Family Friendly Dining With Las Iguanas

Share This: Las Iguanas invited us to their restaurant in Nottingham this week to check out the new menus, including what’s on offer for kids.  Las Iguanas is a South American restaurant & bar that I used to visit before having the girls.  I hadn’t really thought about it being a family friendly restaurant to take kids to eat in until…

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Easy Jerk Chicken & How To #Win a Holiday to Aruba

Share This: Aruba is one of the lesser known islands in the Caribbean just off the coast of Venezuela.  For some reason it’s not quite as popular as it’s neighbours in the Lesser Antilles such as Trinidad & Tobago or Antigua even though it’s just as stunning as a holiday destination.

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Introducing Real Handful Snacks + Giveaway

Share This: A few weeks ago I went to a conference called Blog On MSI.  It’s a great event where bloggers get to attend talks to help them develop their skills and connect with brands as well as catching up with their blogger friends.  I was lucky enough to get chatting to Joe, founder of Real Handful, and find out…

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Kiddyum Frozen Meal Review

Share This: Kiddyum got in touch a few weeks ago to see if we would be interested in testing their frozen meal range for children.  As a busy parent I do use ready prepared meals from time to time.  Sometimes the day doesn’t quite go to plan, or the grown ups are going to be eating separately, so I like to…

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New Year, New Sausage?

Share This: Sausages are a big feature in our family life.  I think my daughter proclaimed them as her favourite food as soon as she could master the word.  They typically feature in our weekend breakfasts and I also have a huge fondness for them from my childhood.

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5 Ways To Treat Yourself Without Food

Share This: These last few weeks I’ve been back on my weight loss mission.  I’ve been sharing weekly updates of my challenges and how I’m trying to overcome them in my series, Thinking Thin.  If you’ve haven’t stopped by yet, you can catch up with all the posts right here.  I’m sure you’ll find some nuggets of inspiration, if weight…

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Pizza Night With Chicago Town Pizza

Share This: There are some huge pizza fans in this house.  It has to be by son and husbands favourite food by a mile.  So obviously when Chicago Town Pizza got in touch to ask us to try out their new Deep Dish Taste Legends pizza, I knew the boys wouldn’t say no.

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Millers Barn Beefeater Review

Share This: If you follow my blog regularly you’ll already know we are partial to a family meal out. As it was my birthday this week, it could not go by without some family dining.  We had been invited to Millers Barn Beefeater, which was perfect timing given my birthday celebrations. Millers Barn Beefeater is situated just on the outskirts…

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Little Dish For Bigger Kids Meals Review

Share This: I think one of the biggest challenges for a busy parent is providing their children with a healthy balanced diet.  It is something I struggle with almost daily along side juggling the demands of busy family life. I know when I’m at work, having just finished the 9-5, coming home and providing a good home cooked meal is…

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Family Fun At Brewers Fayre

Share This: We were lucky enough to be invited along to the launch of Brewers Fayre’s new play area along with local families and bloggers at the Castlewood restaurant in near Mansfield the other week. We were given a friendly welcome at the door, and instantly the whole family were made to feel at home.  The restaurant had a cosy…

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How To Plan The Perfect Christmas

Share This: Christmas is such an amazing time of year.  I love all the present buying (even though I can’t say I’m too fussed about wrapping), spending time with the family and enjoying a lovely feast together. So many years I’ve been guilty of going overboard, with either presents or food, when I get hit with a last minute panic…

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Organix Goodies Snack Review

Share This: Over the last few weeks Princess has been putting Organix Toddler snacks through their paces.  She was sent a lovely box of Goodies to see what she thought, and she has really enjoyed giving them the toddler taste test.

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Thinking Thin #9: Not The Plateau

Share This: I’ve not been writing about my weight loss journey recently as it became obvious I had become distracted.  My focus had wavered and my thoughts had been crowded by things that were making me emotional and stressed.  I am an emotional eater and when I am stressed I’m faced with an overwhelming urge to binge.  To be honest,…

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