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I love watching Wimbledon and this fun recipe is perfect to snack on while you watch it – strawberries and cream popcorn. I’ve already tested it out with my family and it’s been a huge hit, maybe a little too moreish if anything as we all couldn’t stop eating it! Inspired by the strawberries and cream which are de rigueur for watching tennis but without any sloppy mess – this might just be the perfect snack for the summer.

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I know, I know. I like to believe that even though I’m getting close to 40 I can still wear exactly what I wore when I was 18 but the truth is I just don’t have that body anymore. I don’t know if I can still count it as baby weight when my youngest is nearly four but the weight still hasn’t shifted. Plus stretch marks. And actually, if I’m honest I don’t know if I want to dress like a teenager, I want to dress like a woman in my late 30’s but I still want to look nice and also wear stuff that I can run around with my kids in, jump about in the waves and still look ok at the end of the day. Over the last few weeks I’ve been attempting to ditch the jeans and jumpers and try and get ready for summer instead and these are the things that have really worked for me

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Last weekend we stayed in a yurt at South Penquite Farm, we had an awesome time, even if it did rain a bit – it was the kind of break where that kind of thing doesn’t matter. I love glamping with kids, it’s such a fun way for them to enjoy the outdoors without me being under the pressure of having to deal with the tent or taking loads of gear with us. Glamping doesn’t always mean that everything you’ll need will be provided so Millets asked me if I would share my essential list of what to take glamping with kids as part of their #homefromhome campaign. I think we’ve pretty much got our glamping essentials nailed but I’d love to know what else you’d add!

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As the old saying goes: life goes on. That doesn’t just mean that you should leave the past behind you, but that you should be prepared for the present and future to sweep you along. You need to make sure that you’re ready for whatever comes your way. Of course, when you have a family, you might feel as though your life should be more static and stable. It’s ironic then that this is the time when you may well find the most, and most significant, changes occurring in all of your lives. The key is to be prepared for them so that you can hit the ground running when they do. With that in mind, here are three important steps your family will probably take during your life.

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With the sun shining and summer finally reaching us it’s a great time to go strawberry picking in Essex. Although we’ve recently moved  away from the area we’ve had some great times strawberry picking in Essex and there are probably more PYO farms than where we live now! We’ve visited a few of the ones below but the others are recommendations or fruit farms on our to-do list and frankly they all sound fantastic.

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