Does it cost you £40 a week to feed your child?

The NatWest Child Cost Calculator (http://personal.natwest.com/personal/savings/tools-for-savings/cost-of-raising-achildcalculator.html) is an interactive tool with collective data revealing the cost of raising a child from the when they are…

Paddington Bear Bread

What? Yes that right…. Paddington bear and bread. If you cross Britain’s best loved bear with its best loved bread you get  Warbeartons (instead of …

The winner of the 2014 Betta Living vegetarian recipe competiton is….

We had 64 entries to the Betta Living vegetarian recipe competition showing a diverse colourful and exciting range of vegetarian food. I have been a…

Will you Join the No Junk Campaign ?

  Organix who make fabulous organic toddler and baby food are inviting us all to join their campaign this week. The No Junk Challenge aims…

The No Junk Campaign is coming soon…

Next week Organix is launching the No Junk Campaign. As the name suggests, it’s all about healthy food – and healthy children, something I know…

Cake Pop Chaos (aka behind the scenes food blogging)

Renshaw sent me some colour melts and suggested I make some cake pops using them. I’m not a particularly experienced baker but I have seen…

The Story of The Clock Cake

  My 6 year old’s homework this week was to do some telling the time questions. She is finding learning to tell the time pretty…

Caffe Cagliari Great coffee at a great price

Caffe Cagliari is a new brand to me and one I was excited to try. It has a 100 year history and has won numerous…

Creative Name Cakes

Recently my friend Helen’s beautiful daughter Cara was 5. Luckily for us they would be visiting on her birthday weekend. My children decided they wanted…

Traditional Gingerbread

I was delighted to be asked by Oven Pride to take part in their pride of Oven Pride competition. Those that know me well will…

Dr Oetker Cake Competition

Cooking is not my forte in life but I love to bake with the kids (useful/frugal/practical and fun it ticks all the boxes.) We were…

Top 4 baby food combinations

Choosing what you feed your little one can be a confusing decision with so much available. Do you go for traditional recipes, organic products or…

Review: Morrisons Cakes and Confectionery

Morrisons cakes and confectionery…..wow! Morrisons have some new cakes to add to their cake range and a new confectionery range out and  asked if I…

Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles New Chocolate Alert!!!

Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles It’s a nice start to the day when you get asked to review some chocolate. Cadbury sent me two backs of…

Nottingham’s favourite dish is ……

Nottingham’s favourite dish is… Good old Spaghetti Bolognese. Closely followed by Pizza, roast dinner, cottage pie and korma/fish pie. Over 55% of Nottingham parents say…

Cool Cookery Competition – Homemade French Bread Pizza and Leftover Love

Leftover Love – This weeks food challenge…. The Challenge Cool Cookery challenged me to cook using ingredients from my freezer and that for me is very…

Top 5 Tips for Losing Baby Weight

guest post As the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William recently debuted their new arrival (AKA the future King of Britain) to the world, the…

Save time & money with a slow cooker

Save time & money with a slow cooker It can be difficult coming up with fresh and healthy meals when you’ve got an army of…

Baby’s First Foods Tips and Ideas

Guest post Beginning to eat solid foods is an exciting time in the life of a baby. So much of our culture revolves around cooking,…

Magpie Monday: Preloved

Preloved I have wanted a Nespresso machine for a long time but the price is out of my range. I have been keeping a little…