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Creative Organisation Hacks That You’ll Adore!!

Creative Organisation Hacks By Stacey Cooper Raise your hand if you identify as a mother, businesswoman, cook, laundromat and cleaning lady. Now that we’re all here, I’d like to start by saying that as a successful businesswoman with a slight control freak mannerism, I really love to keep things in…

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Wholemeal and Spelt Gingerbread Men

It would NOT be Christmas without Gingerbread. Fact. As I (..and my family and other half) get through a ton of them, I wanted to make them with a slightly ‘healthier’ twist. So were born my Wholemeal and Spelt Gingerbread Men. If I’m being really honest, I can promise you…

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Baking Bright – Christmas Bake

Christmas Scones With Brandy Butter Oh Christmas scones. Beautiful lovely Christmas Scones. If you’re a follower of my blog you might remember how much I love a scone. So as its Christmas, I thought I’d make a ‘Christmas’ scone, but one that I wouldn’t feel so bad eating, hence the…

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Her Aching Heart – The Hope Theatre

HER ACHING HEART REVIEW Opening on a dark stage with a mournful torch song about heartbreak was not the opening I was expecting from a lesbian musical pastiche of gothic romance novels, but this was not the only surprise in a delightful and light-hearted evening which included a strong willed…

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Eggnog Recipe

‘Tis the season…   …for yummy food and hot cocktails! What not everyone else? Maybe just in my household. Before I reveal anymore Family indiscretions, I will just share my recipe! It’s super easy and very basic.   This Eggnog recipe will make 4 hot toddy glasses. Ingredients 1 Pint…

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Training Up To Christmas

“Silly Season” is upon us. If you haven’t already, then I’m sure the local Christmas market or festive pub will lure you in for a Mulled Wine or Cider. Next up is the run of Christmas parties, the night out to enjoy the atmosphere and of course the catch ups…

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

“Pumpkin pie spice? What’s that?” this London Chicks said as I flicked through recipes seeing it crop up again and again. Is this some new fandangled spice? NO. No it is not. It is basically several of our favourite autumnal spices that someone has cleverly re marketed as pumpkin pie…

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Lest We Forget

However you choose to, take a moment today at 11am, remember all those who gave their lives so that we may enjoy the freedom that we do today. FOR THE FALLEN With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her…

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HALLOWEEN MARBLE LOAF

HALLOWEEN MARBLE LOAF Ingredients for Halloween Marble Loaf   270g plain flour 30g cocoa 2 tsp baking powder 200g unsalted butter (room tempreature) 160g caster sugar 45g honey (plus a tbsp for drizzling) 3 medium eggs 100ml whole milk 2 tsp vanilla extract orange & black food colouring (a few…

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Top 5 Halloween Make Up Looks

I am so excited about Halloween, Any excuse to get dressed up and paint my face! I know you are too! So I trawled the internet and  found these brilliant make up tutorials by some incredibly talented Makeup bloggers. I got inspired and thought I would share them with you!…

Where the Hell is Bernard?

 ‘Where the Hell is Bernard?’ 25th-29th October @ 8pm   In a world where no one plays, no one questions and no one ever leaves. 4 women work in an office high above the city to anonymously return lost items. All runs like clockwork until one day a box mysteriously…

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Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie

Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie With the clocks soon to go back Autumn is nearly here, and Halloween only a few days away; which means it’s time to celebrate all things Pumpkin! This vegetable is not only wonderful for carving Halloween faces, it’s also delicious in soups and stews and a whole…

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BakingBright – Halloween Style

By BakingBright Healthy Halloween Baking – Pumpkin & Maple Syrup Loaf (no butter, no refined sugar, wholemeal) Time for some healthy Halloween baking but also something that is still scrummy. This is a waste not, want not sort of bake. So many of us buy a pumpkin, carve a spooky…

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Many women, after the birth of their first child, ask why no-one told them what childbirth would really be like. Actually, most couples have no filter when it comes to recounting their birth stories to expectant mothers, but like all profound experiences – war, love, bereavement – until you…

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Carrot, Apple and Ginger Smoothie

This fresh and delicious Smoothie is a great way to start your day. What’s great about this recipe is it contains ingredients you may already have in your fridge, making it perfect for the end of the week! Carrots are perhaps best known for their rich supply of the antioxidant…

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Apple & Almond Quinoa Porridge

These Apple and Almond Quinoa Porridge pots were born out of boredom. I LOVE oats, porridge and cereal, but wanted to switch breakfast up a bit. I didn’t want to break too much from the norm, just a slight variation and quinoa seemed to fit! Quinoa is pretty spesh –…

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Theatre Review – The We Plays

The We Plays are two one-person, one-act plays both written by Andrew Maddock.  On at The Hope Theatre until the 15th October. Both plays touch on similar themes of anxiety, loneliness, starting a family and violence, and both are told with an element of spoken word poetry.   The first,…