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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New Gas Barbecue? Here’s our fancy new one…
Aug15

New Gas Barbecue? Here’s our fancy new one…

We started using a gas barbecue a few years ago now – I know, it’s cheaty. Real barbecue enthusiasts will only cook over hot coals at the correct white-hot temperature, with a sprinkle of hickory chips for that perfect smoked flavour. Pffft. Life’s short. Gas is quick, efficient, and easy – it just makes cooking outside fun.Because when we Brits say ‘fancy a barbecue?’ what we really mean is...

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Food Tour of the Jordaan With a Local – Amsterdam Walking Tour!
Jul15

Food Tour of the Jordaan With a Local – Amsterdam Walking Tour!

We’ve found on our new kid-free city breaks freedom that a perfect way to instantly get to know a new city is to take a walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Which is when we visited Amsterdam recently, we jumped at the chance of an Amsterdam walking tour, thanking Eating Europe and signing up instantly for their Jordaan Food Tour. We were in Amsterdam on a kid-free city break, trying out the new direct London-Amsterdam...

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IL MAKIAGE Review – I WOKE UP LIKE THIS (not)
Jul03

IL MAKIAGE Review – I WOKE UP LIKE THIS (not)

Everyone – I COME BEARING BEAUTY SECRETS!!! Okay, it’s an Il Makiage review… but I voluntarily bought it with my own money. And you’ll be pleased to know I’ve had such an aesthetically pleasing breakthrough that I’m going to share it with you all! I always promote natural beauty and loving yourself just how you are… However, I think it’s safe to say you’d have to be a pretty rare breed of human to wake up each...

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Utterly Secluded in the Brecon Beacons – Patrishow Farm Review
Jun06

Utterly Secluded in the Brecon Beacons – Patrishow Farm Review

We finally threaded through the last gate, switched off the car engine… and silence fell. As we eased out of the car, I think it’s fair to say we gawped a bit at the grand, stern beauty of Patrishow Farm, the farmhouse imposing itself on the land. When we turned to look down the valley we gawped a bit more. The view really was fabulous. We stayed at Patrishow Farm as guests of HolidayCottages.co.uk – they invited us...

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New Balance Cath Kidston Trainers? Oh yes. | Review
Feb27

New Balance Cath Kidston Trainers? Oh yes. | Review

Yes. Really. New Balance Cath Kidston Trainers. New Balance trainers, in that fabulous ditsy floral (and oh-so-Cath Kidston) print. Okay, so there’s two things you need to know about the latest collaboration between New Balance (makers of best trainers for kids, we personally think) and iconic Cath Kidston.First – the almost-teen squeaked an “oh yes, they’re gorgeous, thanks!” when offered a pair to...

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