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The end of the school holidays is looming a little too quickly for my liking. It is the whole it is less than a week thing. The school uniform has yet to be purchased though this time it is just trousers, skirts and shirts. Last year it was the whole kit and P.E kit already for a new school after a move. Shoes I think fit but I better check as I am sure Oscar … Read entire article »

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Fragrant turkey meatballs with natures jewelled salad

Fragrant turkey meatballs with natures jewelled salad

My friends at Red Tractor told me about a turkey challenge that they were doing with British Turkey. It is to come up with a new turkey recipe inspired by the theme ‘Arabian Nights’. Here at Over a Cuppa turkey hits are supper table 2 or 3 times a month. I love it because it is love in fat so healthier, it is a good price and very versatile. British Turkey wants to spread the … Read entire article »

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Sweet potato, mushroom, spinach & black bean casserole with a mozzarella top

Sweet potato, mushroom, spinach & black bean casserole with a mozzarella top

Organic September celebrates organic food and the organic farmers and to mark this Sainsbury’s have asked me if I would like to come up with a recipe using their SO Organic range and to see whether you could eat organically on a budget. Sainsbury’s SO Organic range now consists of over 240 products which first started in 1986. In store in September there will be lots of fantastic offers over Sainsbury’s So Organic range so … Read entire article »

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You know a house is a home when…

You know a house is a home when…

I wrote about this a while back, whilst I was still waiting for it to happen. But I think you know a house is a home when you get back from holiday and you go “Ahh it is nice to be back!”. The recycling bins had been put out and put away again by one of the our neighbours without even asking them. Which was great as the plastic and cardboard one was chocker block! Our … Read entire article »

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On holiday

On holiday

Image thanks to Oscar x x x … Read entire article »

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Morning faces

Morning faces

In your 20′s and even 30′s this is something you don’t need to worry about. Unless you had a night on the tiles then you might. Thinking about it, if you are sub 40 then remember that face. Slightly puffy, kind of melting, blood-shot eyes and there you have it your morning face once over the age of 40. Now don’t get me wrong, you just glance in the mirror if needed. Go have your morning … Read entire article »

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3 ingredient banoffee ice-cream

3 ingredient banoffee ice-cream

This time of year the banana’s are ripening so quickly so the ones that have gone too freckly get chopped into a few pieces and put in the freezer. I know that banana’s at this stage are so much healthier but I really can not stomach them just as a banana at this stage. So with an ever-growing collection of ripe banana’s in the freezer I decided to take my regular 2 ingredient banana ice-cream and … Read entire article »

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Cooking up a spicy chicken casserole with Viking

Cooking up a spicy chicken casserole with Viking

Cooking with Viking, yes I thought exactly the same! Viking are surely only stationary, bubble wrap and office refreshments of the non-alcoholic type! But no Viking has a whole lot more from back to school (handy for this time of year), cleaning shop to their cook shop. I can remember loving flicking through the Viking catalogue before I hit my 20′s. As I read that I feel like I am implying I am still in … Read entire article »

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In need of a flower to settle on

In need of a flower to settle on

Yes I am theoretically looking for a flower to settle on! I am referring to my butterfly nature. I seem to be fluttering from place to place in all directions but finding it hard to settle anywhere. This is not to do with my home or where I live, it is to do with the direction I need to go personally. The problem is there are so many sweet-smelling flowers that attract me. I generally have … Read entire article »

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Dear Oscar 13 already!

Dear Oscar 13 already!

Dear Oscar, I just can not believe you are going to be 13! Well I can when it comes to the fact you are fast growing taller than me but in other ways where has that little Thomas fan gone? You have always been that mellow boy except on the very rare occasions you are not. You are always so kind and thoughtful especially to me! Helping me out or telling me to slow down and relax! … Read entire article »

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