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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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 why 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...

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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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