About Marianne Weekes

BLOGS AT: Mari's World; TWITTER: @maris_world. Mother of four and nana to three, Marianne Weekes has spent half her life in the UK and the other half in Italy. Blogging since Jan 2010, she finds it hard to drag herself away from her laptop. She likes to dabble in the kitchen, mess around with a camera, play at gardening, and she’s an expert in packing suitcases. She’d quite like to be an author translated into 25 languages but what she’s really good at is being a mum, a woman and a good friend.

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Click your heels, swing your feet and tap till your heart’s content everyone as I am taking the girls to see Lord of the Dance this weekend. I can’t wait. I love the theatre, the thrill of the curtain going up, of being mesmerised by a dance or play on stage, the costumes, the music, the […]

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Sometimes in life you get a really good week, this week has been one of those for me. Yes I have the usual mess indoors, an overflowing inbox to muddle through at some point and a dog who won’t leave my side since he was neutered on Thursday but I got to interview Antonio Banderas in […]

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Interview with Antonio Banderas: Sponge out of Water

Much to the delight of Britain’s children, there’s a new SpongeBob movie, Sponge Out of the Water. Much to the delight of Britain’s mums, Antonio Banderas is playing Burger-Beard the pirate, the baddie of the story. Paramount invited me along to watch Sponge Out of the Water and then to chat with Antonio Banderas in […]

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Yay, it’s the weekend! Plus there is so much to look forward to. Mother’s Day, the spring, Easter, summer, it’s all on the way. I have been noticing signs of spring all around me this week and I’ve really been enjoying the extra few degrees of warmth that are starting to shine through. However I […]

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Foodie Round-up: Spring is in the air

I can’t believe I didn’t get round to posting one recipe in February, I had plans to do many but time slipped away from me. However I did get to eat a sumptuous meal at The Savoy and I am always so inspired by these great chefs that I have great plans for March. Luckily for […]

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Well I have been feeling Spring in the air this week, have you? The days are longer and they are also a tiny bit warmer. Not quite t shirt weather but we’re on the way. On our walk to school some gardens have crocuses flowering, pretty pansies planted in the borders and buds are budding. […]

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March SnapHappy BritMums: Photo a day challenge

Like taking pics? Enjoy taking part in a little fun? Join in #SnapHappyBritMums, our daily photo challenge! Each day we set a theme, and all you need to do is be creative and snap away! Save the image above as a daily reminder to refer to. Go crazy on your blog, Twitter and  your photo sharing […]

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Hello everyone, how has the week been for you? Mine has been manic but as busy as I have been all week I don’t seem to have completed any particular task, I enter the weekend with lots of half jobs to complete. Oh and I must apologise for going AWOL last week, half term saw […]

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Foodie Round-up: Valentines, comfort food and 5:2 recipes

There are a lot of culinary moments coming up and the most important this week is Valentines Day, if you are looking for some recipe inspiration look no further. February is also a mix of those on a diet, I’m having a go at the 5:2 myself and those indulging in comfort food, I tend […]

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Did you get some snow? We got the tiniest flurry this week in the southern corner which excited my twins immensely, it didn’t prevent dad going to work or shut the school however so or the UK is becoming more organised and can now deal with 1cm of snow or it wasn’t even a centimetre. […]

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And the winner is … EE BAFTA menu 2015

No pressure, just 2000 A list global celebrities sitting in the Great Room of Grosvenor House, some with a BAFTA others sadly without but this is where the party starts and the chefs who craft the menu have been working since September to get it right. Tonight, 8th February, the service must sail triumphantly. Where does […]

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As weeks go, this one has been a full on, get your act together one for me. I have been battling with my tax return and cannot for the life of me figure out WHY they make the language so complicated on their return forms. I had to copy and paste some questions onto a […]

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Leeds Castle Kent: The Fairytale Trail

Leeds Castle in Kent is mentioned as one of the 1000 places you should see before you die and having recently been I can see why. Apart from centuries of history and royal owners such as King Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon, the castle is set in the most beautiful parkland […]

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And then a new member entered our family and we became five. No, I haven’t kept a pregnancy from you but at the beginning of the year we registered with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home thinking we’d like to rescue a dog. They warned us that for dogs suitable for children under 8 it could […]

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I am immensely pleased with myself as I have ticked off a huge task on my To Do list that’s been there for a few months: Upload a copy of my entire archive of images to an online back up site. It took me forever but it is now complete and I can move on […]

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Top 10 family holiday destinations in Italy

I lived in Italy for the best part of 20 years and every year we would go on a family holiday. You see Italy has all the ticks for the important family holiday. Sunshine, good food and wine, gorgeous scenery and history, art and culture in abundance. Italy has something to offer everyone and because of […]

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Happy New Year everyone! A blank page and a brand new year to have fun with, what could be more exciting than that? What have you got planned? Did you make any resolutions? I didn’t because I know how I fail sooner or later and then lose motivation for the rest of the year. So […]

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January SnapHappy BritMums photo a day challenge

Like taking pics? Enjoy taking part in a little fun? Join in #SnapHappyBritMums, our daily photo challenge! Each day we set a theme, and all you need to do is be creative and snap away! Save the image above as a daily reminder to refer to. Go crazy on your blog, Twitter and  your photo sharing […]

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