Monthly Archives: February 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio – 5 Films You May Not Have Seen

Leonardo DiCaprio – 5 Films You May Not Have Seen

(…And For Which He Probably Should Have Already Won an Oscar!) A couple of days ago I was talking to my sister-in-law, who’s just recently been to see The Revenant, about Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar nomination and she mentioned that the first film she really saw him in was Titanic. When I was a kid, my friends and I were huge fans of Mr. DiCaprio and being the super nerds we were (shout-out to Katy. C., queen …

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Slow Cooker Hunters Chicken and Ultimate Baked Potatoes

Slow Cooker Hunters Chicken and Ultimate Baked Potatoes

Another week, another slow cooker experiment! Today, we’re having slow cooker Hunters Chicken and I kinda devised the idea myself from a few other things I’ve seen on slow cooker forums and the like. Husband is still being really disciplined with what he eats and sugar is one of the main things that he’s trying to avoid, so instead of using a barbecue sauce from a bottle which is absolutely LADEN with sugar, I’m using …

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British Comedies – My Top 5

British Comedies – My Top 5

We’re huge fans of all kinds of comedy, here in the MTW house, but British comedy is in a different league and there are so many shows that we’ve loved, some of which span decades. Comedy is a great source of stress relief for me; nothing takes away the stresses of the day better than sitting down to watch something that’s so funny, I can’t help but laugh. Mayfair Granite have asked me to share …

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Almost a Third of my Life…

Almost a Third of my Life…

Today is a bit of a special day here in the MTW house – it marks the exact day TEN years ago that Husband and I became a couple. Ten years have passed, not without some major ups and downs, but quite honestly, I think Husband and I have basically beat the odds. No-one expected us to last as long as we did, especially when we announced our engagement just six weeks after meeting, but …

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Housework Hacks – My Top 5

As I’ve mentioned about a billion times before, I’m not a fan of housework. I’m not ashamed to say that if I were rich, I’d probably pay someone to do it. It’s a thankless task that is never done. As soon as you think the place is spotless, someone wears something, eats something or pees somewhere and you have to start all over again. Just recently, I’ve discovered a few little things that have helped …

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Unusual Gift Ideas

Once you get to a certain age, there are a few inevitable events for which you’ll need to buy a gift – baby showers, weddings and anniversaries are all a fact of life once you’re over 30, but finding things which are totally unique is the tricky part. Uncommon Goods is a fabulous place to shop for gifts which won’t be the same as everyone else, and their ethics are really admirable – here’s a …

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Slow Cooker Creamy Garlic Chicken with Mushrooms & Bacon

We’re off out to a party for my friend’s 40th birthday this evening and we had a whole bunch of stuff in the fridge, including some chicken breasts, which needed eating by today, so I decided to try this little concoction of the various different things! I don’t know about you, but I hate going on a night out feeling bloated and full, so on the rare occasion that I go, we tend to eat our main …

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The Downsides of Living in the Country

The Downsides of Living in the Country

Since we moved to a more rural location, back in September, I’ve been effusive in my praise of living out in the country, and while I’m still absolutely in LOVE with where we live, I thought I’d let you know about some of the minor down-sides, for the sake of balance. I wouldn’t change our location for all the tea in China (unless someone wants to give us a Maldivian island to live on?!) but …

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Saving Money Around the Home

Saving Money Around the Home

Despite my unhealthy relationship with almost daily trips to Waitrose, I am a gal who likes to make a saving (and in my defense, my of my Waitrose obsession is thanks to the FREE coffee and newspapers!). I’ve been making a few little changes here and there lately which have helped us to conserve the pennies, which over the course of a year will hopefully turn into pounds, and here’s just a few of them: …

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Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Okay, so I realise I wrote a post last week talking about how most people simply wanted time with their partners for Valentine’s Day, but no-one specifically said that they DIDN’T want an actual gift! With that in mind, I thought I’d give you a few suggestions for the big day: Something Naughty We’re all grown-ups here, we can talk about sex toys without blushing, right? Right?! No? Okay, well that’s fine because Lovehoney is …

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