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TheMads go Mad at Butlins

As I was going to be at TheMads we decided to make it a family break and take the children to Butlins, now I have never ever been to Butlins and the last time MadDad went was over 35 years ago, so I think we had preconceived ideas. We stayed in the Shorline hotel and I have to say I was super impressed with the size and layout of the rooms.  The boys room area had junior bunkbeds and a TV and DVD player, which showed children’s TV channels.  The room had a big fridge and also tea and coffee making facilities.  It was perfect.  The only issue we had was more »


I am on my Way to The Mads, well I will be on Monday

On Monday we will be on our way to Butlins at Bognor Regis for the finals of TheMads 2010, where I am a finalist in the Best Family Fun Blog. Name: Jen Blog: www.muminthemadhouse.com Twitter: @mum_themadhouse What am I going to be wearing? Clothes, yes, shallow I know, but I have no idea! I would really like to say thank you to everyone that voted for me and we are all really looking forward to going to Butlins, as we have never, ever been before (and one of Maxi’s classmates told him it was better than Disney)!


Why you should vote for me

Today is the final day for voting in The Mads.  I am one of the final five who are up for the Best family Fun Blog, so I am putting in a shameless, last ditched attempt to gain your votes. So here are some reasons why I think we fit the bill Crafting with Children Fathers day is June 20th, so here I have some great ideas for Fathers day cards and gifts you can make with your children. One of my most popular posts via search engine is the rain catchers we made inspired by Cbeebies. Do you have lots of broken wax crayons?  Don’t throw them away, try out recycling more »


Tiffin/Rocky Road

In an homage to my fellow MAD finalist Nick at My Daddy Cooks, Mini and I made a twist on his and Archies Tiffin  We followed Nick’s basic recipe, but made a few tweaks as we went along. 125g butter250g digestive biscuits4 tbsp golden syrup3 tbsp high quality cocoa powder75g raisins250g plain/dark chocolate Instead of using the microwave we melted our butter, golden syrup and chocolate over the stove, for me I love the way it all melts together, so smooth and silk like. We then added it to our biscuit mix and added in raisins and mini marshmallows. What is truly great about this recipe is that mini did most more »