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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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Monday waffles

Monday waffles

I have a list of written blog posts in my head, which as you can imagine is not particularly useful. For some reason I write epic blog posts in wakeful moments in the night. Also on dogs walks or walking anywhere. This has led me to believe we really need to discover a brain to computer connection. I have been watching Dragon’s Den on the off-chance there is something in the pipeline but so far … Read entire article »

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Why Energy Saving Lightbulbs are Essential in your Household

Why Energy Saving Lightbulbs are Essential in your Household

Why Energy Saving Lightbulbs are Essential in your Household   Most people still have incandescent lights hanging around. It’s understandable. They’re comfortable. You know how they work, and they are mostly reliable. They also have the benefit of having a solid track record. But, they waste energy and with the cost of electricity where it is, there’s a lot of good reasons to switch to energy-saving bulbs. But, how do they work and why are they better?   Types   There … Read entire article »

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Chill it is the Summer

Chill it is the Summer

Most of the children will all be broken up by now for those that have kids at school that is! Queue time to ‘chill’ which in this rather gorgeous hot weather we are experiencing, long may it continue I might add, keeping cool and chilling is top priority. Not all summers are this gorgeous; I have indeed booked the weather for the whole holiday I might add! So we have to make the most of it. … Read entire article »

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Soreen Squidgy Road recipe

Soreen Squidgy Road recipe

Soreen is one of those things I wish I could eat but can not anymore since I have been gluten-free. Soreen satisfy a sweet craving but are actually low in fat and as things go pretty healthy! Of course with this recipe I have totally cancelled out the healthy part by applying lots of chocolate, but look at it this way it is healthier than regular Rocky Road thanks to the Banana Soreen! So no … Read entire article »

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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 for sleeping in mind but to improve cushioning and crash protection in aircraft’s for pilots … Read entire article »

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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 of doing stuff you enjoy. No school uniform and ties to have strangling you in … Read entire article »

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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 good as new and smelling clean and fresh again. A steam cleaner like the ones you … Read entire article »

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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 for two years. This is a huge and happy achievement with only two days absent … Read entire article »

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