Afternoon Tea with Moonpig

Bombay Duck Spotty Tea Pot

My mornings might be all about the coffee but my afternoons are all about the tea which is why I’m so pleased that wonderful British Institution known as Afternoon Tea has made a come back. Of course with tea comes cake and biscuits (another favourite in this house) which makes this Time For … Continue reading

Jack’s Acrobatics Book Review

The Bucking Donkey Acrobatic Exercise

Jack’s Acrobatics* by Rika Teaymans and Laura Van Bouchout, is a sweetly illustrated book encouraging families to get active with their kids using child centric acrobatics exercises. The book centres around a little boy Jack who wants to put on an acrobatic show with a little help from his family and … Continue reading

Family Fun At Diggerland Kent

diggerland diggers

The first May Bank holiday we decided to try somewhere new and headed off for a family day out at Diggerland in Kent. If you haven’t heard of Diggerland, there are currently four sites across the UK. I’ll be honest and say I had mixed feelings about it but Mr Dada assured … Continue reading

Moonpig, Mothers Day And Other Gifts – Spring Collection

Moonpig Watercolour cards

Moonpig is a name I associate with those silly cards and mugs that you can embed a picture of a loved one of friend on … seems I was totally off the mark . Last week I headed up to London to view their Spring collection. Oh wow, was I … Continue reading

HomeSense, Henry Holland and Walnut Cake

Walnut Cake

What do HomeSense, Henry Holland and Walnut Cake have in common? Red Nose Day is fast approaching (13th March  2015 to be precise) and for the second time HomeSense is a proud official partner. This year HomeSense have got together with British fashion designer Henry Holland who has designed two … Continue reading

Amazing Spring Cookie Ideas

Amazing Spring Cookie Ideas

I love baking with and for my girls. I love the absolute pleasure they get from seeing  a cookie made from start to finish.  And then the sweet joy they get from nibbling away at the iced treat. For some reason Spring always seems to reignite my love of baking. The splashes of … Continue reading

Sykes Cottages Simple Craft Guide

Keyring Fabric Bow

Sponsored Post For people new to the world of craft, the pastime can seem a little daunting. Some assume it’s expensive, requiring lots of specialist materials and tools, whilst others think it’s just too difficult. But what if we told you that crafting needn’t be either of these things? That … Continue reading

Thongs After 40

Hanky Panky Low Rise Thong

I hear loads of women over 40 talk about how much they hate wearing thongs. I totally get it! They dig in and become more akin to some kinky rope tying cord than the sexy but practical undergarment they used to be. Ok, you get rid of the VPL (visable … Continue reading

Fish And Chips But Not as You Know It

Mackerel Goujons

Mackerel goujons and sweet potato wedges are a delicious alternative to the great British institution that is Fish and Chips. And they are surprisingly quick and easy to make. I don’t have a deep fat fryer so used my good old wok, which was perfect. As I was frying everything in the wok … Continue reading

Valentines Sugar Scrub Gift For Men

Hand Scrub Gift For Guys

A homemade Sugar Scrub is great gift for men. And if you have a guy who wouldn’t use it in the shower, package it as a hand scrub. It’s perfect for cleaning the grime out of hard working hands. Things to think about The container – they have to get their hands … Continue reading