StickerKid’s Awesome Stickers

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This week my kid got a really nice surprise in the post, all the way from StickerKid, a custom name tag / sticker company. Having just started back at school and been given a billion books, uniform changes and stationery, these stickers could not have come at a better time! 

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Eczema Relief : Coconut Matter

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Boy, it feels like an absolute eternity since I wrote about J’s eczema battle when he was an infant. Since we moved back to HK his skin had improved immeasurably, to the point where I could see he no longer had eczema and just suffered from the odd dry patch here and there.  Then, just before the summer, we had one day on the beach in the sun, (and before anyone freaks out, yes, he had factor 70 on and was very covered up when playing in the sunshine) which seemed to trigger a terrible outbreak of angry, red eczema on his thighs, bum, back and arms. It’s hard to say if it was the sun, or the sunscreen itself, but my poor kid was in a lot of pain and his skin looked like it might not heal. Read more

Green Tea Shortbread Biscuits

 Green Tea Shortbread

This recipe is a fantastic introduction to baking for little ones. Kids who are 6 years old can probably manage the whole thing on their own, even the oven, with careful supervision.  Yes, that’s right folks, pour yourself a glass of wine and sit back to watch the mayhem magic happen…

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Exploring Bangkok | City of Smiles

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After my wonderful, short, city break to Penang with my mother, I am rather in love with short city breaks. Now that I don’t get those lovely long summer holidays as a teacher any more, I have to make the best of public holidays and be a little more creative in stretching my time off. 

I surprised my boy with a 3 day trip to Bangkok to visit his best friend. Our friends had relocated there just three months earlier, swapping idyllic Cheung Chau island life for frenetic city life.  Read more

Foodie Magazine : School Lunches!

Need some inspiration for your kid’s school lunches? Look no further than pg 38 in the new issue of Foodie magazine … done by yours truly 😉

 

Cheese & Pickle Biscuits | Picklesaurus Fromage Rex

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Cheese biscuits. Who doesn’t love ’em? I remember learning to bake cheese biscuits with my English gran when I was the same age as my son is now.

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