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7 Top Kitchen Tips for an Easy Life

June 15, 2017
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Over the last year I have managed to transform myself from a kitchen dud, to a kitchen stud! No more broken egg shell disasters, no more burnt toast (for the most part). I would like to share my best tips with you, from keeping food fresh to pitting cherries and everything in-between. Check if eggs are edible Place eggs in a bowl of cold water to check if they are still edible. If the eggs sink – you are good…

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Wills in Numbers

May 27, 2017

As soon as you become a parent there’s a whole host of stuff you have to consider that you’ve probably never thought about before. Of course, first comes all the pregnancy and baby-related stuff, but then there’s the heavier life admin: think pensions, life insurance and the ever-heavy will. But some people love their pets more than others (occasionally that’s not a surprise!) and to lighten up the process of will writing, family law specialists The Law House have created this…

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Pack Light Travel Fast

May 22, 2017
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When you are a nomadic traveller you pick up all kinds of weird skills. At the top of the list is the ability to pack light: for a globetrotter, being able to live out of one small bag for weeks on end is definitely an essential ninja skill. However, it can also be handy for other types of travellers to know how to pack light. It is always good to be able to hop on a plane with hand luggage…

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A Family Trip to London – 48 Hour Itinerary

May 1, 2017

The kids have been asking for ages, “When can we go to London”.  They want to see the Big City, to them it’s a place full of fun, endless entertainment & all you can eat McDonalds.  The time has come where you can’t put this trip off anymore and anyway, you figure it could give them an all important dose of reality. We’ve put together a 48 hour itinerary for you and your family so you can see all the…

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Breakfast; at home and on the go

April 29, 2017

I always feel my best when I have a good meal to start off my day – whether it’s a healthy breakfast to give me the boost I need to tackle a busy schedule or comfort food for a proper beginning to a lazy sunday. Speaking of comfort food, a survey from Huffington Post recently revealed that Britain’s most popular food is the traditional fry-up. If you’re like me and you’d rather start the day with something a little (or…

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The Cost Of Motoring

April 22, 2017

I‘m a passionate car driver: I love my little motor and life would be much harder if it wasn’t for my four wheels. Living in the countryside, we really need a car to get from A to B… from home to the gym, from the gym to school, to the train station and back. In our world it’s a definite necessity. Because my motor is such an essential part of our life, I never stop to think how much it costs.…

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Where to Go For Your Athleisure Fix

April 20, 2017

Athleisure is a trend that’s coming to dominate the fashion world – particularly for Millennials, as it plays off the key role that exercise plays in their lives: gym memberships are at an all time high, and exercise apps and equipment like Fitbit and ‘Zombies, Run!’ are big business. A movement in fashion that allows people to thread their identity as a fitness enthusiast through their whole life is not likely to be going anywhere in a hurry, so let’s…

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How To Bring Year-Round Sunshine To Your Home

April 12, 2017

The best thing about the arrival of summer is the sudden emergence of lighter days. All of a sudden it’s light when we wake up and light when we go to sleep… plus, those awful grey days of Autumn and Winter become a distant memory as we enjoy the blue skies and sunshine of the hot seasons. But there are ways we can help our home feel like this year-round – ones that don’t involve us moving to a country…

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How to Prepare For Roadtrips With Kids

April 12, 2017
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As a new parent, it’s inevitable that you’ll embark on the odd roadtrip (or sixteen!) with your brood. Quite simply, the easiest method of transport to use when you have children and all their associated gubbins is car, preferably one with a massive boot for all the things you need to cart around when you have kids. Whether you’re contemplating a drive across country for some British seaside sun, or are journeying further afield for an across-sea adventure, these tips are…

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Gizzi Erskine’s Best Spring Recipes

April 10, 2017
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Gizzi Erskine is a trained chef turned food writer and TV personality who has a lot of character – from her signature vintage style to her self-professed dislike of baking, she’s definitely got plenty of spirit. With spring just around the corner we thought we’d check out some of this fiesty foodie’s best spring recipes. With fresh, light dishes and unique flavour combinations, a taste of Gizzi’s cooking is sure to leave you hungry for more! If you’re thinking of…

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So Your Best Friend is Having a Baby!

April 10, 2017

When your best friend announces that she’s having a baby, most of us hear the angels in heaven singing “hallelujah” in full voice! It’s just as exciting as to when your brother or sister tells you that they’re expecting because you can be confident that you’re going to be a big part of this baby’s life. You know that you will be living the pregnancy with her, calming her anxieties, rubbing her feet when she’s tired, and enjoying the baby-and-mummy…

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