Enjoying The Garden In The Winter

Your garden is likely seasonal, like most people – you keep it looking lovely in summer, but it all seems to go out the window as soon as winter hits! After all, if you’re not hosting garden parties, and the kids aren’t out and about playing, what’s the point? There are still absolutely loads of […]

World Foods Recipe Swap


A while back I was asked if I’d like to take part in the World Foods International Fusion Recipe Challenge with a blogger from another country and I jumped at the chance. We were asked to take our favourite dish, or one that is popular in our home country and shake it up a little […]

Meal Planning Monday


This week I’m deflecting from Weight Watchers to Slimming World. I lost 4 stone in 4 months on Slimming World a few years back and I’ve been ‘doing’ Weight Watchers since April and lost a stone then put it back on again (and probably more since I last weighed myself) so I feel like I […]

All I want for Christmas………..

Christmas wishlist

It’s funny isn’t it when people ask you what you want for Christmas and you can’t think of what you want. I know what I’m getting the kids for Christmas (I may have already bought most of it), I got the man a bike for a joint Birthday/Christmas present a few months back but I […]

Why parents need to keep track of their credit report

credit report parent

Accessing credit is crucial at many junctures of life, but perhaps none more so than for parents. There are simply so many significant purchases to be made for the benefit of the most important people in your life – Your children. It is no secret that the key to getting your hands on a loan […]

Meal Planning Monday


It’s Monday again and of course that means it’s time for meal planning. This week I’m trying to be as frugal as possible. What with Christmas being almost upon us and my ever dwindling bank balance I really want to use what we have and buy as little as possible. So here’s what we’ll be […]

You know you were a teen in the 90s when………..


I loved growing up in the 80s and 90s. I was born in 1981 so I saw out the entirety of my teens in the 90s and I had an absolute blast! So here’s one for my fellow 90s teens (mainly the girls, sorry boys). You wore: Your standard look was a ‘uniform’ of black […]

Happy Birthday to BEAR


BEAR (creator of healthy fruit snacks and cereals) turned 5 in October and to celebrate they wanted to help bears around the world (of the furry endangered variety) live long enough to celebrate their own birthdays. To do this they have created special packs of their delicious BEAR Paws fruit shapes, with 25p from the […]

Meal Planning Monday


It’s Meal Planning Monday again and this week I’ll keep it short and sweet. We have plenty going on this week from school trips to after school clubs, work, days out and more so I’m planning to squeeze these meals in with a little help from my slow cooker and some preparing ahead: Hairy Dieters […]