My secret to non fussy eaters!

I’m so proud of my children, they are he least fussy eaters of all the kids I know. My husband and I never have to worry about eating out and whether there will be something on the menu that they will like, there always will be!

Ever since they were babies I have tried to give them pretty much the same food as my husband and I like to eat, we have quite a broad range of tastes including good ole traditional English Sunday roast, to Indian, Chinese and Mexican recipes. I don’t generally ass salt in my own cooking so whatever we had, they had a pureed and sometimes slightly less spicy version.

But I don’t believe that the food they were given as babies is the main reason why they enjoy food, though it may have helped I guess. I believe the main reason they are so willing to try new things is trust. Two things I have always promised to my children are that I would never give them anything that I didn’t think they would like, and that if they still didn’t like it after they had tried it a couple of times I wouldn’t make them try it again. And I have stuck to that, they both have foods they don’t like, my daughter doesn’t like pizza of all things, and my so doesn’t like mashed potato! That’s ok though, my husband doesn’t eat fish and I can’t stand cooked tomatoes!

This afternoon my husband, daughter and I went out for lunch (it was supposed to be lunch for two, but we had forgotten that my daughter has an inset day at school!) My daughter (who is 6) chose the breaded haddock goujons to start, followed by bacon carbonara pasta for her main and sticky toffee pudding to finish!!

Tomorrow we are all of for Japanese food! I wonder what we will eat? Whatever it is I am sure it will be yummy, and not boring old chicken nuggets and chips!!

simple but fun things to do with kids

What fun things do you do with your kids that has not particular reason, it’s just for fun?

Last night my husband was on the night shift so it was just the kids and I in the house. We decided to pull out the sofa bed in the living room, watch a couple of films and sleep downstairs.

I have to be honest, with the two kids on the sofabed and me on the other sofa, it wasn’t the best nights sleep I have ever had, but for some reason they find it really fun.

Handprint charms to fit a Pandora bracelet

I get asked all the time if I can make charms to fit the popular Pandora branded bracelets, the answer is YES I can!  Pandora do sell generic baby hand and footprint beads, but there is nothing quite like having your own child’s actual print on a bead that will fit your special charm bracelet.

There are two options for charm bracelets, beads and dangly bracelet charms.

The beads on my site are sized specifically with a 5mm internal diameter to fit onto a Pandora bracelet, however because they are handmade, if you have a different charm bracelet just let me know and I can make the bead to fit it!  Beads work best with hand and footprints abut I am happy to do fingerprints too, often you only get a part of the print though due to the size of the bead. Order yours here:
Pandora style footprint bead

The other option is the charm bale, the options are pretty much endless with this as it can fit on to any charm. I have made all sorts of charms, including multiple print charms and charms of varying sizes. The hoop bale show in the photo below is available with any charm, simply select it on the ‘optional extras’ menu when choosing your charm.
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As you can see there are options which suit single or multiple prints, so if you have more than one child but do not want lot of dangly charms on your bracelet, you can have up to 4 prints on one charm (Names or initials can go on the back). The charms are available in a number of shapes, or if you have something particular in mind let me know and I might be able to do you a custom piece.

If you don’t have a Pandora charm bracelet and would like me to supply something similar, please get in touch. I can offer a number of choices including sterling silver snake bracelets and quality leather bracelets and wrap bracelets.