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Friday, August 30, 2019

Denim Embroidered Dress: Denim Edits With Tu

Denim Embroidered Dress: Denim Edits With Tu and it's our 23rd Wedding Anniversary.

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 😁.
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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Chestnut Mushroom And Watercress Stroganoff With Giant Wild Rice

Chestnut Mushroom And Watercress Stroganoff With Giant Wild Rice

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!
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Baked Pumpkin and Watercress Fondue: Autumn Comfort Foods

Baked Pumpkin and Watercress Fondue. Autumn comfort foods with Watercress.

Baked Pumpkin and Watercress Fondue. Autumn comfort foods with Watercress.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Pepper Dress And How I Would Style It Now

Pepper Dress And How I Would Style It Now

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!!
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Chorizo, Cheese and Watercress Toastie

Chorizo, Cheese and Watercress Toastie

Chorizo, Cheese and Watercress Toastie Anyone? How tasty!?
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Monday, August 26, 2019

6-a-Day Smoothie: Back to School with Watercress

6-a-Day Smoothie: Back to School with Watercress

6-a-Day Smoothie: Back to School with Watercress. Bin the soggy sandwiches and get creative with these wonderful watercress recipes for kids’ lunchboxes.
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Red Lace Dress: Motivational Monday

Red Lace Dress: Motivational Monday

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.
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Sunday, August 25, 2019

A Walk Around Wollaton Hall In Nottingham

A Walk Around Wollaton Hall In Nottingham

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.
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Ginger Pumpkin Pie: Great Recipe For Autumn

Ginger Pumpkin Pie: Great Recipe For Autumn And Halloween

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.
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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Beef Pie with Blueberry And Blackcurrant Cordial

Beef Pie with Blueberry And Blackcurrant Cordial

Beef Pie with Blueberry And Blackcurrant Cordial. How tasty? Fancy trying this recipe out for dinner tonight?
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Venice Beach Swing Dress: Over 40 Style Blog

Venice Beach Swing Dress: Over 40 Style Blog

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!

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Friday, August 23, 2019

How To Make Salmon with Sticky Ginger Sauce

How To Make Salmon with Sticky Ginger Sauce

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.
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In The Stripes: Flashback Friday

In The Stripes: Flashback Friday

In The Stripes: Flashback Friday. Don't you just love bright colours? So fun and cheerful.
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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Chicken with Lime And Lemongrass Sauce

Chicken with Lime And Lemongrass Sauce

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.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fun and Simple Mini Quiches: Back to School with Watercress.


Fun and Simple Mini Quiches: Back to School with Watercress. Hello friends, so how are you today?
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Kids’ Layered Lunch Pots: Back to School with Watercress


Kids’ Layered Lunch Pots: Back to School with Watercress.

Kids’ Layered Lunch Pots: Back to School with Watercress
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:
  1. Drain the tuna and place into a small bowl. Mix with the mayonnaise and add a little salt and pepper if desired.
  2. 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

Kids’ Layered Lunch Pots: Back to School with Watercress. Recipe courtesy of Watercress. For more recipe inspiration and to find out more about the health benefits of watercress, visit Watercress.
Did you see the first recipe in the set?

  Healthy Kids’ Bento Box: Back to School with Watercress and 6-a-Day Smoothie recipe?

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To celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week (12th – 18th August 2019), Simon Bradley, Head Chef at De Vere Cotswold Water Park – a stunning hotel situated amongst the rolling hills of the Cotswolds and surrounded by 152 lakes - has shared his top tips on how to enjoy the traditional British pastime at home.

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Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boats:

Great for brunch. Are you looking for some nice and healthy brunch recipes? Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boats anyone? You might also like this Halloumi And Watercress Brunch Salad too.

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5 Tips To Growing Old Gorgeously: Tips From Tristan Lee


5 Tips To Growing Old Gorgeously: Tips From Tristan Lee

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.

5 Tips To Growing Old Gorgeously: Tips From Tristan Lee

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 to ease these can be found in the kitchen. Don’t throw out used tea bags, chill them in the fridge and apply them to the eyes. It is said that the combination of caffeine and the coolness increases blood flow which may help to reduce bags. It is also helpful to sleep slightly propped up as it helps fluid drain away from the eyes instead of collecting there when sleeping flat.

Growing Old Gorgeously: Tips From Tristan Lee

3.) Lines, Crow’s Feet And Wrinkles: 

Some people embrace their ageing lines as they see them as distinguishing, while others reach for the Botox. The best way to fight these is to ensure you eat natural foods that are rich with antioxidants to fight free radicals. Also, ensure you’re drinking enough water so the skin is hydrated. Using a moisturiser that contains an SPF of at least factor 30 is another way to keep lines to a minimum.

Growing Old Gorgeously: Tips From Tristan Lee

4.) Turkey Neck:

When moisturising, don’t just be kind to your face, extend the love to the neck area too. There are exercises that are good for the chin and neck area so try tilting the head back and puckering lips up towards the ceiling. Do this ten times a day to stretch and strengthen this vulnerable area.

5 Tips To Growing Old Gorgeously: Tips From Tristan Lee

5.) Skin Tone:

If you are only going to do one thing I would suggest you invest time in a good skincare regime. By ensuring you exfoliate the face daily you will remove dead skin cells and instantly give the skin a brighter, healthier glow. Dull skin is ageing so wash your face gently, pat dry and remember to moisturise. For maximum radiance use a facemask once a week and enjoy ten minutes relaxing on the bed while it rehydrates your personal window to the outside world.

5 Tips To Growing Old Gorgeously: Tips From Tristan Lee
Growing Old Gorgeously: Tips From Tristan Lee
Growing Old Gorgeously: Tips From Tristan Lee

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Healthy Kids’ Bento Box: Back to School Recipe's

Healthy Kids’ Bento Box: Back to School with Watercress

Healthy Kids’ Bento Box: Back to School with Watercress. Bin the soggy sandwiches and get creative with these wonderful watercress recipes for kids’ lunchboxes.
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Lady In Red: Red Summer Dress With Yellow Sandals


Lady In Red: Red Summer Dress With Yellow Sandals

Lady In Red: Red Summer Dress With Yellow Sandals. 

Hello friends, have you had a good weekend? It is all go here as I am doing some decorating. I have noticed over the last few mornings when I get up early that there is a little chill in the air. I hope Autumn is not on its way yet as I have lots of Summer clothes I still need to wear yet!!

Lady In Red: Red Summer Dress With Yellow Sandals
Lady In Red: Red Summer Dress With Yellow Sandals
Lady In Red: Red Summer Dress With Yellow Sandals
Lady In Red: Red Summer Dress With Yellow Sandals
Lady In Red: Red Summer Dress With Yellow Sandals

Lady In Red: Red Summer Dress With Yellow Sandals.

These photos were taken on our Summer break at Butlins, in Bognor Regis. The weather was amazing and it felt like were aboard. 5 days of beautiful sunshine. We are not usually that lucky when we book a holiday in the UK, that is for sure!! I picked this beautiful dress up in the Tu 25% clothing sale this Summer and I love it. Sandals were leather from Clarks at half price too. What a result!?

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  • Dress: Tu Clothing
  • Sandals: Clarks
  • Sunglasses: Primark

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boats: Great For Brunch


Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boats. Great for brunch. Are you looking for some nice and healthy brunch recipes? Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boats anyone? You might also like this Halloumi And Watercress Brunch Salad too.

Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boats: Great For Brunch
Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boats: Great For Brunch
Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boats: Great For Brunch

Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boats: Great For Brunch.

How To Make:

Baked Egg Avocado & Watercress Boats:

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
  • 2 x fairly ripe large avocados, halved and stone removed
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 x 85g bags watercress
  • 4 slices smoked streaky bacon, cooked until crisp
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch red chilli flakes (optional)


Method:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220ᵒC. Use a spoon to scoop out a little flesh from each avocado, in order to ensure that the eggs will fit inside the cavity.
  2. Place the avocado halves in a baking dish, ensuring that they cannot tip and allow egg to trickle out of the sides when cooking. Crack the eggs into a bowl. Use a spoon to transfer one yolk into each of the avocados.
  3. Take a small handful of watercress and roughly chop. Use a fork to lightly whisk the chopped watercress and egg whites together along with a pinch of salt. Tip the egg white and watercress mixture carefully into the avocadoes, fitting in as much as you can without it spilling over the edge.
  4. Sprinkle over a little black pepper and a little more salt as well as some chilli flakes if using. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the eggs are done to your liking. We like ours with the whites nicely set and the yolks still runny.
  5. Remove the avocados from the oven and top with bits of crispy bacon. Serve immediately alongside the remaining watercress.
Recipes courtesy of Watercress. For more recipe inspiration and to find out more about the health benefits of watercress, visit Watercress.

Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boats: Great For Brunch
Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boats: Great For Brunch
Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boats: Great For Brunch

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