#HealthyRed MeatChallenge – Cottage Pie and Yorkshire Puddings

As a busy mum of four, getting my children to sit down and eat healthy meals can sometimes be a challenge. Often our home can feel like a mini café, as I try to cater for everyone’s different likes and…

Autumn – My Favourite Season for making jam and raspberry vodka

Autumn is my favourite season, especially on those perfect days of vivid blue skies, contrasting with the oranges and reds of the trees. The mornings have that lovely crisp feel to them and the smell of wood smoke makes me…

What To Do When Money Worries Keep You Awake At Night

(image) Are money worries keeping you awake at night? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to surveys, there are more than 7 million people in the UK who lose sleep because of their financial anxieties. Everything seems worse at night,…

Easy Ways To Get Your Kids More Active

The modern world is full of distractions for young and older children alike – and most of them involve a screen of some sort. There is so much choice for little ones these days when it comes to entertainment, whether…

Financial Focus: What To Repair, Replace, And Keep The Same

Source Getting to grips with your personal financial whirlwind is never easy. It might start off that way — one bank account, maybe a credit card — but over time, there’s so much to deal with that it’s easy to…

Two Rooms In Your Home That You Need To Stop Neglecting!

One of the things that a lot of people complain about when it comes to their homes is that they don’t feel as though they have enough space. People always want bigger homes with more rooms and more space. The…

Harrogate Gin Rocks Festival At Ripley Castle Preview 12th September 2017

Harrogate Gin Rocks Festival is being held at Ripley Castle on 16th September 2017. The festival takes place perched lakeside in the shadow of the stunning Ripley Castle in Harrogate – which is incidentally where I got married! I have…

5 Reasons Winter Holidays Are Better Than Summer Holidays

Everyone loves summer holidays. Summer holidays, after all, are the one time of the year when all your worries can be put to one side and you just focus on enjoying yourself. You and the family, sitting on a beach,…

Facts! One For Every Day Of The Year Children’s Book Review #…

Books are a fantastic gift for children of all ages (and adults!). With Christmas on the horizon it’s an excellent time to research the perfect book for your child. My twins (aged six) and I were thrilled to be chosen…

Book Cover Reveal – Love, Secrets and Absolution by K.L. Loveley

Love, Secrets, and Absolution: An emotional and gripping psychological, family drama By K.L Loveley Publication day – Wednesday 1st November 2017 Book Blurb People in the village gossip about Grace’s son, Alfie. He’s a lonely boy full of secrets, lies,…

Tips For A Warm Winter Home

Summer will soon be over, and some leaves have already started to brown. But just because the weather is no longer warm and pleasant outside, doesn’t mean we have to suffer through a cold winter in our homes. There are…