Silver Wedding Party Cocktails – Raspberry Daiquiri Pitcher Recipe
Oct28

Silver Wedding Party Cocktails – Raspberry Daiquiri Pitcher Recipe

Recently we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary (yes, you’re right I really am far too young to have been married so long, thank you ). We debated for ages over what to do to celebrate, and eventually decided on a small garden party, on a grand scale, on as small a budget as we could manage.I’ve already written about the marquee (no we don’t have a big garden), the decorations and the table dressing,...

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Silver Wedding Party Cocktails – Peach Bellinis
Oct27

Silver Wedding Party Cocktails – Peach Bellinis

Recently we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary (yes, you’re right I really am far too young to have been married so long, thank you ). We debated for ages over what to do to celebrate, and eventually decided on a small garden party, on a grand scale, on as small a budget as we could manage. For the cocktail reception to greet our guests we decided three cocktails plus soft drinks – and we wanted them to reflect...

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ALDI has some suggestions for your lunchbox nightmares
Sep04

ALDI has some suggestions for your lunchbox nightmares

It’s that time of year again when eight million children are heading back to school and parents face the dilemma of what to pack their little ones for lunch. With the average parent planning 190 lunches each school year, it’s easy to run out of inspiration. Discount supermarket Aldi is here to give a helping-hand with their range of healthy lunchbox options that all fit within the NHS’ guidelines. Further to this, Aldi recently...

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Steak with rocket, grana padano and balsamic glaze
Oct18

Steak with rocket, grana padano and balsamic glaze

When I was sent some amazing aged Grana Padano I knew without question exactly what I was going to do with it. Two years ago we had the most amazing experience, spending a month in a motorhome exploring Italy. In the very best way that happens when you travel, it was a month of assaults on our senses as we experienced as much as we could of the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Italian regions we passed through. But through all of the...

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Sunday Baking – Easy Dorset Apple Cake Traybake #LoveBramley
Jun05

Sunday Baking – Easy Dorset Apple Cake Traybake #LoveBramley

Although I’m an Essex girl, I’ve lived in Dorset for almost 25years now; far longer than I lived in my ‘home’ town. It’s a truly beautiful place to live, and I constantly feel ridiculously lucky to call it home. So to take part in the #LoveBramley campaign I’ve decided it’s the perfect time to revive my old ‘Sunday Baking’ series; and naturally the first will be my recipe for the...

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Rapid Rashers? THIS IS DANEPAK SERIOUS. #SeriousBaconClub
Apr13

Rapid Rashers? THIS IS DANEPAK SERIOUS. #SeriousBaconClub

We Brits do love our bacon, don’t we? Naturally there’s always the hotly debated question of ketchup vs brown sauce… but I think we can all agree that white bread is necessary for a bacon sandwich, right? (Ssssh. I love brown bread – but just not with bacon. And frankly I don’t want to hear from you if you think otherwise) Bacon is simply a staple on every household’s shopping list (vegetarians...

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