Monday, 17 June 2019

My Top 10 Noodles





  • Beef in Black Bean noodles
  • Sweet and Sour chicken noodles
  • Spicy vegetable noodles
  • Garlic chicken and sesame noodles
  • Spicy mushroom noodles
  • Thai chicken noodles
  • Firecracker chicken noodles
  • Shredded chilli beef noodles
  • Chicken schezwan noodles
  • Ramen noodle salad
  • My Top 10 Shark Films

    • Jaws
    • Deep Blue Sea
    • The Shallows
    • Jaws 2
    • The Reef
    • Open Water
    • Bait
    • Shark Night
    • Jaws 3
    • Malibu Shark Attack

    Sunday, 16 June 2019

    My Top 10 Rice

    • Basmati
    • Long Grain 
    • Risotto
    • Wholegrain
    • Brown Basmati
    • Pilau
    • Jasmine
    • Long grain wild
    • Sushi
    • Cauliflower

    My Top 10 Scary Films


    Number 1: The Shining
    Number 2: Salems Lot
    Number 3: 28 Days Later
    Number 4: Drag Me to Hell
    Number 5: Insidious
    Number 6: The Descent
    Number 7: Carrie
    Number 8: The Conjuring
    Number 9: Paranormal Activity
    Number 10: The Blair Witch

    Saturday, 15 June 2019

    My Top 10 Stir Fry

    • Chicken Noodle Stir Fry
    • Hot and Spicy Vegetable Stir Fry
    • Edamame Stir Fry
    • Lemon Chicken Stir Fry
    • Oriental Vegetable Stir Fry
    • Sweet and Sour Quorn Stir Fry
    • Thai Chicken Stir Fry
    • Mushroom Stir Fry
    • Szechuan Stir Fry
    • Beef in Black Bean Stir Fry

    My All Time Favourite Foods

    • Chicken Fried Rice & curry sauce
    • Dynamite hot Chilli
    • Gourmet burgers
    • Mighty meat pizza
    • Lasagne
    • Stuffed vine leaves
    • Houmous and crisps
    • Chicken Tikka Massalla
    • Homemade soup and tiger bread
    • Spaghetti bolognese

    Friday, 14 June 2019

    My Top 10 Best Beaches


    • Gran Canaria - Maspalomas
    • Fuerteventura - Correlejo
    • Mexico - Riviera Maya
    • Brittany, France - La Baule
    • Fiji - Natadola Beach
    • Lanzarote - Playa Del Carmen
    • Menorca - Arenal del Castell
    • Zante - shipwreck beach - Navagio beach
    • Mexico - Puerto Vallarta - Majahuitas beach
    • California - Coronado Beach


    My Top 10 Staffordshire Oatcakes

    • Plain Cheese
    • Cheese and Onion
    • Cheese and Sausage
    • Cheese and Bacon
    • Mushroom, Cheese and Tomato
    • Sausage and Egg
    • Cheese and Beans
    • Cheese and Tomato
    • Sausage, Cheese and Beans
    • Cheese, Mushroom and Veggie Sausage

    Thursday, 13 June 2019

    HomeStyle - Competition - Win an Afternoon Tea Cruise for Two and The View from The Shard!

    HomeStyle - Competition - Win an Afternoon Tea Cruise for Two and The View from The Shard!

    The Actors

    There are talented actors out there, which is great. But this list is more about their acting ability and their appeal to me!! Some of these just happen to be in my all time favourite films, whereas others just have that special factor, that sparkle, that talent.

    1. Gerard Butler. As well as being one of the most exceptionally good looking and sexy actors out there, Gerard is also extremely talented. Starring in some of my favourite action films - London has Fallen, and Olympus has Fallen, he also showed his dark side in the brilliant Law Abiding Citizen.

    2. Tom Hanks. From his early film outings in classics like Splash, and Big, he went on to star in the fabulous Forrest Gump, the traumatic Saving Private Ryan and the amazing Castaway. Tom is such a versatile actor and he can turn his hand to comedy and drama easily.

    3. Robert De Niro. No list of great actors would be complete without him. Terrifying in Cape Fear and Goodfellas. Funny as hell in Meet the Fockers, and Meet the Parents. Most recently in Last Vegas as an older guy, he still has it. Such talent.

    4. Tom Cruise. Top Gun and Cocktail were Tom as a young, fresh faced actor when he made his name. Still going, he is still convincing in the lead in action roles such as the latest Mission Impossible, not to mention as Jack Reacher where he is just cool as. More than a nod to less mainstream roles such as in Eyes Wide Shut - kinky?? Yes, Tom is cool.

    5. Jeremy Renner. I first became aware of Jeremy in 28 Weeks Later and then the great The Hurt Locker. Since then, he has done several more brilliant films - Mission Impossible, The Avengers and also the continuing Bourne story in The Bourne Legacy. Very talented, and very handsome - especially in Hansel and Gretel let me tell you!

    6. Kevin Spacey. Able to play good and bad, Kevin has banked a huge list of credentials to date. In Seven he is pure evil. In the Usual Suspects he is "Keyser Söze" in one of the best twists ever! American Beauty is one of my all time favourite ever films.

    7. Will Smith. This man is perfection in every way. Drunk superhero in Hancock, the "date doctor" in Hitch, right through to the unbelievable I Am Legend and I Robot. From the Fresh Prince, to the recent Focus, Will Smith is the ultimate. The epitome of cool in MIB, Will can do anything. I am in awe of this man.

    8. Sean Bean. Now, I first saw Bean in the TV classic Lady Chatterley's Lover - he was the gardener. He has also been a bond villain, and of course Boromir in The Lord of the Rings. He's played some real baddies - especially in The Hitcher. He has such a strong accent, and has kept true to his origins. True Brit - true great.

    9. Hugh Grant. Now, the classic English gent, that went bad. Hugh starred in such greats at Notting Hill, and Four Weddings and a Funeral and was the ultimate clipped English upper class man. Then came Bridget Jones where as Daniel Cleaver, he was suddenly naughty. Who knew!!

    10. Patrick Swayze. Now of course everyone knows Patrick in Ghost, and most importantly, Dirty Dancing. Two of the greatest films of all time, lets be honest. However, he was way more than those iconic roles. Road House, Point Break and Keeping Mum being my picks from his repertoire. Such a loss, but will always be remembered.

    11. Denzel Washington. From Malcolm X to The Equaliser, Denzel is cool, calm, calculated and did I say cool? He plays such charismatic parts - in Deja Vu the plot is so sci fi but Denzel keeps his feet on the ground and so you believe it. I think my favourites though, are the lesser known Fallen, and the action film Unstoppable. Brilliant actor, great guy, talented through and through.

    12. Mel Gibson. Taking it back, lets not forget Riggs in Lethal Weapon. Mel was fresh faced and big haired. Then came Braveheart, Ransom and Payback - my favourite being the latter. Mel was Mad Max, lets not forget he is actually Australian. In my humble, he's gone slightly off the boil in recent days, but his legacy still makes my list.

    13. Kiefer Sutherland. My love of all things Kiefer began with Stand by Me, and then The Lost Boys. He was already cool, but then films such as Flatliners and Phone Booth gave him that edge. Kiefer has that gravelly voice and instantly you know its him. Great actor.

    14. Colin Firth. Now, I can't introduce Colin to my list without mention of Mr Darcy, Pride and Prejudice, which on its own would make him a worthy entrant. However, add Bridget Jones, Love Actually and The King's Speech and that seals it. True English gentleman and a worthy place as a true talent.

    15. Ralph Fiennes. Now, here is possibly one of the best actors of all time. The English Patient is truly amazing. In Schindler's List, he plays such a convincing role that it is chilling, likewise as the very evil lead in Red Dragon, and of course, as "he that shall not be named" Voldemort in Harry Potter. Most recently, he is the new M in James Bond, and the brilliant Gustav in The Grand Budapest Hotel where he was funny too.

    My goals for 2019

    • Go on more holidays
    • Reach goal weight
    • Make my garden colourful with lots of flowers 
    • Get a new shower and renovate downstairs bathroom
    • Go to the gym / exercise at least 3 times per week 
    • Regular sauna's and relaxation
    • Get writing again - short stories / articles
    • Go to amazing places - theatre, live music, cinema, comedians 
    • Get outdoors - every weekend - every day possible
    • Find new places and explore
    • Walk more
    • Drink less coffee and alcohol and more water
    • Spend less - be a savvy shopper
    • Save more - squirrel it away! 
    • Go somewhere lovely for a meal at least once a month
    • Plan our wedding
    • Get a new job

    Things I still want to do after 40 :)


    • Have regular massages 
    • Have a bikini bod (lots of squats and work required)
    • Maintain my weight - once I get there
    • Go see a show at the theatre
    • Go to see an opera
    • Have a coat for every occasion
    • Get some glamourous 1950's vintage style dresses that make me rock!
    • Be manicured and pedicured always
    • Wear very short shorts in the UK (never done this ever)
    • Get killer abs
    • Go to a very expensive restaurant - just the two of us
    • Stay in Chester overnight
    • Go on regular spa breaks
    • See more of my friends
    • Make more effort in general
    • Make time for me and mum
    • Learn another language
    • Go to the cinema, alone
    • Scuba dive
    • Go to Wimbledon
    • Get to the gym / exercise 4 times a week, every week 
    • Start to write a book / novel
    • Get everything organised
    • Update my wardrobe style - work in progress
    • Go to one more new place and do one thing new every week
    • Get under the 11 stone mark
    • Get rich! 
    • Get a new job
    • Pay off the mortgage early

    My Top 10 Chocolate Cake

    • Triple Chocolate sponge cake
    • Hot chocolate fudge cake
    • Chocolate cheesecake
    • Chocolate brownies
    • Chocolate buttermilk cake
    • Death by Chocolate
    • Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge Cake
    • Malteser Chocolate Cake
    • Chocolate Mud Cake
    • Black Magic Chocolate Cake

    Top 10 first songs :)

    My other half's ten year old daughter asked me what sort of music I liked when I was young. When I stopped sobbing, having turned 40 last year -  I thought about it.

    Here are my top 10 songs from when I was mainly in single digits:

    • Summer Nights (yes from Grease!)
    • NKOTB - The Right Stuff
    • Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
    • Every Breath She Takes - The Police
    • Buffalo Stance - Neneh Cherry
    • How Soon is Now - The Smiths
    • Push It - Salt N Pepa
    • Get into The Groove - Madonna
    • The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
    • True - Spandau Ballet
    Actually not the most embarrassing list (bar the odd one in there!). It was quite fun thinking back to come up with my top 10. 

    So what was the first song you really remember loving, and what is your top 10? 

    Wednesday, 12 June 2019

    Red-Soled Fashionista: Product Review & Giveaway: Jupitoo Glasses

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    My Top 10 Curries

    • Chicken Tikka Massala
    • Chicken Balti
    • Chicken Bhuna
    • Chicken Korma
    • Chicken Rogan Josh
    • Chicken Dupiaza
    • Chicken Jalfrezi
    • Chicken Desi Handi
    • Chicken Biryani
    • Chicken Pasanda

    Top 10 songs for a Windy Day

    • She's Like the Wind- Patrick Swayze
    • Candle in the Wind - Elton John
    • Wild is the Wind - Nina Simone
    • Winds of Change - Scorpions
    • Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
    • Butterflies and Hurricanes - Muse
    • Tsunami - Manic Street Preachers
    • Electrical Storm - U2
    • Hurricane - 30 seconds to Mars
    • Thunderstruck - ACDC

    82 Singles of The Week so Far

    #82 Mark Ronson ft Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
    #81 5 Seconds of Summer - Young Blood
    #80 Selena Gomez - Back To You
    #79 Sigala ft Paloma Faith - Lullaby
    #78 Craig David ft Bastille - I Know You 
    #77 Eminem ft Ed Sheeran - River
    #76 Sam Smith - Too Good at Goodbyes
    #75 Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - Despacito
    #74 Imagine Dragons - Believer
    #73 Kasabian - You're in Love with a Psycho
    #72 Coldplay and Chainsmokers - Something Just Like This
    #71 Rag 'n' Bone Man - Human
    #70 Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
    #69 Little Mix - Shout Out to My Ex
    #68 Christine and The Queens - Tilted
    #67 Calum Scott - Dancing on My Own
    #66 Chainsmokers Ft Daya - Don't Let Me Down
    #65 Kungs vs Cookin on 3 Burners - This Girl
    #64 Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out
    #63 Catfish & The Bottlemen - Soundcheck
    #62 Chase & Status ft Slaves - Control
    #61 Danny L Harle - Broken Flowers
    #60 The Last Shadow Puppets - Bad Habits
    #59 Jonas Blue ft Dakota - Fast Car
    #58 Ex's and Oh's - Elle King
    #57 Grace ft G-Eazy - You Don't Own Me
    #56 Naughty Boy ft Beyonce and Benjamin Arrow - Runnin' (Lose it all)
    #55 Adele - Hello
    #54 The 1975 - Love Me
    #53 Fleur East - Sax
    #52 KDA ft Tinie Tempah and Katy B - Rumble
    #51 Galantis - Peanut Butter Jelly
    #50 Example - Whisky Story
    #49 Selena Gomez ft A$AP Rocky- Good for You
    #48 5SOS - She's Kinda Hot
    #47 Tinie Tempah ft. Jess Glynne - Not Letting Go
    #46 A$AP Rocky - Everyday
    #45 Duke Dumont - The Giver (Reprise)
    #44 OMI Cheerleader
    #43 Florence & The Machine - Ship To Wreck
    #42 Trouble - Iggy Azalea ft Jennifer Hudson
    #41 Soak - Sea Creatures
    #40 The Avener - Fade Out Lines
    #39 Ed Sheeran & Rudimental - Bloodstream
    #38 Rihanna, Kanye and Paul McCartney - FourFiveSeconds
    #37 The Prodigy - Nasty
    #36 Hozier - Take me to Church
    #35 Jamie T - Rabbit Hole
    #34 Rae Morris - Under the Shadows
    #33 Echosmith - Cool Kids
    #32 Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
    #31 Take That - These Days
    #30 Tom Odell - Real Love
    #29 Parra for Cuva - Wicked Games
    #28 Ben Howard - I Forget Where we Were
    #27 Charli XCX - Break the Rules
    #26 DJ Fresh feat. Ellie Goulding - Flashlight
    #25 The Magician - Sunlight (feat. Years and Years)
    #24 Meghan Trainor - all About That Bass
    #23 Ten Walls - Walking with Elephants
    #22 Calvin Harris & John Newman - Blame
    #21 Taylor Swift - Shake it Off
    #20 David Guetta - Lovers on the Sun
    #19 Saint Motel - My Type
    #18 Zhu - Faded
    #17 Milky Chance - Stolen Dance
    #16 Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart
    #15 Budapest - George Ezra
    #14 Little Mix - Salute
    #13 Lana Del Rey - West Coast
    #12 Indiana - Solo Dancing
    #11 Coldplay - Magic
    #10 Kaiser Chiefs - Coming Home
    #9 Katy Perry - Dark Horse
    #8 Will.i.am feat Miley Cyrus - Feelin Myself
    #7 Vance Joy - Riptide
    #6 Gorgon City - Ready for your love (feat MNEK)
    #5 Clean Bandit - Rather Be (feat Jess Glynne)
    #4 Lorde - Royals - My Single of the Week
    #3 Happy - Pharell Williams
    #2 Wilkinson - Afterglow
    #1 Sail by Awolnation

    29 Weeks With - A Look Back

    Week 29 - Adele
    Hello
    Someone Like You
    Chasing Pavements
    Send My Love
    Skyfall
    Make You Feel My Love
    Set Fire to The Rain
    Adele

    Week 28 - Morrissey
    Piccadilly Palare
    How Soon is Now
    Shoplifters of the World Unite
    Suedehead
    Panic
    This Charming Man
    The Boy With the Thorn in his Side
    Morrissey


    Week 27 - My Week with INXS
    Mystify
    Never Tear Us Apart
    Suicide Blonde
    Need You Tonight
    New Sensation
    Disappear
    Devil Inside
    INXS

    Week 26 - My Week Goldfrapp
    Black Cherry
    A & E
    Strict Machine
    Ride a White Horse
    Number 1
    Happiness
    Ooh La La
    Goldfrapp 

    Week 25 - My Week with The Kaiser Chiefs
    I Predict A Riot
    Coming Home
    Little Shocks
    Everyday I Love You Less and Less
    Never Miss a Beat
    Ruby
    Love's Not a Competition
    The Kaiser Chiefs

    Week 24 - My Week with The Killers
    Mr Brightside
    Spaceman
    Read my Mind
    Smile Like You Mean It
    Human
    Runaways
    Somebody Told Me
    The Killers

    Week 23 - My Week with Paloma Faith
    Only Love Can Hurt Like This
    New York
    Stone Cold Sober
    Changing
    Never Tear Us Apart
    Just Be
    Upside Down
    Paloma Faith

    Week 22 - My Week with Taylor Swift
    Love Story
    We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
    22
    Everything Has Changed
    I Knew you were trouble
    Shake it Off
    Blank Space
    Taylor Swift

    Week 21 - My Week with Kate Bush
    Babooshka
    This Woman's Work
    The Man with the Child in his Eyes
    Hounds of Love
    Don't Give Up
    Running Up That Hill
    Wuthering Heights
    Kate Bush

    Week 20 - My Week with Kylie
    Spinning Around
    Kids
    Slow
    Can't Get You Out of My Head
    Where the Wild Roses Grow
    All the Lovers
    I Believe in You
    Kylie Minogue

    Week 19 - My Week with Amy Winehouse
    Love is a Losing Game
    Rehab
    Valerie
    Back to Black
    Our Day Will Come
    Tears Dry on Their Own
    You Know I'm no Good
    Amy Winehouse

    Week 18 - My Week with Foo Fighters
    My Hero
    The Pretender
    Learn to Fly
    All My Life
    Best of You
    Everlong
    Rope
    Foo Fighters

    Week 17 - My Week with Justin Timberlake
    Cry Me a River
    Sexy Back
    Mirrors
    Holy Grail
    Rock Your Body
    Take Back the Night
    4 minutes
    Justin Timberlake

    Week 16 - My Week with Calvin Harris
    Feel So Close
    Acceptable in the 80's
    You Used to Hold Me
    Bounce
    Summer
    Sweet Nothing
    Drinking from the Bottle
    Calvin Harris

    Week 15 - My Week with Madonna
    Vogue
    Into the Groove
    Frozen
    Hung Up
    Like a Prayer
    Beautiful Stranger
    Hollywood
    Madonna

    Week 14 - My Week with Arctic Monkeys
    I Bet That You Look Good on the Dance Floor
    Snap Out of It
    Fluorescent Adolescent
    Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High
    Don't Sit Down Cause I've Moved Your Chair
    Arabella
    One For The Road
    Arctic Monkeys

    Week 13 - My Week with REM
    Stand
    Everybody Hurts
    Losing My Religion
    The Great Beyond
    The One I Love
    Bad Day
    Its the End of The World As We Know It
    REM

    Week 12 - My Week with Coldplay
    Yellow
    The Scientist
    Paradise
    Fix You
    Trouble
    A Sky Full of Stars
    The Hardest Part
    Coldplay

    Week 11 - My Week with Britney
    Toxic
    Hit Me Baby One More Time
    Piece of Me
    Scream and Shout
    Oops I Did it Again
    Womaniser
    I'm A Slave for U
    Britney Spears

    Week 10 - My Week with the Rolling Stones
    I Can't Get No (Satisfaction)
    Jumpin' Jack Flash
    Ruby Tuesday
    Paint it Black
    Start Me Up
    She's A Rainbow
    Gimme Shelter
    The Rolling Stones

    Week 9 - My Week with Rihanna
    We Found Love
    Umbrella
    S&M
    Love the Way you Lie
    Diamonds
    Disturbia
    Russian Roulette
    Rihanna

    Week 8 - My Week with Robbie Williams
    Misunderstood
    Shame
    She's the One
    Rock DJ
    Angels
    Come Undone
    Candy
    Robbie Williams

    Week 7 - My Week with Kings of Leon
    Wait for Me
    Radioactive
    Use Somebody
    Supersoaker
    Molly's Chambers
    Pyro
    Sex on Fire
    Kings of Leon

    Week 6 - Pink
    Trouble
    Who Knew
    Try
    Just Like a Pill
    So What
    Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
    Raise Your Glass
    All About Pink

    Week 5 - My Week with Take That
    Never Forget
    Rule The World
    The Flood
    Greatest Day
    Back for Good
    Patience
    Could it Be Magic
    It's Take That!

    Week 4 - My Week with Beyonce
    XO
    Beautiful Liar
    If I Were a Boy
    Love on Top
    Bootylicious
    Single Ladies (put a ring on it)
    Crazy in Love
    R&B / pop icon - Beyonce!

    Week 3 - My Week with Oasis
    The Importance of Being Idle
    Half the World Away
    D'You Know What I mean
    Go Let it Out
    Some Might Say
    Live Forever
    Stop Crying Your Heart Out
    Classic Rock & Roll Music - Oasis

    Week 2 - My Week with the Stereophonics
    It Means Nothing
    Local Boy in a Photograph
    Mr Writer
    Maybe Tomorrow
    Dakota
    Pick a Part That's New
    the Bartender and the Thief
    Classic Music - Stereophonics

    Week 1 - My Week with Blondie
    Blondie - Heart of Glass
    Blondie - Call Me
    Blondie - Atomic
    Blondie - Sunday Girl
    Blondie - Dreaming
    Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone
    Blondie - Rapture
    Classic Music - Blondie

    Tuesday, 11 June 2019

    Win: Lenny Kravitz Tickets (And Accommodation, Too!)

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    My Top 10 Sausages

    • British Pork and Sweet Chilli Sandwiches
    • Cumberland Sausages
    • Cider & Apple Pork Sausages
    • Aberdeen Angus Beef Sausages
    • Quorn Sausages
    • Hot Dog Sausages
    • Beef & Cracked Black Pepper Sausages
    • Sausage wrapped in bacon (pigs in blanket)
    • Chorizo Style Pork Sausages
    • Thick Pork Sausages Lincolnshire

    Monday, 10 June 2019

    My Top 10 Savoury Muffins

    • Feta cheese, onion and rosemary
    • Welsh rarebit
    • Cheese and Leek
    • Carrot and courgette
    • Spinach and cheese
    • Courgette and pine nut
    • Red onion, cheddar and bacon
    • Spring onion, cheese and pancetta
    • Carrot, spinach and cumin
    • Sweet potato 

    Sunday, 9 June 2019

    My Top 10 Cous Cous

    • Moroccan spice
    • Lemon and Coriander
    • Chilli
    • Roasted Vegetables
    • Aromatic Thai
    • Chargrill Vegetables
    • Tomato and Garlic
    • Red Onion
    • Giant cous cous
    • Cous cous and feta

    Saturday, 8 June 2019

    My Top 10 Cheesecake

    • New York Cheesecake
    • Lemon Cheesecake
    • Chocolate Cheesecake
    • White Chocolate Cheesecake
    • Baileys Cheesecake
    • Red Velvet Cheesecake
    • Strawberry Cheesecake
    • Chocolate and Vanilla Cheesecake
    • Millionaires Cheesecake
    • Rum and Raisin Cheesecake

    Friday, 7 June 2019

    My Top 10 Jelly Sweeties

    • Jelly Babies
    • Wine Gums
    • Haribo Hearts
    • Jelly Beans
    • Teddy Bears
    • Fizzy Cola Bears
    • Fried Eggs
    • Sour Apples
    • American Hard Gums
    • Strawberry Milkbottles

    Thursday, 6 June 2019

    My Top 10 Cocktails

    • Long Island Iced Tea
    • Margarita
    • Strawberry Daiquiri
    • Black Russian
    • Cosmopolitan
    • Vodka Martini
    • Tequila Sunrise
    • Champagne Cocktail
    • Mojito
    • Manhattan

    Wednesday, 5 June 2019

    WIN! A two night Cotswold getaway worth - £600!

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    My Top 10 Mousse

    • Chocolate mousse
    • Lemon mousse
    • Butterscotch mousse
    • Coconut mousse
    • Strawberry cheesecake mousse
    • Coffee mousse
    • White chocolate mousse
    • Raspberry mousse
    • Lemon Cheesecake mousse
    • Chocolate peppermint mousse

    Tuesday, 4 June 2019

    My Top 10 Quality Street

    • Caramel Swirl
    • The Purple One
    • Milk choc block
    • Orange cream
    • Strawberry delight
    • Toffee deluxe
    • Orange chocolate crunch
    • The green triangle
    • Toffee finger
    • Vanilla fudge

    Things to do in June

    • Get your legs out
    • Get your shorts on
    • Dig out your bikinis
    • Shave or wax those pins!
    • Ditch the jumpers
    • Get the BBQ out
    • Spruce up your garden
    • Go to the Isle of Wight Festival
    • Get some solar lights
    • Head to a festival - Glastonbury, Download
    • Paint those toe nails
    • Slip on the sandals
    • Ditch the foundation
    • Sunbath (with SPF obvs)
    • Go for a picnic
    • Go to the park
    • Go walking
    • Attend the Chocolate Festival, London
    • Go running
    • Eat Al Fresco
    • Make cocktails
    • Pimms o'clock
    • Watch an Airshow - Weston 
    • Eat fruit salad
    • Have a garden party
    • Download some summer tunes
    • Plant your summer tubs and hanging baskets
    • Cut back your spring bulbs and spring foliage
    • Take your dog out for the day
    • Try a different style
    • Celebrate the summer solstice
    • Exfoliate your body
    • Slap on some SPF
    • Visit an outdoor pool
    • Go to the seaside and paddle
    • Try a new sport
    • Watch the sunset
    • Take ice in your drinks to keep them cool
    • Have an ice cream
    • Ramp up the squats and abs
    • Drink lots of water
    • Take showers instead of baths
    • Take part in the Race for Life

    Monday, 3 June 2019

    My Songs for June


    • B52's - Junebug
    • Eminem - Spacebound ( Two hundred fifty thousand miles on a clear night in June)
    • Van Morrison - Evening in June
    • Alan Jackson - Rainy Day in June
    • The Smashing Pumpkins - Bye June
    • The Decemberists - June Hyms
    • Bright Eyes - June on the West Coast
    • Jamiroquai - Seven Days in Sunny June
    • Pinback - June
    • Carousel - June is Busting Out All Over

    My Top 10 Noodles

    • Beef in Black Bean noodles
    • Sweet and Sour chicken noodles
    • Spicy vegetable noodles
    • Garlic chicken and sesame noodles
    • Spicy mushroom noodles
    • Thai chicken noodles
    • Firecracker chicken noodles
    • Shredded chilli beef noodles
    • Chicken schezwan noodles
    • Ramen noodle salad

    Sunday, 2 June 2019

    My Top 10 Sponge Cakes




  • Victoria sandwich
  • Lemon sponge
  • Chocolate sponge cake
  • Angel layer cake
  • Rainbow sponge
  • Coffee and walnut 
  • Red Velvet
  • White chocolate and strawberry
  • Coffee sponge
  • Vanilla sponge
  • Saturday, 1 June 2019

    My Top 10 BBQ food

    • Chicken Satay
    • Beef Burger
    • Pork Sausages
    • Corn on the Cob
    • Jerk Chicken
    • Spicy Lamb Koftas
    • Vegetable skewers
    • Piri Piri Chicken
    • Mini meatballs
    • Chicken Tikka Steaks

    Friday, 31 May 2019

    EKBB - Competitions - Win Methven's Tūroa Collection!

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    HomeStyle - Competition - Win! Pressure Washer and Wet-and-Dry Vac

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    WIN a two-night break in the North York Moors with free entry to Castle Howard

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    Learning Spanish Recap - Dessert & Sweets

    Dessert and sweets:
    • Ice-cream - helado
    • Cake - pastel
    • milk chocolate - chocolate con leche
    • trifle - nimiedad

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    My Top 10 Soups

    • Broccoli & Stilton
    • Potato & Leek
    • Cream of Tomato
    • Carrot & Coriander
    • Sweet Potato & Carrot
    • Mexican Chilli Bean
    • Country Vegetable
    • Spicy Lentil Soup
    • French Onion
    • Cream of Mushroom

    Thursday, 30 May 2019

    Wednesday, 29 May 2019

    National Days for May - Today is Paperclip Day

    • 1st May - May Day
    • 2nd May - Truffle Day
    • 3rd May - Paranormal Day
    • 4th May - Star Wars Day
    • 5th May - Astronaut Day
    • 6th May - No Diet Day
    • 7th May - Tourism Day

    • 8th May - Have a Coke Day
    • 9th May - Sleepover Day
    • 10th May - Clean up Your Room Day
    • 11th May - Eat What You Want Day
    • 12th May - Nutty Fudge Day
    • 13th May - Hummus Day
    • 14th May - Dance Like a Chicken Day

    • 15th May - Chocolate Chip Day
    • 16th May - Love a Tree Day
    • 17th May - Walnut Day
    • 18th May - No Dirty Dishes Day
    • 19th May - Endangered Species Day
    • 20th May - Pick Strawberries Day
    • 21st May - Strawberries and Cream Day

    • 22nd May - World Goth Day
    • 23rd May - Turtle Day
    • 24th May - Scavenger Hunt Day
    • 25th May - Wine Day
    • 26th May - Paper Airplane Day
    • 27th May - Sunscreen Day
    • 28th May - World Hunger Day

    • 29th May - Paperclip Day
    • 30th May - World MS Day
    • 31st May - No Tobacco Day

    My Top 10 Pies

    • Cheese & Onion Pie
    • Chicken & Mushroom Pie
    • Meat & Potato Pie
    • Cottage Pie
    • Chicken Balti Pie
    • Spinach and Cheese Filo Pie
    • Satay Chicken Pie
    • Chilli Pot Pie
    • Mexican beef and bean Pie
    • Leek, Cheese and Potato Pie

    Tuesday, 28 May 2019

    My Top 10 Crisp Flavours

    • Cheese & Onion
    • Smoky Bacon 
    • Flamin Hot
    • Sweet Chilli
    • Roast Chicken
    • Mature Cheddar
    • Sour Cream
    • Black Pepper
    • Steak
    • Paprika

    Monday, 27 May 2019

    My Top 10 Cakes

    • Cheesecake (mainly New York style)
    • Red Velvet Cupcakes
    • Chocolate Fudge Cake
    • Cherry Bakewell
    • Eton Mess
    • Walnut Buttercream Cake
    • Coffee Cake
    • Battenburg Cake
    • Victoria Sponge with Jam and Buttercream Filling
    • Chocolate Gateaux

    Sunday, 26 May 2019

    My Top 10 Cereals

    • Kelloggs Cornflakes
    • Kelloggs Crunchy Nut Cornflakes
    • Weetabix Chocolate Cereal
    • Kelloggs Frosties
    • Kelloggs Rice Crispies
    • Kelloggs Coco Pops
    • Kelloggs Nut Clusters Chocolate Curls
    • Nestle Lion Cereal
    • Kelloggs Krave Chocolate Hazelnut
    • Nestle Honey Shreddies

    Saturday, 25 May 2019

    My Top 10 Hot Chocolate




  • Mocha Hot Chocolate
  • Caramel Hot Chocolate
  • White Chocolate Hot Chocolate
  • Hazelnut Hot Chocolate
  • Rocky Road Hot Chocolate
  • Creamy Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate
  • Chocolate Fudge Hot Chocolate
  • Belgian Chocolate Hot Chocolate
  • Dairy Milk Hot Chocolate
  • Butterscotch Hot Chocolate
  • Friday, 24 May 2019

    My Top 10 Jacket Spud Fillings

    • Cheese and Onion
    • Veggie Curry
    • Cheese and Beans
    • Chick Pea Dahl
    • Chilli Con Carne
    • Sour Cream and Salsa
    • Feta, garlic and olives
    • Sausage and Cheese
    • BBQ Chicken
    • Cottage cheese and spring onion

    Thursday, 23 May 2019

    My Top 10 Sushi

    • Chicken Gyoza (dumplings)
    • Chicken Katsu Curry
    • Firecracker Rice
    • Beef and Garlic Teriyaki
    • Pumpkin Katsu
    • Chicken Katsu
    • Cucumber Maki
    • Spicy Chicken Roll
    • Vegetable tempura
    • Inari Pocket

    Wednesday, 22 May 2019

    Songs for May


    • End of May - Michael Buble
    • Month of May - Arcade Fire
    • Stormy May Day - ACDC
    • The May Queen - Robert Plant
    • Third of May - Arctic Foxes
    • First of May - The Bee Gees
    • October to May - Dave Cousins
    • The Lusty Month of May - Julie Andrews
    • My Girl - Jackson 5 ( I've got the month of May) 
    • Last Days of May - Bachman Turner Overdrive

    My Top 10 Omelettes

    • Cheese Omelette
    • Spinach, garlic and cream cheese
    • Chilli and Cheese
    • Soy chorizo and Cheddar
    • Mushrooms, bell peppers and cheese
    • Smoked mozzarella, sun-dried tomato, basil pesto
    • Potatoes and fenugreek, Indian-style
    • Sausage herby omelette
    • French omelette
    • Potato omelette

    Tuesday, 21 May 2019

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    National Days for May - Today is Strawberries and Cream Day

    • 1st May - May Day
    • 2nd May - Truffle Day
    • 3rd May - Paranormal Day
    • 4th May - Star Wars Day
    • 5th May - Astronaut Day
    • 6th May - No Diet Day
    • 7th May - Tourism Day

    • 8th May - Have a Coke Day
    • 9th May - Sleepover Day
    • 10th May - Clean up Your Room Day
    • 11th May - Eat What You Want Day
    • 12th May - Nutty Fudge Day
    • 13th May - Hummus Day
    • 14th May - Dance Like a Chicken Day

    • 15th May - Chocolate Chip Day
    • 16th May - Love a Tree Day
    • 17th May - Walnut Day
    • 18th May - No Dirty Dishes Day
    • 19th May - Endangered Species Day
    • 20th May - Pick Strawberries Day
    • 21st May - Strawberries and Cream Day

    • 22nd May - World Goth Day
    • 23rd May - Turtle Day
    • 24th May - Scavenger Hunt Day
    • 25th May - Wine Day
    • 26th May - Paper Airplane Day
    • 27th May - Sunscreen Day
    • 28th May - World Hunger Day

    • 29th May - Paperclip Day
    • 30th May - World MS Day
    • 31st May - No Tobacco Day

    My Top 10 Old Fashioned Sweets

    • Aniseed balls
    • Humbugs
    • Barley Sticks
    • Butterscotch
    • Chocolate limes
    • Kola cubes
    • Mint imperials
    • Pear drops
    • Sugared almonds
    • Chocolate eclairs

    Monday, 20 May 2019

    National Days for May - Today is Pick Strawberries Day

    • 1st May - May Day
    • 2nd May - Truffle Day
    • 3rd May - Paranormal Day
    • 4th May - Star Wars Day
    • 5th May - Astronaut Day
    • 6th May - No Diet Day
    • 7th May - Tourism Day

    • 8th May - Have a Coke Day
    • 9th May - Sleepover Day
    • 10th May - Clean up Your Room Day
    • 11th May - Eat What You Want Day
    • 12th May - Nutty Fudge Day
    • 13th May - Hummus Day
    • 14th May - Dance Like a Chicken Day

    • 15th May - Chocolate Chip Day
    • 16th May - Love a Tree Day
    • 17th May - Walnut Day
    • 18th May - No Dirty Dishes Day
    • 19th May - Endangered Species Day
    • 20th May - Pick Strawberries Day
    • 21st May - Strawberries and Cream Day

    • 22nd May - World Goth Day
    • 23rd May - Turtle Day
    • 24th May - Scavenger Hunt Day
    • 25th May - Wine Day
    • 26th May - Paper Airplane Day
    • 27th May - Sunscreen Day
    • 28th May - World Hunger Day

    • 29th May - Paperclip Day
    • 30th May - World MS Day
    • 31st May - No Tobacco Day

    Things to do in May


    • Get walking (its National Walking Month) 
    • Appreciate the scenery - tulips are flowering this month
    • Tidy up the garden ready for the warm weather
    • Get some exercise to get those pins in shape for summer
    • Turn the heating down
    • Get those windows open
    • Have a garage clearout
    • Take some cuttings
    • Get the hot tub out
    • Have the first BBQ of the year
    • Eat breakfast outdoors
    • Eat some salads
    • Plant some tomatoes
    • Clean up your lavender plant - trim and tidy
    • Celebrate 2 bank holidays
    • Wash your bedding and dry it outdoors
    • Deadhead your daffodils
    • Go to a food festival
    • Enjoy an outdoors gig
    • Go away for the weekend
    • Visit an outdoor market
    • Go for a picnic
    • Try a new outdoors sport
    • Start jogging
    • Clean the car
    • Go to a flower show
    • Celebrate the Royal Wedding - Harry and Meghan
    • Try a bare foot walk
    • Share a story
    • Walk along the canal
    • Go birdwatching

    My Top 10 Jams

    • Strawberry
    • Raspberry
    • Apricot
    • Blackcurrant
    • Blueberry
    • Plum
    • Black Cherry
    • Pineapple
    • Apple and Blackcurrant
    • Rhubarb and ginger

    Sunday, 19 May 2019

    My Top 10 Chocolate Cakes




  • Triple Chocolate sponge cake
  • Hot chocolate fudge cake
  • Chocolate cheesecake
  • Chocolate brownies
  • Chocolate buttermilk cake
  • Death by Chocolate
  • Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge Cake
  • Malteser Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Mud Cake
  • Black Magic Chocolate Cake
  • Saturday, 18 May 2019

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    My Top 10 Cheese Dishes

    • Cheese and onion quiches
    • Broccoli and Stilton soup
    • Fried Brie with cranberry sauce
    • Cheese board
    • Cheese Muffins
    • Three cheese ravioli
    • Cheese and tomato pasta bake
    • Cheese omelette
    • Cheese feast pizza
    • Cheesy nachos

    Friday, 17 May 2019

    My Top 10 Italian food

    • Crespelle ai Funghi e Ricotta - pancakes with cheese and mushrooms
    • Bruschetta
    • Gnocchi
    • Spaghetti Bolognese
    • Lasagne
    • Risotto
    • Pizza Quattro Formaggi
    • Antipasto
    • Ravioli
    • Garlic dough balls

    Thursday, 16 May 2019

    My Top 10 Chinese Takeaway

    • Chicken fried rice with curried sauce
    • Chicken chow mein
    • Prawn Crackers
    • Aromatic Crispy Duck
    • Chicken Curry
    • Beef with Black Bean Sauce
    • Sweet and sour chicken cantonese style
    • Lemon Chicken
    • Hong Kong Style Crispy Beef
    • Sweet and sour Chicken Balls

    Tuesday, 14 May 2019

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    My Top 10 Spud Fillings

    • Cheese and Onion
    • Veggie Curry
    • Cheese and Beans
    • Chick Pea Dahl
    • Chilli Con Carne
    • Sour Cream and Salsa
    • Feta, garlic and olives
    • Sausage and Cheese
    • BBQ Chicken
    • Cottage cheese and spring onion

    Monday, 13 May 2019

    My Top 10 Chip Shop dishes

    • Chips and Gravy
    • Fish Cake and Chips
    • Battered Cod and Chips
    • Chips and Curry
    • Sausage and Chips
    • Chips and Mushy Peas
    • Cheese and Onion Pie and Chips
    • Chips and Nuggets
    • Cheesy Chips
    • Chips in Pitta Bread

    Sunday, 12 May 2019

    My Top 10 Bread Loaves

    • Crusty white bloomer
    • Poppy seed bloomer
    • Tiger loaf
    • Tiger cheese bloomer
    • Wholemeal seeded loaf
    • Farmhouse white loaf
    • Walnut loaf
    • Multigrain farmhouse
    • Granary loaf
    • Rye bread loaf

    Saturday, 11 May 2019

    My Top 10 Tapas



  • Patatas Bravas
  • Croquetas
  • Pinchito
  • Nachos con carne
  • Pincho Tortillas Espanola
  • Pincho de pollo marinado
  • Brusqueta
  • Pincho de solomillo marinado
  • Tapa de queso
  • Papas arrugadas con mojo
  • Friday, 10 May 2019

    My Top 10 Teas

    • Yorkshire Tea
    • Peppermint Tea
    • Camomile & Honey Tea
    • Lemon & Ginger Tea
    • Green Tea & Lemon
    • Lemon Tea
    • Green Tea & Cranberry
    • Liquorice Tea
    • Nettle Tea
    • Red Berry Tea

    Thursday, 9 May 2019

    My Top 10 Chocolate Biscuits





  • Milk chocolate digestives
  • Chocolate hobnobs
  • Chocolate fingers
  • Jaffa cakes
  • Double choc crunch cream
  • Chocolate shortbread
  • Double chocolate cookie
  • Chocolate crunch
  • Chocolate dundee
  • Chocolate malted milk
  • Wednesday, 8 May 2019

    My Top 10 Thorntons Individual Chocolates

    • Champagne Truffles
    • Orange Crisp
    • Turkish Delight
    • Coffee Cream
    • Strawberry Dream
    • Brazil Nut
    • Chocolate mousse
    • Salted caramel praline
    • Sicilian Lemon Mousse
    • Raspberry Smoothie

    Tuesday, 7 May 2019

    My Top 10 Doughnuts

    • Strawberry Jam Doughnuts
    • Milk Chocolate Ring Doughnuts
    • Lemon Curd Doughnuts
    • Chocolate filled Doughnuts
    • Strawberry Iced Doughnuts
    • Caramel Custard Doughnuts
    • Dairy Cream Doughnuts
    • Mini Sugared Doughnuts
    • Triple Chocolate Doughnuts
    • Blueberry Jam Doughnuts

    Monday, 6 May 2019

    My Top 10 Salads

    • Thai chicken mango salad
    • Chicken tikka salad
    • Kaiso salad
    • Hot and spicy chicken with blue cheese
    • Greek salad
    • Warm Tofu chilli salad
    • Caesar salad
    • Waldorf salad
    • Summer chickpea salad
    • Mexican salad with tortilla croutons

    Sunday, 5 May 2019

    My Top 10 Mexican Food

    • Tacos
    • Quesadillas
    • Burritos
    • Enchiladas
    • Frijoles
    • Churros
    • Tostadas
    • Taquitos
    • Chilli
    • Guacamole & Salsa

    Saturday, 4 May 2019

    My Top 10 Fruit Juice

    • Smooth orange
    • Apple
    • Cranberry
    • Tropical fruits
    • Cranberry and Raspberry
    • Apple and mango
    • Orange, mango and passionfruit
    • Red grape
    • Pomegranate & Blueberry
    • Cherry

    Friday, 3 May 2019

    My Top 10 Milkshake

    • Toblerone chocolate milkshake
    • Oreo biscuit milkshake
    • Dairy Milk milkshake
    • Cadbury creme egg milkshake
    • Lindt milkshake
    • Chocolate orange milkshake
    • Snickers milkshake
    • Nutella milkshake
    • Eton Mess milkshake
    • Galaxy milkshake

    Thursday, 2 May 2019

    My Top 10 Fizzy Drinks

    • Cherry Coke
    • Pepsi Max
    • Pink Lemonade
    • Dandelion and Burdock
    • Ginger Beer
    • Lucozade
    • Fanta Orange
    • Dr Pepper
    • Cream Soda
    • 7UP

    Wednesday, 1 May 2019

    My Top 10 Quorn

    • Quorn Swedish Style Meat Balls 
    • Quorn Thai Chicken Fillets
    • Quorn Chicken Enchilada
    • Quorn Southern Fried Chicken Bites
    • Quorn Steak Strips
    • Quorn Fajita Strips
    • Quorn Family Roast
    • Quorn Classic Burgers
    • Quorn Peppered Steaks
    • Quorn Cumberland Sausages

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