Ad – We received some items for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own. Last year we had a really busy Christmas as we had my mum, sister and her fiance all staying with us. This meant that I was cooking Christmas dinner for 6 people and while I didn’t go too overboard, it was still quite stressful and it took hours to cook. I hated either being stuck in the kitchen or having to go in and out all day as it meant me missing everything else that was going on. This year I wanted to
Erin is quite the fussy eater and it can be a nightmare to get her to eat a proper meal. While she’s at nursery she eats really well and has cooked meals on the days she is there. Erin’s nursery is attached to a private school and all of the children eat lunch together so this encourages her to do the same as her friends are doing. At home though, we struggle. I think Erin would live on cereal and toast if we would let her. Luckily, she really likes fruit so we always have that available to her. Every
Being a non-driving family means that we have to rely on other ways to get around. John works roughly 12 miles away from home and while that might not seem very far for someone with a car, it’s very far for someone who doesn’t. John is lucky that he can get a lift to and from work with a friend a lot of the time but this isn’t every day and it’s not guaranteed. We have access to a train that goes from the town we live in to where John works but at £5 a day, this soon adds
John works 6 days a week a lot of the time and takes lunch with him every single day. As crazy as this may sound, the place where he works doesn’t have a microwave and they won’t allow one due to some kind of rule. This means that John has to take cold lunches or buy food in the cafeteria, which never happens because it costs more money! I guess this is probably why they don’t have a microwave. Up until recently we have had to make do with Tupperware and lunch boxes filled with boring sandwiches, pasta or salad.
One thing I love about going on holiday is having a nice meal out or a takeaway. We don’t do it too often on a regular basis so holidays are a big treat for us. Haven is a self-catering holiday and the caravans have everything you could possibly need to cook yourself. However, we wanted to go for a bit of a mix of eating out and cooking so we chose to stay on site and try the three options available to us. Mash and Barrel We ate at the Mash and Barrel on our first evening at Haven because
It makes a refreshing change knowing if you add a little wine to your favourite recipe it’s doing you a power of good – probably. Although red wine is reputed to contain the majority of health beneficial flavonoids, the minimum a white wine will do is increase the flavour of the dish. Here are five recipes where a little wine may improve your wellbeing and move your cooking up a notch. Steak and Mash with Red Wine Sauce Something a little different for those cold UK winter’s evening meals. Use a Pinot Noir or Côtes du Rhône for best results.
Since I moved to North Norfolk back in 2013 I have heard nothing but great things about Middleton’s Steakhouse & Grill in Norwich. There are restaurants in other locations too so make sure you check the website for details. For some reason though we had never gotten around to eating there but when I found out they had a brand new spring menu, I was determined to give it a try. This past Bank Holiday we were lucky enough to have family visiting so we thought it would be a great idea to have a day out in Norwich and finally
The night before we flew out to Majorca from Stansted Airport we had a night’s stay at the Holiday Inn Express London – Stansted Airport Hotel. We arrived at around 1:30pm, a little earlier than planned as we’d had enough of being in central London. Not all Holiday Inn Express hotels have restaurants but I think it’s quite important for an airport hotel to have somewhere for people to eat a decent meal if they’ve been travelling a long time. The restaurant isn’t open all day though so you can only get evening meals from 6pm. This was a little late for