So I have posted our favourite recipe on the gluten free forum at the same time as having Alfie help me make it.

Brownies were made in the morning and then we moved on to granola in the afternoon – gluten free oats for this one:

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Alfie and Helen emptied the pumpkins to ready for carving but were then busy making pumpkin lasagne. Mops and cloths were needed regularly to avoid the mess getting out of hand.

Clearly enjoying themselves.

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Here are me and Alfie making treacle bread, the first recipe on the gluten free forum. This is the start of our cooking weekend.

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Autumn has arrived so I am making something that I have done for the past three years. And I need books to weigh down what I am creating! I am ashamed to say that the easiest heavy books for me to use that fit in the pot are bridge books as you can see – can you guess what I am making; and do you forgive my use of the books?

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I have been a little lax in posting so will have to change my ways and start uploading more regularly. Here are two pictures of a family walk in Swinley forest.

Alfie and Mummy exploring a camp in Swinley Forest. A warmer walk than the night before when we found ourselves shivering in the wind.

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Alfie showing off his ice cream eating skills
And very happy about it too

The ice cream was a special treat but he hears the van go by every day so there is pressure on the parents to give in. Note that I did not put a picture up of the two of us eating our ice creams!

eating out for less

And here we are yesterday taking advantage of the government offer of money off your meal. Breakfast at Bill’s after dropping Alfie off on our bikes.

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