Enjoying pancakes at Little Amsterdam Banbury

Pancakes at little amsterdam - bubbablue and me.

We love pancakes in our house. As with most people it’s rare we have them more frequently than the lemon and sugar ones on pancake day.  But sometimes you just fancy them at other times.  Locally we’re lucky enough to have a dutch pancake restaurant, Little Amsterdam Banbury. N had never been before, but we went to the cinema to see Paddington 2 (how cute is that film, we loved it…and I shed a tear or two at the end)… Continue Reading “Enjoying pancakes at Little Amsterdam Banbury”

On the fourth day of parenting – Your Christmas day lunch de-stressed

12days christmas dinner de-stressed - bubbablue and me

Hello and thank you for hopping over from Bumps babies tots and teens mummy diaries and welcome to the 4th day of #12DaysOfParenting. Today’s sponsor is Bags of Love who are offering a Personalised Apron and the theme is Your Christmas Dinner De-stressed! My keyword to enter today’s giveaway is in this post below, good luck! Full details of the #12DaysOfParenting terms and conditions can be found on the #12DaysOfParenting page and all entries are to be completed via the… Continue Reading “On the fourth day of parenting – Your Christmas day lunch de-stressed”

How to make Yorkshire Pudding wraps and 10 amazing filling ideas

yorkshire pudding wraps - Bubbablue and me

One of the favourite foods in our house is Yorkshire Pudding.  N would eat it with every roast given the chance but we usually stick with beef roast and Yorkshire pudding.  I hadn’t seen Yorkshire pudding as a street food until this autumn when we spotted a van at the Michaelmas fair in town.  It looks amazing all lit up, doesn’t it?  We were on a mission for fish and chips that day, but I wanted to try the Yorkshire… Continue Reading “How to make Yorkshire Pudding wraps and 10 amazing filling ideas”

Enjoy a luxury Christmas gift hamper from Prestige Hampers

Luxury christmas gift hamper review - Bubbablue and me

Mention a Christmas gift hamper or luxury hamper to someone, and it conjures up thoughts of posh shops and food.  Hampers that you dreamed of when browsing gift catalogues, and unusual foods and drinks that you fancied trying.  We were sent a luxury Christmas hamper to review from Prestige Hampers, and it hasn’t disappointed. When I think of hampers, I usually think of willow picnic hampers, but nowadays hampers come in all shapes and sizes.  We were sent the Best… Continue Reading “Enjoy a luxury Christmas gift hamper from Prestige Hampers”

Mozzarella Joe’s and the children’s menu giant pizza

mozzarella joe's giant children's menu pizza

When eating out, childrens menus are a mixed bag.  Some like Pizza Express tend to get them pretty spot on (although I’m not sure that N by the age of 10 will be satisfied with the kids menu) as do Bella Pasta with their 2 younger and older kids sizes.  I also like places like Cotswold Wildlife Park who have sandwich lunch boxes, but hot meal options across the standard menu with small and larger choices at good prices.  At… Continue Reading “Mozzarella Joe’s and the children’s menu giant pizza”

10 tips for the best camping snacks

Top tips for camping snacks - Bubbablue and me

If you don’t have permanently hungry children at home, don’t be surprised if they turn into ravenous ‘hangry’ creatures when you go camping. There’s something about being in the great outdoors that makes everyone hungry. But with mealtime routines often more relaxed, sometimes you just need to pump them full of camping snacks. When we’re on holiday, we have more ice creams, and I’m also a bit more relaxed about snacks. Mainly because when we’re camping, although we take an… Continue Reading “10 tips for the best camping snacks”

Pizza Express party confidence

birthday party at pizza express - bubbablue and me

In the past N hasn’t been a keen party goer. He’s gone along to some, to others he’s refused.  And there’s always a time beforehand when he says he’s not going. But all parties so far were with lots of other children he knew.  This week, N went to his first party where he didn’t know anyone other than the party boy. It was his old best friend from nursery and he was having a Pizza Express party. N had… Continue Reading “Pizza Express party confidence”

Planning food for camping

Camping food ideas - Bubbablue and me

We love going camping with friends, but our camping food experiences have been very different. The first year we were keen and eager, grouping together to buy ingredients and then cook for everyone, with people taking the lead each evening. But it always seemed to be the same people doing the work, and cooking for up to 16 kids and then another 8-10 adults was manic. (Post contains affiliate links) So the second year we either sorted out own by… Continue Reading “Planning food for camping”

It’s too damn hot – day out at Feast Waddesdon Manor

Feast at Waddesdon Manor - Bubbablue and me

I really don’t deal with heat well.  It’s obviously a family thing because our mum hated the hot weather (despite or maybe because of living in various hot countries as a child) and my brother despite tanning really easily, isn’t a fan either.  It just makes me want to sit in a cold room somewhere and not do anything.  But for the second year, Waddesdon Manor’s Feast has fallen on a super hot weekend.  When I buy tickets in advance… Continue Reading “It’s too damn hot – day out at Feast Waddesdon Manor”

Tortilla desserts – alternative uses for tortillas

Quick fruity tortilla desserts - Bubbablue and me

Anyone else have family who don’t get that excited about you trying different recipes?  The OH isn’t a great fan of my new recipes, but sometimes you just have to try them, and they turn out well or not.  For summer I hate being stuck in the kitchen cooking hot puddings, so we tend to have a lot of strawberries and ice cream, eton mess, quick easy fruit tarts etc.  But I had some stand and stuff tortillas and thought… Continue Reading “Tortilla desserts – alternative uses for tortillas”