Turkey Chilli with Sweetcorn

Turkey Chilli with Sweetcorn, Brown Rice and Sour Cream

When life gets hectic, as it so often does, I need to have family dinners on hand which will fit into our evenings without too much fuss.

This recipe for Turkey Chilli with Sweetcorn ticks a lot of boxes for me. It’s quick and easy to make, can be made ahead of time (and also freezes well), is spicy and satisfying, and is also fairly low in fat.  [Read more…]


A guide to Choosing your Team’s Sportswear

Children playing football in their team's sportswearThis post is sponsored by FireLabel

Choosing your team’s sportswear is a big responsibility. After all, the clothes you wear when you’re practicing and competing can have a big impact on your comfort levels and your performance. There’s no need to panic though; help is at hand.

This simple guide should enable you to make savvy selections when you’re on the lookout for new gear. [Read more…]


Blog Tips – 8 Must-Have WordPress Plugins

8 Must-Have WordPress PluginsOne of the great things about using self-hosted WordPress as your blogging platform is the huge choice of plug-ins that you can use to customise your WordPress blog.

Unfortunately, one of the problems with self-hosted WordPress is the huge choice of plug-ins – it can be hard to know which ones to install!

I have set up several installations of WordPress over the last 8 years. In this post, I am going to share with you my top 5 WordPress plug-ins. These are the ones that I upload straight away to any fresh installation of WordPress. [Read more…]


Second Helpings at the Serve You Right Cafe

Second Helpings at the Serve You Right Cafe - Book Review

‘Second Helpings at the Serve You Right Cafe’ by Tilia Klebenov Jacobs

Emet First is out on parole after nearly 10 years in prison, and he is trying to repair his shattered life. He has a job at the Serve You Right cafe, he has friends, and he has his first date in a decade. When his date’s deranged brother finds out about Emet’s past, he sets out to destroy him.

Suddenly Emet has everything to lose…

Disclosure: I was sent an e-copy of ‘Second Helpings at the Serve You Right Cafe‘ for review purposes, but the opinions in this post are all my own.  [Read more…]