Catalan Food - Gazpacho

Simple but delicious: food on the Costa Brava

Mummy, I’m on fire! And he was – kind of. As part of our weekend break on the Costa Brava we took a drive out to the gorgeously secluded La Vinyeta for a spectacularly different kind of dinner. As we pulled into the privately-owned vineyard, the sun was setting over the vines, and the distinctive smell of… 

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Visiting L'Estartit during the Medes Islands Pirates and Corsairs festival

A weekend in L’Estartit Catalunya

When you think of a weekend break, it usually involves the car. If you do decide to venture further afield, maybe the Eurostar. You don’t generally think of getting on a flight to Spain. Especially with the kids. But you should. Oh, you really, really should. A few weeks ago I picked up the kids… 

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Who do you #FeelBeautifulFor?

Beauty Legacy – who do you #FeelBeautifulFor?

Image credit: Stephanie Belton If your best friend said that about you, she wouldn’t be your best friend for very long. It has already begun. GG, at 9, has started to compare her body and face to what her friends have. She’s not the only one – they are all doing it. It has become… 

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Type 1 Diabetes - how a child is coping

Diabetes: Wot so Funee?

Now I know what you’re thinking. What could possibly be funny about diabetes? And you’d be right. It’s not funny at all. Every single aspect of it is just bloody awful, and the fact that it is occurring to a child makes it infinitely worse. But you know what? She is doing it. All those… 

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Awesome days out for Half Term

Half term is looming. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have spent the last couple of weeks booking up days to keep the kids occupied. There is nothing worse than a rainy half term day when you have no plans. Unless you’re massively into craft. Which I’m not. If you’re a fan of PVA glue… 

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Creating Mii on Tomodachi Life by Nintendo

Review: Nintendo 3DS XL console

Right, the kids are at school and I have the house to myself. *Looks around shiftily and draws curtains.* You’d be forgiven for thinking I have an illicit visitor to entertain, and in a way, I do. You see GG and the Bug have been given Nintendo 3DS XL consoles to review for Netmums. They… 

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The Verulamium Spa at Everyone Active Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre - plunge pool (2)

Verulamium Spa: how to relax in style.

    It’s been a stressful few weeks here. People tell me I’ve never looked better, and that’s down to the weight I’ve lost; I wish I could have lost it training for my half marathon, or eating a sensible diet, but actually, it’s all down to stress. Every cloud… To be honest, when my… 

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