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