02 April 2018

Chocolate Chip & Rolo Blondies

If you're looking for a chewy and gooey treat that is incredibly simple to make then your search stops here. These slices ooze with chocolate and caramel when cut and they are bound to satisfy any sweet tooth. They are great served warm with ice cream, wrapped in ribbon as a gift or devoured at home by the family as a delicious dessert.

Rolo Blondies stack a delicious recipe

05 March 2018

7 Ways To Improve Your Credit Rating

Looking for a loan and struggling to get accepted? Your credit rating could be to blame! Thankfully there are quite a few ways to improve it so you could find it easier to make those purchases, whether it's a new car, a holiday or some essential furniture for your home, in no time at all...

  • Your credit score is based on the details within your credit reports so it's best to get a copy of these at the earliest opportunity to check that they are accurate. You may find that there are some minor errors, which can greatly affect you score, so you can ensure that these are amended quickly by contacting the relevant creditor.

27 February 2018

Costume Inspiration for World Book Day 2018

World Book Day, the time many children look forward to at school as they get to dress up and
celebrate their favourite books and characters! Celebrated in 100 countries around the world for
over 20 years, this year World Book day is scheduled for Thursday, March 1st. In other countries the
event is fittingly celebrated on April 23rd, William Shakespeare's birthday.

Paddington Bear

After the release of the second Paddington Bear film, the love of the book series was rekindled for
children, with many wanting to read the beloved books either for he first time or again. Paddington
bear is an easy to recreate costume for your little one this World Book day, as all you really need is a
red hat, a blue coat, red wellies and a suitcase if you want to be detailed. If you’re looking to create a
costume on a budget, then as far as cheap fancy dress costumes go Paddington is a great choice, as
not only can you create a great costume but you can achieve it without going over-board on the
pennies. Your little one can even get creative and make their own Paddington bear face mask, or you
could use face paint to add a little bear nose. No doubt once their ready your little one will look
adorable and be pleased with their effortless costume!

12 February 2018

Feel Good With Heart

The music you listen to can have such a big impact on your everyday mood. I have the radio on during the commute to and from school each day and I opt for tunes over the TV when working from home. Music is a big part of my life and I therefore choose to listen to Heart, the UK's biggest commercial radio brand, which provides feel good music to keep me smiling from dawn til dusk. If I pop out of the house I even leave it on for the dog to keep him company too! It's the happy soundtrack to our day.

Heart have created their #HeartFeelGoodChallenge this year which has inspired me to do something fun and active based on a favourite song of mine to boost my mood even further. Each time 'Shape of You' by Ed Sheeran is played it brings back some lovely memories of meeting my boyfriend for the first time, as it was released around the same time we met, and it reminds me of my admiration for his physique. Being in the military he is in very good shape and he is incredibly fit. The song lyrics 'I'm in love with your body' have since encouraged me to focus on myself a little bit more, in terms of my health and fitness, this January and I've been trying hard to love my own shape as much as I love his.

31 January 2018

The Ultimate Baby Proofing Check List for Mums-To-Be

Welcoming a new baby to the world, and to your home, can be a daunting prospect. You have to think of so many things, not to mention all of those sharp corners and choking hazards that seem to suddenly appear. As a new-mum this baby-proofing checklist can help make sure your home is ready for you and your baby.

26 January 2018

Getting Girls Pretty Curious About STEM

I've always encouraged the Mini Mes to follow their dreams and they've always known that I will be right behind them, to support them, along any path they wish to take throughout their lives. Moomin is now in year 9, how she became a teenager already I'll never know, and she has made quite a lot of big decisions during the past few weeks at school. We had discussions together in relation to her GCSE subjects but ultimately the choice was hers to make so I stepped back and gave her space to pick what was right to help towards her career, as well as opting for classes she will enjoy, both of which may impact her own future greatly.

19 December 2017

What Would You Do If You Won The Lottery?

With Christmas only days away now a lottery win would certainly help to cover the cost of any additional gifts and all of the food I'm yet to purchase for a huge feast, especially as I'm the host this December. I'm sure that's the same for most other families too at an expensive and hectic time of year. It would also be incredible to never need to schedule work in around the family or think about returning to my desk in January - I'd be off to Lapland to spend time in a beautiful log cabin surrounded by snow, enjoying husky sleigh rides and meeting Santa with the reindeer instead of staying at home! Imagine hitting the sales with a wallet full of cash too in January and treating yourself to a new wardrobe of designer clothes.

Lottoz has now launched in the UK so your dreams of being a millionaire may be closer than you think. Did you know that you can purchase tickets for the biggest jackpots for lotteries from around the globe, all from the comfort of your own home? That's right, you can actually have the opportunity to win some serious amounts of money with minimal effort thanks to Lottoz - the online lottery platform. They asked what we would do with a big win so I passed this question to my partner and the Mini Mes to find out what they would splurge on...

"I'd get a huge house with an indoor games room and then buy a Mustang." - Moomin (13)