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Hairy Bikers ‘Yummy Cookies’

These lovely looking biscuits are from the Hairy Bikers cookbook ‘Mums Know Best’. It’s really the most simple biscuit recipe out there and if you are like me you’ll have all these ingredients in the house already!!
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100g Butter (soft)
100g of caster sugar (I used brown here as thats all I had in the house, came out perfect)
200g Self raising flour
1 tsp Golden syrup.
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Preheat the oven to 190 and mix all the dry ingredients, making sure to sieve the flour, mix the butter and sugar together and add that to the dry, Mix up and add the golden syrup and continue mixing until it has a wet sand consistency.
Pop into the oven for 9 to 12 minutes on a flat baking tray and they should come out looking something like this..
Let cool for a bit and enjoy! if you fancy it you could add some ginger and turn them into ginger cookies!

 

YUM!
Mummy Cat
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A to Z – M is for Motherhood.

Motherhood –

Its something that you aren’t sure if you want to be a part of, but when it happens it makes complete sense..

When I told my family that I was expecting my first child, I was told that someone said being a mother ‘will make me who I am’ and when K was placed into my arms after he was born, that was it, I was hooked, I had my purpose in life..

I was meant to be a mother.

I remember when I was younger, thinking how hard it would be, how exhausting it must be to be a mother, but what I didn’t expect, was the sheer joy I would feel.. the amount of love I would feel, and with each baby I had, while at first I was worried about how I could split my love between them all, but in reality, if anything how I feel is tripled..

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There is no split love here, my heart is better and honestly thanks to motherhood, I feel like I have a place in this world..

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Things my toddler can say..

I always hate calling her a toddler, but at the ripe old age of 17 months, she is now officially classed as a toddler, no longer my tiny little baby.. to much of my sadness..

When my other two started saying words, they did it at completely different times, K’s first word was ‘Cat’ and ‘Car’ when he was around the age of 2, A’s first word was ‘Kai’… her brothers name, at around 15 months old.

R has a few words under her belt now, which i’m surprised by seeing as she is only just 17 months old, here’s what she can say ;

  • ‘Kai’ of course, its nice and easy and we say it enough that shes bound to have picked it up at some point.
  • ‘Cat’ or repeated ‘cat cat cat cat’ usually accompanied with the sound our cat Loki makes which is a ‘aoooooowwww’ sound.
  • ‘No’ another word which is used a lot around the house, cant have children without using the N word haha.
  • ‘Uh Oh!’ while this isn’t exactly a word it is still a sound that she makes if she drops something, its really cute when she says it.
  • ‘Mmm’ another sound, which means one thing only, her high chair, shes been making this sound since she was a year old and whenever she says it we know exactly what shes on about.
  • ‘Gee’ a gee is a dummy, we’ve always called dummies ‘gee’s… Mr S is sure its spelt ‘Gii’ but to me it sounds more of a Gh-eee sound.
  • ‘Done’ we aren’t sure if this is either done or down, she will often say it after finishing her food while she is in her high chair.
  • ‘Oh Dear’ we say this one a lot so its no surprising that shes also picked it up as well.

and finally

  • ‘Bob’ Bob is her little cuddly robin toy, shes had him since she was tiny, I think I even ordered it when I was still sitting in hospital after I had her, sometimes it comes out as ‘od’ or ‘baaaw’ but its pretty clear who she is talking about.

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Each day shes getting more confident with her chatting, most words get used daily and I am always excited to see what new words she picks up as she grows..

and she is growing far to quickly for my liking!

until next time

Mummy Cat

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4 years married..

Today is my 4th wedding anniversary, it is also our 9th year of being together, and I cannot believe how fast these 9 years have gone by..

It honestly sometimes feels like the other day I asked Mr S if he’d like to meet up at some point and then getting mugged in the middle of Harlow.. but here we are, 4 years later as Mr and Mrs and of course 9 years later still together..

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I have always hated my wedding photos, I look like a giant white planet, but it was a great day, I only wish I had paid of an actual photographer rather than rely on family members to take the photos, I am grateful they did but when you know how to work a camera its hard to trust anyone else to use one while taking photos of you.

We don’t usually celebrate, if I am honest we don’t really have the time, We keep being told that we should go out together somewhere but to be fair, we love staying at home and spending time together at home, we have three children, we are usually to tired to want to go out anywhere haha, I think we have plans next year for our 10th year.. but this year will be no different, cup of tea with an added peace and quiet haha.

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I cant believe we are hitting ten years next year, I love my husband, we have our moments but I am so blessed to have such an amazing person by my side, to have a family with and hopefully grow old together.

I cant wait to grow older and wrinkly with my cute short guy from Game.

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Conker Picking and Autumn Walks.

On Saturday 23rd we went to visit my mum for the day, She lives in a town over from us so its either a long hour on the bus, well two buses but she came to collect us which I think made more sense as we didn’t just have ourselves but needed the high chair too.

Once we arrived to hers we set up the DVD player (we tried last time but she didn’t have the correct wires but I fixed it for her) and unfortunately because of our silliness we too a Blue-ray instead.. whoops.. so no Harry Potter for us.

But the aim of the day was to go out and find some conkers, or horse chestnuts to anyone else, and near where my mum lives is this wonderful street which is full of trees ready to give up their nuts for us!

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At first we didn’t find many, there was loads up on the trees and plenty of leaves on the floor but no beautiful browny red nuts to be seen, so we back tracked down to another road and to our delight and happiness to the children some lady clearing her garden had left some she found under a tree, and that’s when the madness happened.

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CONKERS EVERYWHERE!

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We had taken my mums little brown bag she got from her trip to New York but I really think we should’ve taken something a little bigger as there was just so many! everywhere you looked there was more and more!

Mums plan was to find some of the just opened ones to keep for spiders, I am not sure if that’s a true thing because we have had a conker in our front room and still get spiders, but we found a few for her and plenty for the children to play with, and of course I have a few for myself to make pretty flat lays with.

We returned back to my mums house and to my sons surprise I rented the last two Harry Potter films on amazon prime, they were pretty cheap and it kept them happy while mum and I entertained Robin and she got dinner ready which was a tasty sausage and mash with peas and onions mmmm!

I love going round her house at the weekend, its nice to get our of my home and away from the stress for a bit and just stress about in another house, I had been parenting alone at the end of last week as Mr S is in Birmingham at Eurogamer representing his site and I think I did a pretty good job…

No one died…

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Photograph Sunday


I love autumn, it’s my favorite time of year, I have probably said it many times over and over again but it just makes me so happy.

We all went around my mums house on Saturday and of course went conker picking (there will be a post of our adventures tomorrow hopefully)


But I couldn’t resist taking my big camera, this was a lucky shot, I wasn’t looking into the view finder, mainly because I couldn’t bend in the fight angle.. but it came out really great!

Am I saddo for loving autumn/fall so much? Probably.. I just like not being hot and bothered anymore

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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A to Z – L is for London.

London –

I used to love going into London, with friends or with family, There is always something so magical about the big city not to far from my home town..

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The weekend trips I took with friends to do typical touristy things, such as visit the London Dungeons or go to the London Eye.. Those days had me in stitches of laughter and its sad now that for some unknown reason I developed a fear of trains, which it turns out is more of a fear of tracks than trains themselves.

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yes that is me stealing the Queen’s jewels..

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London has always fascinated me, I love the history of the city, I have a memory from school sitting in a history lesson looking up in awe of London’s ‘first’ serial killer Jack the Ripper and just wanting to learn more.

London is a huge multicultural city, always busy, always full of life and it always amazes me at how unique our capital is, if you sit and watch the London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies and you see all these people, of all different faiths standing proud and together and that’s what London means to me.