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De-stress instantly in 3 minutes!

De-stress instantly in 3 minutes!   Do it at the your own comfort zone! Stress is an everyday story. Trying to juggle between work, home and kids can all leave you feeling anxious and stressed out. In such case, it becomes important to de-stress and feel free and relaxed to continue with a

Missing Out On Bargains – Magpie Monday

On Monday, I usually shout out loud about my bargain finds. This week, I am taking a different slant. Due to various house repairs and unexpected expenditure, we needed to rein in my spend, spend, spend attitude to charity and Netmums shopping. Of course, sod's law means this is when the good stuff

Brilliance in Blogging Awards

I am over the moon to let you know that I am a finalist in the Brilliance in Blogging Awards in the Change Category. It has given me joy in my heart and reminds me that my late Mum was a wise woman as she was the one who advised me

The benefits of a handmade mattress

What are the benefits of a handmade mattress? Today, more than ever before, we live in an age of consumerism, where the items that we own often form part of our identity. While mass-produced items often make up a significant part of our home furnishings, partly thanks to being affordable, generally

Brilliance in Blogging Awards 2012

Dear Kate On Thin Ice I am emailing you to tell you why you should not get a single nomination for a Britmums Brilliance in Blogging Awards 2012. Firstly, the name of your blog is annoying.  A silly play on words which you admit was inspired by reality television.  If you must

A Right Royal Tribute From Grandad

A right Royal tribute from Grandad written when he was 84 years of age. Phil said to Bess "You've still got me for a mate You deserve a trip around the real estate We can see all the kids while you are still in the pink And at the same time we'll get a

Chocolate and Raspberry Truffle Cake Recipe – Perfect For Your Valentine

Divine Chocolate and Raspberry Truffle Cake recipe By Linda Collister Very pretty and special - For Valentine’s Day Makes one large cake Ingredients For the sponge: 200g Divine Dark Chocolate, broken up (available at supermarkets) 4 tbsps Amaretto Disaronno (amaretti liqueur) 200g unsalted butter, softened 200g caster sugar plus 3 tbsps extra 6 large free-range eggs, at room

Chicken stir fry recipe

Chicken stir fry recipe Soy Seasoned Chicken Stir Fry. An aromatic dish, flavoured with Kikkoman Soy Sauce and Chinese five spice powder. Serves 4 Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 225g (8oz) basmati or long grain rice 3tbsp Kikkoman Soy Sauce 1tsp runny honey 1tbsp Chinese five spice powder or paste 1tsp chopped fresh parsley 450g (1lb) skinless boneless

Pork Wraps Recipe

Pork wraps recipe A classic Chinese dish, made using lean pork with a wonderful Kikkoman soy sauce glaze.   Serves 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Cals per serving: 420 Fat: 12 Carbs: 29 Sugars: 13.9 Salt.: 3g   700g loin of pork joint, fat and skin removed. 5 tbsp Kikkoman Soy Sauce 2 tbsp demerara sugar 2 tbsp orange

Five biscuits that have played a part in my life

Five biscuits seems like a lot of favourites but they have always played a part in my life so here you go! It is funny how hard it is to concentrate on biscuits and not get caught up with chocolate bars, cakes and all manner of things.  Biscuits, think biscuits. 1. Custard

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