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Potted plants in small garden spaces

April 13, 2015 | Filed under Gardening in small spaces

There are lots of ways to make the most of your small garden space.  You may not be able to grow the range of vegetables your parents and grandparetns grew on the bigger slices of land that were typical in the mid-late 20th century.  But that doesn’t mean you need to go without a garden at all. Check out these suggestions from Jane Wrigglesworth

I’m amazed at what some older people are doing in the retirement villages where they often only have a few square meters around their front and back door.  I’ve seen some raised gardens where they grow enough vegetables to be almost self sufficient.  Not a bad achievement.

For more garden and other ideas have a look at our Pinterest posts.

Teddy Bear Race Cars

April 4, 2015 | Filed under Children's parties, Recipes

We’ve all had tiny teddy biscuits, or animal biscuits for birthday parties. (My children only had these for special occasions). What a great idea to put them together with mini chocolate bars and smarties to make these cuties for a party. So simple. So effective.  Let the children help. They’ll have so much fun.

tiny teddies carsTeddy Bear Race Cars

1 packet of mini Mars Bars or Milky Way chocolate bars
1 family packet of smarties
1 box of Tiny Teddy biscuits
1 quantity of icing sugar icing paste for glue ( mix half cup of icing sugar and a teaspoon of cocoa powder with a few drops of hot water)
Glue each of the 4 wheels (smarties) on to the sides of the milky way bars. Press into each centre a tiny teddy biscuit. Glue on a smartie steering wheel for each one.

Thanks to Julie Taylor on Facebook.

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