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The Low Sugar Cookbook: A Review


Being forever on a diet I’m always on the lookout for recipes that aren’t packed full of sugar and fat. Needless to say, trying out a new cook book packed with low sugar recipes is right up my street. I’m always stuck for breakfast ideas. My breakfast repetoire pretty much consists of toast and peanut… Read More

Do you know your ISA’s?

New ISA rules came into effect on the 1st of July meaning you can now put a £15,000 maximum into a NISA (the new ISA) and choose to split it between a New Cash ISA and New Stocks and Shares ISA however you see fit. More control over what you do with your money is always a… Read More

Back to Work in Style

Although I work from home I do spend the odd day in the office and having not done that for a good four years my work wardrobe was looking rather pathetic. It didn’t help that I’d gained weight since the last time I wore work clothes either. Needless to say I had to hit the… Read More

Family Holidays in Tenerife


The beautiful island of Tenerife offers year round sunshine, dramatic landscapes, action packed holiday resorts and sleep fishing villages, so if you’re wondering about the weather and things to do in Tenerife island for families, read on: Tenerife is full of excellent choices in terms of where to stay with the children. From the lively Playa del… Read More

Meal Planning Monday

I’ve been so busy lately that my meal planning has completely fallen by the wayside. I’m trying to get back to doing it regularly though as it does help me stick to my diet (when I bother doing that too of course). Armed with my new cookbook Nadia Sawalha’s Greedy Girl’s Diet Second Helpings, I’m… Read More

A Bit of an Update


Inspired by Cass over at The Diary of a Frugal Family, I thought I’d do a bit of an update post of my own. My blog is often rather neglected thanks to life kind of taking over and I haven’t written about the kids at all for quite a long time. So here it is… Read More

Building a child friendly home

  As any mother knows, maintaining a clean and tidy clutter-free home when there are children living there can feel like an almost impossible task. As well as the mess, there are safety measures to consider, and you need sensible spaces that are both safe and encouraging for their development. In spite of all this,… Read More

Mums and working

I’ve written about this subject before, way back when in 2010 I wrote a blog post about ‘Working mums vs stay at home mums‘ where I talked about my fondness for working in an office, getting out of the house and having something that made me ‘me’ rather than just someone’s mum. Fast forward four… Read More

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