CHRISTMAS PUDDING – EASY CROCK POT RECIPE

500 – 600g dried and/or crystallised fruit Use what ever fruit you like, ¼ -½ cup each of prunes (dried plums), crystallised pineapple and ginger, dried cranberries, raisins, currants and apricots.  Otherwise the easiest option is to buy a 1kg packet of mixed dried fruit which can be purchased at any supermarket. ¼ cup sherry, rum or stout (beer)…

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Personal Records and Certificates

Here is an easy way to store important documents. When you have a large family (seven children in my case), there are many Birth Certificates, Baptism Certificates, Holy Communion Certificates, Awards, School Photos, Bank Passports, etc. So what I do, is store my husbands my own important documents and certificates in the one display folder….

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Washing blunders and what the……..

Washing is something large families do EVERY SINGLE DAY, so when something goes wrong with the washing machine, leaking pipes, an overflowing sink or drainage problems occur; these mishaps can create complete chaos and all efforts of getting through the days washing is a big fail. Overflowing sinks would not be a problem if the…

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HUNGARIAN BEEF STEW

Recipe Ingredients: 2Kg casserole beef ~ cut in chunks ½ Cup plain flour 60g butter 1 Onion ~ chopped 250g Mushrooms ~ sliced 3-4 Stalks of Celery ~ chopped 2-3 Bunches bok choy or spinach ~ shredded & chopped 2 Cups Beef Stock 1 Tablespoon Paprika Salt & Pepper ½ Cup sour cream 1 Lemon…

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“Put on your jumper it is cold today”!

How many times has the above phrase been applied to children as they leave the house and getting into the car before the school trip?  Of course the usual “I can’t find it” reply is spoken and the next 10 minutes are spent either searching the child’s bedroom, the entire house and finally inside the school bag (of…

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YOU have HOW many children?

Deciding to raise a family is something that is usually agreed upon by both spouses. Whether families have 1 child, 2, 3 or 4 children or even a large family (No Excuses has 7 children); it is personal and each families right regardless of how many children they wish to have.  Having children is a…

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Breathing a sigh of relief!

We all have those mornings; those that turn a mother from the gentle creature she should be  to the roaring lioness, ferociously snarling and snapping at the cubs to get a move on, eat their breakfast, find and put on those shoes, jumper and hat, grab their lunch, brush their teeth and hair and GET…

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Sleeping in; a thing of the past!

Gone are the days when parents could lie in, stay in bed (well at least one of them) and recharge the batteries for the following week. Once children start getting older and begin school, life becomes busier and busier.  Very soon children’s interests change, new friends are made and their passion for various sporting activities awakens….

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Tardiness is NOT tolerated!

Being late is something people either hate and try to avoid or have made it a habit and are never on time. Whether you are one or the other once you have children being LATE is a constant struggle in life. When one is organised, being late should never happen. If you prepare ahead (the evening…

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