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Tips For Packing A Great Lunchbox #HartleysYourLunchbox

P1 extremely fortunate to receive school meals by the school. The menu is phenomenal and definitely exceeds anything I could ever come up with. So the school lunches are a bit alien to me. In fact packing a picnic was always something I forgot to do and I was never known for having snacks in my bag at all. Then …

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Mindful Eating Challenge

Last week we embarked on a mindful eating challenge. We were given the challenge by Legal and General who organised a five day recipe box to help us on our journey. Every single day of our lives we cook things that are convenient without giving it a second thought. So many times I’ve wanted to change the way we eat …

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My Sunday Photo – 05/07/2015

This week has been super busy as we’ve spent time as a family in the beautiful sun. I hate it how some people are already complaining about the heat and wishing it was cooler. I am certainly not one of those people. I’m enjoying the sun, the heat and the opportunities the weather is giving us a family. Like our …

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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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Making Mealtimes Fun with Bernard Matthews Turkey

As part of being on the Family Panel we were challenged to get creative with our food and create a scene using Bernard Matthews Turkey products. Now I’ve seen some pretty awesome designs from fellow bloggers that have blown ours out the window several times over… So I apologise for my lack of imagination. Being a mum of three and …

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Leftover Meal Using Eggs – Shortcut Eggspert Challenge September

According to WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) the top food items that are not used in time are, and therefore thrown in the bin are: 1. Bread; 2. Milk; 3. Potatoes; 4. Bananas; 5. Carrots; 6. Pork/ham/bacon. With this in mind September’s Shortcut Eggspert Challenge with British Lion Eggs and BritMums was to create a meal using leftovers. In …

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Summer Outdoor Dining Using Eggs – Shortcut Eggspert Challenge June

This months challenge was to create a dish perfect for outdoor dining now that the weather is positively warmer the majority of the time. Now I had a little problem with this because we don’t actually have a garden so I had to slightly adapt the challenge and created something we could easily take with us on a picnic. Hubby …

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“It definitely feels like it has been longer than two years”

Tuesday marked two years since hubby asked me to be his girlfriend. It definitely feels like it has been longer than two years. We’ve been through a lot in such a short time; tears of all varieties, a baby, a marriage and the death of my Nan. Anyway, enough of that, hubby treated me with some yummy goodies for my …

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Christmas Eve – (To Princess 1 – 5 Years)

To Princess 1, Happy birthday!!! I can’t believe you are five years old. It’s just crazy. You’ve been on earth for half a decade. You arrived to us after 19 hours of premature labour at 10:27am on Christmas Eve. You just couldn’t wait another seven weeks of being inside my tummy. You had a rough start but you’ve never stopped …

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Christmas Part 2

Yesterday, we had our Christmas family gathering round the MiLs. Hubby’s Grandparents, Uncle, Auntie & Cousins/OHs were all there ready for games, quizzes and food. My MiL is always really good at organising parties full of fun. Again, I think it’s best to just show you our day in pictures: I used my new camera today! Do you like the …

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Christmas Part 1

Yesterday, we celebrated Christmas with my family. Unfortunately, hubby and P2 didn’t make it, but P1 and I had a truly wonderful day and were very spoilt. I’ve been having a toy sort out but to be honest I think I should have just completely got rid of everything we have here apart from those memorable items and started again!! …

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“Today was really weird”

Today was really weird. I returned to Essex for P1s swimming lesson and we spent some time with my Grandad. I haven’t seen him since we moved out. I stupidly dressed myself and the girls in summery outfits and forgot coats. Typically for England it rained a lot. This wasn’t the weird part, the odd part about this was that my …

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Schwartz 2in1 Recipe Range Sachet Review for Britmums

    Recently I’ve been looking at new ways to change the way my family eats. For ease, I tend to just throw something in the oven, I don’t do very much home cooking – the type where you make everything from scratch. I was sent two sachets to try from the Schwartz 2in1 Recipe Range. Here’s what I thought of them: Garlic …

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Mums Birthday Meal Ruined

We had an awful evening. It was my Mums birthday meal, her birthday is actually today but we are going away for the weekend. We went to test the food at the place we want for our reception venue. That part was fine. Something was completely wrong with P2, I tried everything… Boobie, nappy changing, covering/uncovering blankets, rocking, swinging, carrying, …

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Chinese Meal

It was my Mums friend, now my friend too… I hope… Engagement party tonight. I felt a bit nervous about going as it was at a Chinese restaurant. I hate Chinese, the food not the people. It’s mainly because I’m such a fussy eater. I hate to try new things. Such a child. Well, we went along and had a …

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