Fireworks & Fun At The Thistle Hotel

Last week I was invited to stay at the Thistle Hotel in Poole for a fun bloggers event celebrating bonfire night and enjoying lots of delicious food. I have been for dinner at the Thistle once before so I knew I would be in for a treat. I arrived to check in at about half 5 – pouring with rain so I wasn’t holding my breath for the fireworks to be going ahead. The room was a good size, with a double bed and a separate sofa bed in the room too. The decor is a little outdated but the room itself was clean,…

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Autumn muffins

You may have spotted a recent post I wrote as part of the Tesco eat happy project when the girls and I got busy cooking along and making some delicious falafels. We had so much fun making these the girls just love getting involved with cooking so when we we’re asked if we would like to try some of their autumnal recipes we jumped at the chance. We have been making some delicious Autumn Muffins – full of lots of goodness for the little ones and also really tasty.   Ready to bake. We followed the really simple step by step…

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Princess Cruises #RoyalLuncheon

On Sunday I was a very lucky girl indeed and was invited on board the Princess Cruises Royal Princess cruise ship to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a Royal Luncheon, to say I was looking forward to the day was an understatement, with the promise of a day full of cocktail making and little foodie surprises this little foodie practically skipped on board. Get ready for a picture heavy post of my day which will leave you dreaming of cruises and probably just a little bit hungry as well! This was my first time on a cruise ship and I…

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3 delicious ice lolly recipes for children

My girls do enjoy an ice lolly come rain or shine it doesn’t matter to them, we always have a stash in the freeze. Whilst I don’t mind the odd treat they are full of sugar so I made some healthy alternative ice lollies for them to try and see how they match up to the usual favourites. They went down a treat so I thought I would share these three super simple recipes I used to give you some inspiration for a nice cool refreshing ice lolly treat for the kids to enjoy this summer.  Fruit and coconut water Thinly slice…

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Turkey and red lentil Curry

Today I’m sharing the recipe for a scrummy and healthy Turkey and red lentil curry. I needed a quick dinner the other night using up some turkey breast and throw this all together and it actually turned out really well! Ingredients Turkey Breast chopped into small chunks 1 onion diced 1 large sweet potato sliced 1 pepper slices 6/7 mushrooms sliced 1 vegetable stock cube dissolved in 300ml boiling water 2 handfuls of dried red lentils 1 handful spinach 1/2 tbsp chilli powder 1 tbsp paprika 1/2 tbsp cumin 1/2 tbsp coriander 1 tbsp turmeric (roughly as I said i just…

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