Chicken & Leek Parcels

Creamy Chicken & Leek Parcels

Another fab recipe from Amanda from Simple home cook for you. Chicken and leek are favourite combinations of mine and to be honest, so is anything wrapped in puff pastry! The parcels are super easy to make and a great recipe to make ahead and freeze for those nights when you don’t feel like … Read More...

Outdoor Christmas Table Setting

Outdoor Christmas Ideas

When I shared this setting last year, people gasped, "How could you take all that glass outside!" and "Oh, I would never do that with kids because they would break everything!" Well, let me tell you, all the tableware, including the clear pieces are ALL plastic, and it all fits in a few tough tubs … Read More...

Bully on the Bus Book Review

Book Review: Bully On the Bus

Kathryn Apel (@KatApel) and I connected on Twitter a couple of years ago.  We tried to work out how we initially found each other there but couldn't remember!  Just recently, we met in … Read More...

Life Size Gingerbread House - j=Jumeirah Hotel - Dubai

Life-Sized Gingerbread House

Three years ago I made an EPIC mess in the kitchen trying (and failing) to make a gingerbread house. It was so, so, so, so hard. I was frustrated. And I vowed to NEVER AGAIN make one from … Read More...

Thermomix Wraps Recipe

Thermomix Wraps Recipe

  This is a recipe given to me by Kylie.  She's been tweaking recipes trying to get the perfect wrap and finally she nailed it and is sharing it here! She often fills them with nachos … Read More...

1-_DSC0019-001

Washi Tape Christmas Decorations

Sponsored by 3M   This is the sort of activity that can bring a lot of value to family life. The paper decorations are so simple and easy to make so everyone in the family can get involved in … Read More...

Do you want to build a (box) snowman?

Do You Want to Build a (Box) Snowman?

It wasn't planned, but we seem to be decorating our home with a real winter theme this Christmas. First it was the warm woollen tree, then it was the glittery snowballs and today, three empty … Read More...

The Address Downtown - Dubai

Take a Peek inside my Hotel in Dubai

This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism Sarah Jessica Parker stayed at the same hotel (at the same time). She was in Dubai there launching a new shoe range. The Address Downtown … Read More...

front door pot plant potted up beafunmum

Low Care Pot Plant for the Front Door

Create a bit of happiness at your front door with these tips from BAFM Contributor Renee from About The Garden Magazine. I adore a lush pot plant situated at the front door, it always makes me smile. However, my many attempts to create a similar oasis have been a dismal failure. But I know … Read More...

Dubai Safari

Dubai Safari

This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism I looked out to an ocean of sand with rippled waves of rolling dunes. Sky and sand: everywhere. The terrain was spotted with the odd scrub or two. On one side of me, I watched the sun slip down, and in its wake, coloured light spread … Read More...

Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake

Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake

Another great festive recipe from Amanda from Simple Home Cook   Cheesecake is one of my favourite desserts and this one is a keeper. It is easy to make and even easier to eat since it is a slice rather than a huge cake.   The Oreo base compliments the raspberries and white … Read More...

Dubai Skyline

Look Up: Dubai Skyline

When I travel to different places in the world, I look at the skyline. I think you can tell a lot about a place from looking up. I did it in India, and in Laos, and now I'm here in Dubai. In the week I've been in Dubai, I've experienced so much it's mind boggling! Last night, I sat overlooking … Read More...

View from the top of Burj Khalifa

What Families Can Do in Dubai

This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism I hadn’t thought about Dubai as a travel destination for family before.  And yet, I’ve only been in Dubai for two days so far, and I long for my kids to share some of these experience this with me. There are so many cool things for … Read More...

Dubai City - kids travel pack

Dubai City Travel Set

I harnessed some of the great things about Dubai for families in a travel sized paper play set. This set is great for school projects, school holiday play or travel. Simply print the PDF file (either in colour or black and white), cut and fold.  Set contains Burj Khalif Burj Al … Read More...

Click here to see all posts