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My Sunday Photo – 16/08/2015

One of my new friends over here in Sevenoaks invited me to her daughter’s Christening. I felt so honoured to receive an invite to not only the ceremony but the little lunch afterwards. A couple of weeks before the Christening my friend asked if I could take a couple of photos of her family for her on the day which …

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Eating Out With Kids At Cafe Rouge Bluewater

We were invited along to try out the new kids menu at our local Cafe Rouge last weekend. I’ve only ever experienced a breakfast at Cafe Rouge whilst holidaying in CenterParcs so I was extremely excited and totally nervous about dining out with all three children. Going to a restaurant is certainly when hubby and I feel the strain the …

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Persil Cook With The Kids

P1 wants to be a chef. She loves cooking, baking and everything in between. I hate cooking with children. Baking I can just about manage but cooking a meal is normally a no go situation. I hate the mess it creates when children are involved and it’s made even worse when they never listen to instructions. But I braved it when …

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My Sunday Photo – 26/07/2015

I went through Primary School with a very small group of close friends. Twins and another girl. Although I was friendly with everyone there was the usual divide of the popular kids, the normal kids and the ones that had no friends at all. I was probably, I hope, in the middle neither popular or unpopular. When it came to …

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“We’ve slipped back into a horrible routine”

I had hoped to be writing a post about how well P2 was doing with giving up milk. We decided about two weeks ago that we needed to cut it out completely to start with. Like an addiction. It’s how we helped her to lose her dummies that she was so addicted to last year and that “cold turkey” approached …

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Bernard Matthews – Mealtimes Games

“Stop playing with your food!” I remember being told as a child. I hear myself saying this to my own daughters countless times a day, especially whilst P2 moisturises her hands and face in yoghurt or baked beans. Well what if playing with your food was allowed? Bernard Matthews challenged me to come up with 3 different games that the …

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Letting The Children Make Lunch with Bernard Matthews

Meal times can be pretty boring. We all eat, three times a day or more. Children specifically get given their food laid out in front of them and they eat it, or throw it, mash it between their fingers, but usually they eat it. Then Bernard Matthews sent over their next Family Panel task and I was thrilled. Putting the …

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Kids Fun At Home with I MUNE NURTURE

We’ve been experiencing some pretty awful behaviour with P1 lately. I’ve been doing a lot of research about it because I desperately want to help her to control and understand her emotions as well as understand them myself. This weekend I’ve especially been changing the things we do. Normally we like to use the weekend to recooperate after a busy …

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Queen Of Hearts Cookie Company Review

I am really trying my best to cut my meal portions and stop snacking as much as I used to in a bid to lose the extra weight I’m carrying but also to be healthier inside. When the Queen Of Hearts Cookie Company contacted me to review some biscuits for them I was actually really excited. It was just before …

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The Breadless Lunch Challenge with Bernard Matthews

Our latest Bernard Matthews family panel challenge was to create a breadless lunch. It had to be imaginative but you couldn’t use bread, pittas or wraps. So we racked our brains and I came up with a cute little idea for this challenge, a jacket potato man! I know that lunch times are notoriously known for being something cold, but …

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Bernard Matthews Bootiful Ideas Prizes

I have been part of the Bernard Matthews Family Panel for a while now, just before Christmas last year, and I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it. They’ve come up with some great ideas and fun to have with turkey. As of today Bernard Matthews have launched the Bootiful Ideas Prizes. Their whole website is looking super modern …

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The Frugal Foodies Guide to Shopping

Living a frugal lifestyle can be a challenge for many of us, especially when it comes to shopping. Knowing what to look out for and how to alter your shopping trip to suit a more careful and pennywise shopper is essential if you want your groceries to cost less and produce as little waste as possible, so here is the …

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Our Weaning Journey – Vegetables with Cow & Gate Friends

In my experience both Spoon-Led and Baby-Led weaning are equally effective and it’s purely up to the parent to decide which method suits them best. I’ve done both methods and am currently doing a mix of both with P3. You are advised to introduce flavours and ingredients one at a time to make sure that your baby isn’t allergic to …

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Arla Big Milk Review

Milk seems to be the bane of my life at the moment. I seem to spend so much time making formula milk for P3 and receiving demand after demand for “a big one milk bottle” from P2. Then there’s P1 who really should be having more for her bone strength and growth. P2 is addicted to cows milk in a …

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Our Weaning Journey – Annabel Karmel Toddler Meals

The other week we had an extremely exciting delivery in two batches for the girls. Annabel Karmel had sent us some awesome products to help with our mealtimes. As a parent or Grandparent, feeding times can be stressful when kids are involved. Whether that’s due to owning a fussy eater or lack of time or the mess so I was …

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