‘Our top 5 family card games for Christmas’
Nov13

‘Our top 5 family card games for Christmas’

Don’t know about you, but our Christmas is filled with silly games in the evenings; no TV for us, we spend hours playing parlour games, family card games, Pictionary (our own version; no board, a hat full of Christmas-themed paper slips, and yes, we might even have our own flip chart & stand…) and the like. Every year we add a couple of new ones, but every year some of the old faithfuls come out again –...

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The Best Cheese Board – yes, of course you (don’t) need one.
Nov12

The Best Cheese Board – yes, of course you (don’t) need one.

I’m a sucker for a perfect cheese board. Of course we don’t get it out every week. But everyone loves sitting around at the end of a meal, nibbling on the cheese and accompaniments as you ‘fill up the corners’, finish up the wine and relax in the glow of a few hours spent in lovely company.And of course at Christmas, nothing beats it – and not just for when you’re entertaining. In the odd quietness...

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Better-Than-Butterkist Crunchy Butterscotch Popcorn Recipe
Nov06

Better-Than-Butterkist Crunchy Butterscotch Popcorn Recipe

While we were photographing for our ‘Ingredients for a Family Movie Night’ post, I happened to post on my Instagram Stories that I was making Crunchy Butterscotch Popcorn. I immediately and repeatedly got asked for the recipe – so here it is. We happen to have our own home-grown popcorn expert. Years ago, a very young Boy was fascinated by microwave popcorn – it was a rare treat, but watching it expand and pop...

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3hrs of Original Tom & Jerry Cartoons – under £4 (or FREE!). *happy*
Nov05

3hrs of Original Tom & Jerry Cartoons – under £4 (or FREE!). *happy*

This post was originally written eight years ago, when my then small boys’ favourite TV watching pleasure was Original Tom & Jerry Cartoons. Today I revisited it – and it’s just as relevant, with a little extra happy news on top! It all started when I tweeted this – (oh my days, those baby boys are all gurt big elderly man-sized teens now) The response was fast and universal. There was simply an outpouring...

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The Ingredients for Family Movie Night
Nov04

The Ingredients for Family Movie Night

We’ve been looking at the new Autumn-Winter range from Fox & Ivy – Tesco’s own luxury brand of homewares and soft furnishings. They challenged us to pick the key ingredients for Family Movie Night from the range; knowing how perfectly our outdoor cinema was thanks to them, I didn’t bat an eyelid and headed straight to my local Tesco Extra… See, there are just a few key ingredients for a truly successful movie night –...

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Gorgeous new skincare brand needs your vote (they have mine!)
Nov04

Gorgeous new skincare brand needs your vote (they have mine!)

A new vegan-friendly, anti-pollution skincare brand that launched into the UK market in August, has already been shortlisted across three separate categories in The Beauty Awards 2019 with ASOS.  The range is made up of 27 different vegan-friendly skincare products that can be grouped together for every kind of skin type, from face serums and toners to moisturisers and body wash. All products are cruelty-free, and free from...

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