Hooray For The Weekend

Friday, 16 March 2012

Well, I don't know about where you are, but it's a bit gloomy outside here and so I thought I'd share with you a recent discovery that is so sweet you can't help but smile!  My Little Day is a gorgeous website specialising in all things party-related for kids and since stumbling across their site I can't help but wish I had a party to plan for! (Tabitha's birthday is not for another 7 months!)

A French company, set up and run by two mothers, My Little Day is all about putting the pleasure back into party planning for your little ones without all the hassle - with simple touches such as colourful paper party bags, cheerful table decorations, beautiful paper bunting and fun party hats you can create an enchanting child-friendly theme without a disney character in sight!

All images via My Little Day

A couple of other things making me happy this weekend...

These coloured jeans from New Look are exactly what I fancy for Spring! A perfect shade of pink (not too pale) and with cool zip details, I'm definitely ordering my pair now!

I've got a craving for muffins this weekend (maybe I won't fit into those jeans after all!) and so I've decided to make some Banana and Walnut breakfast muffins, by adapting a fabulous recipe I've used before for Raspberry and Almond muffins.  It's a really simple recipe and the only thing I can make where the end result looks as good as muffins you'd buy from a bakery!  

(You should definitely try the Raspberry and Almond version - they're amazing!)


11oz self raising flour
8oz caster sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder (although not really necessary if using self-raising flour)
2oz chopped walnuts (Use chopped/sliced almonds here if making the other version)
2 eggs
4oz butter, melted
284ml buttermilk (although I never have this in so just use whole milk)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla Essence
Two mashed bananas (use 5oz raspberries here if making the other version)


Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and two-thirds of the walnuts in a bowl (dry mixture)
In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, the melted butter, buttermilk (or milk) and vanilla extract.
Pour the liquid into the dry mixture and mix together until smooth.
Stir in the mashed bananas.
Spoon the mixture into 12 muffin cases and sprinkle the remaining chopped walnut pieces on top. 
Bake in the oven at 200 C for 20-25 mins until golden brown. 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day!


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