Embracing the Great Outdoors: A Palette of Possibilities. There's something truly magical about the great outdoors, a vast canvas where nature's hues blend seamlessly with the laughter of children and the gentle whispers of the wind. It's here, amidst the rustling leaves and under the vast, open sky, where developmental journeys unfold in the most unexpected and delightful ways.
I was super lucky to receive tickets to see Moulin Rouge the Musical for Christmas from my lovely Mum. I’d heard rave reviews about the show currently playing at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End based on Baz Lurhmann’s iconic film. Now, I hold my hands up and admit Moulin Rouge it isn’t one of my favourite films (mainly because I’m not a Nicole Kidman fan) but I was super intrigued to see how such a visual movie would transfer to the stage.
Little I is off on her first school residential next week. She will be spending two nights away from home staying in a yurt and having loads of fun with her school friends. This seemed an apt time to share the tips and tricks I have learnt over the past few years when packing for her big sister's residential trips.
There is no doubt that car ownership can provide many benefits, including convenience, independence, and freedom. But if your vehicle stolen there can be significant financial loss, as the true value of the car is usually not fully recovered, emotional distress at having your property taken without permission, and the hassle and aggravation that comes from sourcing alternative transportation, liaising with the police and dealing with insurance companies.
In recent years there has been an increase in car crime, particularly in relation to thefts of vehicles with keyless entry systems. This increase is driven by the rise of sophisticated relay attacks, where criminals use special equipment to amplify the signal from the key fob and unlock the car. Leading insurer Aviva claims drivers with keyless vehicles are twice as likely to make a claim for car theft than those with vehicle which are non-keyless.
By following our simple tips to protect your car you can reduce the risk of theft and have peace of mind knowing your vehicle is secure.
I had grand plans to bake this amazing vegan, dairy free chocolate sponge cake recipe over the long Easter bank holiday weekend, only to have my intentions scuppered by illness! Disaster! But the recipe from this rich moist chocolate sponge, topped with creamy caramel sauce and crunchy salty popcorn from Kindling Restaurant in Brighton is far too good not to share with you all. My top tip is to serve with Swedish Glace vanilla soy based ice cream which is my absolute favourite non-dairy ice cream. You can even make the dessert gluten free too!
We are super lucky that Kindling Restaurant is just half an hourfrom us down the M23 in Brighton (one of our favourite places to visit), and if haven't visited you really should as Kindling is about more than just the delicious food created by Chef Holly Taylor, it is a community sharing and celebrating local produce.
Based on the fact that you clicked on this article, I am going to assume that you are going to Crete this summer holiday. If I’m correct, congrats! Crete is a beautiful place, and there is no better time to explore it than in the summertime; the sun is always shining, the seas are calm and the whole island is full of travellers, who are equally excited to experience the Greek summer.
'I'll see you in court!' could be heard across the concourse of Waterloo station as I greeted one of my oldest friends last weekend to see a play I've been dying to see for ages - Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution live in a courtroom setting in the heart of London. It doesn't get much more exciting than that!
2020 has been an extraordinary year and one where, most of us, have had our holiday plans disrupted. If you are thinking of booking a staycation or holiday abroad to get a well earned break from the monotony of coronavirus life, take a look at my top holiday planning tips to help take the stress out of booking a break during the COVID-19 pandemic.
My kids grew up watching Paw Patrol, Shimmer and Shine and Dora the Explorer (my eldest spent most of her younger years shouting 'Backpack! Backpack!') so it is safe to say Nickelodeon is a firm favourite in this household. How wonderful it would be if those shows could be brought to life... Enter Nickelodeon Adventure which has just opened at Lakeside, Thurrock. We were very lucky to be invited to celebrate at the launch event of this brand new play space along with our Paw Patrol obsessed nephew Little A.
The health benefits of practising yoga have long been established, and recently there’s been a surge in popularity for taking those weekly sessions one step further; by getting away from the stresses of everyday life by embarking on a longer-term yoga retreat.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.