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12 February 2024

Embrace the Old World Charm: Unforgettable Europe Holiday Packages for Your Perfect Getaway

Europe, a continent steeped in history and culture, never fails to captivate travellers with its old-world charm. From the historic streets of Rome to the picturesque villages of Provence, Europe offers a diverse array of experiences that cater to every type of traveller. If you're dreaming of an unforgettable vacation, consider exploring the continent with Europe holiday packages that promise to immerse you in its rich heritage and breath-taking beauty.

The Allure of Europe Holiday Packages

Europe holiday packages have become increasingly popular for travellers seeking a well-rounded and hassle-free vacation experience. These packages typically include accommodation, transportation, and guided tours, ensuring that you make the most of your time in Europe without worrying about the logistics. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, an art lover, or an adventurer, there's a European holiday package tailored to your preferences.


20 January 2024

Dining Out with Kids - Top Tips for a Great Experience


The thought of stepping into a restaurant with your toddler, or even teen, may leave you a little hot under the collar. You might be wondering if your child will behave or if the menu will cater to their needs but these top tips for dining out with kids will hopefully make your night away from the kitchen an unforgettable experience, for all of the right reasons.

Be prepared

Before booking a table at your usual establishment, take a look at Square Meal which shows the best restaurants that are local to you. The website provides details on cuisines, ambience, food safety ratings and average price per person so you can feel confident when trying somewhere new and ensure that you eat somewhere that is both affordable and best suited for your family before you even step outside.


15 January 2024

7 Tips for Beautiful Hair this Spring

At this time of year, which sees the return of the cooler weather, our beautiful tresses can often suffer, becoming dry, brittle and losing shine, but keeping your hair in great condition need not be as difficult as you think. 

These 7 simple tips should certainly help to keep your locks looking luscious until the arrival of summer - there is minimal effort involved too...

If you're entering the season with hair that is already damaged from the winter sun and chlorine filled pools (if you were lucky enough to get away) you may want to work on repairing it before the cold wind and rain worsens it. Look at purchasing some hot oil treatments or masks to deeply moisturise your hair. These can usually be used once or twice a week and they can really improve the condition.


01 January 2024

The Whispering Winds: Learning to Listen in Outdoor Spaces


In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, the subtle yet profound melodies of nature often go unheard. 'The Whispering Winds: Learning to Listen in Outdoor Spaces' is an ode to the enchanting sounds that nature plays and a guide to truly tuning into this delightful symphony.

The Melody of the Morning 

Dawn is nature's soft awakening, a time when the birds announce the start of a new day. The first light filters through the trees, casting a golden hue over everything. This is the moment to step outside and immerse in the morning's serenade. Let the chirping of the sparrows, the cooing of doves, and the gentle rustle of leaves become your morning music. Pay attention to how these sounds differ between weekdays and weekends, seasons, and weather conditions. 



11 December 2023

Slow Cooked Lamb Rogan Josh #LivePeasant

With a busy week ahead I wanted to ensure I had some quick and easy meals on the planner and slow cooker recipes are so ideal for this. I can literally pop all of the ingredients into the pot in the morning, head out to meet friends/work/appointments and serve up a delicious meal in the evening. Minimal effort and amazing food - the perfect combo.

We really enjoyed the Slow Cooked Beef with Gnocchi I made a while back so I decided to put another #LivePeasant recipe to the test. The Live Peasant campaign encourages you to boost your lamb and beef intake through slow cooked, hearty and rustic style meals that are often far more affordable and far more convenient for families. This time we opted for a dish featuring lamb as the protein and with a little more spice - Rogan Josh!  What I love about this is that it only takes a few minutes to prep and as the carbs and veg are all cooked in the slow cooker with the meat so I didn't need to worry about cooking extras or sides to accompany it, although there are some suggested below.

Slow Cooked Lamb Rogan Josh #LivePeasant

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