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Food

The Thunderbirds 2 Cake From Parteaz

May 20, 2016
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It was Hux’s 4th birthday this week, and before now he hadn’t had a party to celebrate the occasion of growing a year older. Elfie has always been very aware of birthdays and has loved a party ever since she was a toddler, but my boy was entirely non-fussed by such things. Beyond the odd present he knows he’s allowed to request he’s just not that bothered, the little weirdo. But with this being the last birthday before he hotfoots it off to…

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Life

An Early Christmas With Waitrose

November 13, 2015
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It’s funny, the emotional attachment we develop to not just people, but to places as well. I’m one of those people who has these ‘happy place’ attachments, locations I go to feel content, where I feel at home and at peace. Waitrose is one of these. When I was going through the beginning of my marriage split it was the place I would retreat to while my ex visited the kids, it was a sanctuary to wander around while I…

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Food

Thumbs Up To Muller Rice’s Remix

August 23, 2015
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My kids are into desserts. Typical children, right? It’s definitely not genetic as I’m not so much into sweet things; I have a secret tub of Jude’s Salted Caramel ice cream in the freezer for ’emergencies’ but I’d generally rather eat a bag of crisps pre-dinner. I blame their love for the second course on nursery and school lunchtimes – they may get huge portions of fruit and veg there but they’re also offered the delights of crumble, jelly and chocolate…

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Travel

Modern Mexico In London: SelfridgesXMexico

June 8, 2015
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A little while ago I was invited to visit Mexico. Well, kind of. I love Mexican food. The one terrible thing about living out here in Milton Keynes is that there’s literally no decent Mexican food to be had anywhere. We have a Las Iguanas, true, but if a ‘Latin’ restaurant doesn’t even make fresh guacamole as part of their offering then I don’t want to know. A Wahaca would be the dream, but I’ll just keep dreaming. God, I…

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Travel

MTT Travel: The Food of Thailand

May 1, 2015
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You’d better believe that when I first sat down to write about the epicness that is North East Thailand the first word that leapt out of my fingers was FOOD. Have we met? My name’s Alice and I’m a food addict.  I went to Thailand with a fairly open mind about what I’d find there food-wise. I’m not that well-versed in the culinary offerings of Thailand save for a slight obsession with chicken satay; my go-to takeaway when I’m at home is…

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Travel

Bonjour! Café Rouge Has A New Menu

March 30, 2015
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The children are off later this week to spend a few days with their daddy. Whilst I’m practically salivating at the prospect of five nights of uninterrupted sleep in a row (woah there), I’m really dreading how much I’ll miss them. Don’t tell anyone this, especially not them, but I’d probably take the sleep deprivation over spending time without them – I know, I know. Big words. I’ll do my usual thing of filling my time off with work, the gym and…

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Food

MTT: Fluffy American Pancakes With Maple Bacon

February 8, 2015
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Pancakes were very much A Thing for my brother and I growing up. I remember my mum making them, not just for pancake day but for special treats and to eat as Crepes Suzette at their ever so grown-up dinner parties. My brother and I loved them – we ate them very plainly with only caster sugar, still do – and it was one of the first things I learned how to cook myself. Pancake-eating as a kid is one of…

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Life

The Trouble With Bread And A Wheat Intolerance

February 21, 2014
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A few weeks ago I had an epiphany. This is slightly concerning to me because three times in the last month I have looked my mum in the eye and said “Mother, I have had an epiphany” and what if we only get a limited amount of epiphanies in life? I feel like I might be using up all of mine on thoughts to do with my lovelife and carbohydrates. I should probably be saving them up for the times…

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Huxley Motherhood

Hux’s Adventures In Weaning

August 16, 2013
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WEANING. A loaded word if I ever heard one. With your first child you’re desperate for them to take that next step in to gloopy gluey baby rice and are chomping at the bit to get started from month 4. With your second child you dread moving on to inconvenient solids and wonder if you can stretch a milk diet out til month 7… this was my experience at least. When Elfie started on solids I was a lean weanin’…

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Food

The Lazy Cook: Alice and Gousto

March 24, 2013
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There is a new home culinary trend on the block. Screw sitting for hours flicking and clicking through the Ocado site to buy your groceries for the week… that’s way too time consuming How much easier is it to pick some meals you want to eat and have the exact ingredients and instructions delivered to your door? Initially I thought this was a pretty lazy way to eat. Who hasn’t got the time or energy to throw a few ingredients…

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Life

Coffee and Tea

November 15, 2012
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Do you drink Coffee or Tea? Me, I’m a big tea drinker, I never feel like the day has started until I have my cup of Yorkshire Gold in the morning. I’m partial to an espresso after a hard night with the kids too, and luckily my husband’s a massive coffee snob so we usually have a nice bag of Monmouth next to our coffee machine. Basically, caffeine rocks my world and I know I’m not the first mother to…

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