LITTLE MOMENTS 2020: 32/52: Baking Lemon Drizzle Cake

 

Confession time: Baking doesn't happen often in our house. It's something that I want to start doing a bit more often though. So this week we decided to make one of my favourite cakes lemon drizzle.

 When we were living back in Bedfordshire the preschool that Blake went to had a weekly cookery class where the kids would all make something new each week. It was something that I looked forward to as they would share photos with us of Blake joining in with the other children. 
Deciding to bake this week got me thinking it would be a good idea to try once a month doing some baking/cooking with Blake. He often likes to help with things such as washing and the dishwasher so I want to start including him in food preparation.

When I was in middle school as a child I loved going to after school cookery class. One of the things I remember making was a marble cake, so maybe this will be something we can attempt together at the same point.



LITTLE MOMENTS 2020: 31/52 : CRAFTS AND A POUNDTOY ORDER

This week has seen us get the crafts out a bit more. The weather has been lovely and Blake has played out with a friend and also been to the park too.

One of the first sets we got out this week is a sand bottle kit. We had lots of fun pouring the different coloured sand into the plastic bottle in different layers. We love how bright and colourful it is.


Then we moved onto a mosaic kit. Blake did find this hard to do as it wasn't so easy to peel the sticky back off to stick the felt down. However it was a good activity to pass the time.


I also ordered some Kreative Kids kits off Amazon. Blake loved sticking on the sequins on the one below of a mermaid. It was pretty simple to do. There is also a foil kit that I ended up doing by myself as I had to work out how to do it properly. 


Last of all I did another PoundToy order. I honestly love that I was able to get quite a few bits for us to do together over the summer. Most items were around £1-£2 with a couple of items costing under. I'm actually pretty excited to do some of the kits together as they look a fun way to pass the time.


LIKES AND LOVES: JULY

The summer holidays are here and tomorrow is August. We've had a mixed month and I feel July has flown by.

Here are some of the things I've been loving this month.

13 Reasons Why Season 4
Season 4 focused alot on the character Clay's mental health. I'm not going to say much else incase you are yet to watch it.


The Sinner Season 3
What I love about The Sinner is that it's a different mystery each season but follows Detective  Harry Ambrose in each one. This season is about Ambrose beginning a routine investigation after a traffic accident. I do love a good mystery drama.


Cursed
I'm actually only a few episodes into Cursed but really into it. It's a fantasy drama retelling of the Arthurian legend. Teenage sorceress Nimue joins forces with a young and charming mercenary named Arthur on a mission to save her people.


Whisby animal park 
We've been here a few times last year but the other week with a visit from family we visited here again. It's a lovely place where you can see animals and there is an outdoor play area too. They also had good social distancing measures in place.


Parks being back open 
Blake loves the park so the fact that one of our favourite local parks is back open has been wonderful. It's the other side of town to us so a fair walk but we will be visiting again this coming week.


Kings park Retford 
We love Kings Park it's a beautiful area with lots to see as well as a good sized park to play at.


Strawbunny Pin Badge
I backed Emma from Lucky Rainbow Boutique on her kickstarter and I love how cute and colourful the pins have turned out. If you haven't checked her out than you must.


Kreative Kids craft sets
I've purchased a few of these sets off of Amazon recently and they are a wonderful cheap way of keeping children busy for a little while. This foam dinosaur one was a hit with Blake and we have also done a sequin kit and a foil art one too. 


Cooplands bakery
I headed to our local Cooplands bakery whilst running some errands recently to grab some lunch. This tomato and bacon quiche with salad was delicious. The cream cake I had and didn't photograph was delicious too.