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Garden Wildlife

I was sitting in the living room yesterday, checking the TV guide for something to watch when I suddenly shot up on to the chair and let out a little yelp. I think mum despairs sometimes thinking I am a wimp, but I really don't like being surprised by big, quick moving spiders, nor do I want them anywhere near me. Tiny ones wouldn't bother me, but last nights one was another matter. Luckily Dad got rid of it, but it's the season! hopefully the rest stay hidden.

Luckily not everything visible is eight legged. I love where we live for the variety of wildlife we've had in our garden. Over the year's we've lived here I've spotted a deer in broad daylight, seen or heard owls, and even had an owl fall down our chimney in the early hours of the morning. My favourite was our hedgehog that got all cosy and had a family of mini hedgehogs in our half empty compost bag, so cute! Least favourite has to be the sight of a sparrow hawk (which scared some of our birds etc …

Sugar And Crumbs Chocolate Icing Sugar Review

Up until the other week I hadn't baked in ages, which is not a good thing considering I've been watching Great British Bake Off. Mostly Mum makes lighter lower fat cakes, and sometimes If I bake I'd just be eating it all myself, but a product review opp made for a very good excuse to get the scales out, and get everyone sampling.



I'd known of Sugar And Crumbs from Twitter for a while, but hadn't really looked into them until I saw them post for bloggers to review their new icing sugar range. Out now, their range of flavoured icing sugars includes Jaffa Cake, along with the Chocolate Milkshake and Black Forest packets I received to try. Sugar and Crumbs were looking for bloggers to try and taste and comment on everything from that to the packaging, which was a pretty easy task.

The packaging looks great, and it makes absolute sense to have a universal package that they can use for any of their icing sugars, or other products they might come up with. It's a simp…