Recipe: Death by Chocolate Cake

Death by chocolate cake recipe

Pretty much everyone has one crowd pleasing recipe that always goes down well. For me it’s my far too chocolaty chocolate cake and as an Easter treat I’m going to share this recipe with you. I started making this chocolate cake about 3 years ago, and since then I’ve made a few adjustments to the recipe to create a seriously light and fluffy cake that will can make even a devoted chocoholic like myself wonder if maybe they over did the chocolate just a smidgen. Cake Ingredients 250g Milk or dark chocolate, both work well. 170g Salted butter. 350g Light […]

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Review: WaterWipes baby wet wipes

WaterWipes baby wet wipes review

About WaterWipes WaterWipes are a chemical free wet wipe which uses only water and a drop of fruit extract. The lack of chamicals means that they are considered safe to use from birth by most and may help prevent skin conditions such as nappy rash. My review of WaterWipes It’s fair to say that most first time parents have no idea how much having a tiny human will change them and their lives. The impact of bringing a life into the world is massive but one of the biggest surprises has to be exactly how much time you suddenly spend […]

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How to top up your maternity pay with Matched Betting

How to top up your maternity pay with matched betting

Following on from my Frugal February post I was going to write Money Saving March but as it turns out March has been the month of Matched Betting. As a result I’ve decided that instead of writing about how I’ve done this month, I’m going to write about how anybody can substantially top up their maternity pay with very little effort, through matched betting. I cam across Matched Betting years ago when I read some posts on money saving forums about people making silly amounts of money for very little effort. If I’m honest, I didn’t believe it. There’s always […]

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The Essential Guide to Changing a Nappy

The Essential Guide to Changing your Newborn Baby's Nappy

I’ve been reviewing lots of nappy changing bits and bobs recently and it’s got me thinking about my experience dealing with nappy changes compared with the instructions I received from books and classes before Baby was born. Needless to say the real deal is much different from the expectation so I decided that I would write a realistic guide to changing your shiny new baby’s slightly less shiny rear end. Disclaimer: This guide is based on changing a girls nappy, if you are changing a boy I suggest the addition of a rain hood or poncho as an extra precaution. […]

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Review: Bubble Club Sparkling Wine Subscription

Review of Bubble Club wine subscription

About Bubble Club Bubble club is a monthly or bi-monthly sparkling wine subscription box which includes two high quality bottles of bubbly, a selection of luxury treats and a club magazine. My Review of Bubble Club If like me you’ve dropped the ball on Mothers Day this year, you’ve come to the right place! Unlike many of the mum’s I see on Facebook and Twitter lamenting the fact that it’s too early for wine, I can usually take it or leave it. The one exception is a good bottle of sparkling wine, so I was more than happy to take […]

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Review: Sew a Little Secret craft subscription + Giveaway

Sew a little secret craft subscription

About Sew a little secret Sew a little secret is a sewing craft subscription which includes all the instructions instructions, patterns, fabric and haberdashery you need to make one craft project per month. The subscription can be tailored to beginners or intermediate and ordered as a one off, monthly or six monthly subscription. My Review of Sew a little secret Pre-Baby I used to love crafts and sewing, but getting time to do anything crafty now is a major struggle. With free time rarer than gold dust, when I do get a moment to spend doing crafts I often spend […]

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Review: Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment

Bepanthen nappy cream

About Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment Bepanthen is a nappy cream which can be used at every nappy change to help keep your baby’s skin moisurised and free from nappy rash. It contains no fragrances, preservatives, colours or antiseptics and prides itself on being gentle enough to use on highly sensitive or premature baby skin. Bapanthen comes in tubes of 30g, 50g or 100g. My review of Bapanthen Nappy Care Ointment If you have a baby then then likelihood is that you spend a lot of time worrying about what’s going in, and inevitably, coming out of them. As a result […]

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Oh My Blog: Mothers Day Special

Oh My Blog is a monthly blogger interview series where like minded bloggers come together to answer questions on a wide range of subjects. This months theme is predictably Mothers Day and our visiting blogger is Jaymee from The Mum Diaries. So without further ado, lets find out what Jaymee had to say about being a mum… How long have you been a mum? Introduce us to your children I have been a mum 8 years this year! Jack (my eldest) who made me a mum is 7, Oliver is 5 and Arthur is 3. Each of them have taught […]

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Review: Infinity Crate Subscription + Giveaway

Infinity Crate Geek Gear Subscription Box Review

About Infinity Crate Subscription Service Infinity Crate is a monthly subscription service aimed at the “geek” market. They have a range of boxes including: Classic Crate – Guaranteeing 1 T-Shirt and 1 Pop Premium Crate – Guaranteeing 1 or perhaps 2 T-Shirts and Pops Kids Crate – Guaranteeing a T-Shirt T-Shirt Only Crate In this review we will be reviewing February 2017’s Classic Infinity Crate which promises to tailor the large items to your interests, while the smaller items follow the monthly theme. My Review of the Infinity Crate Subscription Service I have a confession… I am a geek. I’m […]

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Frugal February Money Saving Challenge Conclusion

Frugal February Money Saving Challenge

Frugal February went by in a flash but it made a real difference to our household finances. As my mid month update was so late not much has changed but here is a recap of how things went. My first challenge was to look over the house hold bills to see where we could trim the fat. I found two small bills at £14.99 and £12.79 which we could get by without which meant a monthly saving of £27.78 and a saving of £277.80 over the course of the rest of 2017. The next item of business was the shopping. […]

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