Hybrid BMW

BMW on driving a hybrid car

I’m all about saving money and staying healthy at the moment. The cost of our life has just gone up, and that’s not something we have the slack to accommodate. I take part in a feature on local radio about money-saving tips, and I can tell you, it has really made me think hard about… 

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10 minute dinner - Sausage and Lentil Casserole with OXO Herbs and More

10 minute dinners with OXO Herbs and More

Beans on toast? Microwaved curry? Tin of soup? Or would you rather have a hearty, healthy casserole that will feed the whole family and only takes 10 minutes to prepare? That’s the challenge OXO gave us when they sent us some of their Herbs and More flavour pots. In fact, they asked to to make… 

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Check out the incredible women making up the Tesco Mum of the Year 2015 Shortlist

Tesco Mum of the Year Awards 2015 – the Shortlist.

It is a day filled with tears. Some are sad, as we listen to the stories of the mothers involved; some are happy, as we see those women receive the recognition and support they deserve for the remarkable efforts they have made to improve the lives of others. It can only be the Tesco Mum… 

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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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