Gousto Review

We were recently sent a Gousto box to review – if you haven’t heard of Gousto, they are a company who create innovative meals and send you everything you need to create them at home. All the ingredients are weighed and measured for you and all you have to do …

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Hardwick Hall

On Easter Monday we ventured out to Hardwick Hall, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Finally spring seemed to have arrived and everyone else had similar ideas to us. As we arrived we queued in traffic for a good 20 minutes – which wasn’t so bad considered we were surrounding by gorgeous sunny …

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The ups and downs of Slimming World

I have now been following the Slimming World diet for 3 months, which is nothing in the grand scheme of things, but already in that short space of time I have encountered struggles and I have noticed a massive change in my overall lifestyle. I automatically opt for healthier food …

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How are you spending the Easter Weekend?

Despite Easter being a traditionally religious festival, we aren’t religious here, so we don’t celebrate in that way – instead like many other families up and down the country we take advantage of the opportunity to spend some time with family and friends. Our Friday was spent at the coast, …

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What If? The Racehorse jigsaw puzzle review

I was recently sent a What If? The Racehorse Jigsaw Puzzle to review. The What If? series, by Ravensburger, is a great twist on the tradition jigsaw puzzle. The box shows you a picture, with a What If? caption – for this particular puzzle the caption reads ‘Jim spent his …

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Spring Garden Preparations

When we took on our house, we also took on a rather neglected garden. At some point in the past it had been much loved and cherished, but it hasn’t been looked after for the last few years, apart from some small attempts at tidying up. In short, the garden …

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