Tefal Actifry Express – my new kitchen gadget

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I love cooking, always have.  I enjoy nothing more than finding new things to cook and create in the kitchen and find it a good de-stressing mechanism.  Sadly though, I am finding less and less time to be creative in the kitchen.

As a single parent the one thing that is in short supply constantly is time.  There is never enough of it.  By the time I walk in at just after 6pm with Addison who is starving from after school club at the moment dinner is consisting of salads or quick oven meals like fish finger pie, or warmed up dinners that I have previously frozen.  I’ve even resorted to keeping a couple of Weight Watchers meals in the fridge, otherwise it can be 9pm before I start to sit down and eat once I have done the whole bedtime routine.

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Easter chocolate delights!

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There’s no escaping what is happening this weekend, one look in the supermarkets and you can’t miss it.  Easter is well and truly upon us and aisle after aisle in my local Tesco has been taken over by chocolate eggs, Easter craft, bunting that looks like something from Mollie Makes magazine and of course more fluffy toys than I can shake a cake-pop stick at.

Aside from the fact that the real reason we celebrate Easter is a religious one and a time to remember Christ dying and rising again it cannot be ignored that from a confectionery point of view Easter eggs are getting more and more elaborate (and expensive, I think one I saw this year was £55 on the high street!).

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Decorating A Bedroom That Your Child Will Love

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Depending on their taste and age, decorating a child’s room may not be the easiest of tasks. As indecisive as children may be, there are a few ways in which you can keep them happy with the look of their bedrooms without having to redecorate every time they become obsessed with a new theme. I have lost count of the number of themes, ideas and colours that Addison talked about when we moved into our little house and still it changes daily!

Here though are some helpful tips on decorating a child’s room so that they will love it and hopefully you won’t spend all your time decorating:

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Practical Sunny Weather Clothing Ideas for Kids

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Although the weather is slightly up and down of late, the sunshine seems to be breaking its way through and will hopefully be here to stay quite soon! Deciding upon outfit choices for kiddos can be a tough choice when the sunnier weather rears its head, especially in England where the weather can be so temperamental (rain, shine, rain, shine – please make your mind up soon!) Luckily, there are so many gorgeous companies and brands who create stunning clothing ranges for little ones – I often get severe clothes envy when I look in Addison’s amazing wardrobe! If you’re in search of some practical ideas for sunny-weather clothing or simply looking to update their current wardrobe before summer, here is just a little inspiration for both boys and girls to help you decide.

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