New-Vintage Toys

We talk a lot about the quality that Toys of the past bring to the playroom. Taking the time to go vintage shopping for

those timeless toys is not something all parents can do, but if you are looking for that old school look with new school

convenience, check out these great new-vintage toys we found on


Wooden Nursery Blocks, £35.00nursery_blocks4

This box of ABC Nursery Blocks have old fashioned illustrations and storybook

characters,  perfect for getting your little ones started on the alphabet.



Retro Ride-on Plane, £89.99


Fun and unusual, this Retro Ride-on Plane is perfect for

whizzing around the house in a make-believe way!



Humming Top, £14.99hummingtop

Round and round and round it goes, where it stops, nobody knows!


Suitcase Bake Set, £14.95bake

 Cute retro red spot suitcase comes with a nine piece mothers little helper baking set

including a wooden spoon and  rolling pin, metal whisk, heart and  flower shaped cookie

cutters, retro muffin cake cases, a cute red apron and a recipe  book/recipe journal. 

Perfect for your mini Martha Stewart or little Jamie Oliver!

Tatler’s Top 10 Choices from



Tatler covered their favourite looks for kids on holidays for their Travel Guide 2010.


In their article, they called a “one-stop-shop for the coolest kids’ ranges from the world’s

most exciting designers” and chose 10 of their favourite items, three of which have since sold out, but what

still remains is some of the best and  to top it off, most of the items are on sale now!






Cacharel: Pink Bobble Scarf, £19.00




              Cacharel: Red Velvet Cord Trousers, £29.00




D&G Junior: Blue Laced Moonboots, £45.00




Finger in the Nose: Purple Snowbird Baby Warmer, £90.00




Cacharel: Grey Tweed Coat, £72.00




Cacharel: Khaki Baby Corduroy Trousers, £39.00




Ralph Lauren: Floral Dress with Bloomers, £89.003636-0


















Friendly Soap


Making bath time fun is a must and coming up with new and creative ways to do so is also a necessity; luckily,

Friendly Soap has some good clean kiddie fun for the bath with their line of all natural soaps.


Created by mother and father team, Rachel and Spenser Wichall, the Friendly Soap concept came to light

after they realized that they were washing their two little boys with tons of chemicals by using store

bought products.


After a bit of experimenting and lots of researching, the Wichall’s line of 100% organic, SLS/SLES and Parabens

free soaps was born.


Each soap is individually designed and handmade in Kent, England. Along with the fun shapes, their soaps are

gentle on all skin types and come in a variety of scents, leaving yours and your children’s skin nourished and

smelling great!


You can check out their wonderful selection of children’s and adults soaps, online at


Alien Spaceship, £2.00



Pony, £2.00



2 Cars, £2.00





Chicken Parmesan


What You Need:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)

2/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs

1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan

2 teaspoons dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 egg, beaten

2 tablespoons milk

1/2 cup flour

2 to 4 tablespoons olive oil for frying

3 cups pasta sauce

1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella\a

1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan


What to Do:

  1. Rinse the chicken breasts under running water, then place them on a double layer of paper towels and blot them dry.
  2. Place two of the chicken breasts inside a large, heavy-duty plastic freezer bag. Partially seal the end of the bag, leaving a slight gap so air can escape. Using the smooth head of a tenderizing mallet or a rolling pin, pound the meat in even strokes, working from the center out (be careful not to tear the plastic), to a uniform thickness of about 1/3 inch. Repeat this process with the remaining chicken in a new plastic bag. Put the pounded cutlets on a plate and set them aside.
  3. Now get the kids involved, have them combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper in a shallow medium-size bowl.
  4. Let the kids stir them all together.
  5. In a separate shallow bowl or pie plate, beat together the egg and milk.
  6. Set both of the bowls aside.
  7. Spread the flour on a plate. Arrange the breading ingredients in assembly-line fashion in this order: cutlets, flour, egg mixture, crumb mixture, empty plate. Working one piece at a time, dredge both sides of the cutlet in the flour, knocking off the excess.
  8. Dip both sides of the floured cutlet in the egg mixture.
  9. Coat both sides of the cutlet with the crumb mixture.
  10. Set the breaded cutlet on a clean plate and repeat the process with the remaining pieces.
  11. Set a large skillet over medium-high heat and pour in enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan, about 2 tablespoons.
  12. Heat the oil for 2 to 3 minutes, then add the cutlets. (If your pan isn’t large enough to cook 4 chicken breasts at once, cook them in batches rather than overcrowd the pan.)
  13. Fry each side for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, turning once, until the chicken is browned and cooked through. (To test, make a small cut in the center of the meat; there shouldn’t be any traces of pink.) Remove the cutlets from the heat.
  14. Heat the oven to 180° c.
  15. Oil a shallow 9- by 13-inch baking pan.
  16. Pour 2 cups of pasta sauce into the pan.
  17. Add the chicken cutlets. Pour the remaining sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle the cheeses over the top, then cover the pan loosely with aluminium foil.
  18. Bake until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese is melted, about 20 minutes.

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