• Recipe

    Cheddar and Apple-Topped Pork Chops

    Cheddar and Apple-Topped Pork Chops are a great winter warmer. We aren’t having warm days at the moment and the nights have been chilly. This is a great comfort food, it’s also easy and quick to make. Pork, cheese and apple are a timeless trio, I am really partial to a pork sandwich with applesauce and cheddar, but the weather is telling me to make it all hot. So I decided to do just that. For these Cheddar and Apple-Topped Pork Chops you will need: 4 Pork Chop (or enough to suit your needs) 200g Mature Cheddar, cubed or crumbled 1-2 Apples, cored and sliced Sage 1 tsp brown sugar Parsley…

  • Recipe

    Making Soup with OXO Plus 3 Recipes

    Along with a few other great bloggers, I was invited to an OXO Disco Soup event. I have used OXO for years, it’s the cube my mum and Nana always had in their cupboards. So hearing more f romOXO about using leftovers, making soup and listening to some disco music seemed a pretty perfect event for me. Who can really turn down making soup with OXO on a Thursday night?  Dean Edwards, a TV Chef known for being Digger Dean on Masterchef a few years ago, regular appearances on Lorraine (who apparently really is that nice in real life) and his Feelgood Family Food book was there to guide us in…

  • photography

    #MySundayPhoto Grand Central Station

    A quick snap on the iPhone on Thursday evening. Creeping towards midnight, Grand Central Station Birmingham was almost silent. The quiet humming of the floor buffers and light chatter among the staff still in the building was all that could be heard. It had a soft, gentle and very open feel. A complete contrast to the daytime.  “I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. It talks to me sometimes. I feel myself alive in it. It talks. And I can hear it.” ― Chaim Potok, The Chosen  

  • Parenting

    Pampers Premium Active Fit Magical Pods #ad

    I’ve been dealing with nappies for years. So many years, in fact, I don’t remember the last day I didn’t change someone’s nappy! I’ve used all brands, in all price brackets and there is one thing they all have in common. Sag. The thing is, it doesn’t even have to be a full nappy, sometimes they just sag and go all strange. They are ugly to look at. After years of looking at nappies, I’m more than happy to be telling you these Pampers Premium Active Fit Magical Pods are pretty great! And that is great, but what does that look like for a baby or toddler wearing this nappy?…

  • Food

    Strada Kids Menu Mailbox Birmingham

    We were all invited along to make some pizza with the lovely Chef from Strada at The Mailbox in Birmingham. My kids love getting involved in making their food, not only that but we got to try out the Kids Menu and the Set Lunch menu – with some prosecco and a lot of fun. We loved the kids packs, inside there are colouring pages, stickers, a blank pizza that you can sit and design while you await your tasty starters. The kids meals are a fantastic £6.50 and for that, you get a starter, main, sides, drink and dessert. For the set menu, it’s £9.95 for 2 courses or…