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How to make Omega-3 rich smoked mackerel fishcakes

I know lots of kids who turn their nose up at strong fish but love a good fishcake, so this recipe uses smoked, flaked mackerel, potato, chives and a little seasoning to make eight perfect little breaded fish cakes.


Pumpkin inspiration + #recipeoftheweek 18-24 Oct

Whoop! It’s time for #recipeoftheweek once again. This is THE place to link up your recipe posts for lots of tweet, comment and Pinterest love. 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 […]


Foodie picks (Oct 9)

It’s that time again where I share with you some of the foodie products I’ve been trying out. Have a scroll through and see what takes your fancy.

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Get to know the hudl2 in under 40 seconds.

There’s so much to be said about the speedy processor, pin sharp screen and intuitive interface, but if you’d like to get to grips with the hudl2’s key features in under 40 seconds, check out this quick vid.


Testing the LG G3 smart phone (review)

In my unending quest for the perfect smartphone, this month I’ve been testing the LG G3, a large screen smartphone with voice control, a high spec camera and a decent amount of power under the hood.


Getting ready for a chilly Autumn with House of Fraser

The summer has faded, warm days are getting fewer and farther between, but Autumn is here and I love Autumn. Autumn means crunching through leaves, cool golden sunshine, conker matches, playing in the park after school until it gets dark and making nature creations from pinecones, twigs and pebbles. Autumn almost means it’s out with […]


A visit to Whipsnade Zoo with the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

To give it a good test run, we took the Galaxy K Zoom to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. I haven’t edited the light balance, colour or sharpness etc in the images below. There’s no post-production on any of them, apart from re-sizing.

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Have you seen the new George Home wooden toy range at ASDA?

If you’re starting to hunt for good quality, wooden toys that will be easy to assemble and not too hard on your pocket this Christmas, you may want to take a look at the new Wooden Toys range at Asda. There are 31 toys in the new George Home range and all come with simple instructions for easy assembly […]


Beginning independent reading with the LeapFrog LeapReader Junior (review)

If you have a toddler, chances are their relationship with books is developing and they’re starting to interact with them independently, albeit without actually reading the words. The LeapReader Junior (RRP £24.99) is designed to help children aged 1- 3 years gain confidence with pre-school reading skills and to nurture the lifetime benefits derived from a love of books and stories.


Thinking of buying the hudl2? Read this! (review)

Earlier this week, Tesco unveiled its second generation tablet, the hudl2. It’s a slim, small tablet (just 9mm thick) with a crystal clear, rich colour 8.3 inch, 1920×1200 HD screen, plus a healthy eight hours of video battery life, although I seem to drain it faster than this by hammering the WiFi with heavy social media use. I […]


Angel and Rocket – creating tiny hipsters (review)

Created for girls and boys aged between 3yrs – 10yrs old, the new Autumn/Winter collection has just launched with a handpicked edit of 50 beautiful designs from British designers, which are comfortable, affordable (£25-45 per piece) and made to a high standard with attention to detail and high quality fabrics.

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Win an interactive Russell the Dream Sheepdog, RRP £34.99

I’m pleased to introduce you to Russell the dream sheepdog, an interactive toy designed to be the ideal bedtime companion for toddlers. On the face of it, he’s a soft, cuddly dog, which makes him perfect for taking to bed, but underneath all that fur he also boasts a soft night light and recordable audio player.