Win Tickets to the UK's Biggest Totally Interactive Toy Fair - Liverpool Exhibition Centre 24-26 October 2015

Toytopia Liverpool Half Term Toy Fair & Giveaway

Can you believe we are nearly at half term already? Tara’s first half term of school already over (there’ll be more about how we’ve got on soon). Its fair to say we’ve got a busy old half term planned – I’m in Glasgow at the start for Scottish Synchro Nationals (Eek!) plus 5 days of more »

Limoncello Cheesecake Slice

Limonello Cheesecake #EvenBetterBaking with Dr. Oetker

I’m well known for not being able to stop myself tinkering with a recipe – the first time I follow a recipe, I try my hardest to keep to the rules but surely the beauty of baking is that the second time around you have a play? Dr. Oetker have given me permission to do more »

Cherry Scones

Easy Cherry Scones #Bakeoftheweek

Firstly, I must give huge thank you to Jen from Jen’s Food and Lucy, Baking Queen 74 for doing such a brilliant job of hosting #Bakeoftheweek while I was away. It was lovely to see people taking part while I was sunning myself (it rained quite a lot so there actually wasn’t that much sunning!) more »

Cranberry ALmond Speedy Bread Recipe

Cranberry & Almond Quick Loaf #GBBO

  Bread Week! 2 words that used to strike fear into my heart – Regular readers may remember that over the past year I have grown in confidence with bread and yeast in particular. I was pleased to be working with Tesco Real Food for the Great Bloggers Bake Off challenge – I thought how more »

IngenuiTEA Teapot Giveaway

IngenuiTEA Teapot Giveaway

This one is for all the Tea drinkers & gadget lovers – An individual teapot that clips onto your cup and dispenses your brewed tea, exactly as you like it! I’m not ashamed to tell you, I’m a woman that likes her tea super strong – stand your spoon up in it. Most people can’t more »

Tyrrells Poshcorn

In My Kitchen

There are just some months when it feels like there is so much going on but I am getting nowhere. Every July is like this – the nearer we get to the end of term, the more the girls seem to have on. I am officially useless at running down cupboards and the freezer – more »

Lemon Grapefruit Drizzle Bundt Cake

Lemon & Grapefruit Drizzle Bundt Cake – #Bakeoftheweek

Sometimes you just want a cake that zings at you – Simple to prepare, but substantial that you can have hearty chunks but yet it is light and crumbly – and oh Wow! How tasty. Grapefruits are synonymous with holidays for me – I first discovered the joy of eating them outdoors for breakfast in more »

Mum Pretty Green Photography

The Teenage Years Start – #MumsKnowBest

*This is a sponsored post* From next week I am the mother of a teenager! Eek – How fast did that come around? In fact, from next week I am the mother of a teenager for the next 15 years! Here could be where spreading those children out age wise becomes interesting (Believe me, life more »

Minion Movie

A Lovely Week

As we come to the end of the school year, there are so many happy events taking place. We have started a ban on Minecraft in the last week – straightaway the craft boxes came out, the girls started chatting, they played outside and life became more about the family. I’m terrified to hear that more »

Passion Fruit Mojito

Passion Fruit Mojito (Mock or not!) – Secret Recipe Club

There’s not many recipes I can think of that get Mr C singing Club Tropicana and pretending to be George Michael! Safe to say, we are in holiday mode here and counting down the days. Bearing that in mind, my choice for this month’s Secret Recipe Club is definitely holiday inspired. This Passion Fruit Mojito more »

Bacon, Mushroom & Basil Savoury Muffins

Bacon, Mushroom & Basil Savoury Muffins #Bakeoftheweek

Picnic season is in full swing around here – Over the summer holidays we eat on the beach most days. I’m not a huge sandwich lover (Mr C is though) so am constantly looking for sandwich alternatives. Savoury muffins are definitely handy, they can be frozen and defrosted just in time for impromptu days out more »