Host Your Kids Birthday Party Virtually With Jelly And Custard

virtual kids birthday

Lockdown life has certainly come with many limitations – some we would never have dreamed to imagine a year ago!

To date, in our home we’ve had 2 lockdown birthdays and it’s the first time we weren’t able to celebrate it with friends and extended family members.

My kids have had a party for every single one of their birthdays, but this year things had to be different. Alyssa had a party at home in February, however Aidan’s birthday was right at the beginning of lockdown, so we will definitely need to make it up to him next year!

I am sure there are many families who can relate, however there is some good news for those who are still due to celebrate their birthdays in lockdown … cue Jelly and Custard!

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Tips To Boost Your Kids Brain Power And How Xcel Can Help


You’ve probably heard the expression “brain food” at some point. It makes one think of fresh vegetables, fruit and all those good vitamins and minerals which the body needs to be healthy and strong, doesn’t it?

That’s very true – a healthy brain does start with a nutritional foundation, however, there’s actually much more to the process than just fueling your or your child’s brain with food.

In the midst of the current pandemic where many of us are home-schooling our kids in one form or another – there are in fact more ways you can boost your children’s brain power!

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Ready, Set, Breakfast with Jungle Crunchalots!

Jungle Crunchalots

Mornings in our home are pretty crazy these days. Aidan is up super early while Alyssa prefers to have a lie in and will sleep until the very last minute. But one thing they have in common is how much they enjoy a good breakfast!

Since the beginning of lockdown, their days are now filled with online learning and activities in the mornings and lots of free play in the afternoon which means they need loads of energy to get them through the day!

A good breakfast is exactly what their little bodies and growing minds need. The Jungle Crunchalots range is their breakfast of choice these days for a number of reasons!

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Caramel Baked Cheesecake

caramel baked cheesecake


I’ve been doing so much baking during the last few months, probably more than I have all of last year!

I have never tried making a cheesecake – let alone a baked one! Finally, I decided to take out the recipe I saved years ago and whipped it up!

At one point I thought it would be a complete flop! While baking, the tin started leaking water. Luckily I had a tray underneath. I looked it up on the internet and it turns out that’s completely normal for a cheesecake!

I was still nervous but once it set, it looked good and tasted amazing!

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