Octonauts Event at Birmingham Sea Life Centre

A few weeks ago we were asked to go to the Birmingham Sea Life Centre for their Octonauts event. I haven’t been to a Sea Life centre since my girls were really small and we visited the one in Scarborough so I was really excited to go back now they would be able to enjoy Read the full article…

Dormeo Mattress Review

Even though we are really frugal in most areas, there are certain items that just shouldn’t be scrimped on – a good mattress is one of them. After a few years of sleeping on a lumpy, hard and uncomfy mattress, I almost bit Dormeo’s hand off when they asked us to review one of their Read the full article…

Chocolate Avocado Pudding / Dip

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Healthy chocolate pudding – what more can I say? I was SO surprised by this dessert – you would never know it wasn’t a decadent cream-based pudding and that it is actually made from avocados! This is gorgeous served on its own or as a dip with fruit, next time I’m going to grate in some Read the full article…

Wallaboo Changing Bag Review

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Last week we were sent a fab new changing bag to review from Asda Direct. We chose a Wallaboo changing bag in grey – they make the lovely Wallaboo bags in a range of colours but this time I thought I’d go for a colour that my husband would like using too with my other changing bag Read the full article…

Preparing For Potty Training

Thinking of potty training your little one? Having these supplies to hand will make things a whole lot easier! It’s been a good 6 months since Lissy potty trained now and I’ve been meaning to write this post ever since. Lissy decided to use the potty all of a sudden when she had a really Read the full article…

Easy Homemade Granola Recipe

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Super crunchy and tasty granola that is sooo much cheaper and nicer than shop bought. It is dairy free, and can be made vegan if you substitute the honey for agave. And it only takes minutes to make! I am really not a breakfast person, but yoghurt and granola is one thing I actually enjoy Read the full article…

Easy Rhubarb Crumble

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Sweet and tangy rhubarb with a really easy and versatile crumble topping makes this a quick and delicious dessert! When visiting family over Easter we managed to score ourselves a big bag of rhubarb from my aunty and uncles garden. I couldn’t resist making a rhubarb crumble and got cracking on it the second we Read the full article…

Living Below The Line: Day 5

The final day and I am so so so looking forward to tomorrow. The lack of fruit and fresh veg has left me feeling so rubbish and I can’t wait to eat ‘properly’ tomorrow. All the fresh fruit we had went to the girls so we have had pretty much nothing all week. I can’t Read the full article…

Living Below The Line: Day 4

As we near the end of day 4 the end is in sight, so here’r a rundown of today’s meals.  I had a piece of toast with jam while the girls had cereal and a piece of toast too. Lunch was leftover rubbish risotto from yesterday, made slightly more bearable by the fact I fried Read the full article…

Living Below The Line: Day 3

As we finish our third day I feel slightly panicky about the next few days – packets are beginning to empty. Today for breakfast we had cornflakes and milk (watered down for me and hubby to make the bottle last longer for the kids). Lunch was a boiled egg and toast and dinner was rice-sotto (risotto Read the full article…