20 Easy Halloween Crafts

20 Easy Halloween Crafts

Children love to craft but parents hate the mess or long and complicated crafts that have to be done in stages because the children get bored waiting. Here are some of our favourite easy Halloween crafts that create a minimal mess. No Mess Easy Halloween Crafts Does what it says on the tin, absolutely no … Read more

Our Halloween Traditions

Our Halloween Traditions

When I was a child I wasn’t really allowed to do anything for Halloween so I never went trick or treating or did any of the usual Halloween activities. Since having children I’ve thrown myself into it and we do quite a few different things so here are our Halloween traditions. Pumpkin Carving This is … Read more

Half Term Activities – October 2021

October Half Term Activities

October half term has arrived and it doesn’t seem five minutes since the children went back to school after the summer holidays. Don’r be stuck for ideas for things to do to keep the children amused this half term, read our roundup of what’s on in the Forest od Dean this half term. Spookyard at … Read more

The Best Social Media Planner & Tracker

The best social media planner and tracker

A social media planner is an essential piece of kit for any blogger or a small business owner. Just as important as a social media planner is a social media tracker. A social media tracker will give you the space to keep a record of all the interactions that your posts receive. You can then … Read more

Essential Apps I Love

Essential Apps I Love

As a blogger and a small business owner, there are a number of essential apps I love for mobile, tablet and pc that I just couldn’t be without. These are the apps that make my business run smoothly and I use most of them weekly, if not daily. I love these apps because the majority … Read more

Meat on a Budget? It’s Not as Hard as You Think

Meat on a budget

This week the theme is eating on a budget which feels very appropriate in the year of the squeeze and today I am sharing some meat on a budget recipes with you. These are kind to your wallet and your tastebuds so let’s get to the kitchen! Rolled Lamb Breast This recipe was given to … Read more

Fall in Love With Chicken Wings

Fall in love with chicken wings

A couple of days ago I posted an article about saving money on your food bill and mentioned a few recipes you could try. today I want to share a couple of ideas of ways to use chicken wings. Chicken wings are an often overlooked but surprisingly versatile ingredient. When roasting a whole chicken, they … Read more

Beef Short Rib Ragu with Spaghetti

Beef short rib ragu with spaghetti and pangrattato

Yesterday, I talked about how you can save money on your meals and mentioned some of my favourite recipes. Today, I am going to share a couple that go really well together and will not only help you to make the most of cheaper cuts of meat but will also tell you how to use … Read more

Make Your Money Go Further

Make your money go further

The last few weeks have seen some pretty bleak predictions from those (apparently) in the know. Numerous energy companies going to the wall, lack of fuel, reductions in Universal Credit and predictions regarding the price of living means disposable income is going to be getting tighter for everyone. One of the easiest ways to save … Read more

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Following on from yesterdays post about non-scary Halloween movies for children, I thought I’d share with you my family chocolate chip cookies recipe. You could make a day of it and make chocolate chip cookies then watch movies while you eat them. You could also carry on the theme by using Halloween themed cookie cutters … Read more