justathought

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Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Bake Off Challenge – Strudel

The Bake Off Challenges are a series of posts I’m doing to celebrate my 100th post. I’ve challenged myself to have a go at making something from, or inspired by, ‘The Great British Bake Off‘ – an English programme in which 12 contestants have to bake something different every week. It will hopefully improve my …

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Meeting Tiny Tin Bird

Meet my gorgeous nephew, Tiny Tin Bird. Isn’t he beautiful?! Towards the end of Heather’s pregnancy, it really did feel like she’d been pregnant for at least 3 years, so God knows how long it must have felt like for her. It didn’t help that when my mum and Rachel went to visit her at …

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Tiny Tin Bird

At 1:26 am on Friday the 21st of September, my sister Heather gave birth to a beautiful little boy, known in the blog world as Tiny Tin Bird. He weighed 9lb 7oz and was born by emergency caesarian section. I am so incredibly proud of Heather and she is such a natural mother already. We …

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Bake Off Challenge – Pecan Pie

The Bake Off Challenges are a series of posts I’m doing to celebrate my 100th post. I’ve challenged myself to have a go at making something from, or inspired by, ‘The Great British Bake Off‘ – an English programme in which 12 contestants have to bake something different every week. It will hopefully improve my …

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Willow-Bug

When I was younger and one of my pets died, I would never mention it to any of my friends. I would just carry on as normal, pretending that nothing had happened. The theory behind this was that when eventually one of my friends would ask about my pets, I wouldn’t be upset and I …

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Confessions of a Naughty Ginger Guinea Pig

Hi, I’m Betty. You might have seen me before with my flatmate and sister, Treacle. Don’t tell anyone, but I like to try and jump off the sofa when I’m being looked after by Alice. I don’t think she was very impressed after my fifth attempt, so I got put on the carpet with the …

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Bake Off Challenge – Meringue

The Bake Off Challenges are a series of posts I’m doing to celebrate my 100th post. I’ve challenged myself to have a go at making something from, or inspired by, ‘The Great British Bake Off‘ – an English programme in which 12 contestants have to bake something different every week. It will hopefully improve my …

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A Perfect Day

The last few days has seen the sun make it’s final blazing appearance before it all but disappears in time for Autumn, and yesterday, my mum and I decided to make the most of it. We did the Tesco shop in the morning before my mum went over to my grandma’s to cut her grass …

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A Walk In The Woods

A few days ago, my mum, Padraig and I went for a walk in one of the woods near us. I LOVE going for walks there, especially when the bluebells are out as they just form a purple carpet over the floor. It wasn’t the right time for bluebells unfortunately, but we donned out wellie …

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Bake Off Challenge – Treacle Tart

The Bake Off Challenges are a series of posts I’m doing to celebrate my 100th post. I’ve challenged myself to have a go at making something from, or inspired by, ‘The Great British Bake Off‘ – an English programme in which 12 contestants have to bake something different every week. It will hopefully improve my …

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