It’s no secret that I love good food but creating and sharing recipes is, sadly, something I don’t often have time to do. Before Luisa was born I was absolutely the Chef in residence but adding a new baby into the mix meant Matt had to step up to the plate. Quick note – I won’t apologise for massive overuse of puns. It’s not that Matt wasn’t a good cook, he was just a bit slow and lacked creativity. Well, that’s all changed now, with Luisa demanding most of my time – particularly in the late afternoon Matt is well…

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Anyone else willing to admit they’re at least 40% chocolate? I’m utterly addicted to the stuff. It doesn’t even need to be fancy, if it’s chocolate i’ll scoff it. Don’t get me wrong I love a posh bar of Montezuma as much as the next girl but I’m just as happy with a multi pack of freddos.     Obviously this love affair has certain drawbacks. For example my skin is rubbish and I’m at least 3 stone heavier than I’d like to be. If you’ve read my blog for a while you’ll know i’m trying to be a bit…

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I don’t know about you but I don’t need an excuse to eat pancakes. I won’t be held ransom by the calendar – I’m a maverick! That being said, loading up on carby sugary goodness on a regular basis probably isn’t the best idea. With that in mind this Pancake Tuesday I’m sharing a couple of recipes, some are totally decadent and some are healthier ways to enjoy one of my favourite breakfast treats.   Before you dive headfirst into a bowl of maple syrup I have a few tips, tricks and product recommendations. You want to start out with quality kit…

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Luisa might be a long way off starting school but September still means a return to routine for us. The l.o.n.g summer is drawing to a close and that means all our little clubs and groups will be starting back very soon. Don’t get me wrong I’ve had a lovely summer but it can really drag when your other half is at work 8 hours a day and you’ve no real respite. I can’t wait to get back into our little routine of baby clubs and swimming classes. The chance to enjoy at least half a cup of tea whilst…

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We’ve all been there – meandering around town, peckish, with time to spare and delusions of grandeur. You start looking for somewhere to lunch or brunch and then you remember your clammy little sidekick with no table manners. Well that’s that then, off to a popular family friendly chain for canteen style food. Or is it? I am absolutely not about to spend my time or money in a below par establishment just because I have a baby in tow. By and large I’ve kept going to the same places I’ve always favoured. That being said, not all eateries are as…

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