With the seasons quickly transitioning between autumn and winter, I often struggle for ideas for healthy meals. I love having salads or even sandwiches for dinner in the warmer summer weather, but with the cold dark nights drawing in, I want something hot and substantial for my dinner. Homemade soup is the perfect solution for a warm and fresh meal, and the options for recipes are endless! I’ve recently been experimenting with my new soup maker that I received to review from Tower Homewares. I love getting busy in the kitchen (oo-er) and trying out new electric appliances, although I…

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After celebrating Liam’s pass out parade in Catterick up in Yorkshire, we decided to make a nice weekend of it. We were invited to stay at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel for the night in one of their suites, which was perfect for a nice relaxing one night stay for the two of us. It’s located just outside of Scarborough, which was a little bit of a drive from Catterick but worth the journey!  Hotel It’s a luxury country house hotel, which we found was really warm and welcoming and the gardens and grounds are really nicely kept. There was…

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Now I’m going to let the photos do most of the talking here, but a couple of weekends ago we had a little family tea party. Not for any particular special occasion, just because I felt like doing something special and getting all my nice china out. I have a beautiful Cath Kidston provence rose design tea set that I won many years ago. It was my second ever comp win! But I’ve never got round to using it before, and it seemed silly having something so pretty and it being unused. So I got out my Cath Kidston tea…

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A few weeks ago I booked a day off work and my parents and myself drove to Ely in Cambridgeshire for a little day out. We seem to spend a lot of our family days out here, as I love hunting in the numerous charity shops on the high street, browsing the huge antique store, and stopping for some tea at the stunning cathedral. On this visit we had packed our picnic set and popped into Sainsburys to pick up some al fresco lunch essentials. Luckily the weather was beautiful and we found a nice grassy patch in the cathedral…

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If you’re a blogger, I’m sure you’ve probably already heard of the famous Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, which is Londons first cat cafe! A cat cafe is basically what it says on the tin, a normal cafe, but with cats casually strolling around for you to play with. Being a massive cat lover it was the land of dreams for me, or so I thought! I felt incredibly lucky to have booked a time slot for the weekend only a few weeks in advance, as there’s usually a few months of a waiting list. So we’d booked our time slot…

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