Great after school snacks

It can be like living with a swarm of Locusts when my boys return home from school. You’d think they hadn’t had a morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack the way the ravenously demand food as soon as we cross the doorstep. It is tempting to go for the lazy option, such a cereal bar or a packet of Pom bears. Sometimes this is all I can offer, however as a food teacher I know there are lots more, healthy, nutritious and frankly tastier options out there. These are some of our favourite after school snacks.

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Mini Melton creative corner interview

I know how tough it can be juggling work and home life, especially when you have small Children. However this weeks Creative Corner interviewee seems to have mastered these skills to perfection. Setting up and running her own successful children’s wear company. With amazing designs and a great unique selection of clothes for both boys and girls. So take a read all about Mini Melton this week.

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Quilt for kindness Plus Giveaway!

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You may well already know this, but I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to fabric. I have a beautiful glass antique cabinet in my study, rammed full of the most beautiful fabrics. Up until recently I was happy to just have them there. Just in case of crafting. But this year, I am all about stash busting. Which is why the quilt for kindness project appeals to me.

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How to keep living costs down

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Sometimes we think with our hearts and not with our heads. Making New Year’s resolutions can often be disastrous, with 80% of people failing by February and regretting it instantly. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to cut down on spending, and although this sounds achievable, if you don’t have a fully-pledged strategy in place, the likeliness of failure spirals out of control. So how do we keep Living costs down?

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Spring Cleaning top tips

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Finally it feels like Spring is around the corner. It is this time of year like no other time in the year, I get a big urge to clean. I just love to throw open the windows and give the house a good air. Jobs that have been neglected for ages such as cupboards and skirting boards suddenly seem high on my to do list. I am no expert in cleaning, but being a food teacher I do think I’m good at elbow grease. So here are my Spring Cleaning Top Tips.

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Post Pregnancy hair problems.

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There was not much I enjoyed about being pregnant if I’m honest. Even less so with my second pregnancy. I suffered with SPD and spent 6 months of the pregnancy signed off work. Plus the baby sat on one kidney and stopped it working. To be fair it was pretty rubbish. The only redeeming feature I can see when looking back. Was how fabulous my hair was. It was think and lustrous. A perfect glossy mane. So why does no one mention that this won’t last? Then you’ll be stuck with a whole host of post pregnancy hair problems. Continue reading “Post Pregnancy hair problems.”

Returns – A Shoppers Nightmare

These days I will admit, I hardly ever go to the shops to do my shopping. Being pushed for time and combined with the fact that I normally have two miserable looking boys trailing after me if I dare to go in a ‘ladies shop’ means I have turned more and more to shopping online. But have you ever tried to return anything when you’ve bought it online. It can be a shoppers nightmare. Continue reading “Returns – A Shoppers Nightmare”