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Could you feed your family for £2 a day?

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So I was set the £2 Challenge. Feed your family for £2 per person per day.   Initially I thought this was crazy! £56 for a weekly shop was barely going to cover my cereal habit! (Those who know me will know I eat a LOT of cereal!) Currently we are averaging £140 a week … Continue reading Could you feed your family for £2 a day?

Review of The Distillery at Dalton

Arriving at the Distillery at Dalton was like arriving at a friends new house. We were warmly greeted by Ray the master distiller and his family. The distillery opened to the public in late 2017 and has just begun offering tours and tastings. The former pottery site has been completely refurbished. The garden has been … Continue reading Review of The Distillery at Dalton

Are you confusing Love and Romance?

We all need to feel loved. It's a basic human need. To be wanted. But how do you know when you're getting enough love? It's easy to sometimes feel a bit lacking in affection. A lot like vitamins and nutrients, I think there's a quota that the human body needs. And just like diets, everyones … Continue reading Are you confusing Love and Romance?

Tastiest Pancake Recipe Ever (Pams Perfect Pancakes!)

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  If you Google pancake recipes you will be bamboozled by the number of pages that come up, all claiming to be the best. But with so many different ingredients and methods how do you know which one to try? Stop! I have you covered. I have tried dozens of recipes before adapting them to … Continue reading Tastiest Pancake Recipe Ever (Pams Perfect Pancakes!)

Peanut Butter Jammie Dodgers

I love peanut butter. If I can find ways of putting it into a recipe then I will. These delicious peanut butter shortbread biscuits are amazing eaten on their own, with or without the jam filling. Really easy to make with no fancy ingredients and no need to be Nigella! Just eight ingredients and eight … Continue reading Peanut Butter Jammie Dodgers

Travelling To Centre Parcs With Children Under Five

We've been to Centre Parcs a lot since we had the kids. After getting back from our latest trip with an almost 2 year old and almost 4 year old I thought I would share my top tips for going away with babies and toddlers. • Definitely make the most of not having to fit … Continue reading Travelling To Centre Parcs With Children Under Five

How To Love Yourself And Be Happier

My newsfeed and email are filling up nicely with a million and one posts about Valentines Day. Gift guides for him, How to Seduce Your Partner ...hmmmn. I love a bit of romance, don't get me wrong. But when I want a scented candle, bunch of flowers or some frilly knickers I buy them myself … Continue reading How To Love Yourself And Be Happier

Best Budget Foundations under £15

I have my favourite go to foundations like anyone. But having been on maternity leave then with mounting childcare costs, my beauty budget has been depleted. I now keep my nice Elizabeth Arden and Clinique for more special nights out and have a beauty bag for midweek fixes! When looking at weekday make up I'm … Continue reading Best Budget Foundations under £15

Great places to take the kids – and what they can learn from being outdoors.

Living in Scotland, if we stayed indoors everytime the weather was a bit miserable we would suffer rickets and severe cabin fever. Of course there are some days it is just too wet to venture out, but if it's merely drizzly then the old saying 'there's no such thing as bad weather - only bad … Continue reading Great places to take the kids – and what they can learn from being outdoors.

Reasons why your January diet will fail (probably, unless you’re hardcore!)

  New Year always sees a rise in Weight Watcher subscription, sales of healthy cook books and gym memberships. What is it about the New Year that makes up want to do all this? I am already fed up of the junk mail clogging up my email asking me to join up to 30 day … Continue reading Reasons why your January diet will fail (probably, unless you’re hardcore!)