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Still fighting…

Yip, you guessed it, I’m still sick, worst thing is how it’s now affecting Lizzie. She doesn’t sleep well and feeding is a struggle, it’s all a bit poop! It’s been a crazy wet, wild and mixed weekend, but we did have some sun on and off today, which was pleasant and prompted me to get out and do that Photoshoot of Lizzie I’ve been dying to do! It was lovely. We took some props, popped on a lovely, warm, girly outfit and headed off to the local, quiet, park where we’d be pretty much undisturbed 🙂

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October Competition!

Don’t forget our awesome October Competition for the Kiddies! Send your kid’s creative entries to lilnibbletsnook@gmail.com and they could be in with winning one of the fab prizes below! Check out some of the submissions over at The Nook’s FB page for inspiration!

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Imagine and Explore the endless possibilities of creativity this October. Just in time for Halloween, we’re giving away a 1st Prize and a Runner Up Prize to the two most creative pieces submitted by 24th October 2014 to be drawn on the 25th of October 2014. This will allow enough time (hopefully!) for the prizes to be posted and arrive in time for Halloween!

Your child can create whatever they like:

  • Painting
  • Baking
  • Craft
  • Poster
  • Short Story
  • Poem
  • Cross-Stitch
  • Knit/Crochet
  • Card
  • Short Play Performed

As long as it is creative! Entry photos or videos must be emailed to lilnibbletsnook@gmail.com no later than 24th October 2014 with Full name, Age of child & Address. Entries after this date will be discounted. Open to UK residents ONLY unless Worldwide entrants wish to pay postage. All images will be submitted to an album view-able by the public on our facebook page but winners will…

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Photoshoot Fun!

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It’s been a busy few days here at The Nook, I finally got called to do the Autumn Themed Photoshoot outdoors with a family of 7 (plus 1 dog!) It was a lot of fun, a long day though, and the kids were fantastic. The shoot was very relaxed, a lot of the shots were taken candidly rather than deliberately posed for and the kids were keen to set up their own ides of things as well, which was just lovely.

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Saturday Morning Stroll – Attenborough Nature Reserve

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I feel really lucky living in Nottingham, we have great public transport around the city and LOTS of wonderful parks and Nature Reserves throughout and around to take an afternoon stroll rain or shine 🙂  I’m very outdoorsy, James more so since we got together and then again after we added Huskies to our family. I hope our daughter will follow in those footsteps and enjoy nature and the outside world, there is just so much to see and do!

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Recipe Time: Chilli Butternut Squash Soup with Creme Fraiche.

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Firstly let me say this soup has some kick, I had a bowl before my Sunday dinner tonight and was delighted by the flavours. It’s a sweetly, spicy soup with a thick creamy texture. Beautiful yellow ochre colour, perfect for autumn in many ways and you just HAVE to try it!

Chilli Butternut Squash Soup with Creme Fraiche.

Ingredients.

  • 2 Medium Butternut Squash
  • 1 Large Carrot
  • 2 Sticks of Celery
  • 1 Large Red Onion
  • 1 Large Red Chilli Pepper
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 200g Creme Fraiche
  • 1 Tbs Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Tbs Basil
  • 1 Tbs Chilli Flakes
  • 2-4 Chicken Stock Cubes
  • 2L Water

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Autumn Nature Collage Craft!

Lizzie and I got busy this afternoon whilst James did some drilling and hammering and all that manly stuff, we started by having a look and feel of the items we collected on our walk this morning – Nature Sensory is a great way to teach words, colours, textures and keep your baby and toddler interested in the world. As we were meandering home on our walk a couple of crafts came to mind that we could do together 🙂 So that was the plan for the items after she finished fondling them!

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