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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Home made Muesli

I like a good muesli. One with lots of different fruit and nuts in. However, those ones always tend to be the ones that are very expensive. I have discovered it is more fun making your own, and definitely tastier. What's more, it only takes a couple of minutes.
Here is a rough guide of how to, and of course you can tailor this to your own preferences.
Ingredients needed:
Rye flakes,
Now Asda, and Aldi seem to offer the best value in dried nuts and fruit. Here is what I put in mine:
5 cups oats
2 cups wheat flakes
2 cups rye flakes
1 cup sultanas
1 cup nuts
1 cup of nuts/fruit mix
Fot a treat you can add chocolate chips, some dried coconut is nice, too. Really, there are loads of different combos.
Make sure you shake up, and store in air tight container like the cereal ones you can get at Poundland.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Be Ye Kind

I noticed with a sighing heart that the younger children were starting to be particularly rude to each other, to the point of name calling etc. They had been disciplined, but it seemed to go in one ear and out the other.
One of Angela's memory verses she had learned that week was, ''Be ye kind'' so I decided to see how long they could go without being nasty to each other, and name calling. If they lasted a week they would earn a Kinder Surprise at the end of it. Amazingly it worked, though for the youngest it took 2 weeks. It made them stop and think before they say things. Something I have had to learn recently, too! Always good to think before we speak, and it has made them that much more aware. A couple weeks later, and they are not perfect, but things are a little more harmonious.