• A helping hand from Bridgewood House Hotel and Canalside farm

    What I try and focus on during these tough timescale are the acts of selflessness and kindness that we are seeing everywhere. Its been so hard to see some of my colleagues and close friends in the most physically and emotionally destroying situations from sore blistered faces, getting ill themselves to staying away from their own families for long chunks of time to provide care to those who need it most whilst trying to keep their loved ones safe. This of course isn’t just in my place of work, but all over and in many different key worker roles. It is really hard to describe being scared and worried to…

  • Avoiding accidents on the road

    Want to avoid a car accident? Follow this advice  We all know someone who’s been involved in some kind of car accident. Such incidents are always well documented in the news and on social media, it’s enough to make us throw away our car keys for good! Driving on the road can be daunting, especially when you take reckless drivers and other selfish road users into account. However, you shouldn’t let the possibility of being involved in a crash limit your independence or trigger your anxiety. John Foy car accident lawyers are just a phone call away if you have a personal injury query.  Thankfully, there are steps you can take to…

  • #Ad – a summer update with Protest

    After the glorious sunshine we have had recently, I am more than ready to welcome summer back into our lives. This year too, I’m embracing online shopping more and this has been helped by the choice offered via Protest. I was offered a selection of clothing from the Protest website, which stocks sportswear and accessories from women’s bikinis to sunglasses, flip flops to Men’s swimwear. I chose a dress and flip flops for me, a hoody and T-shirt for my husband and a T-shirt that Dex chose for himself. The Protest website is really easy to use and features and simple yet accurate measuring system to ensure you get the…

  • gifted – Petit Jovial luxury vegan skincare

    I’m always looking for the product which makes the mundane and everyday seem that little bit more special. Things are testing for everyone at the moment so its nice to see an increase of self care to get us through. Typically the skin care products in this house are for the boys so that they can have a fun and nourishing bathtime, that’s fine, but sometimes I crave that slice of heaven too Rather than just hopping in and out the shower. I was gifted a skin care set from Peitit Jovial and thought that the perfect time to try it was after a long, 12.5 hour shift with tired…

  • 2 hour easy bread. No knead and delicious

    I once had a bread maker and made bread twice. Twice. Things are going to change with this 2 hour easy bread though! Cooking and baking are two things I adore, yet I have never made actual, homemade bread. It always seems too long to wait for, too much of a hassle and too many ingredients that I don’t have. 2 hour easy bread Well actually it’s super easy, super fast and the only ingredient that I don’t readily have is yeast (this even uses just regular plain flour!) It’s also really good for kids to get in and make with you, the dough is quite forgiving as Dexter manhandled…

  • Cars of the future

    What will cars of the future look like? Have you ever wondered what the automotive industry will be like in the next 50 years? The way we move around is evolving and with attitudes towards fossil fuels and the environment playing a huge role in our purchases and choices, it seems that the way we get from A to B is going to look very different in the not too distant future. So, what kind of changes can we expect to see? And what will cars of the future look like? Read on to find out more. Fuel sources  So, what will be powering the vehicles of the future? We’re all well…

  • Cars of the future

    What will cars of the future look like? Have you ever wondered what the automotive industry will be like in the next 50 years? The way we move around is evolving and with attitudes towards fossil fuels and the environment playing a huge role in our purchases and choices, it seems that the way we get from A to B is going to look very different in the not too distant future. So, what kind of changes can we expect to see? And what will cars of the future look like? Read on to find out more. Fuel sources  So, what will be powering the vehicles of the future? We’re all well…

  • Ad -Schwartz recipe mix – easy Chilli

    If you read my blog you’ll know by now that I love cooking. It’s something I really enjoy, especially creating meals for my family or batch cooking to store in the freezer for homemade ready to go meals. I have to admit that I don’t usually use a recipe mix either. One of our staple ingredients is minced beef – especially 5% low fat content minced beef. I can make lots of meals from one pack and I know that my family are getting a good hit of protein as well as something filling and nutritious for a meal. One of our family favourite recipes is Chilli con carne. This…

  • Keeping scary health-related stories in perspective

    Keeping scary health-related stories in perspective There are many advantages to living in the digital age. For example, if you need a special present, you can usually buy it online and have it arrive on your doorstep the following day. There is no need for you to go to a big city to find something suitable. Everything is at your fingertips, including information. But, there are some drawbacks. It is all too easy to become overwhelmed by that information. To the point where it can have a negative impact on how we feel and act. Health scare stories are a case in point. We need to know about potential health…

  • Said dal 1923 hot chocolate

    SAID dal 1923 – Hot Chocolate in London

    A few weeks ago we took Freddie to London and I knew I wanted to get to Said dal 1923 to try one of their amazing Hot Chocolates. The thickest and richest Hot Chocolate in London, made with melted chocolate and not cocoa powder – yes please. We have tried and failed to get there twice in our last two visits, so it was high up on the agenda this time! After getting into London we headed to the Rathbone place shop as this was really near to where we were staying. It was just as I imagined it, a traditional looking gorgeous little coffee shop in the most perfect…