My new job has massively impinged on the time I have to bake, so one of the first things I did now both the kids and I are on holiday for the summer was head back into the kitchen. Having been on a bit of a brownie roll lately I… View Post

Wow, Camp Bestival is flying up at us fast! All this going back to work nonsense means all of a sudden it is almost upon us and I haven’t done much in the way of getting ready yet! Luckily Pitch Village are taking care of our camping needs this year,… View Post

Changes are afoot in the Cisco household. You may have noticed I have been quieter here in recent months, when in theory Syd being at school gave me more time to blog. Well I haven’t just been watching Netflix and ignoring my blog (although that is true some days!) –… View Post

I still remember all the relentless ‘advice’ we had before we started a family. “Your life is going to change, so be prepared!” The truth is, you can prepare all you like, but when the young bundles of joy arrive, your life changes in such weird and wonderful ways that… View Post

Friday morning saw me wake to news I really did not want to hear. This isn’t going to be a political post. I haven’t calmed down enough to write a reasoned response to the result of the European Referendum. Am sure there will be one, but not yet! I woke… View Post

Yup – more brownies – we just can’t get enough of them at the moment! This time I went for chocolate orange flavour – and they were utterly delicious and are sadly long gone. I will be making these again without a doubt!       5.0 from 6 reviews… View Post

Yay – Summer is here! (Well, it was last week – the sun seems to be hiding behind rain clouds currently – boo) Inspired by last weeks almost tropical temperatures I went tropical with my cake flavours. This pineapple and coconut cake has a pineapple sponge, topped with a coconut… View Post

A few years ago, before our first weekend at Camp Bestival, I wrote a post on ‘How To Fail At Camping’ – here is an extract:- ‘So you have agreed to go camping. You have done it before, and it was a near catastrophic event, but like child birth, you… View Post