Countdown To The New Year: Let's All Meet Up In The Year 2020. Hello friends. Happy New Years Eve everyone 🥳. I am so looking forward to the year 2020. A few things happened in 2019 that I would like to forget about. Especially my Mum had breast cancer. Thankfully it has been removed and she just has to finish her course of radiotherapy. ...
Alternative Christmas Dinner Ideas By Brian Maidment Head Chef At The Belsfield. If you are looking to try something different this Christmas or if turkey just isn’t for you, Head Chef Brian Maidment at Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield has shared his suggestions on how to mix up your Christmas dinner this festive season. ...
Love A Bit Of Cake: Wordless Wednesday Link Up. Hello, friends. I am just trialling out a new linky if you are interested in joining us? Love A Bit Of Cake: Wordless Wednesday Link Up. ...
Dietitian Jo Travers Reveals What To Eat Over The Festive Season To Beat Tummy Troubles, For Love Your Gut. With an abundance of festive feasts and fizz-filled parties, the period through Christmas and New Year is when many of us indulge in larger portions and sweet and salty treats. However, this can sometimes lead to stomach problems, especially for those with a sensitive gut or digestive issues. To help beat tummy woes, dietitian Jo Travers has shared tips on what to eat over the festive season. So, follow Jo’s advice for a happy and healthy Christmas, New Year and beyond! ...
Winter Trifle With Blackberries: Afternoon Tea Recipes. For those who love celebrating with food but also want to look after their gut over the Christmas period, Dr Joan Ransley has created two new festive delicious dishes that are full of flavour, colour and gut-healthy ingredients - a Brussel Sprout, Chestnut and Sage Risotto, which serves as an ideal vegetarian or vegan option, and a sweet Winter Trifle with Blackberries. You can find  Brussel Sprout, Chestnut and Sage Risotto, recipe here. ...
Brussel Sprout, Chestnut And Sage Risotto (vegetarian/vegan). With the festive season often bringing an array of rich food and drink, it can spell a less than merry Christmas for those who suffer from a sensitive gut. For those who love celebrating with food but also want to love their gut over the Christmas period, Dr Joan Ransley for Love Your Gut has created two new delicious dishes that are full of flavour, colour and gut-healthy ingredients. ...
I'm At A Pay Phone Trying To Call Home. Happy Wayback Wednesday and today I'm listening to Maroon five ' I'm at a payphone' looking at fun photos from Wayback in July 2017. These photos are of me and my Daughter having fun taking photos in Nottingham outside a red phone box!!. I’m at a payphone trying to call home. All of my change I spent on you. Where have the times gone, baby it’s all wrong. Where are the plans we made for two ♯♭ { Lyrics from song Maroon 5 – Payphone } ...
OK, I never want to grow up. A trip to the Disney Store for a treat for me!! A Cheshire Cat teddy for my Alice in Wonderland themed dining room I am planning. Five Clothes Shops To Take Your Daughter In Oxford Street London. Hello friends. A few weeks ago my daughter and I hopped on the train to London in search of some new clothes for my Daughter. A few hours later we arrived at St Pancras Internation Train Station. What an amazing station this is too! ...
Granola, Berries And Yogurt Parfaits For Parfaits Day. Hello friends, love a nice and tasty breakfast? Do you fancy making some Granola, Berries And Yogurt Parfaits For Parfaits Day? ...
5 Simple Healthy New Year Resolutions with dietitian Sian Porter. Hello friends, today I have a guest post to share with you on how to be a little bit healthier in the new year. Many of us will make a resolution to be healthier in some way in the new year, but with most of us short on time, it can be tricky to keep them up. To keep us on track, dietitian Sian Porter has teamed up with California Walnuts to suggest five simple new year resolutions for a happier and healthier 2020. ...
Festive Afternoon Tea at Laura Ashley The Tea Room.  *Guest Post*  Love afternoon tea? Fancy having a Festive Afternoon Tea at Laura Ashley The Tea Room? ...
Walnut And Cherry Yule Log: Christmas Recipe. How yummy! If you are looking for some yule log recipes to try out this year, you have come to the right place. Fancy making a classic yule log recipes with a modern twist? ...
Christmas Nut Loaf With California Walnuts. Hello friends. Are you looking for Christmas recipes? How about making a Christmas Nut Loaf? Today I am sharing one of California walnuts recipes with you. ...
Walnut And Chestnut Sausage Rolls. Hello friends, fancy making some Walnut And Chestnut Sausage Rolls? Great for any parties you might be planning this Christmas. Perfect for any afternoon tea too. ...
Superfood Christmas Salad. Hello friends, fancy making a Superfood Christmas Salad? Today I have a tasty superfood salad recipe to share with you. Walnuts have long been considered synonymous with the festive season. Often enjoyed freshly cracked open with a nutcracker, or more commonly bought already shelled, walnuts are used in a variety of sweet and savoury seasonal dishes – or simply enjoyed on their own! ...
Baked Figs, California Walnuts And Camembert. Hello friends, over the next few days I will be sharing some tasty recipes from California Walnuts. They have created some new Christmas recipes, which all look delicious. ...
Mixing Fashion And Fun Together: Stripes And Red Cardigan. Hello friends, how are you keep? I love this fun look for Autumn. I have had these boots and cardigan for years and still love them. The t-shirt and the jeans are some freebies off my Daughter that I rescued from the charity bag!! Reuse & Rewear ;) ...
Friends T-shirt, Pink Marks & Spencer's Skirt And A Memory. Hello friends. How was your weekend? I love it when Facebook shares a memory to me. Here is the one I just got: ...
Throwback Thursday Flowered Joe Brown's Dress And A Date Night. Hello friends. Today, I got this message on Facebook: Your Memories on Facebook. Claire, we care about you and the memories you share here. We thought you'd like to look back on this profile photo from 5 years ago. ...
Watercress Welsh Rarebit anyone? How tasty!! Watercress Welsh Rarebit: Breakfast And Brunch Recipe Ideas. ...
Slow Cooked pork shoulder with salt-baked potatoes and watercress. Hello friends. I have a tasty dinner recipe idea to share with you today. Fancy a slow-cooked pork in oven recipe to try out. ...
White Jumpsuit And Nearly A Trip To Bristol! OOTD .  Hello friends. The school holidays are over and time to get back to school and work for most of my children next week. Alright for some as we had to work all Summer!! ...
Denim Embroidered Dress: Denim Edits With Tu and it's our 23rd Wedding Anniversary.  Happy Friday 🖐. It's our 23rd wedding anniversary today 🥳 and we are both at work. How fun!! We have the evening off together though 😁. ...
Chestnut Mushroom And Watercress Stroganoff With Giant Wild Rice. Look forward to the change in the season, the different flavours it brings and enjoy cosy nights in with family, friends and good food! ...
Baked Pumpkin and Watercress Fondue. Autumn comfort foods with Watercress. ...
Pepper Dress And How I Would Style It Now.  I love it when Google sends me a notification to some photos from years ago. I notice these yesterday from wait for it, 6 years ago!! (Rediscover this day: 8 Aug 2013). I was in my late 30's here and my babies were all smaller than me!! Well, my youngest two were!! ...
Chorizo, Cheese and Watercress Toastie Anyone? How tasty!? ...
6-a-Day Smoothie: Back to School with Watercress. Bin the soggy sandwiches and get creative with these wonderful watercress recipes for kids’ lunchboxes. ...
Red Lace Dress: Motivational Monday.  Hello friends, happy Bank holiday Monday. Just a quick post today sharing some photos from a photoshoot a few years ago with Marisota. ...
A Walk Around Wollaton Hall In Nottingham. Happy Sunday, would you like to come on a stroll with me around A Walk Around Wollaton Hall In Nottingham? It is such a lovely place to visit. Wollaton Hall is a beautiful Elizabethan country house of the 1580s standing on a small but prominent hill in Wollaton Park, Nottingham, England. ...
Ginger Pumpkin Pie: Great Recipe For Autumn And Halloween. We couldn’t resist adding just one sweet recipe, but we think you’ll be pleased we did! Don’t worry too much about getting rid of all those seeds. Once cooked the roasted pumpkin is pushed through a sieve, to make a silky smooth, spiced filling. You could also use butternut squash and enjoy ‘pumpkin’ pie all year round. ...
Beef Pie with Blueberry And Blackcurrant Cordial. How tasty? Fancy trying this recipe out for dinner tonight? ...
Venice Beach Swing Dress: Over 40 Style Blog. My favourite style of dress: Vintage with a modern twist!! Happy Saturday. Are you ready for the weekend? The weatherman has predicted it red hot here all next week, let's just hope he is right! ...
How To Make Salmon with Sticky Ginger Sauce. How tasty does this sound? The ginger cordial makes a great base for a teriyaki sauce and served with simply stir-fried broccoli and carrots make a really tasty family meal that’s healthy too. ...
In The Stripes: Flashback Friday. Don't you just love bright colours? So fun and cheerful....
Chicken with Lime And Lemongrass Sauce. As the temperature drops, the leaves change colour and the nights draw in, take comfort from some NEW, deliciously warming autumnal dishes, from Belvoir Fruit Farms....
Kids’ Layered Lunch Pots: Back to School with Watercress. Fancy making some of these Kids’ Layered Lunch Pots? Kids’ Layered Lunch Pots: Back to School with Watercress: Prep time: 10 minutes Makes 2 pots Ingredients: 50g bag watercress 150g macaroni pasta, cooked 1 tin tuna in brine 2 tbsp mayonnaise 1 orange pepper, de-seeded and sliced 1 red pepper, de-seeded and sliced 1 small tin sweetcorn, drained Salt and pepper Method: Drain the tuna and place into a small bowl. Mix with the mayonnaise and add a little salt and pepper if desired. Take two Kilner jars or other jars with tight fitting lids. Split the cooked pasta between each jar, then follow with the tuna mayonnaise, sweetcorn, and peppers, finally topping with the watercress. Seal the jars and keep refrigerated for up to 24 hours until needed. Kids’ Layered Lunch Pots: Back to School with Watercress. Recipe courtesy of Watercress. For more recipe inspiration and to find out more ab...
Growing Old Gorgeously: Tips From Tristan Lee, The Gorgeousness Coach. It is inevitable that we all have to grow old, but some people don’t realise they are ageing until one day they look in the mirror and realise that they should have taken better care of themselves. All is not lost though - Tristan Lee, The Gorgeousness Coach, who at 48 often gets mistaken for a 25-year-old, has prepared his top tips to help people work on the common complaints, today! 1.) Age Spots:  These are often known as liver spots and can be found on the face, hands and other areas that are over exposed to the sun. If these are dabbed daily with lemon juice they should begin to lighten over the course of two months. To prevent further age spots, ensure a moisturiser or sun cream with a high SPF is applied daily. Remember, the sun’s rays can still affect the skin in the winter. 2.) Eye Bags:  Bags under the eyes can be a result of insufficient sleep, and swelling is common if a person has been crying. The trick...