If nothing else, Halloween can be a really good reason to have a get-together with friends. We had a great time celebrating with some of our good friends.
Halloween Video Short
So, I’ve had a very useful tutorial from Mook, and here are the results! A little bit of Halloween fun all rolled up into a video short.
PS Watch for the first appearance of the newest member of family – Huggy!
Happy Halloween everyone!
Mook’s Halloween Trailer
My exceptionally talented little Mook has created this spooky trailer for the Mook and Lulu blog – I fear we have already reached the point where my 10 year old daughter is more media savvy than me!
I’m delighted with the her results though! *embarassing proud mum*
Mook & Lulu’s World Book Day 2016 – Roald Dahl Characters
I must confess *whispers*… I quite enjoyed getting ready for this year’s World Book Day – yes, I too am surprised! But this year, Mook and Lulu were under strict instructions to plan who they wanted to be, and to give me more than the usual 12 hours’ notice.
It is not unheard of for Family Mook & Lulu to dash from supermarket to supermarket at 7am on the morning of World Book Day in search of a costume, when either the children planned their own outfits only to break down hysterically when it didn’t quite work on the day, or I reacted in horror at the crumpled piece of paper pulled from a school bag informing me I had to send my child to school dressed as their favourite literary character that same day!
The school were brilliant this year, giving us plenty of notice to plan – and although I spent the weekend sourcing and painting a ‘tortoise shell’, and have been sewing every evening this week, we are all delighted with the results! Hurrah! So, I present to you… Mook as Fantastic ‘Mrs’ Fox and Lulu as ‘Esio Trot’ – Roald Dahl wins out again!
Bonne Fete Maman! – Happy Mother’s Day!
I have seen it said that the French traditionally honour Mother’s Day by presenting their Mamans with cake that looks like a bouquet of flowers – and indeed, why not. So this year, I encourage you to add a little Gallic charm to your Mother’s Day offerings with these florally inspired Mook and Lulu’s Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes. Of course, the little tulip cupcakes cases go a long way in making your ‘Cake Bouquet’ – but what better reason for the extravagance of some charming cupcake cases than to spoil your Mum.
I first showcased these delightful little cakes in 2014, but I needed very little reason to share these light lemony wisps, complete with zesty buttercream icing with you again…
Bonne Fete Maman!
The full recipe can be found here
Father’s Day Breakfast In Bed – with love from Mook & Lulu
In the moments when I trip, again, over the trainers casually strewn about the floor, or plunge my hand down the back of the sofa to discover the uncomfortable lump under the cushion is a man’s sock, or when I seem to be continuously transporting bottle tops from the kitchen worktop to the bin, the thought of Daddy Mook & Lulu being a pretty fab dad is not foremost on mind.
But, he is a great dad, and Mook and Lulu adore him. When I’m rushing about trying to contend with the fallouts and triumphs of our busy lives, it can be easy to over look that Daddy ML gets up at 6am everyday with our early risers. The hours spent huddled over the table creating Lego masterpieces, with Mook and Lulu, easily slip my mind, and the mountainous challenges for a man outnumbered by females at home weave seamlessly, and unnoticed, into our everyday lives.
So it is only right and proper that we take the time, on Father’s Day, to think about all the things great Dads do and to say thanks – perhaps as a nod to the fact that we really do appreciate them.
In a time where we strive for the new ‘this’, or the best ‘that’, sometimes a simple gesture with a bit of extra thought can be a heartfelt gift. So, here is the Father’s Day Breakfast in Bed – with love from Mook & Lulu. Hearts, a cooked breakfast, and a treat the kids can get involved with – perfect!