What’s the story morning glory? – my morning routine unravelled #MorningStories challenge

Mornings can be a whirlwind in any household.  We need to get so much done in such a short space of time, and all while half asleep.  I’ve done my years of lunchbox faffs and school uniform emergencies, and have learned that where possible it’s good to get things done the night before.  Food, clothes, bags of kit, whatever can be done in advance I do.  Despite this there are still some things which can only be done in the morning.  To that end, here’s a glimpse into mornings in my household. It’s all about me! Getting going in the […]

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Silent Sunday 11th May 2014 #silentsunday #mysundayphoto

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Cheese and onion popcorn and cinnamon popcorn recipes: Mustard Heat and Eat Popcorn Maker

I adore popcorn.  Sweet, savoury, and the sweet and savoury flavours that you’re not sure if you like, but you eat the whole pan so you must like it on some level.  I love pan popped and microwave popped, and I love the emergence of so-called ‘gourmet’ popcorn.  I’ve used the air pop machines before but always found the popcorn a little dry, whatever I do to it.  As a virtual connoisseur, I was excited to try the Mustard Popcorn Maker.* Using the same principles as the bags of microwave popcorn.  Heat, and something to stop the kernels flying all […]

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Happy to be a #MorrisonsMum – our bank holiday shop with bells on

It’s bank holiday weekend.  For once in England the birds and shining and the sky is singing, and everything is pretty darn perfect.  That is especially true when you have a kitchen full of meals and treats to satisfy the pickiest family.   J and I went to Morrisons on Friday and shopped up a storm.  I adore Market Street in Morrisons, it’s how I remember shopping many many years ago when I was a girl but all in one place and without Maggie Thatcher trying to steal my milk.  Second to that awesome sight was the plethora of little […]

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Low level play day: crafts and food play for exhausted and poorly parents – Easter Chicks and Home Made Sweets

Regular readers will be well aware of my seemingly near constant poorlyness.  For me, it’s all part of my plethora of interwoven conditions, several of which are auto immune.  This means I am constantly tired, hurting and incapacitated on some degree.  I’ve been particularly poorly of late after a nasty fall a few weeks ago so I have had to prioritise, delegate, pace, and make the most of the times I’m feeling ‘better’ (in chronic illness the word ‘better’ is a relative term, as you’re never really better). But time waits for no man, woman, or Mum – and as […]

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Easter Inspiration: Hot Cross Bun Sweet French Toast – Recipe with pictures

Hot Cross Bun Sweet French Toast ~ Serves 1 Ingredients 1 hot cross bun cut in half – preferably stale 1 Egg Dash of cream or milk Sugar and cinnamon for dusting Quality frying pan 1.  Depending on how luxurious (ie. full of calories) you want this treat to be, melt a little knob of butter or of using a quality pan, you get cook this with no butter or oil.  I am using the Ozeri non-stick ceramic green-earth frying pan (available on Amazon) – I just like butter! 2. In a bowl or lipped plate, whisk the egg with […]

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Degustabox UK monthly food box delivery #triedandtested

Regular readers will already be well aware of my love for the glorious Degustabox – my monthy box of lovely munchies to discover and devour.  Check out my last review here. This box was to exception when it came to being stuffed with gorgeous goodies.  The picture above shows the contents – and I have some fabulous recipe posts on the way with some of the wonderful new discoveries from this monthly box.  For more details on the concept and what to expect, check out their website here. A quick overview: 2 x all natural energy drinks from organic energy. […]

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Mummy – Make Me a Minion: Kitchen Crazy Food Fun – Marshmallow Minions – #motivationalmonday

I think pretty much everyone I know loves the Minions from Despicable Me – they are everywhere.  When Jess and I was these on Pinterest, we had to have a go at making them ourselves. Blue candy melts //  yellow candy melts //  white chocolate //  milk chocolate I find the best way when melting multiple colours of chocolate is to pop them all in a big pan an a very low heat after the water has come to the boil, and leave theme there, stirring regularly until fully melted.  I love using these cheap plastic jugs.  They are around […]

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The Original Supper Box Co. Fresh Ingredients Delivered to Your Door – Product Review

I really love to eat good home cooked food.  More than that I love to cook it.  Since my diagnosis I have found it harder and harder to cook meals completely from scratch.  To read a recipe, make a list and shop for fresh ingredients makes more than I have to give most days, especially if I want to do anything else that day.  The days of me popping to the farmers market on a whim are behind me, as I can’t go out on my own, and getting me out can sometimes be just as much of a faff […]

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Mothers Day Gift Guide: All the Tea and China

Another Mothers day inspired gift guide: inspired being the operative word.  This guide covers two of my favourite things; tea and travel.  Other than being alliterative there isn’t much connection between the two, but if your Mum is anything like me, she will enjoy any of these gorgeous picks. 1.  Vintage China Primrose Tea and Saucer from DotCom Gift Shop – £9.95 I love a proper teacup and saucer and this set is just to pretty for words.  There are loads of others available on the site, but this one matches my next pick. 2.  Vintage China Cake Stand from […]

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