Ranty Friday — Cheat Day

I have been debating for a while whether or not I should bring back Ranty Friday, and seeing this picture on Instagram this week sealed the deal for me.   A picture shared not from an account that I follow but from a post that had been promoted and shared onto my timeline in the hope, presumably, I would buy it.   Oh how wrong the algorithm was on Monday.

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National Vegetarian Week 2019

This week has been National Vegetarian Week and I have to say that this is something that would normally pass me completely by.   This year, however, my eldest daughter has become a vegan so I have been on a bit of a mission to learn about vegan foods and products.   I didn’t really think about vegan beauty products or household items prior to reviewing some vegan candles last

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Cote Restaurant — A review

To celebrate National Vegetarian Week this week I am sharing a few posts that celebrate all things veggie.    With reviews of some products I have been sent to try but today I am reviewing Cote restaurant who invited us along last month to sample their new vegetarian menu.    Which was great timing as Caity, my eldest, had recently decided to follow a vegan diet so she was thrilled

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How do you buy your wine? — AD

This is advertorial content Let me guess.   It is in one of two ways. Either online, based on one of three things: it’s the one you drink and know you like; you browse and chose it based on the name, grape or region it is from; or you like the label. Or you stand in the supermarket aisle and go to the shelf that you always go to and

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Travelling around Malta by bus

As country’s go, Malta has to be one of the smallest.   Wikipedia tells us that it is only 122 sq miles and has a population of less than half a million (though to be fair Malta as a country is made up of three islands that include Gozo and Comino but I am just talking about the main island here).   This makes it ideal for exploring when over

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Dear Meghan

May I call you Meghan?  I feel I can because I have followed you since I first watched you in Suits.   I might have even done a proper high five into the air when you told Mike exactly how things worked in the officers of Spector Litt (or whichever incarnation of the name was on the door when the series started.  There have been so many changes, and it

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My Monthly Binge — May

And so here we are another month later, and a month with two bank holidays and a week of half term.   So if you find yourself with a few extra hours thanks to no school run, or a weekend away, here are my suggestions of what to binge this month Madam Secretary — NOW TV If you haven’t seen this then you are in for an absolute treat.  

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Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin — Review

You know how chuffed I was when I finally got the last letter of my gin alphabet last year? To finally be able to line up up all 26 bottles felt like a real achievement.   If collecting gin can be classed as an achievement.  If you have no idea what I am talking about, take a peak at this blog post: My A-Z of Gin But it got me

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We are off to Great Wonderfest!

I cannot tell you how excited I am to type that title. When we bought Betty the Bus we had dreams of going to festivals in style, of rocking up, rocking out and heading back to our own comfy bed each night.  Waking up in the morning to cook our own breakfast and using our own loo.  Our own loo at a festival.  I am sorry but there is no

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Happy 8th Birthday MummyBarrow

My blog is 8 today. Eight years ago today I took the advice of Sophie at Super Amazing Mum and started telling the stories I’d been sharing on Twitter on my own blog.   As the original tagline said “because 140 characters isn’t enough”. Life hasn’t been the same since then really, I have often said that blogging has changed my life, and I am not kidding.   The opportunities

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Alton Towers Stargazing Pods — Review

This weekend, to mark “Look Up at the Sky Day” Alton Towers Resort’s opened their brand new Stargazing Pods for the summer season and we were invited to see them for ourselves.  Sadly I couldn’t make it but Caity and Dan were all too happy to travel up to Derbyshire and try them out for us. There are 102 of the these pods, all offering comfortable accommodation with direct access

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My Monthly Binge — April

Did you watch any of the suggestions in my March Binge list?  I would love to hear if you did and what you thought of any of them.   I mentioned Fleabag last month and this week we saw the last ever episode (they have said there won’t be a third series) and I have to admit to be being pretty broken by the fact it is over.   Please,

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