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Coconut, hazelnut and mixed fruit granola

This fruity granola recipe uses mixed dried fruit, coconut, jumbo oats and honey. It makes approximately 10 servings, and is so packed with fruit, a bowl will give you one of your five recommended portions of fruit and veg a day.

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Luscious leafy greens + #recipeoftheweek 24-30 Jan

It’s time for #recipeoftheweek once again. This is THE place to link up your recipe posts for lots of tweet, comment and Pinterest love. But first, here are three creative uses for leavy greens that caught my eye amongst last week’s submissions.

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ASUS MeMO Pad 7 – an affordable mid-spec tablet (review)

For the last couple of months, we’ve been road-testing the ASUS MeMO Pad 7, which sits in the category of mid-spec tablet with a low RRP – in this case £120 (similar to the Tesco Hudl2) but it’s listed with some retailers this Christmas at under £100. So, down to the nitty gritty. Like the Hudl2, the Memo Pad 7 […]

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5 tips for managing a tight household budget

If you dream of owning your own home but are struggling to figure out how you’ll ever be able to put enough aside to make up a deposit, a careful review of your household budget can help free up a few pounds here and there to start putting into a savings account. Here are five tips for cutting down on household costs.

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The Samsung VU7000 Motion Sync 2-in-1 vacuum cleaner: first impressions

I’ve just unboxed and vacuumed the house for the first time with the Samsung VU7000 Motion Sync 2-in-1 vacuum cleaner, so I’m going to share my first impressions today and then once I’ve had a chance to really put it through its paces, I’ll post again to let you know how I got on.

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Hacks to cut costs and add fun to your family Christmas prep

Here are my ideas for three activities you can do as a family to save money and enjoy yourselves at the same time. They’re designed for young children to be able to get involved with, so read on for crackers for the tree made from old toilet rolls, mince pies without the faff of a pie tray, and potato printed wrapping paper. Enjoy and good luck!

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A family weekend and little moments of happiness

We should have spent this weekend getting jostled about by other stressed Christmas shoppers, but thanks to some tip-top organisational skills on my part *cough* and a little help from Paypal, that’s already sorted. So instead, here are some of the magical family moments we enjoyed this weekend.

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Celebrate 10 Years of Peppa Pig! (review)

If you, like me, are a parent of small people, you’re probably already very familiar with Peppa Pig, but did you know that the loquacious little piglet has now been on our screens for ten years? To celebrate Peppa Pig’s 10th anniversary, I’ve been looking at a series of games, stationery and other goodies from the themed range. Take a look – they’d all make perfect Christmas presents.

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Kids’ winter style at Debenhams

Debenhams sent us a few pieces from their kids collection to help keep Miss J and JD toasty this winter and I’m pretty impressed. They have a good selection of items, from the more affordable Bluezoo range up to the slightly pricier Ted Baker options.

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Win a U-Shape Pregnancy Support Pillow

The pregnancy support pillow measures 160 x 50 x 20 cm and is designed to relieve pressure, but its uses can extend throughout pregnancy into motherhood, as the pillow is hypoallergenic and can offer support when feeding baby.

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Five creative Christmas cooking ideas + win a £20 eBay voucher

It’s almost Christmas! And that means I’ve been going crazy in the kitchen preparing all sorts of awesome Christmas treats ready for the big day. With that in mind, I’ve taken inspiration from my love of Christmas cookery to share with you a collection of ideas you could put into practice to make Christmas extra special this […]