Thank goodness for Tesco this Mother’s Day

  Quite frankly. Buying for my mum is an impossible task, I am sorry mum if you are reading this but you know when you hear people say “what do you buy the person who has everything?”  it is my mum I see.  I love her lots but seriously, buying presents for my mum is almost impossible. When

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#UniteAgainstFamine

  This picture doesn’t look particularly inspiring, or indeed life saving does it? How can a supermarket sandwich be life saving?  I know I sometimes think “I am starving” and grab a sandwich from the supermarket as though it was life saving but actually the reality is much different.   Invariably I had breakfast, and

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Scotch Creme Eggs — Thermomix style

  These bad boys seem to be everywhere at the moment, certainly on my Instagram feed so I thought I would have a go at them, you know me, I love a confectionery bandwagon to jump on.    I also wanted to see if I could adapt a recipe for use with the Thermomix as

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Gin of the month — March — Rock Rose spring

  This week it has finally felt like spring has arrived.   There are daffodils on the verges, the birds are singing and when the sun comes out there is a real warmth to it.   With it comes a desire to bunk off work to sit in the garden with a mug of tea

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#TheHonkLine — Job done

On Saturday we walked our ten miles (which turned out to be slightly longer due to a sat nav reading cock up) and we had our three meals in three parks.  There is no denying it was hard work in places but my lasting memory is going to be of laughter and friendship.   Or

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This is why I will never join a gym

Thirty five years ago at school I was bullied. Relentlessly To the point where other than memories of the bullying I have no other memories of school. Never physical, that would have been too easy I could have fought back, or shown my bruises to a teacher.   It was always verbal so there was

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A Comic Relief project closer to home

Yesterday I visited a Comic Relief project closer to home, and not just in terms of geography.   It seems daft that after being involved with Comic Relief for four years, and three trips to Africa, I haven’t visited one of their projects on my own doorstep.     So when the charity emailed some

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#ReclaimYourMattress

Sorry to be revolting so early in the morning (or over dinner if you are reading this later in the day) but the team at Vorwerk have asked me to take part in their campaign for National Bed Month, designed to help the nation reclaim its mattresses for a happy, healthy night’s sleep.   Which means

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