6 Facts you didn’t know about Tea and the best way to make it …

Tea is an enormously popular drink around the world. I drink cups and cups per day, from breakfast tea to a variety of herbal teas! But if you count yourself as a tea lover, you might be surprised by some of the little known facts about the drink. Here are six things about probably didn’t know about tea, and a kitchen essential you need if you want to enjoy the perfect cuppa! ‘ War made Britain a tea drinking nation Tea was popularised in the UK due to the British East India Company, which held a monopoly on Chinese tea across the 18th century. This provided Britain was easy access to tea. However, the country would also had access to coffee through France and Spain – where coffee developed into…

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DNA & Me with Evergreen Life

Your DNA stores all the information about you there could be, but can you actually use that information to help yourself? Yes! Now I am definitely not a DNA specialist, nor do I have a particularly scientific brain but a few weeks back I was sent a DNA testing kit from Evergreen Life, swabbed my mouth, sent the sample off and now have the results available to view in their app. Now as I am finally attempting to get a bit fitter, lose a bit of weight and generally look after myself more I thought that knowing more about how my body responds to food, fitness and a few other things would be a good idea, and after seeing my results and talking through them with a Well Being Expert…

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Toys: Imaginext Jurassic World Dinosaurs!

Arlo’s next obsession seems to be dinosaurs, which started after we visited World of Dinosaurs in March, and he now watches endless episodes of anything dinosaur related, pretends be a dinosaur and has even started happily eating turkey dinosaurs for dinner! So imagine how excited he was when a gigantic box arrived with dinosaur footprints on it! Inside was a whole host of new Imaginext Jurassic World toys for him to get his teeth into! Imaginext is a cleverly designed toy range aimed at kids between 3 and 8, covering a range of themes and characters but the latest range is perfect for my dino-mad boy as it has lots of familiar characters from the Jurassic World films to get imaginative with! He zeroed in on the Walking Indoraptor first, probably because it was…

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Sunday Scrapbook – London, Vapiano + Beach trips

I’ve had a genuinely lovely week, lots of family time, time with friends and a bit of shopping too – which always helps! Last Saturday we had Athenas best friends birthday party at soft play, so the kids pretty much entertained themselves whilst we chatted! After that I headed into Brighton for the evening with a group of friends who I’ve not seen in years, literally years! We spent the evening and night catching up, swapping stories and generally having a bit of a drunken time! We’ve all moved around a bit and it was a nice walk down memory lane, although there were a few noticeable absences as people are living abroad and things! Sadly I had to head home before the trains stopped running, but that did mean…

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Looking after my face in my thirties

I feel like I am starting to look my age, along with the odd grey hair, including one in my right eyebrow, I am starting to get wrinkles on my forehead and between my eyes, although I think these are because I spend so much time frowning with a tensed face without realising it when I am working! I also used to use sunbeds when in my 20’s for a couple of summers which probably didn’t help my skin. This is my natural face in the summer, freckles and all… I want to try and make sure I look after my skin, after all it’s the only one you get! I remember my mum telling me (via email, it was the first one she ever sent me!) to always moisturise…

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5 TV Series you need to watch

I can’t remember the last time I watched ‘normal’ TV, as opposed to streaming something on one of the three subscription services we use. When I try and explain to my kids how different things are for them they just can’t understand that when I was little there were only 4 TV channels, with kids TV on from 3-5 each evening only! They have everything at their finger tips these days and it’s just incomprehensible to them that I couldn’t just watch what I wanted, when I wanted! With tablets and smart  hd televisions from panasonic they can watch exactly what they want, as they want to! Even if they want to watch different things, due to multiple TV’s & tablets that’s an option too! But in the evening once they’re…

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Project #14to10 – Leggings & Laziness

So I sort of wish I’d published this two weeks ago, when I was a whole stone less than when I started Weight Watchers five weeks prior to that. But after a weekend of indulgence over the bank holiday and general laziness since then, I’ve put some back on! I have however decided to get going with the running again as well as eating better. I know I’m going backwards on this fitness journey as I am lethargic and slow by mid afternoon, and quite often close my eyes for a second and wake up 15 minutes later to see the kids have emptied out every puzzle box we own, so frustrating! I was full of energy though when I started as I was eating less carbs and less dairy, and…

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