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The boy that changed my world.

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16years (and 9months) this boy has been in my life.  It’s been said so often, but I remember it so clearly, like it was yesterday.  I can feel all the emotions, and smell the smells of the day I met him.  Maybe because he was my first, maybe because it didn’t go as I wanted and ended up being a bit of a trauma and comedy scene at the same time.  To contradict that though, so much has happened in these 16years.  Changes I would never have wanted or planned but it has made us, us.

I have so many worries and fears about the next year (GCSE’s) that it’s made me a bit ill, but I should maybe take a breath and put it in to perspective.  Yes, qualifications are important but if you don’t make the grades for reasons other than being lazy it doesn’t mean your future will be terrible.  Some people can’t perform in exams, maybe that day turns out to be a bad day for you.  You still matter, and have something to offer and can make something amazing for yourself.

Oscar is one of a kind,  parenthood is life changing.  Having a child that is classed as ‘different’ is challenging, frustrating, exhausting and rewarding.

He makes me laugh, he makes me cry, I think it’s been harder for him than he’s let on,  and I will always fight for him.

He is a pretty special bean, happy birthday O and thank you for being you x

*Birthday celebration code is running on the shop until Sunday midnight.  Enter code OSCAR16 at checkout to receive 25% off your order.

These Chocolate Cupcakes ♡♡

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IMG_6193I made these chocolate cupcakes for the boy’s birthday’s at the weekend, and have to share with you.  They are super quick and easy (a mum essential), light and moist (hate that word), and if you like chocolate they are AMAZING.

350g plain flour
60g cocoa powder
370g caster sugar
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
150g dark chocolate chips
1 cup measure of coffee (cooled)
425ml vegetable oil
1 cup of buttermilk
3 large eggs

Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.  In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients, then mix the wet and dry ingredients together.  Transfer to a pouring jug as it’s easier to fill the cupcake cases, fill them 2/3’s to the top.  Bake in the oven at 160 ºC for 24minutes.  You should get 24 out of this recipe.

Remove, cool and EAT.

Cupcake Jemma recipe

Bean3 is 1 ♡

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wilbur&iToday this boy, Wilbur Grey turns 1 ♡  I have absolutely no idea where that year has gone, people always say it, but it’s true.

He is the sweetest boy and has the gentlest soul.  I’m wondering if he’ll stay that way, or become feistier to play with his brothers and defend himself a little.

It’s also Rudy’s 3rd birthday this weekend, the louder adventurer, so it’s full of presents, parties and cake.  Top of his birthday wish list was a skateboard!

We have 25% off most of the shop if you enter PARTY at checkout.  Ends Sunday midnight.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend whatever you do x

I want this in my size too

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Sometimes you find something that you wish came in your size and not just your child’s.  This brand makes that kind of thing, Jules.  This unisex brand consists of staple pieces to layer and mix and match to get you through all seasons.  The colour palette of the collection also works really well mixed together in many combinations.  The brand is created by Jules, was inspired and came about after having her son Julien.

The clothes are made in Los Angeles where Jules is based and I can’t wait to get my hands on a couple of pieces for the boys.

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Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 21.20.55Today this little boy, that’s now not so little and taller than me is 15.  15years old, how can that be.  He has changed so much in the last year, some of the things I’ve not been that comfortable with.  Like his voice breaking, he seems to grow inches at a time over night, that terrible fluff that grows on a boy’s top lip!  I have lots of guilt about spending enough time with him and worry about being able to give him the help he needs in the next couple of years for his GCSE’s with his Aspergers.  These things aside, he never ceases to surprise me in some way, he has a sweet soul, and quirks that make him comfortable.  It’s good to be original and be you.  Happy birthday my O x

Fair and local pop up

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This week we have our first Christmas Fair, opening a local Christmas pop up shop, have a lil’ bean’s 2nd birthday and a baby due date.  Quite a busy one!

We will be at Cabbages and Frocks Christmas Market in Marylebone with Little Hanbury on Wednesday, as part of their Lights Festival.

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On Friday we are opening a Christmas Pop Up Shop in Crystal Palace with a few other small local businesses.  One being the lovely Magpie and Hen and I will post more on this later in the week.

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Happy Monday x

a great birthday cake with surprises

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pinata cake

Love this pinata cake!  It looks pretty and delicious, and kids would go crazy when they cut the cake and see the naughty treats inside.  I’m definitely going to be trying this for my older bean when it’s his birthday.

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