Recipe: Low Calorie Pumpkin & Pesto Soup

So, I apologise for the glut of pumpkin recipes. They’re cheap as chips in the post-Halloween days and make a nice alternative to butternut squash. That, and I ended up with seven pumpkins this year (you can read why here), which is probably mostly to blame in all honesty.

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Days Out: Stourhead

If you were to ask me my favourite place to visit in the world, Stourhead would be on the shortlist, if not at the top. A 1072 hectare estate in Wiltshire, Stourhead is a National Trust run estate and family home. It’s open to visitors 364 days a year – if you were…

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Halloween: Pinterest & Pumpkins

Jumping on the Halloween bandwagon this week. Not that we’re big Halloween celebrators here… in fact, previously we would sit in the dark and dread the doorbell ringing. The years I prepare and buy sweets no-one turns up so I have to eat them, the years I don’t we ended…

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Recipe: Pumpkin & Crispy Chorizo Soup

I may have gone slightly overboard this Halloween.  I bought four pumpkins in various shapes and sizes much to the amusement of my family. What can I say, they looked really pretty and I wanted to take some seasonal baby pictures for a calendar. But what to do with them…

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A Mother’s Guide To “Putting The Baby Down”

We’ve all been there.  Nightly.  Putting the baby down is never the easiest of tasks.  Here’s our guide to your average nightly routine.

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Days Out: North Devon In October

As a coast dweller, I’ve grown up appreciating the beach during off season. In the summer it’s too crowded, too noisy and, if we’re really lucky, too hot. This time of year there’s nowhere nicer for a bit of respite from the hustle and bustle and nothing better for the…

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