Beef and Ale casserole with OXO #HerbsandMore

Beef and Ale casserole with OXO #HerbsandMore

Cooking just got a whole lot tastier and easier with the new OXO #HerbsandMore range, little pots of fabulous flavour that add a bit of verve to all your cooking. OXO sent us the range for us to have a go at and said they were so simple to use even the kids could do...
Easy fish recipes with Princes products

Easy fish recipes with Princes products

  If you think producing a quick delicious fish dish is difficult Princes are out to prove you wrong and to do so they sent me a hamper of their products and asked me to get cooking with them, so I did. There was the time my sister in law popped over with my...
Roses – Costa Brava by bike!

Roses – Costa Brava by bike!

Our second day on the Costa Brava was spent in Roses up at the other end of the bay where L’Estartit sits at the bottom. It took a good hour on a minibus to get there but it was well worth the drive. We arrived at around 10 am and the lovely lady from Burricleta...
The poppies Tower of London

The poppies Tower of London

Half term. Seems like a lifetime ago now but it’s only been over a week. I like to organise something to do with the girls over their school breaks and I had decided on the poppies at the Tower of London this time. Firstly because we had spotted the first of...
Getting personal – personalised gifts

Getting personal – personalised gifts

Will you take a look at that gorgeous box? I was Over The Moon when it arrived. It’s got my name on it and not only that, I now have somewhere to put ‘stuff’ in. I am a grand collector of ‘stuff’ much to husband’s distress. I seem...
Turkey bites – #BootifulMeals

Turkey bites – #BootifulMeals

You know those days when you are rushed off your feet and for every step you take forwards you then take two back? The result is come evening you are bushed and yes there’s still dinner to cook for the family. Groan! All I want to do is sit down and relax. Today...
Mexico: My dream destination #Flying100

Mexico: My dream destination #Flying100

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine Do you have a dream destination? I do and I’ve been trying to get there for over 20 years but through one mishap and another I still haven’t pulled it off. Mexico is the...
Crispy seed topped fish pie recipe

Crispy seed topped fish pie recipe

There’s something about a classic fish pie recipe that appeals to the cosy loving part of me and it’s one of the first recipes I learnt when stepping out into the Big Wide World. Over the years I have altered it and chopped and changed some ingredients but...
Loyalty and fairness – how important are they?

Loyalty and fairness – how important are they?

If there are two things I’ve been adamant about teaching all of my four children they are loyalty and fairness, these qualities were instilled in me by my parents as crucial to being an upstanding member of society. I can sit back now and watch Tommy and Meggy...
Tesco Mum of The Year awards – shortlist 2015

Tesco Mum of The Year awards – shortlist 2015

  The shortlist 2015 for Tesco Mum of The Year awards is out and the full list can be found on Tesco Living Magazine. The 26 finalists chosen from thousands of nominations sent in by the Great British public have each achieved the extraordinary in their own areas...

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