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The balance of keeping it real in blogging

The balance of keeping it real in blogging

This post came about after I took the above photo. There is a sense of calm in the background, and I am hoping that a possible thought may be I would love to eat that! Then of course I want you make it, but to me as well as the yummy chocolate thing (yet to name it, recipe coming soon!) the setting looks rather nice too. It evokes to me a sense of calm and … Read entire article »

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Salad leaves

Salad leaves

Salad leaves have come a long way since the round lettuce of my childhood most commonly found in our salad. I remember iceberg lettuce seeming really exotic and being a fan of such things I remember growing salad leaves age about 10 or 11 including Lollo Rosso for that Continental touch! So it is safe to say I do love salad leaves. Luckily both Bex and Oscar have taken after me, where as my husband presented … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – Bluuurrrrrr & reading

Monday Mutters – Bluuurrrrrr & reading

Bluuurrrrrr is said today head drooping with the energy of someone who has run a least 100 miles without a break or even a sip of water! Yes it is Monday and I am feeling sorry for myself! Actually the aim is to type this out, brush myself down and get on with it. A feeling sorry for you state of mind is not at all beneficial we all know. The fact we are officially in … Read entire article »

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Sponsored Video – Give someone a breakfast

Sponsored Video – Give someone a breakfast

In our house breakfast is an important meal of the day. A breakfast missed will equal a not very good day for most of our household. I did in my twenties go through a phase of missing breakfast and soon reverted back knowing if I didn’t have it, there was a price to pay. Dipped energy levels and concentration followed by a rush to get an instant fill of something usually loaded with sugar and … Read entire article »

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Top Tips for getting the most out of your Fresh Flowers

Top Tips for getting the most out of your Fresh Flowers

There is nothing like fresh flowers to brighten up someone’s day or your home so here are some top tips on how to keep them fresh for longer: Top Tips for getting the most out of your Fresh Flowers When it comes to buying flowers and displaying them in your home, there’s arguably nothing worse than spending lots of money on them to find that they only last a day or two in their prime. Therefore being armed … Read entire article »

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Monday mutters

Monday mutters

Actually it is already quarter past 12 and here I am typing my Monday mutters. I always planned to do a Monday Mutters posts every week but like so much it did not happen. Last night I organised myself and had a Monday photo folder on my desk top. A happy mix of possible to write about blog posts. Two food style recipe options, a slightly different post and some random photo’s taken yesterday to … Read entire article »

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Red Tractor Week

Red Tractor Week

Back in May this year you might remember I took part in the Red Tractor Challenge. This was to eat for a week basing meals around Red Tractor assured products. I was lucky enough to be the winner with my Rhubard loaf recipe and am looking forward to a lovely three course meal and a night away at a rather lovely hotel with my husband in November as the prize. This week is Red Tractor week, … Read entire article »

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Offline Sunday

Offline Sunday

Recently I have not gone online much on a Sunday, yesterday I did not go online all day! Don’t get me wrong I am far from a social media addict but like many I get sucked into reading one thing after another. Looking at one picture after another and it goes on until you realise an hour or more has gone and lost really! So I am going to try every Sunday not to turn on … Read entire article »

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New term for Mums

New term for Mums

Okay so the kids are either back to school or will by the time the weeks is out. They are kitted out for their new term so I think it is a great time to think about ours too. The school new year is a fresh start for the kids but a perfect excuse too for a fresh new leaf sort of approach for us. Like the real New Year without the hang over, the … Read entire article »

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Themed nights

Themed nights

Themed nights are a fun way to break the darker evenings which will be soon around the corner. Sorry I know but bit by bit I am taking the dogs out earlier as the evening draw shorter. Halloween of course is not far away but something in between sounds good to me. When I was younger about 16, I learned to play poker to impress some boy’s. I got a book, homed in on my skills … Read entire article »

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