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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Style: Festival Fashion for Mums

We are off to not one but TWO festivals this Summer, and I can’t wait! You’ll find us dancing around at Chilled in a Field festival for the first August Bank Holiday, and then we’ll be at The Big Feastival on the second bank holiday! I’m already planning what to pack and what to wear and feel like glitter needs to make an appearance! I’ve been scouring the internet (as it’s basically the only place I shop now) for things we can wear and there are loads of festival fashion savings at Groupon. This selection is from Pretty Little Thing, and I think they’re all things I can get away with, bearing in mind I’m in my 30’s and will have my children trailing after me, and a sequined bikini top and…

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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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Me and Mine in June 18

Just the one photo to share for this month as although I thought the month was shooting by I didn’t actually get my bum in gear to take a photo until a couple of days ago! We spent one afternoon after school last week at the park and had a picnic tea with friends, and my friend’s daughter took this one for us! Complete with the little old man playing bowls on his own in the background! This month Sam has been full speed ahead with his driving instructor training and should be able to start his franchise next month, but I think the thing he has been most excited about is the sailing he’s been doing! He’s signed us up for family membership and we spent Fathers Day at…

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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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Travel: Why Andorra Is The Perfect Destination For Your First Family Snow Trip

Snow sports make for a great family holiday, with plenty of action thrown in to keep the kids occupied, and the chance to do something different for the parents! Many parents are put off skiing as a family holiday because of the expense or uncertainty, but with many families experiencing the benefits, there’s no reason why you can’t too. Skiing is a common family activity in Europe, so why not embrace the continental way of life and book your first family ski trip? We took our kids when they were two and 1 months and everyone had a great time! If you’re looking for the perfect destination for your first family ski trip, look no further than Andorra. Here are just some of the reasons why Andorra is the perfect ski…

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Scrapbook Loves – June

Is June going so incredibly fast for anyone else, or just for me? It seems like Athena’s birthday on the 6th was ages ago and I keep expecting the date to be a lot closer to the end of the month than it has been! I think it’s because my mind is on a count down to summer already, equal parts excitement at getting to spend all day every day with my kids and terror at getting to spend all day every day with my kids. So on to this months ‘Little Loves’… Read This month I’ve read the following 5 books: Four of them were really good, Be Mine was just a bit meh, readable but I wouldn’t go out of my way to recommend it! The Great Alone…

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