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How to make a spooky Halloween Pizza + win a £50 Pizza Hut Restaurants voucher

This week, Pizza Hut Restaurants challenged the kids and I to create a scary Halloween pizza. What do you think? Ok, maybe not terrifying, arguably hilarious, but it definitely fits the Halloween theme – and it was very tasty! Here’s how to make one for yourself. Ingredients For the dough: 80g ’00’ grade flour 1/4 tsp fast […]


One pot, low fat, veg-packed creamy macaroni

This macaroni dish is made with semi skimmed a2 milk, no cheese and touch of mustard and seasoning and lots of your favourite fresh veg, with a sneaky cheat to save on the washing up. As it’s cheese free and made with a2 Milk, it’s also great for anyone intolerant to A1 milk protein.


How to make Omega-3 rich smoked mackerel fishcakes

I know lots of kids who turn their nose up at strong fish but love a good fishcake, so this recipe uses smoked, flaked mackerel, potato, chives and a little seasoning to make eight perfect little breaded fish cakes.


Pumpkin inspiration + #recipeoftheweek 18-24 Oct

Whoop! 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. At the bottom of this post is the latest #recipeoftheweek ‘linky’ – use it to add any recipe posts you would like to share. They don’t have to follow a […]

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Get to know the hudl2 in under 40 seconds.

There’s so much to be said about the speedy processor, pin sharp screen and intuitive interface, but if you’d like to get to grips with the hudl2’s key features in under 40 seconds, check out this quick vid.


Testing the LG G3 smart phone (review)

In my unending quest for the perfect smartphone, this month I’ve been testing the LG G3, a large screen smartphone with voice control, a high spec camera and a decent amount of power under the hood.


Getting ready for a chilly Autumn with House of Fraser

The summer has faded, warm days are getting fewer and farther between, but Autumn is here and I love Autumn. Autumn means crunching through leaves, cool golden sunshine, conker matches, playing in the park after school until it gets dark and making nature creations from pinecones, twigs and pebbles. Autumn almost means it’s out with […]


A visit to Whipsnade Zoo with the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

To give it a good test run, we took the Galaxy K Zoom to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. I haven’t edited the light balance, colour or sharpness etc in the images below. There’s no post-production on any of them, apart from re-sizing.

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How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers (children’s book review)

Silly! – Miss J, 2 We love Oliver Jeffers, author-illustrator of This Moose Belongs to Me and The Hueys and illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit. He has a way of storytelling that imparts so much character, feeling and humour in so few words, pencil strokes and blots of colour. He’s brilliant. In How to Catch a Star […]


Have you seen the new George Home wooden toy range at ASDA?

If you’re starting to hunt for good quality, wooden toys that will be easy to assemble and not too hard on your pocket this Christmas, you may want to take a look at the new Wooden Toys range at Asda. There are 31 toys in the new George Home range and all come with simple instructions for easy assembly […]


Beginning independent reading with the LeapFrog LeapReader Junior (review)

If you have a toddler, chances are their relationship with books is developing and they’re starting to interact with them independently, albeit without actually reading the words. The LeapReader Junior (RRP £24.99) is designed to help children aged 1- 3 years gain confidence with pre-school reading skills and to nurture the lifetime benefits derived from a love of books and stories.

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Win an interactive Russell the Dream Sheepdog, RRP £34.99

I’m pleased to introduce you to Russell the dream sheepdog, an interactive toy designed to be the ideal bedtime companion for toddlers. On the face of it, he’s a soft, cuddly dog, which makes him perfect for taking to bed, but underneath all that fur he also boasts a soft night light and recordable audio player.