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Four fruity dessert ideas + #recipeoftheweek 30 Aug – 5 Sep

At the bottom of this post is the latest #recipeoftheweek ‘linky’ – use it to add any recipe posts you would like to share. They don’t have to follow a particular theme – absolutely all recipes are welcome :) But first, here are four dessert recipe to give you some fruity ideas for after dinner.

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Quorn, broccoli and noodle stir fry (child-friendly recipe)

Today I’m pleased to share a vegetarian stir-fry recipe that you’ll be able to find served up in primary schools across the UK from September, as it’s directly from the Department for Education’s Children’s Food Trust. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare and is packed with veg, but gentle on spice so it should win the favour of most kids. I have adjusted the quantities to feed a family of four, rather than an army of school children!


Five perfect movie night popcorn recipes

You can’t have a movie night without popcorn, but why settle for boring old cinema style, mass produced stuff when you can make your own? Here are five brilliant recipes to make your movie night snacking really POP!


Dulce de leche filled Linzer cookies

Can I do the next star one? – Miss J, 2 These pretty, caramel filled sugar cookies are super quick and simple to make. They’re great fun to make with the kids – all you need is some basic cookie ingredients, a jar of dulce de leche and some cookie cutters. The resulting cookies are sweet, crumbly […]


Supergreens! Six delicious ways to eat kale

Did you know that kale is packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, calcium and alpha-linoleic acid, the omega-3 fatty acid that’s good for your brain? If it’s not already part of your diet, I reckon it should be, so here are six recipe ideas to get you started.

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Have you tried ASDA’s Click & Collect service?

There are times when nipping into the supermarket is the best option, and I’m a huge fan of home deliveries, but sometimes, a third option would be handy, and ASDA have such an option. It’s called Click & Collect. Have you ever headed to the supermarket for a few bits, only to emerge an hour […]


Save when you spend

Today I’m going to share with you some simple steps to save while you spend. Sound crazy? Not really. It’s all about spending smart, from getting a cheaper deal when you buy, to finding ways to put cash back into your pocket every time you shop.


How to save on household bills, starting TODAY!

Hello! It’s time for another video guide to spending, eating, playing and living smart from me, Emily Leary and Voucher Codes Pro. Today I’m sharing some super simple steps you can take to tackle that thorn in all of our sides: household bills. I promise you, these tips will help you start saving today! That’s it for […]


Testing the Dyson Cool AM06 Desk Fan

Ooooooh, look a fan with no blades. It’s witchcraft, I tell you! Ok it’s not, it’s Dyson technology, which is similar but ever so slightly different. Check out my video test.

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Do you remember AG the growling bear? #mytoystory #ThrowBackThursday

Hold Stevie so I can feed him! – Miss J, 2 Can you remember your most treasured childhood toys? John Lewis Insurance wants to hear about them as it takes a look back at some of the most popular vintage toys from our childhoods and delves into their history. First up is the humble teddy bear – a classic […]


Make it a South West Summer! 5 family trip ideas

We going on an ADVENTURE – Miss J, 2 South West Trains are currently running an amazing promotion on their whole network everyday between Saturday 26th July and 22nd August, offering off-peak £15 promotional day return fares or £7 for children! You can check South West Trains’ Terms and Conditions for full details. So, where would you […]

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Win a CALAFANT Build and Paint Pirate Ship

Yaaaaar, it’s a pirate rabbit! – Miss J As regular readers will know, this year we’re working with Asobi and its consumer facing brand, Kind Toys, to test some of the brightest and best toys and activities stocked in their range. This week, we’ve been trying out this amazing CALAFANT Build and Paint Pirate Ship (RRP £21.49) . CALAFANT make 100% recyclable cardboard […]

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Win a £500 weekend in Edinburgh with Premier Inn

To celebrate the creation of the Essential Guide to Edinburgh, Premier Inn has put a £500 weekend in Edinburgh holiday package together (incluging 1 night in one of Premier Inn’s Edinburgh hotels) and you could win it, simply by sharing your own Edinburgh adventures, whether they’re happening right now or just on your wish list.

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Win a brilliant CODE Donut speaker worth £49.99

I want to listen to Frozen on THIS one - Miss J If you’d like to enjoy portable but highly effective amplification for your music then you need to check out this incredible doughnut-shaped speaker from CODE. The circumference is roughly equal to the height of an iPhone but the rich, full sound that you can get out […]


Win a Tefal ActiFry Snacking worth £199

I have a really exciting giveaway for you this week. This new Tefal ActiFry Snacking is available to buy exclusively from Ideal World TV, but you could win one right here!