Take the stress out of Christmas dinner

Cooking Christmas dinner for your family is stressful. More so if it’s the first time that you’ve invited everyone over to yours, or you’ve got a large family to feed. It’s challenging, it’s exciting, and it can also be expensive, to the point that some families have started charging their guests. I'm not sure that's…

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Christmas gift guide for foodies

I for one cannot believe how close Christmas is! It feels like only yesterday us bloggers were uploading posts on summer holidays, what to eat and drink in the warm weather and best pub gardens. But here we are once again which means it's also that time of year to roll out the Christmas gift…

Chameleon Colour Changing Water Bottle

Recently I’ve been trying to achieve two things, drink more water (to combat fatigue and headaches), and use less plastic. I’m not doing too badly, and in fact one way to achieve both is to use a reusable water bottle. I have several that I keep at work and home and they are definitely helping.…

The new menu at the Hyatt Regency, Birmingham

If you’ve ever had the pleasure/misfortune* (*delete as you see fit) of working away from home for a large event such as a Conference, you’ll probably understand my next point a little too well. Essentially you see the inside of the conference venue and your hotel room before you peel yourself out of your shoes…

No-added sugar banana and blueberry muffins

When we started weaning Phoebe (over a year ago, where does it go?!) we felt quite strongly that we wanted to keep her sugar intake to a minimum. That's easier said than done when healthy and important food groups such as fruit and milk contain sugar, but we were keen to do our best to…

Review and Giveaway of Bakerdays letterbox cake

I love gifts that come through your letterbox. No more worrying about whether your parcel will delivered to the neighbours or shoved behind your wheelie bin, or how you will find the time to go and pick it up from the post office. So when I found out about bakerdays, a company which makes and distributes…

Why we love…The Collective Dairy Suckies yoghurts

Let’s face it, being a parent is hard. I’m sure we have all had moments where we question if we are doing a good job, wondering if we are doing the best for our children, and fretting about decisions we have made. Well that’s me a lot of the time. I’m the first to admit that…

Snack ideas for weaning babies

Weaning can be an *interesting* process. I personally found it a little confusing when I was trying to figure out how to transition Phoebe from milk to solid foods, as there is so much information out there. And there are lots of conflicting opinions. A friend recently told me that she attended a class where…