Calorific Terrific Sushi

Real Sushi

OK so not of the fish kind but of the cake kind. NOOOO not a fish cake or even a cake with fish flavour (ugh I’m not Heston you know….) but cupcakes that look like sushi rolls. Deelish Nom Nom! I found this recipe on the wonderful Aussie blog Rasberri Cupcakes – who is so clever – I’m jealous.

Sweet Sushi Yum in my Tum

You Will Need:

Well, let’s do this the lazy way – always my preferred way – and buy a pre-measured out cupcake mix – try Sainsbury’s.

Tiny green cupcake cases try Splat Cooking – green representing seaweed bien sur.

A box of Rice Krispies which she calls Rice Bubbles.

400g White Chocolate broken/chopped up

Packet of fruity gummy sweets like- wine gums. fruit gums, gummy bears – pick out all the orange, green and yellow ones and chop into cubes of about 5mm each and if you want to, sort them into colours. You could take a risk at this point and get your kid to do this part. Risk being, 1 for the green pile, 4 stuffed in their gob…

How To Make:

Take a trip down under to her blog for the method and astound yourself with your new found baking genius. Nobu eat your heart out!



10 under 10 for those under 10!

Phew that was a brain twister! Occasionally I can be sooooo thrifty. So in that spirit I bring you my edit of key summer fashion pieces for under a tenner. Let’s face it – apart from my love and hugs (as long as the kids’ aren’t sticky..) – EVERYTHING is sooooo bleedin’ expensive!. Let’s hit the high street….

Love this floral vest from Next. So on-trend. And £7-10. Bloomin’ marvellous!

Les Fleurs

This boys Stone Roses tee brings me back to my glory rave days…erm I mean what I heard about those days, I’m far too young to have been there…Next £9-10.

Stone Roses Tee

This Panda tank is very Harajuku. £2.99 H&M.

Panda Tank

Boys striped swim-shorts. Poolside chic. £5.99 H&M.

H&M Swim Shorts

Girls pink diamond retro sunglasses. Cooooool. River Island £8. Important note…darlings, these are for posing in more than to block harmful rays from the sun…..

These are a real gem!

Love this belt from River Island. Your little B(r)at Boy! £8

Batman Belt

Good old M&S – love these Autograph chino pants for boys £9-10. Roll ’em up and you’re ready to rock and roll. The shoes make me a bit nauseous…..

Autograph Chinos

I heart this square neck heart print frill bikini. £8-9 M&S.

Hearts and Frills Bikini

This Bakito tee from Debenhams (yes I do shop there…) is £8.80 on sale right now! Very cool – love the neon contrast. Looks très expensive.

Motorbike Tee

This sundress by Bluezoo from Debenhams is deeevine and now it’s just in our budget cos it’s on sale. £6.40-9.60 Debenhams.

Bluezoo Sundress

So people, let’s talk numbers – my favourite (lying) subject. 10 looks, £100 spent – by my brilliant calculations, that leaves at least £200 over for a new handbag for you my lovelies. Simple!






Step 2wo Search for a Model for ASAP!

Here’s a half term modelling assignment – and I’m not talking about clay. Step2wo runs the childrenswear concession at Harvey Nichols – comprising clothes, shoes and accessories. Clothing brands include ilovegorgeous, Stella McCartney, and No Added Sugar and shoes – well, anyone who’s anyone – from Dior to their own line Step 2wo.

Sinitta's Gorgeous Daughter did this last year....

They are looking for a girl of around 6 years old who wears shoe size 31 and age 6 clothing. The pictures will be used on Step2wo’s website to showcase their AW12 range.

A face like an angel

Your little princess will get paid £100 for the shoot and you will be given a CD with hi-resolution images for you to send round to EVERYONE boring them with how you have made the next Cindy Crawford. Win Win.

I feel pretty, oh so pretty

The shoot will be in a photographic studio in Whetstone, North West London sometime during half term week. To enter you need to email with a recent picture of your little angel and Bob est Votre Oncle!

Get busy guys – this is urgento. Remember – beauty is in the eye of the beholder birther. Fingers crossed…….

Quad(Triplets/Twins or Single)rophenia

SukiP's ideas are the dogs - dontcha forget that!

Whilst we’re on the whole celebrating Britain thing, get your little biker off to a great start with these:

Love this Brit Pop Scooter by Kiddimoto Scooters £119 (great name I might add!). ‘Tis a wooden balance bike BUT with street cred man.

Scooter Beauter

And top the look off (quite literally!) with this Kiddimoto Target helmet £24.99 from Micro-Scooters. Your little bod will become a mod!

Target Helmet

So off into the sunset, let him ride, his mummy huffing and puffing by his side. Super-cool he will be – you get all your stylish ideas from me…..

What’s Next at Next

So I had me a little outing to the Next AW12 press day at Somerset House. ‘Twas a spectacular setting and I might add the contents were too! Take a peep at what is hitting stores from July…

Beautifully Presented

I love this Star Beret. Très chic!

Star Beret

And these hi-tops. They have monkey on them and will have in them…


And whilst we are at floor level – these leopard dessert boots are a special edition – created to celebrate 30 years of Next. 30 years! I can’t believe life existed before Next – and of course, would’t know being the young thing I am…

Leopard Boots

This chunky jumper is a winner. I shall be buying one for myself in size 16 (age darling) and passing it off as Joseph…

Sheep Chunky Jumper

I adore these boys trousers with braces. Great touch. Look very designer..roll them up with some brogues or baseball boots.

Trousers with Braces

This boys gilet is fab. Reminds me of a French brand called Chevingon – when I was younger  – all the boys had to have one. The hood is removable.

Boys Gilet

These printed leggings are so clever. I would wear with a black top and bikery boots for a bit of Rock chic. So different.

Cable Knit print leggings

So there you go. I could really drone on and on and on (much like I normally do). It was a great collection – one which I shall defintely be feeding my habit with as soon as it hits stores…