Mirror, Mirror On The Wall….

Not that we want to make your child vain, but teaching them to recognize themselves in the mirrior and more

importantly notice and remove the chocolate off their face is a small, but vital step in their social development.


There are lots of great mirrors for kids on the market that will dress up their walls, inspire playful expression,

encourage self-discovery and strengthen body image!


Here are some of the best mirrors we found on the U.K market:


Wooden 3D Wooden Nautical Mirror, £21.95



Cupcake Personalised – Ship Mirror, £53.82


FABLER, Mirror, £19.990087829_PE217654_S4


Personalized Mirror, £29.99


Cute and Crafty Candy Cane!



Cute as the classic candy cane and virtually indestructible. This craft can be a great addition to the

chirstmas tree when finished, or given as a gift! 


What You Will Need:

  • 2 Pieces of Fabric or Cord, one red and one white
  • Scissors
  • Red pipe cleaners
  • 1/2″ to 5/8″ ribbon


What To Do:

  1. Cut two pieces of fabric, one read and one white, and tie them together into a single knot around the end of a pipe cleaner.
  2. Twist the two colours around the pipe cleaner and knot the ends together around the other end.
  3. Trim the cotton at both ends (and the pipe cleaner if need be
  4. Bend into a candy cane shape and decorate with a bow!

AW09 Trends: Smart Blazers and Classic Cardigans

Smart is always an option, but this autumn winter 09’, tailored blazers and classic cardigans made their presence

felt all over the catwalks leading up to the season.


A smart blazer or classic cardigan is a great investment for your childs wardrobe regardless of the seasons trends,

here are some of the best blazers and cardigans we could find, from www.alexandalexa.com:


Ralph Lauren: Cream Blazer, £124.952854-0


Roberto Cavalli: Pin Stripe Boys Superhero Jacket, £237.502976-0


Caramel Baby & Child: Rhino Grey Cardigan, £90.003403-0


D&G Junior: Shirt And Cardigan Top, £149.503189-0


Burberry: Red Knit Cardigan, £68.002779-0


Ralph Lauren: Cream Multi Button Cardigan, £97.002668-0

Best Beef Tenderloin Recipe

Beef Tenderloin with Goat Cheese-Wild Mushroom Crust, Shallot Infused Balsamic, Black Currant Reduction….

Ok, we’ll admit it, this is not a quick and easy kid friendly meal, but it is a luxury kid friendly meal, and lets face it,

both you and the little tykes deserve it, plus, it makes a great holiday meal that is sure to impress your guests!


What You Will Need:

4 oz Wild Mushrooms (oyster, shiitake or chanterelle) diced

2 Tbsp Canola Oil

4oz Goat Cheese

¼ cup Cream Cheese

1 Clove Garlic, minced

4 Slices of White Bread, Crust Removed, Cut Into Crumbs

4 Beef Tenderloin Medallions

¼ cup Canola Oil

1 Large Shallot, sliced

1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar

1 cup black currant jelly or jam


What To Do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Clean mushrooms and pat dry.
  3. In a pan, heat oil, sauté mushrooms for 2-3 minutes. Cool.
  4. In a bowl, mix together cheese, garlic, and fresh bread crumbs. Add cooled mushrooms and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Season beef tenderloin on both sides with salt and pepper. In a hot pan, add canola oil, and then sear tenderloin for 2 minutes per side. Set aside the banking sheet to cool.
  6.  Spread goat cheese mix to coat top of tenderloin pieces. Place in the oven for 6-8 minutes for medium rare or to desired doneness
  7. Using the original pan, sauté shallot until it begins to caramelize, approximately 3 minutes. Reduce heat and remove pan from stove and carefully deglaze with vinegar. Return to stove and add black currant jelly and reduce sauce by half.


To Serve:

  1. Let the tenderloin rest after removing it from the oven, slice from one side of the top at a diagonal across through the bottom. Arrange on heated dinner plates and serve with fresh vegetables and potatoes.

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