‘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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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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How to create an outdoor cinema in your back garden
Aug22

How to create an outdoor cinema in your back garden

We’ve been looking at the Summer range from Fox & Ivy – Tesco’s own luxury brand of homewares and soft furnishings. They challenged us to ‘create an outdoor cinema in your back garden’ from the range – and despite misgivings that I’d head to my local Tesco for such things, I took them up on their challenge… easy peasy – an outdoor cinema in your back garden Tesco have compensated me for sharing with you the new...

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Date Night Table – with Fox & Ivy
May11

Date Night Table – with Fox & Ivy

We’ve been looking at the new Spring-Summer range from Fox & Ivy – Tesco’s own luxury brand of homewares and soft furnishings. They challenged us to create a Date Night Table Setting from the range – and despite misgivings that I’d head to my local Tesco for such things, I took them up on their challenge… I KNOW. pretty damn swish, if I do say so myself. So swish, in fact, that one of the teens...

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