Monday, 28 July 2014

Dulux Bedroom In A Box - Follow-up and Competition

If you read regularly you will know that we recently reviewed Dulux Bedroom In A Box - a bedroom make-over kit containing everything you need to decorate a child's room - mural, wall and wood/metal paint and adhesive. We chose the Peppa Pig design - you can read our review here.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Our Visit to Imperial War Museum North

I am a massive history nerd, as you can probably tell from my blog posts about my studying. I absolutely love the Imperial War Museum in Manchester, and so I tend to go to every blogger event that they have - and this time was no exception. This summer they have a major First World War Cenenary exhibition - and we were invited to the preview.

Recipe Challenge with Tenderstem Broccoli - Asian Salmon

We were recently asked to create some recipes using Tenderstem Broccoli. The recipes are inspired from cuisines from all over the world, and the aim is to use more Tenderstem broccoli in our food through quick and easy family-friendly recipes. 

This is the final blog post about Tenderstem - and I'll be honest I am a convert! You can read the first blog post here. They have some great recipes on their website so do check them out and let me know if you try a few out for yourself.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Recipe Challenge With Tenderstem Brocolli - Spanish Paella

So if you have been following these recipe posts you will know that I was asked to take part in a challenge to use Tenderstem Broccoli in a few different recipes, inspired by cuisines from all over the world. This is my second instalment in the series, and I must admit I have loved doing this. I hope you have picked up some ideas from their website!

Recipe Challenge with Tenderstem Broccoli - Mexican Beef Fajitas

We were recently asked to create some recipes using Tenderstem Broccoli. The recipes are inspired from cuisines from all over the world, and the aim is to use more Tenderstem broccoli in our food through quick and easy family-friendly recipes. We do eat quite a lot of fruit and veg in our diet, but admittedly I had never cooked with tenderstem before. This was something that I was quite keen to get started with. I began by making two recipes sent to me. I will be writing more about tenderstem in another blog post to let you know about how we got on with the other recipes!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Tea-Time: Another Cautionary Tale

Imagine you have three children. Three girls aged 10, 2 and 1, a curious mix of hormones, Haribo and Horrid Henry - or Emily, Alice and Rosie. Tea-time can be quite...interesting. By tea-time I mean evening meal, you might call this dinner, but I'm not here to preach about semantics.

So imagine, home from a hard days' work, you and your husband partnering up, as usual to prepare the evening meal. Alice, aged two is pottering about the living room making pretend cups of tea, and Rosie is sat strapped in to the chair at the dining table, eagerly awaiting her food. Emily is outside playing with her friends.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

My Open University Experience

This is a vlog about my experience with the Open University.

I put my posh voice on and EVERYTHING.

Hope you enjoy, feedback appreciated!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Review: Dulux Bedrooom in a Box

We were really excited to be given the opportunity to review Dulux Bedroom in a Box. Having Rosie meant that two of the girls now share a room, and it was a little outdated - we had Alice and Emily stickers on the walls, and actually now Alice and Rosie share the room. So we were really looking forward to getting stuck in and making over the room!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Matalan Bloggers Event

I was given a goodie bag and vouchers to purchase school uniform items for attending this event. All words and views are my own.

This week I was invited to Matalan head office in Skelmersdale to take part in a bloggers event there - they wanted to show us the new range of clothing and give us some information about what they do, as well as asking our opinion on their products. I jumped at the chance to go - we often go to Matalan, I find that their products are well made and value for money.

Review: Personalised Ben & Holly Book from Penwizard

We were sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All views and words are my own.

We were delighted to be able to review this gorgeous book from Penwizard. Penwizard offer a number of different books that you can personalise for your children and give as a gift. Both Emily and Rosie have personalised books from a while back and I had been planning on getting one for Alice too - and this one is just perfect for her.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

A326 Empire Results

So the results for A326 Empire were due to be released on Friday 18th July, but this morning I got up and switched on my laptop and noticed loads of messages on the Facebook A326 groups. I knew the results were in.

To be honest I was all nervous and excited - I always get a bit frightened when I sign in to check the results.

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