V. I. BUYS: Hanging out with Dad this Father’s Day with Not On The High Street

My career and blogging has brought me many things – but since having Miss Marnie one thing I really appreciate is the time we get to spend together doing new, exciting and anything but ordinary things.  We’ve been lucky to attend film premieres, meet Disney characters, take shopping trips, have afternoon tea, try some beauty treats and have even been skiing in an indoor ski centre! So, when Not on the High Street asked us to be part of its…

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V. I. BIRTHDAY: How to host a 1970’s inspired Dinner Party with a little help from Morrisons

Earlier this month I turned 40. And, I celebrated in style with a retro 1970’s Dinner Party. You can see where we celebrated here. I had researched seventies inspired food on Pinterest (of course) and asked friends, family and Facebook for ideas… and came up with the following menu. I was also pleased to join up with Morrisons who provided some of the dishes for each course to prove that having a themed dinner party for a big birthday can…

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V. I. BUYS: My love affair with Greece and my go-to Greek lunch {Staycation Style #5}

If there is one country I love it’s Greece.  I have been on holiday there many times. I don’t think I with ever tire of the Greek Islands, the historic mainland or the breathtaking views. The weather of course helps, the relaxed lifestyle is a bonus and the food – ooh, the food.  Greek food – can you actually beat it?  In fact I often try to recreate that Grecian feeling at home with some of my favourite Greek recipes.  Over…

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V. I. BABYMAMAS: 10 Reasons why I’ve joined Slimming World – and it’s not just to lose weight!

If the truth be told I wasn’t going to write about this. For one I didn’t want to tell the world what I can already see in the mirror – that yes I am overweight and since becoming a mum I have ‘let myself go’. And, by this I don’t mean I don’t want to wear nice clothes or do my hair and make-up – what I mean is I have let myself go with my eating. I was never…

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V. I. BAKE: Healthy eating for kids with Flora, Dinosaurs and the Power of Plants!

Do you struggle to get your kids to eat vegetables? I know I do.  Miss Marnie will eat them happily at pre-school (so I’m told) but at home she flatly refuses. When she was weaning she ate everything – but now I daren’t so much a pop a carrot on her plate! I was glad to discover I wasn’t the only mum in this situation when I was invited along to a special event with Flora. Flora are on a…

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