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Christmas Gifts: Homemade Hot Chocolate in a Jar

Homemade Hot Chocolate in a Jar

There’s something special about giving a homemade gift at Christmas. I know I love receiving them so I’m hoping the family enjoy those gifts we’ve made for them this year. I was sent a fabulous book, Make it in a Jar packed full of interesting recipes and gift ideas, that can all be made in a jar. So I took ... Read More »

Jesus Christ Superstar DVD Review

jesus christ superstar dvd review

This time last year I was lucky enough to go and see the Arena Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar featuring Ben Forster, Tim Minchin, Melanie Chisholm and Chris Moyles. It was on at the Capital One Arena in Nottingham and I went with a friend as a birthday treat. I’d seen Ben, Tim and Mel C on the Jonathan Ross ... Read More »

Do You Make Lists?

To Do list

Image: Sean MacEntee Are you a list maker? I know I am. In fact it’s an essential part of my day and I can’t begin until I’ve made the list for the day. It started back when I worked full time for an IT company and things were very hectic. I had so much to do I didn’t know where ... Read More »

My Autumn Fashion Choices

ugg boots

So it’s almost the end of October. Halloween is calling, and so is my birthday. We’re in the middle of half term here and the girls are enjoying time with their grandparents for a few days. I’ve always loved this time of year. It can be a wrench leaving the summer behind but I find by the end of September ... Read More »

Giveaway: Win a Signed Copy of Jo Pratt’s Madhouse Cookbook

Jo Pratt Madhouse Cookbook

Welcome to my very first giveaway here on the blog and I’m thrilled to be giving away a cookbook! Jo Pratt, TV chef and author of Madhouse Cookbook, is helping families create some quick, delicious and nutritious meals on The Ideas Kitchen website with Panasonic. I have a signed copy of Jo’s book to giveaway to one lucky reader. I’m ... Read More »

Girl’s Autumn Fashion in Berry

girls autumn fashion

With Autumn well and truly here now, it’s been time for us to check out the new kids fashion ranges in the shops to update their wardrobes and find some new bits for them to wear. One thing we’ve loved has been the discovery of the colour Berry. With an auburn haired eldest daughter, this colour suits brilliantly well and ... Read More »

Recipe Review: Rocket and Parmesan Salad

Italian salad

A few weeks ago now, when I attended the Britmums Live conference I was thrilled to be given a few cookery books to try out and so here is the first of my recipe reviews. Mama’s Family Cookbook is a chunky, feelgood selection of attractive, tasty recipes suitable for all the family. It’s packed full of hearty, wholesome meals that ... Read More »

The Gallery: I Made This!

Garden on a Roll

Over on my other blog Love Chic Living, I’m talking about our Garden Makeover that we’re currently working on, and this picture is from the Garden on a Roll product that we’ve used. I know I’ve cheated a bit, but this has really helped me make the border look great. I made this a couple of weeks ago now and ... Read More »

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