Left Overs Re-Vamped – Lamb Stew

With spring approaching lamb’s about to be back in season.  There are countless lamb recipes to choose from but I always favour those that allow me to get 2 meals out of one cut of meat.  One of the best ways to do this  is to choose your Sunday roast meat carefully and get a joint that’s on the bone for plenty of extra flavour.

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Epic Crochet Fail!

Since having baby number three I’ve been all consumed by the urge to make her some little shoes.  It was this urge that drove me to keep trying and mean that eventually I could go from these green monstrosities to some thing she could actually wear.


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Super Tasty Red Lentil Curry

lentils3So tonight’s menu comprised of vegetarian red lentil curry.  For those of you who know me and my other half you’ll know that every meal in our house involves some form of meat.






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Cheap Chicken Stew

thriftyIt’s the month of January and if ever there was a time to be thrifty it’s now.  I hate waste and love any kind of recipe that lets me use up leftovers or get the most out of my cuts of meat.





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One Pot Lemon Chicken.


So on my quest for more interesting pictures I came across the is one and knew instantly I had to make this dish, not only did it look amazing but it only uses one pot!!!




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The Best Chilli Ever

quote-pain-is-temporary-glory-lasts-forever-george-best-71-53-59Today’s my first day winging it, on my own, on maternity leave.  In the words of slip knot……KICK UP THE PAIN!  Do you ever have that internal dialogue of random songs that exemplify everything going on on the inside?  No?  Just me then.


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Range Virgin

So today has been a real triumph not only did the newest edition to the Dunn Clan sleep for a solid 6.5 hours and not vomit a full bottle all over her crib at 2am but I also managed to get the kids to school on time whilst wearing make up, subsequently not looking like death and scaring all the other kids!  To top it all off I discovered the wonder that is The Range.

As a person who has always been passionate about up cycling and crafting etc, but has never actually had the opportunity to complete much herself, I felt slightly out of my depth trying to start off my crafting kit.  I started in the most obvious of places.  A place for all bargains to be found.  Ebay, however, following vast searches I soon felt completely overwhelmed with the sheer amount of choice and found myself not actually buying anything.

The Range in Torquay has a craft section significant enough to cater to most requirements without being over the top on choice.  Whilst the fabric and wool sections leave much to be desired there is a great deal to be had in the paper craft section for card making and scrap booking etc.

I’ve started my craft collection with the all important glue gun, swiftly followed by my first ball of wool and selection of crochet needles.  Don’t be a stranger to the blog I’ll be posting a review on the glue gun once I’ve used it for the first time.  First project to complete pin jars with pin cushion lid……….Further posts to be had regarding this including tutorial and pictures so watch this space!

New to Blogging

So after a long time debating, considering and reasoning with  myself I’ve finally taken the plunge and started a blog.  Although I wouldn’t consider myself old I will admit to being a total tech phobe however, recently I have started to educate myself, with the resounding product being the blog you see before you.

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