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Gin & Tonic lemon Lollies

Gin & Tonic lemon Lollies

Gin and Tonic Lemon Lollies – Strictly for grown ups! These lollies are great fun at parties and barbecues, perfect to make in advance for an easy dessert. Try using your other favourite drinks such as Pimms or Mojitos. Makes 6 lollies Ready in 4 hours 35 ml gin ½ lemon, juiced and zest finely grated 45 ml (3 tbsp) sugar syrup (available in most supermarkets) 250ml tonic water  To make: Prepare the lolly moulds by first rinsing with warm water. Combine all the ingredients … Read entire article »

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Sleep like an astronaut

Sleep like an astronaut

Sleep like an astronaut Well not exactly but Tempur otherwise know as memory foam was in fact designed by NASA! Memory foam mattresses are perfect for those who want to achieve a good night’s sleep because they conform to the body and deliver the level of comfort that is necessary to relax. Tempur was designed by NASA in the 1970′s not … Read entire article »

Looking back – Schools out for Summer

Looking back – Schools out for Summer

There is very few feelings you can beat than that childhood feeling when breaking up for Summer. Who else remembers it? The bell rings and you are out of there, no return for at least 6 weeks, it feels good in fact it feels brilliant! No more early starts, no more school stress, endless weeks or that is how it seems … Read entire article »

Good as New: Safe and Easy Ways to Clean your Sofa

Good as New: Safe and Easy Ways to Clean your Sofa

Good as New: Safe and Easy Ways to Clean your Sofa Any house that has a family living in it is going to take its toll on your furniture after a while, especially if you add pets into the equation. No matter how house-proud you are, there are times when you need an extra helping hand to get your furniture looking as … Read entire article »

A Woop to my kids and spreading hope

A Woop to my kids and spreading hope

One new school full year for Oscar, one false start last year for Bex and then a re-try after Easter and where are we now as the summer holiday’s are just two day’s away. Well the Over a Cuppa household has had lovely school report successes. Bex being year 10 (it is work experience week!) has finished her first whole term … Read entire article »

Making cooling Summer memories

Making cooling Summer memories

The Summer holiday’s are in arms reached, unless you are in Scotland where they are already upon you. The sun has been gorgeous and I am SO hoping it hangs around for a good bit of the holiday’s. So Summer holiday’s things I remember when I was a child, always consists of one sunshine (of course!) and two remembering the … Read entire article »

An outfit to enjoy the Summer holidays

I spotted a competition last night on The Mad Blog Awards for Mums & Dads 2014 website in conjunction with their new sponsors The Watch Hut. It was to design an outfit to include one of The Watch Hut watches who first launched in 2005 so they know their watches. They have thousands of watches to choose from, which is great as I find the perfect watch for my skinny wrists quite tricky to find! Not that the rest of me is skinny but my wrists are and for that reason I don’t actually currently own a watch! I know terrible isn’t?  Once I chose a ‘me’ kind of watch I started designing an outfit … Read entire article »

4 Eating Habits That Will Do You More Harm Than Good

4 Eating Habits That Will Do You More Harm Than Good

What was I saying the other day about list of good for you food and the dentist in my post ‘Ever Changing What is Good For you’! So I have read this list carefully, I will now stop also chewing ice too! As for fruit, I think it is all about balance like most things! 4 Eating Habits That Will Do … Read entire article »

Mostly Spinach soup recipe

Mostly Spinach soup recipe

There is something about a vibrant green soup that shouts out vitality to me, though of course to others it might shout slime! This is a really easy to make soup recipe (like most soups are!) to get lots of green stuff into you. The flavours are clean, there is no milk or cream to lower the healthy tone on … Read entire article »

Ever changing what is good for you rules!

Ever changing what is good for you rules!

For over a week I have swapped my morning cuppa for water. Apparently drinking water on an empty stomach is really good for you, then you read else where it is not after doing it for this time! Or more to the point it should be warm water. To me it makes sense to drink more water as it has huge … Read entire article »