Using a Polaroid camera

Using a Polaroid camera

Something I wanted for years was a Polaroid camera so about 3 years ago I took the plunge and brought one in a sale. It’s been such a great purchase and something I use over and over again. I have a instax camera which is basically instant in taking and printing out a photo.

Although we have many cameras to use to capture a moment I always choose my instax for special moments. I only take photos on special occasions or something I think needs a photo, probably because the film is quite expensive to buy! But we have lots of special moments in time printed instantly. Photos of us and my family and friends. Photos of me pregnant and Elijah growing up. Photos of my wedding day moments before going down the isle. They are photos I love looking at and remember taking them and shaking the photos to speed up the process!

I find the camera best for indoors as when I’ve taken photos outside whether I’ve changed the options on the camera or not the brightness or darkness really quite effects a picture. Not that this should stop you from experimenting as I have the odd good photo such as looking down from Snowden. The films are quite expensive at about a tenner for a pack but it’s a pound for a Snapshot in time which will bring joy so it’s worth it. It also teaches you to live in the moment and cherish the most important moments in your life.

A introduction to me.

A introduction to me.

Hello, for the benefit of you very lovely people on my blog/Wordpress I thought I’d introduce myself. The face behind my blog and life with the Hazelwoods! My name is Charlie-Jane and I am 24, I live in Suffolk with my little family. My son Elijah and his dad, my husband James. I’ve worked in healthcare and community care for many years and learnt a lot of things. I like to think one of those things is to try and be a good human being no mater how hard that may be. I’ve recently decided (with James wanting it too) to become a stay at home mum. James has very kindly decided he will be the working parent while I raise our son at home. While I miss working and the excitement my job brought me sometimes I do truly love being a stay at home mum and house wife. Since staying at home I’ve really been able to find my hobby which is blogging and I am really starting to enjoy it. My blog is about anything that pops into my head really from recipes to being completely honest with how parenting has changed my life and things like my mental health. I feel things shouldn’t be filtered and people should be able to see more of the real life that other mums and people go through too. From my struggle with some of my illnesses too things we get up to everyday I’ll be blogging and I hope you’ll be joining, reading and getting involved as I’d love to meet other like minded individuals like me that have had enough of these blogs that have one specific genre and only show the perfect side of life. So stay tuned and click the follow button for more!

Desserts from primary school, how to make your own cornflake tart!

Desserts from primary school, how to make your own cornflake tart!

A fond memory of mine will always be school dinners. Those yummy little portioned meals and deserts you thought about all day leaving your tummy just full enough to run around for the rest of the day. If you like me love a old school classic like cornflake tart, chocolate crunch or classing sponge cake I’m the blog for you to watch because I will be posting the recipes to many of these and other things too!

So without further teasing here is the recipe! I haven’t made this desert since I lived in my old house and used to help the people I supported cook and teaching them how to make my deserts was a lovely experience and I’ve never met someone who hasn’t enjoyed it! The photo is of my own cooking in my old house before I lost my tart tin! Funny how when you move house you loose things!

Ingredients:
500grams of short crust pastry handmade or store brought like me as takes too long.
125grams of golden syrup
125 grams of granulated sugar
125 grams of butter
220 grams of cornflakes
150 grams of seadless strawberry jam

Method:
Roll pastry out and grease baking paper onto a pie dish or long baking tray then put the pastry on stretching to sides and pressing a fork over it. Then add baking beads or uncooked white rice onto top covering it. Then place in oven at 180 for ten minuites . Remove the pastry and remove the rice/beads. Then put jam in microwave for thirty seconds. Then spread jam over the pastry. Then pour the golden syrup, butter, sugar in a pan and cook till melted then add cornflakes and. You then cook till all syrup is soaked into the cornflakes and then spoon on the cornflakes to the pastry. You will then then put in oven again for ten more minuites and then that’s it! Easy as pie! Or pastry in this case!