Top Ten Tips for Christmas Food Shopping

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Shopping for food at Christmas is possibly one of the most stressful parts of Christmas. I worked in a supermarket for 16 years and Christmas was always one of my favourite times of year, everyone was (mostly) cheerier, the time just flew past and it was the one time you could eat on the shopfloor – chocolate anyone? However, there are some tips I have to share: Don’t leave the Christmas essentials to the last minute. They’ve been in stock… Continue Reading “Top Ten Tips for Christmas Food Shopping”

5 Things You Should Be Feeding Birds This Winter

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Winter can be a hard time for birds. The cooler weather, reduced vegetation and harder ground can make it difficult for them to survive on their usual diet of insects, spiders and worms. That’s why it’s so important that more of us install bird feeders in our gardens so we can provide birds with a continual, plentiful supply of food throughout the winter. But, the question is, what should you be putting on the menu? Here are five ideas you… Continue Reading “5 Things You Should Be Feeding Birds This Winter”

Fine Dining aboard the Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista

I have already posted about where to eat for free aboard the Carnival Vista, but they also offer some magnificent restaurants onboard and I urge you to check out at least one during your cruise. Now, I cannot give you our favourite restaurant as they are so different, yet all are amazing in their own way. The first restaurant we got to try was JiJi Asian Kitchen. JiJi, meaning lucky lucky, serves up enticing dishes in a restaurant designed with… Continue Reading “Fine Dining aboard the Carnival Vista”

Where to eat for free onboard Carnival Vista

I had heard that the food aboard Cruise ships is generally regarded as excellent and the general consensus amongst friends was to take elastic trousers as many had put on a few lbs on weight by the end of their cruise and I can see why. Nothing prepared us for the sheer amount of food choice aboard the Carnival Vista, however we did do our best to sample as many types of the cuisine offered as possible from both the… Continue Reading “Where to eat for free onboard Carnival Vista”

Rethinking Toddler Portion Sizes #rethinktoddlerportionsizes

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During my pregnancies with Isaac, Eliza and Sebastian I suffered with Gestational Diabetes and my sessions with the dietician was a real eye opener, especially when it came to mealtime portion sizes. It made me realise that the portion sizes we had been having were on the large side and not only did the family start changing its eating habits, but we all started eating healthier. Sebastian is now 3 and is a real grazer when it comes to eating.… Continue Reading “Rethinking Toddler Portion Sizes #rethinktoddlerportionsizes”