As a parent, one of the most difficult tasks that you’ll have to prepare for and overcome early for your baby is being able to wean them successfully. While there aren’t any ‘one-size fits all’ approaches. There are different suggestions and tips that may help you along the way. If you are searching for a bit of guidance for some top tips for preparing for weaning your child, here are a few to help get you started.… View Post

If you go down to the woods today – …

If you go down to the woods today – you better take supplies!

When we moved home from being a short walk from the beach I wondered whether we would miss it.  However, as luck would have it we swapped the beach and the sand for woodland walks.  The estate where we now live in is surrounded by woodland, which in turn has some beautiful woodland walks and a lagoon.  So whilst we do miss the sea breeze, especially on warm days, there is so much to explore in the woodland so we often head down after school and at the weekends.… View Post

Celebrating the World Cup with Aldi Fiesta Quesadillas

Celebrating the World Cup with Aldi Fiesta Quesadillas

Aldi recently brought out their very own Fiesta range of Mexican inspired foods.  The range includes all the favourites including Fajitas, Nachos and Quesadillas.  Alongside some fantastic salsa dips and sour cream pots.  The Fiesta range is currently available as part of their Specialbuys which gave me the perfect opportunity to help get in the World Cup spirit by cooking up a Mexican inspired feast.… View Post

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

A few years ago if I told you that I headed to the freezer on busy days to whip up a meal for the family.  I probably would have been mocked for it.  In fact, I wouldn’t have even confessed to reaching for a packet of chicken nuggets for fear of comments about doing so.  Nowadays brands such as Bird’s Eye take the quality of their frozen range very seriously.  With a recent overhaul of their entire chicken range.  Which for us as a family is fantastic, with a selection of crumbs and grills which are perfect with veg and potatoes.  To the golden wholegrain nuggets which the children adore.  Made with golden wholegrain they can be incorporated into family meal times in so many ways.… View Post

Sweetening the Sugar Switch – 10 ways you can make …

Sweetening the Sugar Switch – 10 ways you can make sugar swaps

We all love a little sweetness to sweeten our day and make things taste a little more luxurious and enhance its flavour. Sometimes though it can be hard if you are trying to take a healthy outlook on life and cut down on your sugar intake.

Sugar really is everywhere and it’s sometimes hard to avoid it. There are lots of different sources of sugar which we sometimes don’t even think about. One of the biggest sources of sugar in our diet, however, is sugary drinks which are linked to a huge increase in calorie consumption and ultimately also an increase in type 2 diabetes and dental decay.… View Post

Jakemans Factory Tour

Jakemans Factory Tour

I’ve always been fascinated with the way things work.  Possibly one of the many reasons I had planned to join the Royal Logistic Corp after college.  Being quite a geek when it comes to discovering programmes like How Does It Work which showcases factories, structures etc. Allowing a glimpse into how they were designed and how they function to provide us with the finished product that we are all too familiar with.… View Post