I've been doing the 5-2 diet for seven weeks now. It's been reasonably effective, I have lost 4 ibs despite eating my usual 'shed loads of food' on the non fast days. This is good, and now I'm only 4 ibs off my target weight of 9 stone. I find it easy to be positive, joyous even, about the 5-2 diet on days when I'm not fasting. Fast days though, I won't lie, they are a challenge. So for those Read More.
Kid's Kedgeree Recipe Robo Boy and I were lucky enough to be invited to the launch of a new cookery book from Ella's Kitchen. 'The Cook Book, The Red One' contains over 100 recipes with ideas for snacks, lunches, dinners, puddings and more. We met Paul Lindley (Ella's Dad) who told us that getting messy and engaged with food and cooking from an early age helps to build the foundations for a lifetime Read More.
I believe that what you eat has a massive affect on your overall health, and how you feel. I have always made it a priority that my children eat a healthy balanced diet with as much whole food as possible. That said, of course, I have days when I am making their packed lunches with less motivation than usual and I sling in a biscuit or a packet of crisps. So I was interested to try the new hoops and Read More.
I recently read the following post on one of my favourite blogs, Thinly Spread. I really admire Christine and her commitment to ethical blogging. I too am passionate about living a sustainable lifestyle and supporting companies with good ethical practises. I've boycotted Nestle since my teens. I've chosen to do this because of their continuing aggressive marketing of formula milk in countries where Read More.
*I'm a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. I love blogging. It gives me a place to share my thoughts, feelings and ideas with the world. I get to write and I get a response. This spurs me on to improve as a writer which in the long term I hope might lead to a career Read More.
Wonder Girl truelly loves her cuddly toys. One of her favourite games involves lining them up, reading them a story and feeding them play food. So for her second birthday I decided a teddy bear's picnic was the ideal theme. We'd planned to hold the party in park, with a gazebo to decorate.The British weather had other ideas and it was raining so we decided to hold it at home instead. Purpledad Read More.
Until I received an email from Karcher the idea of buying or using a steam cleaner had never entered my head. In fact I wasn't really even entirely sure what a steam cleaner does. Then Karcher offered me the opportunity to test and review one of their steam cleaners and I decided to give it a try. I had a look at the Karcher website and discovered that steam cleaners are in fact pretty groovy. Read More.