Last we I featured my Christmas Gift Guide for Men and this week it's the turn of the Girls! I've collated and tested some of the best, reasonably priced gifts available online and on the high street. So read on for a round up of Christmas gifts I'd love to find in my stocking this year.
Nothing gets a party started like a big bowl of delicious rum punch! I've teamed up with The Duppy Share, an award-winning blend of two complementary Caribbean rums and aged in oak bourbon casks, to bring you some festive rum punch recipes in the lead up to Christmas celebration. Mix up a bowl before people arrive then relax and enjoy a drop of punch with your guests.
We begin with the zesty Duppy St Clements which couldn't be easier to make:
Christmas is in the air and I've scoured the internet to compile some of my favourite gifts ideas to make your loved ones simile this Christmas without breaking your bank. First up we have gifts for the men.
Ah, Christmas. It’s a wonderful time of year, as long as you don’t look at your bank account. It’s hard to experience the same joy we felt as children during the festive season because there’s so much planning and spending to be done at this time of year. But Christmas doesn’t need to be a financial burden. Here’s how to save money during the festive season so that your budget feels bigger.
One of the wonderful elements of Autumn is the abundant squashes and pumpkins. Roasted to perfection these vegetables live and breathe warm, cosy nights wrapped up with furry slippers on. This Butternut Squash Hummus is the perfect accompaniment for Moroccan and Persian dishes or served as a starter or snack with fine crackers. For this recipe it is preferable to roast your squash for a deep, rich flavour.
Lest we forget...
It has been quite a few years since I properly picked up a paintbrush, but I received some shiny new paints for my birthday and when I sat down with blank paper before me a poppy instantly came to mind.
Just a week left until the kids go back to school. It is a special one for us this year as Little E starts Junior School and Little I has her first day at school! Eeek! With 2 girls in the house there is only one place they want to get their school backpacks, water bottles and pencil cases - Smiggle! Here's some of my favourite Smiggle picks for the Back to School season.
These days, an increasing number of children spend most of their time indoors wired to technology. A lack of physical activity predisposes them to obesity-related health problems. Apart from being overweight, children develop weaker muscles and bones if they don’t exercise regularly, while chances of getting type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure increase as they grow older too.
School's out for Summer! Whoop whoop!
We've had a big brainstorm over the weekend and here's our list of all the fun activities we want to tick off our bucket list before the new school year starts in September (I've managed to sneak a few practical ones in too!)...
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