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Insomnia – Ten Top Tips for a Better Sleep

Insomnia – Ten Top Tips for a Better Sleep

Insomnia – my ten top tips for a good night’s sleep. Insomnia or sleeplessness is described as any or all of the following:- difficulty falling asleep, waking up often in the night, trouble getting back to sleep and not sleeping long enough to feel refreshed. […]

Idahoan Potatoes Taste Challenge and a Giveaway

Idahoan Potatoes Taste Challenge and a Giveaway

Do you think you could pass the Idahoan Potato Challenge? I have tried instant mashed potatoes in the past and they were really weird – you could really tell they were never hanging around the potato patch! The American state of Idaho has a rich […]

Giveaway: Lobster Apron

Giveaway: Lobster Apron

I was asked if I would like to review an apron.  I have loads of aprons so what could be so special about this one I asked.  Let us send you one and you will see. So the Lobster Homeware apron arrived! I love the […]

Fermenting – feeding your gut and your biome

Fermenting – feeding your gut and your biome

I have always loved sauerkraut, a fermented cabbage with its origins in Eastern Europe but never realised how healthy it was for me.  I have been reading about feeding your gut and it all suggests that we need to eat more fermented foods including live […]

Tobago: Welcome to Trinidad and Tobago

Tobago: Welcome to Trinidad and Tobago

I was invited to visit the Caribbean island paradise of Tobago.  This was really exciting because I had never been there or to her sister island of Trinidad. I have to confess I love the Caribbean islands now adding two more to my list of […]

Prosecco and Strawberry Cake for a Special Birthday

Prosecco and Strawberry Cake for a Special Birthday

The night before my daughter was due to visit us for her birthday she asked me if I was going to make her a birthday cake!  I had loads to do before the family arrived but just before bedtime I started thinking about making a […]

London: Hot Pot – A Thai-Chinese Sensation Has Come To China Town

London: Hot Pot – A Thai-Chinese Sensation Has Come To China Town

I arrived in the UK in 1975 living and worked in London.  I fell in love with London right from the start frequently shopping and eating in London’s China Town.  Over the years I have seen many changes in London especially on the food front […]

Tobago in London: Cocktail Making Masterclass

Tobago in London: Cocktail Making Masterclass

Mr R and I had a fantastic time on our first visit to the Caribbean island of Tobago. We have both felt a strong desire to make a trip there again next year.  There is so much more for us to discover – we don’t […]

Giveaway – Phone Case with CaseStation

Giveaway – Phone Case with CaseStation

At a recent event for bloggers I discovered Case Station – an online app where you can customise your mobile phone case with any photo or design of your choice. Build and design and let your personal sense of style soar! There are covers suitable […]

Tobago: It Takes a Community to Make A Meal/Feed a Blogger – Les Coteaux Community Centre

Tobago: It Takes a Community to Make A Meal/Feed a Blogger – Les Coteaux Community Centre

There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child. Like it was in the old days when grandparents, aunts and uncles we on hand to help and there were usually several cousins to play with. With today’s busy schedules and increased […]

Book Review: Veggie Desserts + Cakes by Kate Hackworthy

Book Review: Veggie Desserts + Cakes by Kate Hackworthy

Desserts with vegetables, cakes with courgettes and cookies with swede are all features of the new cookbook by Kate Hackworthy – Veggie Desserts + Cakes, it’s carrot cake and beyond! I always love getting a new cookbook to review however when the author is an acquaintance […]

Blackberry Jam with Lemon and Nutmeg

Blackberry Jam with Lemon and Nutmeg

Making home made jam fills your kitchen with intoxicating smells and give you a sense of achievement.  We have an allotment where we spend loads of our free time and grow lots of our vegetables during the summer and fall growing seasons. Something that does […]

Tobago: Take Your Writer to Work Day

Tobago: Take Your Writer to Work Day

You may have heard of  ‘Take your dog to work day’ or Take your child to work day’. Well as part of my visit to Tobago, the hotel we stayed in Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort wanted to treat me to a short cooking session […]

London: The East End Regenerates – Eat at Est.India London

London: The East End Regenerates – Eat at Est.India London

Home is where your heart is and although I wasn’t born in London my heart really beats here.  There is something happening to areas in London in the form of a regeneration and the area around Borough Market (nearest Underground station is London Bridge) is […]

Watch Out – There is a Watchaholic about!

Watch Out – There is a Watchaholic about!

If there was a support group for people who love watches then Mr R would have to say “My name is Mr R – and I am a Watchaholic!”. Seriously he does love a good looking and quality watch and was more than happy to […]

nkd – Next Generation Hydration: Review and Giveaway

nkd – Next Generation Hydration: Review and Giveaway

I love a water bottle! Taking water out with me in my own re-usable bottle helps me to cut down on the amount of plastic I need to dispose of. I recently was given an nkd – next generation hydration pod+ bottle and filter.  The […]