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A Day to Welcome Autumn {With Aldi Mamia}

Summer and Autumn are by far my most favourite seasons. I’m not put off taking my little ones out by the changing weather, but I opt for ease wherever I can. This is where Aldi comes in. They sent me a lovely little hamper with snacks and a drink to take along with us on a day out, to show how delicious their range is for my little ones, how handy their items are and how thrifty we can be by purchasing them. But I’ll tell you a ...
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Flawless Friday 23rd September {Holidays and Playgroups}

< blockquote>Flawless Friday is my weekly post to highlight the flawless moments during our week. Because our week may not always be perfect but there’s always something to be grateful for. This week has been a brilliant week. It’s a little sad that we’re home from holiday, but you know the saying ‘there’s no place like home’. It was really nice to get settled back into our daily routine and sleep in ...
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Bonkers on a Bus {Holiday in the New Forest}

On Sunday we were supposed to be going on a bike ride. This is something that kept getting put off all week and we never ended up going which was a little disappointing. But the kids and I were probably the only ones showing enthusiasm for it, so instead of a bike ride we booked a bus tour instead. I know it sounds completely boring, so I hope I don’t lose you, because it was far from dull. Nothing is dull with our littles. The bus ...
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A Holiday in the New Forest {Day of Arrival}

We’ve just returned from our week away in the New Forest and to remember each day I’m going to write about everything we got up to, because we crammed quite a lot in to seven small days. This year my parents joined us on our getaway. I was really pleased they decided to come but I think they’d agree that it puts a little more pressure on your holiday because there are more people to please and not everyone always enjoys the ...
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Bedtime Faux Pas We’re All Guilty of {and how to Change them}

We all have a bedtime routine, whether it’s a rigid schedule or a loose routine before bed. I’d say we’re somewhere in-between the two. Chris Evans from LEDHut.co.uk commissioned a study of 1,000 parents, which revealed some surprising insights into many of their bedtime routines. A few of the following things we do as a family, as I’m sure many parents do too. Sometimes we parents have no other option than to do ...
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Homemade Salmon Fishcakes

We’re a family that have always opted for store bought fishcakes. They taste delicious, there’s no fuss and they’re easy to cook. The one problem is, that they’re not always healthy. So I wanted to opt for a healthier option for the kids and us. This way I would be in control of the amount of salmon that goes into each fishcake and how much salt, if any, I’d use. So here’s my recipe for healthy salmon ...
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Vegetarian Shepherds Pie

This meal was almost like swearing for my man, simply because there wasn’t any meat involved. But he was pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was. It’s good for our bodies and our purses to have at least one meal a week without any meat, so this would be a great one for every family. This vegetarian shepherds pie is packed with veg and the lentils give it a little protein boost. Serves 4 Ingredients 3 Carrots peeled and ...
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Chicken and Chickpea Curry

This is a healthy version of the family favourite chicken curry. It’s packed with vegetables and they’re easily disguised in the sauce, for those who don’t enjoy their veg. It takes a little time to prepare, but the final result is worth the effort. It’s also a fairly inexpensive meal to make and definitely one to put on the planner. Serves 4 Ingredients 2 Onions chopped 2tbsp of Curry Powder (of desired heat) 3 ...
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French Toast a Simple yet Tasty Recipe

A recipe we’ve not had for years but have a new found love of recently, is french toast. It’s easy to cook and is a filling breakfast for a hungry family. It tastes delicious served with fruit or maple syrup, you could even please your savoury taste buds by serving it with bacon. Serves 4 Ingredients 2 Eggs 200ml Milk 1tsp Sugar 4 Slices of Bread Method Whisk the eggs and milk together then stir in the sugar. Heat a little oil in ...
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Quick Bake Mini Ham and Cheese Quiches

These little ham and cheese quiches are so delicious and look incredibly sweet too. They’re perfect for tiny hands, lunch boxes, parties or a quick snack. This recipe is also slightly healthier because I’ve used bread instead of pastry as the base. Although it wasn’t quite as crunchy as the usual pastry case, it was still delicious and the edges had a slight crisp to them. This recipe is great for busy lives, they’re ...