Monthly Archives: April 2013

Bavarian-Style Pretzels

Bavarian-Style Pretzels

Last week, we went to Lakeside for our Build-a-Bear experience and on the way out, grabbed a pretzel each from the vendor there. Not the small, hard pretzels that you get in bags but the large, bready ones that you find in Germany, and we all loved them. Husband has been to Germany many times and even to a few proper beer kellers in Munich where they have ladies walking around selling freshly baked ones, …

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Changing Our Political Options

It seems appropriate that I should be writing about politics on the day after we heard news about Margaret Thatcher dying, but this is a post I’ve been planning for a while, so the timing is coincidental. What I want to talk about today are options. I’ve been old enough to vote for 10 years now, but my political education began at a much younger age. I grew up in a staunchly left-wing family, a …

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Maternity Clothing Survey

There’s all sorts of new things in the works over here at Casa MTW, and I’m trying to do some market research for a project at the moment, so if you could take a minute to fill in the survey below, I’ll be your BFF forevs. Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

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Build-a-Bear Workshop Review

Yesterday we had the privilege of being invited to our local Build-a-Bear Workshop with Sausage so that she could build her very own bear and see what the overall experience is like. Our appointment was at 3pm and because nothing is ever simple in the Mum’s the Word house, right around 11am, it started snowing heavily. Not to be deterred, I phoned the shop and asked if we could put it back by an hour …

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Upcycling Roses Part 2 – Homemade Bath Bombs

Last week I showed you how to make a pretty and more-or-less free centrepiece for a table using recycled rose petals and today I’m going to show you how to make homemade bath bombs using some more of your dried petals. You will need: 150g Bicarbonate of Soda (food grade) 50g┬áCitric Acid 5ml of Rose Essential Oil Edible Glitter Pink Food Colouring Dried rose petals (method for drying in previous post, see link above) Tools: …

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