As a mum those long luxuriating soaks in the bath tub become somewhat of a rare occurrence when you have kids. The baths you do get are usually with another small person sharing the tub, and you invariably get the tap end. If you do get a moment to soak those tired limbs then you’ll find random plastic bath toys joining you and probably an uncomfortable non slip rubber bath mat for your backside to stick to. Then of course comes the military operation of actually having the bath in peace uninterrupted which usually means barricading the door or bribing your children with TV so you can enjoy twenty minutes peace.
I love my weekends they are lazy days usually as Addi is often at her dads. It is one of the perks to being a single parent when you get your weekends to do ‘grown up’ things and as much as I miss Addi when she’s away I wouldn’t have had the time to bake this lovely batch of fairy cakes that I had seen the amazing Capture By Lucy post on her Twitter timeline.
These orange blossom water and poppy seed fairy cakes were something new for me as I have only cooked with rose water previously and sometimes find this too overpowering and not too everyone’s tastes though. Cooking with orange blossom water as opposed to real oranges is a very different experience and the taste isn’t so citrus and sharp but more warming and comforting and great for kids who might be a bit averse to having orange flavoured cakes.
With the average parent spending around £350 on back to school clothing, stationery and bags the cost can soon mount up. Thankfully though lots of high street retailers and supermarkets have in recent years got on the bandwagon of selling school uniform and school stationery at great prices so that you can try to make sure your wallet doesn’t collapse at the financial cost. It’s funny but with summer holiday breaks and then the rush to get ready for back to school I reckon that August / September must be up there for one of the most financially draining times for parents.
I’ve had a lot of lovely beauty and skincare goodies sent to me over the last few weeks; it’s lovely to get to test out these products as a lot of them are things I read about and would love to buy but being on a limited income don’t splurge on. They are the things that often make my ‘wish list’ and if I am lucky may appear in my Santa sack this year if I am a good girl come Christmas eve. So what have I had this month and what has been my favourite beauty treat?
Fostering a child is an incredible thing to do that will not only change their life forever but also yours and your family. Many people are put off from engaging in this experience and process due to common myths that they may think to be true that may result in their chances being limited.
However, the restrictions and rules have differed a lot in recent years, meaning that more and more people are eligible to foster a child. Here are some of the main myths surrounding foster care which will hopefully dispel them once and for all.