• Fresh Cherry Shortbread Bars

    What I love most about our seasons is the delicious in season fruit and veg that comes with it to be eaten at its best at that time. In summer this means the abundance of cherries. I remember going to the greengrocers when I was little with my mom and coming out with a brown paper bag filled with deep ruby cherries that were lip smackingly sweet. My boys love cherries too, which is fab being as 100g contains 25% RDA of Vitamin C for them! we often sit and enjoy them by the bowlful whilst watching a film, ending with us being covered in cherry juice and lots of…

  • The importance of a family workspace

    When I was younger I remember my parents buying a beautiful, solid oak desk for me to have my first computer on. I was only about 6 I think, and it was an Amiga – I loved it! My parents had got me the desk as a place for my homework when I was a lot older, I didn’t see the importance of it then. It once I reached secondary school it was used daily for my homework needs and revising for exams. It’s something I have thought of for my own boys, they need a place where hey can do extra school work, out the way of any distractions…

  • Memories to have adventures with

    Whatever age you are, you will know Winnie the Pooh and his special friends from 100 acre woods. Just thinking of Pooh bear takes me right back to my childhood days and all of the wonderful memories I have from them, Sunday nights in front of the fire with something on toast for tea, long walks in the woods and the neverending summers of school holidays. It’s so lovely that Pooh bear and friends are a house hold name and much loved by so many whether by TV, film, toys or like me, a worn out hard book story book. Pooh and his gang are about to come full circle…

  • Dr Browns deluxe electric steam steriliser review

    There is always something new in the world of parenting however many children you have. Getting to grips with prescription milk and everything that comes with it was a big learning curve for us with Dexter, the main issue being was that the milk, thickener and medication leaves a horrible film on his bottles that is very difficult to remove and builds up really fast. If you have a child on Neocate milk you also will know that it STINKS even to the fact that we have to frequently bleach our drains and add boiling water as the residue builds up and it smells disgusting. We have been using the Dr…

  • Five tips get your garden summer ready

    What I love most about summer, is that once the sun arrives we all start to migrate outdoors more. Im not just talking about days out and holidays but nearer to home, very near in fact in our own back gardens. Isn’t it lovely noticing that first smell of a BBQ faintly in the air or looking forward to having no muddy footprints off the dogs or even friends round for lazy evening drinks. But what if you aren’t garden ready?! I can tell you for sure our garden gets neglected in all but the summer months. My son is currently football mad and most of my plants have been…

  • Our stay at Trevornick Holywell bay – review

    Just over a week ago my niece go married at Lusty Glaze beach in Cornwall. We were going down to stay for a few days anyway but also got offered three nights stay at Trevornick for a review of the site and amenities. Cornwall is about a 5 hour jaunt from us so this was perfect to extend our stay and also stay at a part of Cornwall we had never been to before. Where is Trevornick? Trevornick is in Holywell bay, a national trust beach which is stunning. we had been to Conrwall so many times now but to be honest I had never even heard of Holywell bay which…

  • Top 10 tips for UK beach days with kids

    We are off to Cornwall this week and because we have been blessed with glorious weather I want to ensure we spend as much time as we can on the beach. So far I have been massively unprepared and brought a UV tent and a fishing net. Slightly eclectic I know, so I headed to the fountain of knowledge from some other bloggers to complie a list of The best UK beach tips. A sheet, with elasticated corners, is ideal to make a area on the beach to keep sand free. If you pop picnic box/other items in the corner, it’ll make an edge that keeps the sheet clean! KatyKicker Wetsuits…

  • Treat yourself in the holiday heatwave

    This heatwave has got me holiday crazy and its set to go one for another month yet – I am absolutely loving this baking hot weather. It reminds me of being little with endless summer holidays, light nights, forever outside and the only rain was a good old thunder storm to clear the air. Amazing. Can you hear that? that’s right… Summer holiday klaxon is sounding loud and proud and of course with that comes holiday season and stocking up on all the each essentials and if you are like me, this will be done at the last minute, as rushed and as stressful as possible, usually meaning I end…

  • Gourmade frozen meals review

    One of my great passions is cooking. Especially now I have a family if my own, I can recreate my own favourites, creating new recipies or serving up classic traditional meals for my loved ones as for me there is nothing better than seeing someone enjoying a meal you have cooked.  In reality though, days get busier and more hectic, some days it a triumph to muster up a poached egg on toast when the pre bedtime rush is on the horizon. I was contacted by Gourmade meals to try their frozen ready meals – not your typical ready meal either, they are homemade and cooked with love, then frozen quickly,…

  • Colladeen visage review

    I’ts only just dawned on me, at the ripe old age of 32 that I now qualify for the over 30 skin product. I’m so bad at looking after my skin and I should really do some basic care, even moisturizing once a day rather than now and then. I was contacted by       Natures Best a few weeks ago to give their collagen supplements, Colladeen Visage a decent trial over several weeks to see if the boost of collagen could help rejuvenate my skin whilst also offering skin protection against sun damage. My skin was tired, dull, dry and limp pretty much always, even when exfoliated. Why collagen?…