Saturday, 24 January 2015
Friday, 23 January 2015
Barclays hopes to make banking, and life, easier for families and is presenting a series of family-friendly products, including Code Playground, part of their Digital Eagles campaign. Other family-friendly initiatives include a new HomeOwner app, Cashless Days, and more family friendly branches, all of which will be put through their paces by Mumsnet members, a group not known for holding back when it comes to critiquing new initiatives!
Thursday, 22 January 2015
We may still be in January, but to me there is a feeling of spring already. As soon as the Christmas decorations come down and the tree heads out the door for composting, I go straight into home re-arranging and spring cleaning mode. It must be the exposure of dusty corners hidden for several weeks by a large conifer, or perhaps purely the fact that the shape and size of your home seem to metamorphose as soon as the boxes are packed away in the garage. No wonder there is always a spike in house selling at this time of year!
Sunday, 18 January 2015
Here's how to have a wonderful holiday with another family and come home with friendships intact.
Read the following advice on taking your kids on holiday during term time.
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Growing up in the '70s, the chest freezer and the pressure cooker were the twin bastions of 'fast food'. The closest we had to ready meals were Fray Bentos tinned steak & kidney pies and Vesta boil in the bag curries. Most housewives as they were frighteningly still known would fill their capacious freezer at Bejam's and then produce a fortnight's worth of meat, potatoes and frozen veg meals. Thank God I turned vegetarian fairly promptly, but not before consuming successive stews, casseroles, liver & bacon etc, all of which had made their journey from freezer to plate via pressure cooker. And brown food was king, as you can see from the advert below!
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
If one of your New Year's Resolutions is to eat more healthily, or you are about to embark on a get fit or slimming plan, then we have just the prize for you! Hand blenders are an essential kitchen gadget, perfect for blending soups, smoothies, dips, sauces and more.