Back to School: How to avoid the lunch box rut

Caroline The Lunchbox Lady founded Lunchbox World back in 2009, and she’s our guru for all things lunchbox. Here, she reveals how to get past the ham sandwich blues and do something fun for your children’s lunches. Back to school is a time of mixed emotions: the excitement of starting school for the first time…

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Food & Drink: Grow your own

The desire to be able to grow a little of what you eat is increasing in popularity. I grew up in a house with parents who were self-sufficient when it came to fruit and vegetables. What my Mum couldn’t use she either stored over winter, preserved in jams and chutneys. She also made great use…

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10 Reasons this heatwave can do one

Yes I am going to moan about the weather.  And I’m going to moan because it’s hotter than Christian Grey right now, and quite frankly this heatwave can do one. If you are one of those people that loves the heat and wants everyone else to stop moaning (husband, I’m talking to you) I suggest…

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LOL Round-up: Back to school laughs

Congratulations!  You have survived the summer holidays.  You made it through the rainy days, the failed crafts, the water fights, the ice creams for breakfast, the late nights and the “I’m bored”s.   Some of us are cracking open the Prosecco and doing a happy dance in the kitchen that our little darlings are going…

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Travel: Beach holidays

One of the things that I enjoy the most on my travels is exploring different beaches. Whatever the time of year, spending time by the sea feels relaxing to me, whether I’m paddling, swimming, looking for shells or just sitting and watching the waves. Here are some great posts about beach holidays – after reading…

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Keeping kids entertained in the school holidays

We’ve reached that time of year – school’s out for summer! No more school runs to contend with, the possibility of sleeping in is bliss. But what do you do when they mutter those two little words: “I’m bored!”? It can be very hard as parents and carers, whether we like it or not we…

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