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One £2 bunch of flowers & recycled glass jars & bottles

One £2 bunch of flowers & recycled glass jars & bottles

I am sure it is not only me that weighs up whether you can justify a nice bunch of flowers to cheer the house up. Or a Costa coffee or that magazine you love to flick through but don’t actually need. Or maybe it is just me, but there always seems so much else needed and well want I would like I generally put at the bottom of the list. No, no, no don’t feel … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters -Colleges, jobs and life

Monday Mutters -Colleges, jobs and life

Monday mutters and I am on time! Unlike last week which was Thursday and my mutters turned into mumbles! This weekend saw us looking at a college for Bex. The first of many open day’s and open evening’s for her to decide on where to take her next step in education. We have many choices here and choice is always key to finding something that is right for you. Going around the college seemed very strange. … Read entire article »

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Go Pink in the kitchen to raise money for Cancer Research

Go Pink in the kitchen to raise money for Cancer Research

My friend Anna who is a Pampered Chef consultant has raised lots and lots of money for Cancer Research over the years. I think I can safely say on her behalf it is one of many huge benefits of her job. Pampered Chef have a fab range of ‘Pink’ products all with £1 donation on each item purchased. But unlike most other companies selling  ‘Pink’ products a lot of the Pampered Chef consultants go that much … Read entire article »

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Late Monday Mumbles & way’s to help your re-track negative thoughts

Late Monday Mumbles & way’s to help your re-track negative thoughts

Yes, I know it is Thursday and how can I have a Monday mumble now, I mean it will be Monday again before I know it. But here is the deal, a little bit of Monday mumbles is good for the soul. I start to write and then generally by the end I feel a whole lot better. When life feels a bit more of an up hill struggle than you would have asked for, it … Read entire article »

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Don’t put the barbie away just yet

Don’t put the barbie away just yet

Okay so I am looking out the window and it is raining but hold on here…. It is October and soon after is November so these are perfect times to get the barbecue out again. But we don’t want to spend ages for it to light when it is cold outside so these Flamers firelighters from Certainly wood are the perfect thing to have. All Natural so that is nice but they work beautifully. I have … Read entire article »

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Chocolate oat crunch recipe

Chocolate oat crunch recipe

This recipe is basically two of my favourite and easiest tray bake & non bake in one, give or take a change here and there. Bex is now joining me being gluten-free. She is feeling much better for it but missing lots of things she used to love. Being gluten-free even those things have improved since I first became free from gluten 8 years ago can be tricky, especially when you are getting used to … Read entire article »

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A great way to find some bargains with Suppose

A great way to find some bargains with Suppose

The guy’s at Suppose.com asked if I tell could you about their great service that they offer. Until they emailed me I had not heard of them and I am guessing you won’t have either. It is not a huge company and Mark who contacted me is the co-owner so always extra nice to support smaller companies. Of course the fact they wanted to send me ‘How to Bake’ by Paul Hollywood so I could … Read entire article »

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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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