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The week that was….

The week that was….

The High’s Half term kicked off well with Bex doing her first ever dance show. I madly volunteered my services to help out, so I had a sneak preview the week before. The group I was looking after which didn’t include Bex were lovely girls and by the time I got to watch the show in the evening and swapped my role of looker after ( 5 costume changes in less than a hour … Read entire article »

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5 tips for a brighter Winter

5 tips for a brighter Winter

Once the clocks turn back Winter really comes in quickly so here are my tips for a brighter winter. Painted Toes Yes I know our little toes are going to be hidden from view for most of the Winter, escaping maybe for the odd spangley sandals moment at some festive do but… Painted toes make me smile! Nice bright toes when you step out of bed (if you don’t wear socks #coughs, that is) or when your in … Read entire article »

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Morrisons M Kitchen

So the Winter is coming, going out is not always quite so appealing and getting a babysitter sometimes is a achievement in itself. But as much as we might love to cook and I really do, just sometimes it great to have something, well prepared for you. I can’t offer you a chef in your house but Morrisons can offer you Neil Nugent, Pierre Koffman and Atul Kochhar who have introduced exciting new dishes from the M Kitchen Bistro. All you need to do is add some heat, lay the table, maybe even light some candles then enjoy a chef prepared meal at home . Or you could always just eat it on your lap in front on the T.V, the choice is yours!!! This is a sponsored post … Read entire article »

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New Zealand Honey Co

New Zealand Honey Co

As a child I was spoilt when it came to honey as my grandpa kept bees so honey was fresh and yummy. Living in Exmoor it came with the sweet scent of Heather as an extra bonus. So when Kirsty asked if I’d like to try the New Zealand Honey co squeezable honey I had to say ‘Yes’. I tried the Beech Forest Honeydew which as well as being delicious also contains pre-biotic, which help to boost the … Read entire article »

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Pink Day at School

Pink Day at School

I am always amazed how happy the boys are to sport some pink for ‘Pink Day’. Unlike Bex, Oscar has zero pink clothes in his wardrobe. Despite the fact that the occasional pink top seems to come into fashion for boys they have never landed in Oz’s wardrobe yet. Oz not wanting to be left out chose to wear pink socks, pink leg warmers and a pink hat, which no doubt will come off as today is … Read entire article »

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Keep it Simple Lemon Cakes

Keep it Simple Lemon Cakes

As it is National Baking Week, I couldn’t not add a recipe. For me the word baking say’s ‘cakes’ and there is nothing easier to whip up than a batch of fairy cakes. There are some amazing cakes, biscuits, breads, whoopie pies, macaroons, the list is endless but a dozen of these lemon fairy cakes are what ‘National Baking Week’ is all about to me. Something to enjoy with a ‘cuppa’, something to add to a lunch … Read entire article »

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….my mind!

….my mind!

This was my second post I ever wrote back in March. I thought I’d recycle it! Well with all this inspiration from the BAM team and members my mind has been more active than usual which for me is washing machine mode on extra spin add to that putting in a mix of colours and whites and you can see where I am coming from. A little bit messy really to tell the truth. So I thought … Read entire article »

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Egg Fried Rice with an English twist

Egg Fried Rice with an English twist

Until a year ago I made egg fried rice a completely different way. It was still tasty but, doing the egg like in this recipe is so much better. I say it has an ‘English twist’ as it has bacon and no Soya sauce or extra oriental flavours. Just for a change really. I will give approximate measures but with this sort of recipe it’s very flexible. Ideally you need a Wok for this. Mine as you can … Read entire article »

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Confidence in a gift

Confidence in a gift

If it could come gift wrapped I think confidence would be one of the greatest gifts you could give someone. I mean with confidence the world is really your oyster. There is not that nagging doubt of ‘what if’s’ because being confident would mean the ‘what if’s’ are well not important. Yesterday I was lucky enough to go and see a wonderful speaker, Gail Reynolds and just by listening to her, a little package of confidence … Read entire article »

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Blog Camp Bristol for me

Blog Camp Bristol for me

I had no idea what to expect from blog camp Bristol, who would be there or anything really. This was the first ‘Blog’ thing I had done. After a overnight stay at my brother’s, a bus trip feeling slightly nauseous was had. Thinking was it nerves or that the Indian take away from the night before was having a adverse effect. Outside the M-Shed a quick ask “Are you here for the blog camp?” at a … Read entire article »

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