buy a used family car

How To Buy A Used Family Car Without Losing Your Mind

It is said the most important car journey of your life will be the one where you take your baby home from the hospital. I remember it like it was yesterday; both of my baby’s hospital homecomings were done in a Renault Laguna, with me sat gingerly in the front passenger seat with a towel protecting my delicate c-section scar (those speed-bumps!), our precious bundle in the back all cosseted in a MaxiCosi car seat. 

Prawn, Crab and Lemon Linguine

Prawn, Crab and Lemon Linguine

This dish has it all: it’s so quick and easy,  it’ll be served in a speedy 20 minutes, is packed with flavour and full of goodness thanks to the yummy low-fat seafood. Even my kids, the self-proclaimed fusspots of the family, tucked into it with abandon.

how to overcome the retrograde

How To Overcome The Summer Retrograde (or a really crap time)

Hands up who’s been feeling the cosmic funk recently? I most certainly am: from the sleepless nights to the anxiety over sod all (and, oh yes, the small matter of the summer holiday juggle), I have not had the easiest fortnight. And, though I know some might put this train of thought down to woo woo, I like to blame the Summer retrograde.

Banana Salted Caramel milkshake

Banana Salted Caramel Milkshakes

If you’re anything like my little family you’ll currently be mainlining anything cold you can get your hands on. Ice cubes? Yep. Yoghurts? You’ll find ’em in the freezer. Lollies? I’ll take six. Ice cream? GIMME!

how to get a summer glow

How To Get a Summer Glow (Without a Smidgen of Sun)

Holiday sun tans are, for me, like hair cuts. It’s highly frustrating to return from having a chop and not get your new ‘do noticed by a friend or colleague, and it’s similarly annoying if nobody clocks your post-holiday glow after you’ve been away.

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33 Years Old

On the eve of my 33rd birthday I Googled “what happens when you are 33?” which I think pretty much sums up my laissez faire attitude to my extra year.

art of negotiation

The Modern Art of Negotiation

As a bonafide grown-up (or so I’m told), there are lots of unexpected adult things I have to deal with. When I was a kid I dreamt of my mature years being lots of things: exotic, glamorous, fast-paced (and never so blimmin’ tired), but being a grown-up is quite different to how I anticipated.

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