Time For Christmas

Wishing all my lovely readers and friends a very Merry  Christmas!!

This year the blog has taken a backseat in my life but 2018 I shall be back properly with lots of great and fun posts.

Hope you have a great Christmas and get everything you wish for.

One4all gift card

Looking for a last minute gift then look no further than One4all.
With  so many places to spend online and in store,you will be spoilt for choice and this is for sure the gift to get someone that is either hard to buy for or seems to have everything.

I am having a great little event and so will be using my card to stock up on some alcohol from one of the new retailers to join Lathwaites,M&S is also new to them so some tasty party food or how about something from Carphone warehouse.

These cards are really great and simple to use,just top up and go.

So for that last minute gift if you are stuck or have left it till the last minute head on over to the website and get your own card.


starting the week late..

Good morning,

Hope you all had a great bank holiday weekend, back to work today and to so called normality lol.

Today I will share a few pictures of our mountain walk hubby,little princess and I took a while back when she was a lot smaller...we want to do it again but with all the kids,the veiws were amazing although I stopped part the way up and took me a while to get going again I hate heights and I was getting really scared looking back down lol... hubby of course loved it and little princess was taking it all in.

It does not look that high from this view but it was like 20,000ft.

summer of fun!

So there has not been much of a summer here which is a shame but we have made the most of the nice days,here are a selection of pictures taken this summer.I will share more over the days...beach days featured today.

Princess peeking out from her sunglasses.

We found lots of these dustbin lid jellyfish washed up on the beach.

Long days at the beach.

More jellyfish just smaller

Many seagulls feasting on something left by a car that had just left

Its been really quiet on here!

We have been so busy with the kids especially the youngest who is growing up so fast can not believe that nearly a whole year has gone and wow how she has grown and changed..I have been concentrating on her as you all know this time in a childs life is so important and they need you so much,but now she is much more independent and spends time playing and watching Mr Tumble lol..I have a little more time in the day to get back on here and to what I enjoy...

Carved Candles.

One thing that I really love is candles I have tons of them to the point hubby tells me all the time not to buy anymore especially since some of them I love so much I will not burn,But there is one type of candle that I had never gotten and I have loved the look of them since I saw a video of some being made on YouTube.

Carved candles I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them,I started looking at companies that made these in the UK and came across the lovely Carved Candles UK who very kindly offered to send me one of Their candles to review.

The other day I got a lovely package in the post,

 So I had to use a different camera to my normal one so the pics are not great but here is a much much better picture off the website.

This one is called Multicolored madness Featuring Purple, White, Pink and Yellow wax; with Yellow Rose shaped decorations.

It is truly stunning it really stands out and is very well made,This one comes in 3 sizes,Short,Medium and Tall.price starts from £10 for the short one which is really not bad considering how beautiful they are.

And you can count on this never being lit and that I will be getting more..Que hubby rolling his eyes lol.Even he could not deny that this is stunning and looks really good up on the shelf.

Let me show you a few more that I love from Their website.

The first one is amazing it is an owl which comes in 2 styles.Named The Hoo

Brown- £35

White- £25

I think the brown one is my favorite I love the little added extras at the bottom including the hedgehog.

Another one that really makes a statement is the monochrome-starts from £10 and again comes in 3 different sizes. Black and white wax with grey rose shaped decorations.

Let me show you one last one called Beechwood Fire,Featuring Black, Red, Orange, Yellow and White wax; with Clear Gem shaped decorations.
So if you are looking for a stunning candles for weddings or just for your home head to Carved Candles UK and check them out,great prices and also shipped fast and perfectly wrapped in bubble wrap so you can be sure that your candle will get to you in perfect condition.

Please note if you are wanting more than what is in stock you will have to allow 4-5 weeks for the candle to get to you so make sure you order in good time before your event.



So I finally joined Instagram..I had avoided it for so long lol.

Give me a follow and if you let me know you are over from my blog I will follow back.




Manomasa recipes!!

I wanted to share with you some great recipes from a Manomasa the amazing tortilla brand,We were sent some bags to try out and we will be giving these recipes a go and I will let you know how we got on but thought I should share them with you so you can give them a try too.

As you can see they have a lovely range of delicious flavours that we can not wait to tuck in to.

Grab yourself some bags and join me in trying these recipes you can find them in Waitrose,Ocado and many more check Their website to find out more HERE

Manomasa Fish Tacos,

Makes about 12

150g Chipotle & Lime Manomasa chips, plus extra to serve
250g firm white fish
40g plain flour
1 large egg beaten
Oil for deep frying
Red & white cabbage finely shredded to serve
Lime wedges.

Crush the Manamasa chips and place in a freezer bag. Slice the fish thinly before dusting lightly with plain flour.

Dip each piece in the beaten egg before coating with the crushed chips by dropping in the bag and shaking until fully coated. When all the fish is coated heat the oil until it reaches 180C then fry the fish pieces in small batches for 3 minutes until crisp and cooked through. Drain on kitchen paper.

To serve, spoon a little shredded cabbage on to a Manomasa chip & top with a piece of fish. 

Add a little lime juice, before eating.

Check Out The Amazing Candle Gallery!!

I love anything to do with candles and I have found a great company along my search,
The Candle Gallery Sell some really beautiful oil lamps but not just ordinary oil lamps these have beautiful silk flowers in them.

Each one is handmade and honestly look just as good without being lit and left as a decorative item in you home,The quality is really great and I was sent a couple to see what I think.

There is different ranges of silk flowers,

Poppy Range which I love,

Have You Tried BodyChef?

Have you heard of Bodychef? If not take a look here.

Next week I will be trialing a diet plan from Bodychef now the difference with this company is that they supply you with real food,meals prepared for you and packed in set portions ready for you to heat and eat.

Bodychef was started by Jayne Ritchie in 2003.

There are numerous plans to choose from depending what you are looking for i.e low sugar,gluten free,halal,super food diet and many more, and you can change up your menu by selecting different food choices than the ones pre selected for you.

Hellenic Grocery The best Source For Greek And Cypriot Groceries Online!!

Do you love Greek food or would maybe like to try it if you have not already? Well I can direct you to a great company that I have had the pleasure of reviewing.


Hellenic Grocery stock a wide range of products which we were very lucky to get to try.
First a little about Them. They were established in 2013,Although the team has over 16 years in the business of this and  Greek/Mediterranean restaurants  Hellenic Grocery is the UK's leading Greek & Cypriot food products online retailer and wholesaler offering a large variety of carefully selected products and fine Greek foods from Greece and Cyprus throughout the UK.

Hellenic Name Meaning,

The Greeks or Hellenes call their country Hellas or Ellada and its official name is Hellenic Republic. In English, however, the country is usually called Greece, which comes from Latin Graecia (as used by the Romans) and literally means “the land of the Greeks”. Hellas is the Greek name for Greece a country that is also known for its tasty and healthy food as well as its eating customs and habits.

We were sent a couple of products from Their wonderful homemade range,

"Great" Kataifi

Kataifi is a delicious golden, crispy and amazingly moist Greek dessert. It is made from roughly chopped walnuts, scented with cinnamon, wrapped into buttered crispy kataifi dough and bathed in lemon scented syrup. It can be served on its own or alongside vanilla ice-cream. Kataifi falls under the category of ‘Siropiasta’ (syrupy desserts).

Kataifi dough, walnuts, ground cinnamon, butter (milk), sugar, water, cinnamon stick.

I have to tell you this was so good and very sweet,I have a sweet tooth and this ticked the box for everything I was looking for,Very well made and I would for sure eat this over and over again :).

Prices £3.99 for a 2 pack
+ £3 if you would like a family pack which is 4 pieces.

"Great" Baklava.

Baklavas is a delicious traditional Greek dessert made of layers of crispy golden brown phyllo, filled with chopped walnuts and garnished with syrup. As a sweet, rich dish that requires time and expense, it is considered a “presentation” dish and generally reserved for special occasions as a treat; Either on its own or alongside vanilla ice-cream. Baklavas falls under the category of ‘Siropiasta’ (syrupy desserts).

Phyllo pastry, walnuts, cinnamon powder, sugar, butter (milk), cloves, water, honey.
Allergy advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.

This has to be my favorite again very sweet which I love sweet things,I had to take a break while eating it,Again this was very well made and I would eat this and recommend to anyone. I think when I buy some I will eat with ice cream.

We also got a couple of drinks,

"Tuvunu" Greek Mountain tea with Honey & lemon.


 Greek Mountain Tea or “Sideritis” is one of the most aromatic and beneficial indigenous herbs of the Mediterranean. Here at Tuvunu we decided to make it available for the very first time as a healthy, all natural ready to drink beverage that can be enjoyed throughout the year, cold or hot, anywhere in the world.
So we combined the wisdom of Hippocrates with one of our grandmothers’ favorite recipes that was typically boiled and enjoyed hot in the winter, to create a new healthy beverage that can be enjoyed during the summer: Iced Greek Mountain Tea with fresh squeezed lemons, wildflower honey and brown sugar that’s ready to drink anytime, anywhere. That’s Tuvunu!

This is a really lovely refreshing drink and normally I do not like any kind of tea drink but on tasting this I am a tea convert,there is really nothing bad to say about it and all I can say is try it for yourself you will enjoy it.

Green Cola.

Tasty, original but most of all refreshing! Green Cola is a new proposal for Cola, addressed to all, even to those with special dietary habits (eg diabetics) looking for a product with minimal caloric cost, without sacrificing the taste result.

I really enjoyed this is certainly tasted different but very nice I want to buy this in the future.

So these are only a tiny selection of the products available and I would advise/recommend you head over to Their website and check out everything they have.
I will be buying from them in the future.

A few points to note,

Same Day Dispatch for Orders placed before 15:00

Monday to Friday Delivery (Orders placed on Friday and contains frozen products inside would ship on Monday)

Returns of purchased items will cost £5.95. 

I have been given a discount code for you all for 10% off your order just add at the checkout.

Discount code: HG10%OFF

Check them out!!




subscription boxes!!

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Prêt à Pousser – Go Grow Mushrooms!

Introducing Go Grow Mushrooms from Prêt à Pousser, the mushroom growing kit which offers you the chance to grow fresh and tasty, organic mushrooms at home, in just ten days.

Cooking mushrooms as soon as they’ve been picked means you can enjoy the most delicious mushrooms you’ve ever eaten.

Go Grow Mushrooms from Prêt à Pousser make the ideal Christmas gift for the passionate foodie in your life, or a colourful addition to your own kitchen. There are three kinds of Go Grow Mushrooms, the Grey Oyster (£14.90), Yellow Oyster (£19.90), and Pink Oyster (£19.90), each with its own distinct and delicious flavour. 

To start growing, simply open the box and moisten daily with a few sprays of water. In no time mushrooms will be peeking out and you’ll see them double in size every day! The bouquet will be ready to harvest after ten days. Not only that but you get two crops of mushrooms from each box, and can buy separate refills, ensuring a constant supply of fresh, flavoursome mushrooms to use all year round.

Tips for keeping your child healthy in the first 1,000 days!!

 To coincide with Digestive Health Month (May) and World Digestive Health Day (May 29th), I have some great information that I wanted to share with you all.

The words ‘nutrition’ and ‘fun’ haven’t always traditionally appeared together, but making healthy eating exciting is just one small action that could have a big impact on you and your family.
Ensuring that the right things are going into your children doesn’t have to be a mundane task, and using these tips is just the start of a positive and healthier lifestyle:

 Pregnant Women
·         What you put in is what you get out (literally) – The risk of being overweight or obese starts before a baby is even born. Pregnant women who consume unhealthy foods containing excess amounts of sugar and fat are more likely to have overweight children and develop associated health problems. Maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy lowers this risk, and creates a healthier start for your baby and a healthier life for you.

Sugar Swap    

·         Swapping sugary snacks for ones that are lower in sugar - Swapping to a healthier option, such as water, or fresh juice instead of sugary drinks can make a huge difference to children’s calorie intake. Not just that, but it’s also better for their teeth.

Breast Milk

·        Providing your baby with breast milk will give them the best source of nutrients and help to reduce the risk of infection, digestive diseases and obesity but if breast feeding is not possible then using a low protein formula milk is the best alternative. Healthy nutrition in the first 1000 days of life, including breast milk or low protein formula milk and foods low in sugar will help protect your health, your children and future generations.

·         Snack check - Many snacks are full of things that aren’t necessarily good for us – sugar, salt, fat and calories. So try and keep a careful eye on how many snacks the kids are having. Try and keep count of how many sweets, crisps, and biscuits are being consumed. Keeping count means you’re more likely to cut down – which is good for your kids and for your pocket too.

Please check out this short video and share with your friends and family.Please also use this #DigestiveHealthMonth  when sharing on social media.

Have any early childhood nutrition tips? Any health anecdotes from your own personal past? Feel free to share those along with these tips: #DigestiveHealthMonth @my_ueg