As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, all anybody wants to do is stay inside in the warmth, but do we think about the wildlife at this time of year? How do they cope in these cold situations and how can we help? Living in the countryside between a river and open fields, we do get quite a lot of furry – and spiky – friends visiting! All four of us love to quietly watch them go about their business.
Garden specialists, Oeco Garden Rooms, are promoting awareness and sharing some handy tips on how to help and attract the wildlife in your garden this winter. These tips will allow you to give the wildlife in your garden exactly what they need with regards to food, shelter, and warmth. Read more
This is only the second week that I’ve managed to join in with the Great Bloggers Bake Off this year; the last time was for caramel week. I actually had time this week, and seeing that there was a completely new category added to the mix, I thought I’d give it a go. I’d only heard of two of the three bakes this week; pizza of course, and cannoli. I had literally no idea what sfogliatelli was though…
I was surprised that pizza was the technical, but after attempting it myself I can see why! I’ve made my own pizzas before so I thought I would be fine with it, but nope. I managed like a proper Bake Off contestant though and hid my mess!
Back at the end of August we went on our annual family holiday to the Norfolk Broads. As well as all four of us, my brother-in-law came with us too. We stayed in a cottage on this holiday, but as children The Husband and his brother used to go on boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads; that was their favourite kind of family holiday.
I have a done a couple of boating holidays but they weren’t really my thing; though, that might have had something to do with the fact I didn’t get along with father-in-law too well, and they were with him… Maybe I’ll try again another time!
When Herbert Woods offered us the hire of a day boat, I thought that wouldn’t be so bad; the Norfolk Broads are definitely beautiful to see when travelling by boat.
Hiring a day boat is a great way to experience the sights and sounds of the Norfolk Broads from the water. Enjoy a great family day out visiting the towns and villages along the Broads and stopping of for lunch at one of the many riverside pubs. Free mooring is available throughout the Broads at Broads Authority 24 hour mooring sites.
Hands up who doesn’t like saving money on their weekly, or monthly shopping bill? Nope, I can’t see a very big show of hands… I’m always on the lookout for a bargain and when I haven’t got the kids with me, I spend more time than I should browsing the shops looking for offers and great deals. I can always be spotted on the reduced shelves in the supermarket too! I do love a good browse online as well, but there aren’t many online only shops where you can save good amounts on your grocery bill. That’s where Approved Food come in.
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Breakfast is well-known to be the most important meal of the day. Well, it’s also one of my favourite meals of the day. You know, when you haven’t eaten all night, and you’re just so looking forward to getting that first piece of food in your mouth! Being a Slimming World target member I can still enjoy a whole array of breakfasts; cereal, fruit, yogurt, toast, pancakes, bacon butties, “fry” ups. You name it, it can almost definitely be made Slimming World friendly! But, did you know that there are breakfast tribes, as recently identified by Milk&More?