We ate in Travelodge in Bristol’s Patchway and it was horrible.

We were up in Bristol in August visiting Sam’s brother and family. We had thought about trying to see the hot air balloon festival but unfortunately the weather was terrible and that never happened. Instead we spent time chilling out with family and it was good fun, Emily loved hanging out with her cousins too….

We ate at Cafe Rouge for my birthday and I still love it 28 years on.

Cafe Rouge is one of my favourite restaurants, ever. As a child my dad used to take my sister and I to the Richmond restaurant where breakfast, lunch or dinner was a favourite time spent there. The smell of freshly roasted coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, baked croissants, sugar cubes in little white bowls, chic…

Tesco now offers faster Clubcard Vouchers

U.K. supermarket Tesco now offers Clubcard vouchers quicker than ever before. The new initiative allows Clubcard users access to their Clubcard vouchers earlier instead of having to wait until their next statement to arrive. It’s easy to request your vouchers. All you have to do is request your vouchers via your online Clubcard account or…

The Windmill in Ramsgate has upped their menu and its gooooood

I’ve written about The Windmill a number of times, I’ve chosen it on numerous occasions as the venue for most events such as Sam’s 40th, Emily’s 1st, Emily’s Christening and a wake. It’s a lovely family friendly pub, with lovely staff, friendly locals, a good selection of food and drink, both hot & cold and…

What are you doing this summer with your kids?

With the recent temperatures heating up the country making a plan for the summer holidays with Emily has been difficult. Ok so technically it’s not summer holidays for us as I work from home but it’s still the summer. What have we got in store for Emily? Well we’re going to Bristol to visit family,…

There’s a new app challenging the world of food waste

Food waste is a huge global problem. I hate food waste but my cut down on it doesn’t equal to the amount wasted each year. Every year around Christmas, roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption gets lost or wasted every year. According to The Telegraph: This equates to…

A good walk for little legs

A few days ago after a morning meeting, Emily and I met Clare and Scarlet for a few hours. We had decided the day before that we’d walk along Government Acre, letting our little ones run free, then pop by the boating pool for a cuppa, hoping that the long walk would have an affect,…

I meal plan a week in advance, here’s why you should do it too

Keeping on track of what I need to cook for my family isn’t always the easiest task in the world. Most meals I cook for Sam and Emily, doesn’t always interest Emily. She’s good with her food but she’s a little-food-but-often kind of child, so a sit down meal in the evening before us adults…

Add meaning to your menu 

Since the beginning of the year I’ve been writing a side blog to this which you may have noticed pop up on the Facebook page and on my twitter feed. I’ve been writing a food blog, sharing with my followers and friends my love and passion for cooking. I have a mix of amazing recipes…

I can’t believe how quick the last few weeks have gone…

Where has the time gone? No, seriously, where has it gone? It’s already been a fortnight since Jane’s funeral, which time has just flown by since, and now in less than 2 weeks it will be Emily’s christening. The event I’ve been planning since January, yes I’m a little bit of an organised freak, and…

Advice for new mums…

Honestly, I’m probably not the best person to give advice on having a baby and what happens next as I’ve only had one baby, a baby, my baby, little Emily who isn’t so little anymore, but in the eyes of just about most, is very little, but I do think there should be some kind…

Why is everyone hating on Wetherspoons in Ramsgate?

Since Wetherspoons announced they were coming to Ramsgate there has been plenty of views whether this is good or bad. Wetherspoons Ramsgate, you can’t fault it, it really does have something for everyone. Most of the groups on Facebook have someone at least once or twice a day complaining about Wetherspoons in Ramsgate. If it’s…