Saturday, 23 July 2016

Weetabix Summer of Sport with Denise Lewis #SportingStarts

The Euros and Wimbledon may be over, but with the Anniversary Games this weekend, and the Olympics and Paralympics yet to come, this is shaping up to be a summer of sport.  Hoping to harness young people's enthusiasm for sport, Weetabix has challenged a host of sports stars to take up something new.  Gold medal winner Denise Lewis OBE recently took up cricket for the challenge, you can see how she gets on below.

Friday, 22 July 2016

What Did Pets Ever Do For Us Anyway? #WeAreBetterWithPets

As our readers and social media fans know well, there is a bit of an animal obsession over here at Attachment Towers.  We're the family who stop to talk to every cat, dog, horse, sheep, goat, chicken, sea gull and mini beast that we pass, usually camera in hand.  Our best days out are ones where wildlife, birds or animals are involved, and our primary goal in life is to have enough space to keep a veritable menagerie of creatures.  It's no wonder Sophia is completely obsessed with the recent TV adaptation of Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

A Holiday at Home with Unk Pauw

Last week Steve finally had some time off.  He's been working seven days a week lately, covering for the lady he job shares with whilst she recovers from an operation, so it has been even more tricky than usual trying to keep all the plates spinning at home.  We're both exhausted!  But last week we took time out because we had my best friend and the girls' godfather visiting.  Unfortunately, Lara was unwell so we didn't do everything we had planned, but had fun nevertheless, even when we got soaked at WWT Arundel on day 3.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Ribena Colouring Café #Ribenary

Even down here in my little beach-based bubble, the adult colouring phenomenon has made an impact.  The shops are awash with gloriously illustrated adult colouring books and those gorgeous arrays of coloured pencils in tins and packets of multi-hued Sharpies are piled high.  That king of children's drinks, Ribena, has teamed up with Bristol-based artist Alex Lucas to give us all a few minutes escapism from the crazy modern world.  What could be better than taking some time out with friends or family, indulging in a bit of gossip and colouring, whilst sipping Ribena and munching one of these gorgeous cupcakes?

Christmas at Asda: A Preview

Following Monday's brief glance, here's the full rundown of all the Christmas loveliness coming from Asda this year.  With innovative party foods, fantastic table centrepieces, the biggest free from range I've seen, gifts for everyone and even more cute decs than last year, this is going to be the one stop shop for all your festive needs.  And did I mention the desserts?

Monday, 18 July 2016

A Short Ramble About Going Out, London and Christmas

Oh my gosh, another few weeks have disappeared in a blur.  Somehow we are now hurtling through July and the year is still going way, way too fast for my liking!  Having been pretty much absent all last week, apart from a couple of cherry recipes, I thought I'd give you a quick update on what's been going on here.  So, it's Christmas, of course!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Recipe: The Ultimate Cherry Crumble

Cherries are still such a seasonal indulgence, so we have another recipe for you this week.  Cherries don't keep well, but you can get away with pitting and freezing some now to make this crumble later in the year.  Oh and don't forget to make some jam too, of course!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Recipe: Cherry and Almond Tray Bake

A confession: we actually made this cherry tray bake last year but I forgot to post the recipe up whilst cherries were still in season, so kept it back till this year instead.  You can make it with dried cherries, but we think it's a real treat with fresh.  Have a go and see what you think, I'm off to pick cherries for this year's version...

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Are You Ready to Switch from Oil to LPG?

Are you living with an expensive and dated oil heating system?  If so, this is the ideal time to upgrade your oil heating system to LPG from Calor.  With benefits including lower prices on new LPG boilers, automatic delivery, free above ground tank installation, and lower carbon emissions, there is every reason to switch.  And with Calor's new Fuel Switch Check tool, it's quick and easy to find out what the benefits will be for your home and family.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Recipe: Veggie Door Step Sandwiches #vegetarian

Summer eating is all about fast, fun, tasty food and salads and sandwiches feature large here at Attachment Towers.  These big old door steps will do for lunch, dinner or picnics, and if halloumi isn't your thing, just pop in goat's cheese, mozzarella or Emmental instead.  Use lots of fresh salads and herbs for flavour, vitality and visual appeal.  Yum!

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