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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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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Best vintage kitchen touches for the modern home
Oct28

Best vintage kitchen touches for the modern home

The kitchen is a significant room in any home as it is where you will spend a lot of time cooking, chatting and generally hanging out. If you are the parent of a teenager, it is also where you will spend time cleaning up their food spillages and find them searching for snacks! We had a new kitchen 14years ago – it’s definitely showing it’s age, raising four kids through the heart of the home shows the wear and tear...

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Adding some Disney Magic into your day-to-day life
Oct24

Adding some Disney Magic into your day-to-day life

Disney is an integral part of our everyday lives; it’s for all generations, and with new films being released yearly the hype around it is bigger than ever in 2019! For some, the occasional cinema trip just doesn’t satisfy the Disney craving. Once you’ve felt the warming magic of a Disney crescendo it can be hard to go back to everyday life and leave their magical world behind. Luckily, you don’t have to! With plenty of...

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What are the common problems with building home extensions?
Oct16

What are the common problems with building home extensions?

Anyone who has a family will know how much space is needed in the home. After all, you and your partner probably have lots of stuff to store away so adding in one or more kids only makes this problem grow. It is not only about possessions either – many family homes have ample room when you first move in but don’t have enough extra room to grow as your lives change. You may, for example, decide to work from home and need a home office...

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