Lifestyle, Review

Top Home & Cleaning Essentials

I have always enjoyed cleaning and freshening up the house. Even before the children arrived I would love nothing more than finishing work on a Friday, getting home to blitz the Cottage, Flat or Bungalow I was living in. Starting the weekend with a fresh clean home, candles burning and that proper clean smell – …

Family, Lifestyle, Review

Days Out With Kids: Bear Town, Devon

I realise we have just gone into Lockdown 3 and are homebound, but I really wanted to share a fantastic little gem we visited just before Christmas – Bear Town. Amelie and Charlie received some money from my Mum for Christmas and instead of wasting it on another slime kit or plastic toy, we decided …

Family, Lifestyle, Review

Children’s Stocking Filler Ideas 2020

The second Christmassy gift ideas post for you. This time is stocking fillers, possibly my favourite bunch of gifts to put together as receiving a stocking is so special when you are little. As things are a little restricted still, I have just been picking most of these bits and bobs up during my trips …

Family, Lifestyle

Easy Peasy Chocolate Chip Shortbread Lockdown Cookies

With everyone back in lockdown what else is there to do apart from bake cookies! Although technically, we are on the last day of lockdown today. We had a full on day of cooking last Saturday, we made stew, roast potatoes, the kiddies made their lunch and of course we baked some delicious chocolate chip …

Family, Lifestyle

Christmas Gifts – Children’s Favourites

I cannot remember the last time I posted a monthly favourites post. I was looking back through archived blog posts recently and forgot how much I loved writing about what the children were loving. So I thought I’d bring back the monthly faves, starting with Amelie and Charlie’s list. I also thought as we are …

Family, Lifestyle, Review, Travel

Sealife Weymouth #Ascarium

Sealife Weymouth has been on our “To Visit” list for ages. We’ve holidayed in Dorset each October half term ever since Amelie was a toddler. There’s just something about the Dorset coastline that really appeals and I just love the area during Autumn. It just so happened that we were in Weymouth on Halloween this …

Lifestyle, Recipes

How To: Gluten & Dairy Free Gooey Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Who doesn’t love a gooey chocolate chunk cookie washed down with a hot cuppa tea!? After being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease the option for me to scoff my face with those delicious supermarket cookies was non existent and to be honest I was devastated. I have been trying to bake our own sweet treats and …

Family, Lifestyle

Pumpkin Patch – Jolly Pumpkin PYO, Exeter

Pumpkin Patches were not a “thing” when I was younger. In fact I don’t remember carving pumpkins until quite late on in childhood and even then, there were other Halloween traditions that overtook this. However, times have certainly changed and now instead of picking up a pumpkin with your weekly shop, you can make a …

Lifestyle, Review

Review: Nourish London Organic & Vegan Skincare

Nourish London – Organic & Vegan Skincare With the change in seasons also comes a need for that extra protection and nourishment for our skin. I don’t know about you but, I find skincare really difficult to get right. It’s like buying a pair of jeans, I do not ever seem to be able to …

Diet / Fitness, Lifestyle

Gluten Free Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Autumn has finally arrived and that means only one thing – it’s slow cooker season. Time to cosy up and scoff all those scrumptious comfort foods. Stew is most certainly up there – along with a good roast dinner – as one of my favourite warm, filling Autumnal dishes. A good stew reminds me of …