Ordinary moments #73

| Diary

Chocolate and hazelnut cake

This week we collected some hazelnuts from the tree in our garden and made a chocolate and hazelnut cake. It was absolutely delicious and didn’t last long!       Read more…


Romantic places in Toronto

| Travel & Days Out, Worldwide

toronto city skyline

  Unlike Paris, Toronto isn’t widely known for romance. But still, Toronto boasts some great date spots that swoon you and your loved one. From historic districts to parks, the city has several scenic spots. Winter ice-skating makes you slide around with him or her and offers you many opportunities to have fun with each […] Read more…


Travel and shopping discount codes

| Shopping

  Over the years, I’ve been given various discount codes for my readers so I thought I’d use this post to keep them all in one place. I’ll update the post regularly as some will only work for a limited period, others won’t have a use-by date. I hope these help with some of your […] Read more…


Beginners tips on how to grow vegetables

| Home & Garden, Lifestyle

Beginners tips on how to grow vegetables

Focus on what you’d really like to eat What do you and your family really enjoy eating? This is going to be an important question for any beginner vegetable gardener. You’re going to need something to sustain your interest and there’s nothing that’s going to motivate you more than the end product. Don’t take on […] Read more…


Teaching children to save money

| Family, Lifestyle, Money

2 pairs of adult hands and a childs hands holding a jar of coins

  Learning to save money is an important skill for children that parents can start early at home with a piggy bank and with an account at a bank. If an allowance is part of a child’s life, then parents have an opportunity to teach children about the importance of saving and budgeting money. Talk […] Read more…


Boredom busters for children

| Family, Giveaways, Lifestyle, Shopping

matching bugs game

  Poppy and Sam’s rubber stamp activities Join Poppy and Sam for lots of rubber stamping fun in this entertaining activity book, with its own brightly coloured inkpad of seven colours. Decorate the scenes with hens, sunflowers, goats, pumpkins and much more. There are simple instructions showing how to fingerprint each scene and the book […] Read more…