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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

7 Way's To Follow Wednesday Blog Hop # Week 3...


Hello lovelies and welcome to 7 Way's Wednesday Blog Hop .

A fun blog hop where you can add the link you want to find new followers for.

Add your blog or link and state how you want to be followed in your title and 7 ways your would like to be followed by!!

Linky Tools,Google Friends Connect,Google +,Networked blogs,Facebook,Twitter or Pinterest. You name it!!...


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Wordless Wednesday Linky...,.


Wordless Wednesday Linky...,.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Monday, 27 February 2012

Creative Mondays Blog Hop Week 9 : Breakfast Bars....


Want to join us and link up this week?

Creative Mondays Blog Hop Week 9 : Breakfast Bars....

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New Belvita Breakfast Biscuits Review...


As a busy mum of 4 always on the rush to schools/running or to the gym.

 Belvita asked me if we would like to try some of their "delicious new breakfast biscuits" .

Who yes please!!


The Belvita biscuits are designed for breakfast and are great for people who lead busy lifestyles and are rushed in the mornings.

The crunchy biscuits slowly release carbohydrates over 4 hours to help you keep going all morning .

About Belvita breakfast range:


 Belvita have just added three more new flavours to their range-Muesli,Forest Fruits and Honey & Live yogurt Crunch.The Belvita biscuits are specially designed for breakfast.

It is recommend that they are to be enjoyed with a piece of fruit,a serving of dairy like a plain yogurt and something to drink such as a cup of tea for hydration.

The rest of the Belvita breakfast range includes Milk And Cereals,Fruit And Fibre,Honey and Nuts,Crunchy Oats and Yogurt Crunch variants.

What we though of the biscuits:

We got sent a breakfast pack to try which contained 4 Belvita Honey and Live Yogurt a fruit pot and a coffee to see what we thought of them.

I was the first to try some (no surprise here ...as I love my biscuits) and thought they tasted nice and sweet you can really taste the yogurt filling as the flavour really stands out.

They are the sort of biscuit I would really go for .Next up was my to older sons they both really like the taste of them.

Overall thought:


I love the taste of the Honey And live Yogurt and will be on the look out for them when I go shopping.

I think one or two of these before a morning run would be great.

Belvita Breakfast Honey and Live Yogurt crunch comes in a 253g box containing five individually wrapped servings of 2 biscuits (RRP £2.49) 


About this review: 

The pictured above breakfast pack was sent to me to try from the PR. I was not paid for this post and all thoughts on this product are my own  honest opinions.


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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Saturday Is Caption Day In London...


Saturday Is Caption Day In London...


I didn't mange to line them up properly but can you think of a caption? ....
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Scallops with Asparagus Tips and Vanilla Hollandaise...


Scallops with Asparagus Tips and Vanilla Hollandaise...

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Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop 1st Birthday Edition...


Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop 1st Birthday Edition...

Hello and welcome to the weekend blog hop a time to find new blogs and new follower's.

Link up your blogs,Twitter, Facebook, Google + pages Linky Followers or Pinterest pages and have fun finding new followers...

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Friday, 24 February 2012

Honeyed Turkey and Avocado Salad with a Yoghurt Mint Dressing ...


A healthy, tasty salad, cram-packed with superfoods!

Watercress is both full of vitamin C and abundant in minerals including folate, iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium and potassium.

It has been dubbed the food to keep you looking young!

Avocados are brimming with essential nutrients, including potassium, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a so-called nutrient booster; so when eaten with other foods, avocados enable the body to better absorb cancer-fighting nutrients!

Finally honey acts as an antioxidant, a substance that can prevent the effects of free radicals!

What’s not to like about this salad?


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

Serves: 2
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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Butterfly Prints At Matalan Spring/Summer 2012...


Matalan have some great butterfly prints coming in for their Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

Here is just a few of the lovely pieces in the range and all at great prices...

They also have some great butterfly print dresses on their blog in-stock  now at Matalan


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LINKY FOLLOWER PARTY HOP 2-22-2012


The lovely Its So Very Cheri has let us share this great hop with her...

Yes, It is the BUZZ and everyone is in a panic because they don’t know what to do about loosing their Google Friends.

We all like having an organized place to see our followers and click to visit them.

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Mango & Chilli-marinated Chicken...


Mango and Chilli-marinated Chicken.

This recipe from chilli guru Dan May who has written his first book The Red Hot Chilli Cookbook, aimed at enlightening the public on the wonders of chillies...

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon mixed peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 200 g/61⁄2 oz. fresh mango flesh, diced (from 1 mango about 300 g/10 oz.)
  • 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 small Habanero or other very hot chilli, very finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • handful of fresh coriander/cilantro, chopped
  • 1–2 tablespoons olive oil, if required
  • 4 large skinless free-range chicken breasts pilaf rice, to serve
  • deep casserole dish


Method:
  1. Toast the spices in a hot, dry frying pan over medium heat until the seeds start to pop. 
  2. Grind them, together with the salt, using a pestle and mortar.
  3. Put the ground spices, mango, vinegar, sugar, chilli, garlicand coriander/cilantro into a food processor and blend for about 30 seconds, or until smooth.
  4. If required, loosen the marinade with 1–2 tablespoons olive oil.
  5. Lightly score the chicken breasts with a sharp knife, place them into a deep bowl and cover with the marinade.
  6. Use your hands to rub the marinade well into the meat.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  8. This can be done first thing in the morning and left to marinate until the evening.
  9. A few minutes before you are ready to start cooking, preheat the oven to 180˚C (350˚F) Gas 4.
  10. Place the chicken and its marinade in the deep casserole dish, cover with foil and cook in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  11. Remove the foil and return the chicken to the oven for a further 10 minutes, or until cooked through.
  12. Serve on a bed of pilaf rice.

Recipe and photo credit by -

The Red Hot Chilli Cookbook by Dan May available from Amazon

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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

7 Ways To Follow Wednesday Blog Hop # Week 2......


Hello and welcome to 7 Way's Wednesday Blog Hop.

Can you think of 7 ways you would like to be followed?

Add your blog or link and state how you want to be followed in your title e.g fun for all-twitter 7 ways your would like to be followed by Linky Tools,Google Friends Connect,Google +,Networked blogs,Facebook,Twitter or Pinterest ...


The 7 ways to follow rules are ....
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Wordless Wednesday: Whats your Favourite Toppings?.


Wordless Wednesday: Whats your Favourite Toppings?.


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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Lisa Faulkner's Chilean Blueberry Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday...


Celebrate Pancake Day on Tuesday 21 February with Lisa Faulkner’s recipe for homemade pancakes with a healthy twist.

“We forget how easy it is to make pancakes from ingredients we all have the cupboard. This recipe is lovely and dotting the pancakes with Chilean Blueberries before you flip them is a delicious addition,” said Lisa.


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Monday, 20 February 2012

Creative Mondays Blog Hop Week 8 : Peg Dolls With The Kids...


Hello guys and welcome to another fun blog hop : Creative Mondays!!

Peg Dolls With The Kids...
Hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thought where you can link up all your creative post each week.... what have you all been up to this week?


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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Caption Saturday Day Trip To London...


Caption Saturday Day Trip To London...


With it being half term we had a day trip to London....

Now can you think of a caption?
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Friday, 17 February 2012

Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop...



Hello and welcome to the weekend blog hop .

Time to join in the fun and find new blogs to read and new follower's.

Link up your blogs posts,Twitter, Facebook ,Google + page, Linky Followers or Pinterest page...


Just link up your links and add the name and how you want to be followed...eg clairejustineoxox blogs.
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Peg Dolls Fun Craft Challenge....


I have been thinking of some craft ideas to do with the children this weekend; when my mum reminded me of the peg dolls we use to make when I was little.

Pinterest is great for finding new ideas and over the next few day me and the kids will be making lots of girl and boy peg dolls for my Creative Mondays hop!!

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Thursday, 16 February 2012

FRY’S Mince Cottage Pie,Spag Bol And Chilli Non Carne.Recipes...


FRY’S Mince Cottage Pie,Spag Bol And Chilli Non Carne.Recipes...

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

7 Way's To Follow Wednesday Blog Hop # Week 1....

 
Hello and welcome to 7 Way's Wednesday Blog Hop where you can add the link you want to find new followers for.


Add your blog or link and state how you want to be followed in your title.

Eg: fun for all-twitter.

7 ways your would like to be followed by Linky Tools,Google Friends Connect,Google +,Networked blogs,Facebook,Twitter or Pinterest ...
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Working Out With The Davina Range At next Week 5.......


Working Out With The Davina Range At next Week 5.......

This is the last week of the Getting fit with the Davina range at next and wow how quickly it has gone.

I have really enjoyed being a part of this challenge and 5 weeks have just flown by.These were the 3 items I got to try were...


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A Day Out In London : Wordless Wednesday Linky...


A Day Out In London : Wordless Wednesday Linky...

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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Harry Potter Lego - The Night Bus Review From Littlewoods Review...


All my 3 boy's are fans of Harry Potter so when I was asked to review Lego The Night Bus from Littlewoods.

I thought it would be a lovely chance to get one of my older sons to make something with his younger brother...


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7 Ways To Follow Wednesday Starts Tomorrow...


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Monday, 13 February 2012

Creative Mondays Blog Hop Week 7 : Chocolate Strawberry's....


Creative Mondays Blog Hop Week 7 : Chocolate Strawberry's....


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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Silent Sunday : On The Edge....



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Good News For People Who Are Losing GFC And Everyone Else ....


Got this cool information from the lovely Blissful and Domestic and can't wait to share with you all especially if you losing GFC....

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Saturday, 11 February 2012

Bright Colours Are All The Fashion At Matalan Spring/Summer 2012



Here's a look at whats going to be new in Matalan this Spring/Summer 2012....

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Welcome to The Weekend Blog Hop Snow Edition...


Hello and welcome to the weekend blog hop a time to find new blogs and new follower ...

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Thursday, 9 February 2012

Creative Thursday-Valentine Linky....


Creative Thursday Special- With only a few day's to Valentines day  here is some great ideas to try and if you have a valentine post just add it to the hop....

Pink Valentine Cake
I Heart You Tarts

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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Working Out With The Davina Range At next Week 4.......


4 weeks have already gone by and I though this was the last week of working out with the Davina range at next but no I still have one more week left to try and lose some weight.

How quickly has this month gone?

I have had a fun/packed/tiring/ month fitting as much exercise as possible.

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Beetroot & Vanilla Cup Cakes With Rose Butter Icing...


Beetroot and Vanilla Cup Cakes With Rose Butter Icing...

Makes 12 cupcakes
Preparation time: 45 minutes, plus drying time
Cooking time: 20 minutes

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Fun In The Snow : Wordless Wednesday Linky...


Fun In The Snow : Wordless Wednesday Linky...


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Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Viva! Strawberries, Pink Peppercorn and Mint Couscous...


Viva! Strawberries, Pink Peppercorn and Mint Couscous...

This is a simple but impressive side dish, and can be eaten either hot or cold.

It’s perfect served as a side dish with green vegetables or with one of the first barbecues of the year.

With the fresh, summery tastes of strawberries and mint, it doesn't matter whether the sun shines or not!


Serves 6 as a side dish
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 mins
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Monday, 6 February 2012

Creative Monday Week 6 : Trying something Different....


Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays.

 Week 6 : Trying something Different....

Hosted by Clairejustineoxox and co-hosted by Judy-H-JS Thought .

A fun linky where you can add up all your creative post each week....

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Sunday, 5 February 2012

Get The Cheryl Cole 2011 Style Awards Look From Next...


Get The Cheryl Cole 2011 Style Awards Look From Next...


On Monday 13th February you will see all the great of the fashion world heading to the prestigious Elle Style Awards 2012 in London, proudly sponsored by Next.

What a wonderful and unforgettable night this would be.

Remember last year?

This is my favourite look from the night Cheryl Cole in this amazing floor-length Alexander McQueen gown...

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Pink Valentine Cake....


Pink Valentine Cake....

This week I made this cake for my husband and children!! Sharing it with the ones I love!!

Before topping had set
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Silent Sunday :The Snow Has Arrived....


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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Crayfish, Gruyere and Sun-blush Tomato Tart served with Wild Rocket and Toasted Kernels...


Crayfish, Gruyere and Sun-blush Tomato Tart served with Wild Rocket and Toasted Kernels...

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

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