Preparing Your Dining Room for the Perfect Dinner Party

Hosting a dinner party for friends or family is one of life’s great treats and preparation for the party is key to its success. The way in which the table is set, the lighting, music and of course, the food all require careful consideration. Here are some top tips for preparing your dining room for the perfect dinner party. What’s on the Menu? There are several things that need to be taken care of well in advance of a dinner party if it is to be successful and not stressful. A week before the event plan the menu and make

An Early Valentine’s Meal With Buy A Gift

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Thursday this year it means that John will be working and Erin will be at nursery so I’ll be spending the majority of the day on my own. So, when Buy A Gift got in touch to talk to us about their experiences perfect for Valentine’s Day we picked a three course meal at Prezzo to enjoy ourselves. My sister nicely offered to take Erin to the bowling alley in Norwich to play on the arcades while John and I shared our very first child free meal in two years! When you order an

18 Things To Do In 2018!

Last year I feel like we went away an awful lot, probably too much. Due to Erin’s traumatic birth we really didn’t do anything much at all in 2016 and I really wanted to make up for that last year. While going away is lovely and I do love going, I would also really like to do some more things a bit closer to home. We live in beautiful Norfolk and there is so much to do here. There will still be a few holidays thrown in to the mix as well… for good measure of course. I thought I would

Christmas Eve At The Beechwood Hotel

For years we had a tradition in our family that we would go out for a meal on Christmas Eve instead of having Christmas dinner! This meant we could focus our time on younger members of the family rather than someone being in the kitchen all day cooking. We don’t really get to do that any more though as my Mum lives 6 hours away and my sister… well, she’s in between places at the moment and currently lives with us. We haven’t spent a Christmas together as a whole family for years but this year is different. This year,

American Breakfast Waffles In Under 15 Minutes

Ever since our holiday and wedding in Orlando back in 2013 I have had this massive love for American breakfast waffles but unfortunately, have never been able to make any. Earlier this month we received a new waffle maker from Dunelm to help us out for Christmas Day breakfast and it is amazing! American breakfast waffles are so much easier to make than I thought they were. I had visions of me messing them up like I normally do with crepes and I thought I’d do something really wrong with the recipe. The problem with looking up recipes on the