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Week 1: Phwooarr it’s Friday

You probably know that in the Blogosphere there is such a thing as ‘Saturday is Caption Day’ and ‘Silent Sunday’. Both involve posting pictures and not many words. It’s fun and a great chance to see [...]

5 minutes: 5 stories – topiary, tutorials and more…

So, here I am again with my regular 5 minutes: 5 stories feature – a jumble of informative and fun (pubic topiary, anyone?) stories! Hope they’re of interest…. 1. Stuck in a recipe rut? Do you [...]

My ‘MasterChef’ moment

Yesterday was a bit unusual. Actually, make that very unusual. It’s not every day you spend it with celeb chef Rosemary Shrager, in mock ‘MasterChef’ style…   Back in late 2012 Gourmet Garden, the herbs and [...]

Moving on: de-cluttering tips

With our move from land to sea only a few months away it is time to get rid of things, a lot of things, things that I didn’t even know I still owned. Here are a [...]

My ‘IPT’ is back

Today I woke up a lady who has dozed off for well, quite a few years actually. My Inner Personal Trainer or IPT as I call her. Anyone who reads my blog will know that I [...]

What I’m wearing for Christmas linky

What will you be wearing on Christmas Day? Are you staying in your PJs all day or donning a festive jumper? Or perhaps you’ve made a special purchase and are going all-out-glam for the Big Day. [...]

Gourmet Garden Blog Off

There’s been quite a bit of dabbling  in the Mummy Rates It kitchen. Not only are preparations for Christmas in full swing but I’m also taking part in the Gourmet Garden Blog Off… A collection of [...]

Christmas cracker: Brussels Sprouts

If there’s one thing that is sure to divide a nation it is the humble Brussels Sprout. Much like that brown, gloopey stuff that I slather into my kids sandwiches the micro cabbage splits the table [...]

The Christmas cracker: The Bird

Cooking the turkey has become something of a work of art. From leaving it in a bucket to having it stuffed with other feathered-friends. Here’s my take on the festive season… The Bird Every year I [...]

5 minutes: 5 stories – glitter and sprinkles

Another week another 5 stories… this week a competition to win £750 (get the kids scribbling), an Indian cook book for babies and toddlers (get the kids gobbling) and a new Kiddicare superstore comes to Lakeside [...]

Review: Tea India

As I sit here writing this review I’m accompanied by a steaming hot cup of Masala Chai – just the thing for keeping me warm on a chilly winter’s day. Here’s my review of Tea India’s [...]

It’s party time! Xmas outfit challenge

Xmas party season is nearly in full swing. If you’re wondering what to wear or if you just want to imagine what you would wear if you weren’t knee-high in Nativity costumes and wrapping, then why not [...]

5 minutes: 5 stories

This week: Free Adventurers pack for kids, toy catalogue ditches gender-bias pictures, the win win promise and a prize for the most festive house…. Add some adventure to your trip to the park I don’t know [...]

Cook up some bargains

You remember a little while ago I told you about a little angel of an App by mysupermarket? Well it’s got even better – you could say it has polished its halo. Picture thanks to Mike [...]

Why I <3 Spotify

Do you listen to music while you blog or search the net? Personally, I’m a big-time radio listener and use it for entertainment as well as keeping me company. However, when you have the radio on [...]