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Interplay Fairy Garden finished product

Fairy Garden Review – Interplay Craft Set

We are massive craft fans in our house (as our spare room will testify!) I’ve always allowed my girls to use materials that they find around the house and encourage them to be as creative as possible. On the whole, they are fantastic at coming up with ideas and love making projects. There are times more »

potato ham croquettes

Potato & Ham Croquettes #FoodieFriday

I promise you, once you have made your own Potato Croquettes you will never go back to shop bought again. I used to love Potato Croquettes meals when I was young and have to admit for years thinking that making your own would be too much of a faff. But seriously, they are very much more »


Juicing and Yoga with Curry’s

A couple of weekends ago, myself and a gang of other bloggers all congregated in Leeds for an Introduction to Juicing #currysintrojuicing event hosted by Philips and Curry’s. I don’t own a juicer and have always been a little sceptical about how useful they are – There are tons of green juice pictures that pop more »

cadbury's mini egg chocolate pavlovas

Mini Egg Chocolate Pavlovas – Bake of the Week

The internet is full of Easter recipes at the moment. Mini chocolate Eggs and Creme Eggs have never been used as creatively. I still want to share with you, my Mini Egg Chocolate Pavlovas though. The Mini Eggs are not just used for decoration – there are actually loads of them crushed inside the meringues, more »

cornmeal pancakes

Cornmeal Pancakes – Foodie Friday

I’m still using up that bag of cornmeal and remembered how amazing cornmeal pancakes are – Crispier and more cake-like than normal pancakes. How could I forget how divine they can be? And so quick to make – This batch were measured, made and photographed in 10 minutes! Now currently being devoured by Millie as more »

logitech ultrathin review

Logitech Ultrathin ipad Keyboard Review & BigBang iPad Cover Giveaway

I like to think we are quite on top of technology in this house – Even Tara can teach us a thing or 2 about using our phones. The one item we didn’t own was an iPad keyboard though. I tend to either use my phone or the big MAC, as typing on the iPads more »

white chocolate lemon cheesecake cake #evenbetterbaking

White Chocolate and Lemon Cheesecake Layer Cake – #evenbetterbaking with Dr. Oetker

Longest blog post title ever? One of the nicest cakes ever too – combining two of the best inventions on earth: Cake and Cheesecake. This is one of the many chocolate recipes that can be found over on the Dr. Oetker website. They are challenging us to do #evenbetterbaking in the run up to Easter. more »

chocolate orange cornmeal biscotti

Chocolate Orange Cornmeal Biscotti – Bake of the Week

I have recently fallen in love with homemade biscotti – Not quite as harsh on the teeth as shop bought and so much more versatile – So many flavours match perfectly with this type of dough. I like my chocolate orange to be properly tangy so use the zest of 2 oranges. The chocolate also more »

JUST EAT pad nam prik pao

The Costellos try JUST EAT Takeaways

I know I love to cook and can happily potter in the kitchen for hours, but even I sometimes want a night off. We don’t often indulge in a takeaway so it feels like a real treat when we do. I was asked by the people at JUST EAT if I would try their service more »

cool layer cakes giveaway

Cool Layer Cakes Giveaway – Foodie Friday

A little different #foodiefriday than usual, not a recipe but a giveaway of a book that I highly recommend. Cool Layer Cakes by Ceri Olofsen, is a book that is suitable for bakers wanting to expand their cake repertoire. There’s a good mix of recipes, decorations and some more intricate sugarcraft – well it looks more »