June Degustabox | Subscription Box Review

Review - June Degustabox (BBQ box)

As always, I was looking forward to Degustabox delivery day; I love the element of surprise, finding out what food delights I’m going to get sample every month! The June Degustabox was along the theme of BBQ, and there were certainly some products in there that matched this perfectly.

  • Enjoy 10 to 15 surprise products, many are completely new to the market!
  • Receive your Degustabox every month filled with goodies.
  • All for much less than you would pay in the shops!

So what was inside the June Degustabox? Read more

6 Santorini Attractions for Families

Photo by Aidan Meyer on Unsplash

Santorini is an island in Greece that has its own mystery and charm. The island is known as the “crown jewel of Greece”, and features numerous waterfalls, beaches and breath-taking architecture. The island is the preferred choice amongst honeymooners and families alike. Furthermore, it is also the most popular tourist destination in Greece.

The island has several unique and amazing geographical traits that separate it from other islands. The island was formed as a result of multiple volcanic explosions taking place over the course of time. Thereby, Santorini is a mystical wonderland that boasts stunning ocean views, mesmerising volcanic rocks and miraculous steep cliffs.

Santorini has a lot to offer to tourists, making it perfect for your next family vacation. Here are a few Santorini attractions for families that you certainly shouldn’t miss. Read more

Butternut squash & tuna pasta bake | Recipe (Slimming World friendly)

Butternut squash and tuna pasta bake

We get through an awful lot of pasta in our house; partly due to the fact that it’s a free food on Slimming World (dried pasta, anyway), and also it’s one of the boys’ favourites! A pasta bake is always a great idea; you’re able to just throw everything in and have a family dining experience with it. Take the dish to the table, and let everybody tuck in!

Tinned tuna is really quick and easy to add to a pasta bake, and as strange as butternut squash sounds to accompany it, it’s really quite nice! I use sour cream in this tuna pasta bake to make it a bit creamier, but you could make it syn free by using Quark or the like instead.

Read more

Our June favourites | Racing, snails, horses, and waffles

Our June favourites

July already – so we’re over half way through the year now, crazy stuff! I’ve been a bit slacking on the blog front recently; I just haven’t really been in the zone as my mind has been on other things, then last week Jacob was home from school with chickenpox so I couldn’t work like I usually do when both boys aren’t here. I’m just hoping Noah skips them – no sign of any so far, so fingers crossed.

Both boys break up for the summer next week anyway, meaning I won’t be able to work during the day at all. So I know what my evenings will be taken up with!
Read more

Everyday I’m wafflin’! At Kaspa’s Leeds | Review

Kaspa's Leeds

Waffles. Crepes. Sundaes. Shakes. Cakes. Drooling yet? I certainly was when I was invited to the opening of a brand new Kaspa’s, in The Core Shopping Centre in Leeds city centre. The Leeds branch is the third to open in the Yorkshire region and is located in a prime position in the food court. When you’ve had a hard day shopping, you need a treat, right?

Kaspa's shirts

Kaspa’s are a chain of exciting new dessert houses that offer the world’s favourite hot and cold desserts under one roof. Our emphasis is on high quality desserts, good customer service and an overall amazing dining experience for our customers.
Read more

20 facts about me | Stacey in the Sticks

20 facts about me

Why do people like reading blogs? Admit it, one reason is because we are nosy, isn’t it? We like to delve into other people’s lives, find out what makes them tick. I don’t share as much of mine and my family’s lives as I used to before I changed blog direction, but I still have that little voice in my head that tells me to sometimes. That’s where posts like this come into it!

I was recently tagged by Rachel at Coffee, Cake, Kids to share 20 random facts about me. At first I thought, well I’m not sure if I can think of that many as I think I’m pretty boring, but let’s see! Read more

Keeping my Focus in check

Keeping my Focus in check

It’s the time of the year where I’ve had to renew my car insurance and road tax for the first time, which means it’s just over a year since I purchased my first car. Though I don’t think I revealed her name so drumroll please…. Frances the Focus – Fanny for short! Since I passed my driving test in October we’ve been on a lot of journeys; the freedom has been amazing and I really do wish I’d done it sooner. Although The Husband has driven longer distances when we’ve been on mini road trips as I’m not that brave yet! I should get around to it really… In a couple of months though, Fanny will be going on her first longer journey when we go on our annual family holiday to Norfolk. Read more

Salted caramel pistachio millionaire’s shortbread | We Bake with Dr Oetker

Salted caramel pistachio millionaires shortbread recipe

Yes, this one is a bit of a mouthful – in more ways than one! But, it’s a delicious one. Millionaire’s shortbread is one of my favourite naughty traybakes, and I love anything that contains salted caramel. I’ve previously made this seasonal with mini eggs at Easter; this time I wanted to make it a bit more different, so I added some pistachios. I used some Dr Oetker products for this which cuts the work down a bit, but the end result is still super tasty. Finished off with a spray of gold, it makes the perfect afternoon tea treat!
Read more

May Degustabox | Subscription Box Review

May Degustabox

It definitely seems to be picnic season right now, so it was a great treat to receive a picnic themed May Degustabox. There were only a few brands that I had previously heard of in this one, so it was good to try some new brands and foods that I wouldn’t have considered before.

  • Enjoy 10 to 15 surprise products, many are completely new to the market!
  • Receive your Degustabox every month filled with goodies.
  • All for much less than you would pay in the shops!

So what was inside the May Degustabox?

May Degustabox contents

Read more