18-08-2017 by 

Yesterday was one of those days where nothing spectacular happens. We didn’t go anywhere exciting- just to the shop for bread and milk. We didn’t eat fancy food, I threw a few different teas together from bits and bobs left in the freezer. Half a bag of potato croquettes, a southern fried chicken fillet, some nuggets and chips for the kids. Three sausages and a few rashers of bacon were matched with egg and beans for a tea-time fry-up– healthy I know- for me and hubby.

To keep the kids occupied, I got the paints out and the old rolls of wallpaper I save for such occasions. I made sure I protected the table first, with an old plastic tablecloth, saved from Chase’s birthday, taped to the table to stop it from slipping. For more top tips click here to watch this video of our day.

Neve didn’t want to paint straight away, so I set her the task of making us another apple crumble, seen as the neighbours had been very generous with their harvest. It’s so easy to make and kids just love to help in the kitchen. Why not let your budding bakers have a go?

We finished the day with a game of hide and seek and a movie. A simple day that will go down as one of the best in my memories, as it’s those days we really need to be thankful for. No stress or drama, happy children and a happy mum!


Ingredients for the filling:                                                                                   

6 large apples   

Tbsp water

Tbsp sugar    


Ingredients for the topping:                                                                        

100g plain flour    

50g porridge oats

100g sugar

75g butter



Peel, core the apples and chop into different sized chunks – smaller chunks will turn to mush but larger ones will keep their shape for a nice texture.

Place in a large pan with the water and a tbsp. of sugar on a medium heat and simmer until soft.

Place the filling into an oven-proof dish and make the topping.

Place the flour and butter into a bowl and rub between your hands until mixed together.

Stir in the oats and sugar and sprinkle over the filling.

Place in the oven at 200 for 15-20 minutes or until the topping is cooked.




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