I’ve Lost Control of My Fridge (Life?)

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Warning! This blog post contains imagery of mouldy crumpets – proceed with caution if the owner of a sensitive stomach! Tis time to call myself out… I’ve lost control of my fridge: I’ve lost control of my storecupboards: I’ve lost control. It’s not a good look – it’s not good, full stop. My fridge has [...]

That Was Then, This Is Now

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As a teenager in the 80’s, I was a huge fan of the genre of Brat Pack films. If asked to choose, I’m not sure whether ‘The Breakfast Club’ or the film below was my ultimate favourite: That Was Then, This Is Now (wiki for further info if you do not know of it!) If [...]

Tips For Reducing Air Pollution Outdoors

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This is a sponsored post in support of National Clean Air Day 21 June 2018 Did you know National Clean Air Day is 21 June 2018? If you didn’t… you do now. Did you also know it’s estimated as many as 40,000 deaths each year are caused by the air we breathe when we are [...]

What Will You Do For 1 Day?

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Photo by Prasanna Kumar on Unsplash It’s kind of a cliché isn’t it? New Year, New Year’s resolutions. Although one can never be sure when anything really began, a quick Google returned this: The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year’s resolutions, some 4,000 years ago. They were also the first [...]

The Most Wasteful Time Of The Year

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Oh dear I’m sounding very Bah Humbug. Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash But I’m not. I love Christmas. As the song goes it’s ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. It’s magical, a time to spend much needed memorable quality moments with those you love. It is also a very wasteful time of the year. Let’s be honest, [...]

Old School Food Waste Friday

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It’s a return to old school Food Waste Friday this week. Yes, I know, It’s been a while. And don’t I know it from how my fridge looks this Food Waste Friday. It’s embarrassing. How did this happen? Well let me explain… As with most things in life – if you don’t keep on top [...]

Spicy Butternut Squash One Pot Recipe

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(please feel free to scroll down to skip to the recipe and miss out my ramblings about being a bad mom) It’s a sign the kids’ are growing up when the old’s in the household take the initiative on putting the Halloween decorations out for the very first time. Oh yes, we did not decorate [...]

Slow Cooker Five Bean Vegetarian Chilli Recipe

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Being British I just have to comment upon the weather we are having here at the moment. Yes it’s wet, windy and altogether a little bit dreary. It is October after all! On the bright side it is perfect weather for us to have our spirits (and internal temperature) lifted with a simple Slow Cooker [...]

Apple, Fig and Pumpkin Cheesy Crumble Recipe

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One of the beauties of blogging is that it’s a great online journal. From time to time a particular post, or series of posts, from the past, pop up and remind me of great memories. Just such a post popped up today on one of my social media accounts. 2 years ago to the day [...]

Premier League Writing Stars Competition

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*this post is sponsored by Premier League Primary Stars but all words and opinions are my own* It’s the start of another school week here in the UK. With my two safely deposited at school, I’ve found time to put fingertips to keyboard to tell you all about the new competition from Premier League Primary [...]