How I saved over £5000 in just one year

I have been signed up to the Martin Lewis newsletter for a couple of years as he posts such good advice.  Last year I joined a couple of Facebook groups in order to get ideas of household tips and to see others’ creations with regards to upcycling because I love making something new and quirky … Continue reading How I saved over £5000 in just one year

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Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

This is something I would never have thought of making until I saw how easy it is to do. It's an ideal way to use up leftover cream or strawberries that are going a bit soft. Would be fun for kids to do too! INGREDIENTS 450g Strawberries (de-stalked) 225g icing sugar lemon juice 300ml double cream … Continue reading Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Easy Homemade Chicken Curry

This is so easy to do. For years I had used jar sauces to make curry but then my chef son showed me quite how easy it was to make myself. I've never looked back since. I hope you'll give it a go and make your own homemade chicken curry. It's so easy. Of course, … Continue reading Easy Homemade Chicken Curry

Rich Chocolate Superberry Cake

Today I made this rich chocolate superberry cake from a recipe that I adapted from a cappuccino cake, replacing the coffee with strawberry yogurt and the cocoa powder with cacao. It is the lightest, moist most sublime cake I have ever made or tasted. INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE 50g Bioglan Raw Cacao 6tbsp boiling water … Continue reading Rich Chocolate Superberry Cake

Red Rock Canyon and Back to Blighty – Road Trip USA Days 17 & 18

Road Trip Feb 2015 – London – Los Angles/Orange County – San Diego  – Palm Springs – Las Vegas Saturday (day 17) – Las Vegas is such an interesting lively place to visit but it’s certainly not a relaxing location so we decided to have a much needed chill out day. Most people go to … Continue reading Red Rock Canyon and Back to Blighty – Road Trip USA Days 17 & 18

Downtown Las Vegas – Road Trip USA Day 16

Road Trip Feb 2015 – London – Los Angles/Orange County – San Diego  – Palm Springs – Las Vegas Friday (day 16) - After driving to the famous Vegas sign for photos we spent most of the day exploring Downtown. We did have to drive from where we were staying – parking ranged from free … Continue reading Downtown Las Vegas – Road Trip USA Day 16

Viva Las Vegas – Road Trip USA Days 13-15

Road Trip Feb 2015 – London – Los Angles/Orange County – San Diego  – Palm Springs – Las Vegas Tuesday-Thursday (days 13-15) – We spent the next few days exploring the North and South strips, we must have covered miles. Vegas is a kinda love/hate place for me. I love the sheer scale of it … Continue reading Viva Las Vegas – Road Trip USA Days 13-15