Can you remember when you first became aware of McDonald’s? I know I can. I was sitting watching Santa Claus the Movie in which there is a scene where the homeless boy Joe is stood staring through the window.  Fast forward a number of years to when I met and started dating Mr. Boo, who worked in one of our local McDonald’s restaurants. He worked there for around 2-3 years and became shift manager before leaving.  So you can imagine my excitement when I was invited along to the recently transformed McDonald’s Norwich Airport to see how McDonald’s has changed.… View Post

To buffet or not to buffet?

To buffet or not to buffet?

So, you’ve got a big party coming up, you’ve sorted the entertainment, the venue, sent out the invitations, decorations are ready to be put up, you know how many chairs and tables you’re going to need and you’re pretty much on top of it all. But, what about the food?… View Post

RNLI Fish Supper: Child-friendly fish suppers

RNLI Fish Supper: Child-friendly fish suppers

As a child I loved having a fish supper, I even went through a phase of only wanting fish fingers for me tea.  Somewhere in my teenage years I gained a food aversion to fish and would be sick if I ate it.  However, during my pregnancy with Piglet, it was one of the foods that I craved.  Thankfully it is something that I have been able to continue to enjoy since her birth.  So a fish supper is now regularly on our family meal plan.… View Post

Should we return to the kitchen?

Should we return to the kitchen?

How many meals per week are you eating away from home? Over the last few decades, more and more people have been ordering takeaways. However, research published by the John Hopkins School of Public Health has claimed that people who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier and consume fewer calories.… View Post

Could your child create the chocolate bar of …

Could your child create the chocolate bar of the future?

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET) have partnered up with Mondelēz International to launch a competition for kids to engineer the ‘Chocolate Bar of the Future’. The competition aims to engage kids in the joy of engineering and innovation while nurturing their curiosity through the medium of chocolate.… View Post

Chocolate Chip and Orange Muffins {Recipe Inspiration}

Chocolate Chip and Orange Muffins {Recipe Inspiration}

Roo and Tigger had been flicking through recipe books and recipes I’d printed off from other bloggers that I saw throughout the year.  There was one particular recipe that Roo wanted to make chocolate orange fudge.  Now, this is the part where I have to confess to buying a Terry’s chocolate orange in preparation for our epic baking session, however, I appear to have eaten it whilst watching Game of Thrones earlier in the week… Bad mummy alert!… View Post

Food for the Family

Food for the Family

Food is much more than the substance we eat to give us energy. It is the essence of our lives that we consume for love and fun. A meal will bring people together and give them an opportunity to talk, laugh, cry and share their lives with the ones they love. Whether you have meals with your friends and family regularly or if it’s a rare occasion, you will still enjoy the moments they can bring.… View Post

How to ensure your kid eats safe food …

How to ensure your kid eats safe food everyday

Ensuring that a child eats safe food is easy when they are at home. Unfortunately, the time they spend at home begins to reduce when they start schooling. If you are like other parents, you must be concerned about what your eats when he or she is away from them. This concern drives many parents to pack lunch or snacks for their children to bring to schools because keeping children safe is a priority. Parents who want to ensure their children eat lunch that is safe everyday need to start by instilling safe habits in their children. Though this might sound like a challenge, there are simple ways to go about it and ensure that kids enjoy clean, safe food away from home.… View Post