Food Waste

Zero Waste – Easy Tips to Reduce Food Waste

May 23, 2018 Environment

Zero Waste Lifestyle If you want to live a Zero Waste lifestyle you should aim to tackle Food Waste as a priority. How do we define Zero Waste? The simple answer: The aim is to send nothing to a landfill. Refuse what you don’t want, reduce what you need, reuse as much as you can, send as little as possible to be recycled, and compost whatever you can’t.  The less simple answer: It’s really about redefining the system. We currentlyRead More

Daios Cove

Daios Cove Crete a luxury Getaway

May 21, 2018 Travel

Daios Cove, Crete We don’t usually go to large holiday resorts, but we were looking for short break away with some sunshine in April so decided to try Daios Cove in Crete. Daios Cove is a 5-star luxury resort situated in the cove of Vathi in Agios Nikolaos. The location is stunning, and the resort blends very well into the surrounding landscape. The resort was much larger than we expected, and they even have golf buggies on hand to pick you upRead More

Rock Pooling

Rock Pooling, National Trust 50 things to do

May 18, 2018 Family, Kids Travel

National Trust 50 Things to do Before you’re 11 3/4 We’ve had a National Trust family membership for years. It’s great fun going out for the day exploring, and with an annual family membership we can take up to 10 children.  We only have 3 Grandchildren, I can’t imagine taking 10 for a day out! The National Trust has updated its list of 50 things to do before you are 11 ¾ and revealed the best places to do them. Read More

Zero Waste Bathroom

15 Easy Zero Waste Bathroom Swaps

May 16, 2018 Environment

Zero Waste a reminder of the 5 rs If you’ve started your Zero Waste journey, then you’ll probably know the two easiest places to start are in the Kitchen and the Bathroom.  We’ll look at how you can achieve a Zero Waste Bathroom. Before we start looking at what you can change to achieve your Zero Waste Bathroom let us just remind ourselves what Zero Waste is. Remember Zero Waste is all about the 5 Rs: Refuse – Learn toRead More

Le Touqet

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France

May 14, 2018 Food & Wine, Travel

Getting to Le Touquet We took our car over on the Eurotunnel and it takes less than an hour top drive from Calais to Le Touquet, or to give it it’s full name Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, making it an easy get away for a long weekend. If you didn’t want to take the car then you could always catch a train.  The train stops at Etaples Le Touquet, with trains going from either Calais, Lille Flandres or Paris Gare Du Nord. YouRead More


Tweens and Fortnite

May 11, 2018 Tweens

The Latest Craze – Fortnite If you’ve got boys over the age of 8 and I mention the word Fortnite I’m sure, you’ll know what I’m talking about!  That’s not to say girls aren’t playing it as well, it’s just that boys seem more obsessed with it. Childhood crazes come and go.  Not so long ago it was fidget spinners, Pokémon Go and Minecraft.  Now it seems that all they are talking about is Fortnite. Our grandsons get to playRead More


Zero Waste Let’s Help the Bees

May 9, 2018 Environment

What is Zero Waste? What is Zero Waste, and what does it have to do with bees? The simple answer. The aim is to send nothing to a landfill. Refuse what you don’t want, reduce what you need, reuse as much as you can, send as little as possible to be recycled, and compost whatever you can’t.  The less simple answer.  It’s really about redefining the system. We currently live in a linear economy where we take resources from theRead More

Restaurant 365 Pollensa

Restaurant 365 Son Brull Pollensa Mallorca

May 7, 2018 Food & Wine, Travel

Pollensa and Port de Pollensa, Mallorca We fell in love with Pollensa and Port de Pollensa after our first visit a few years ago.  I love that area of Majorca and especially the small town with its ochre-coloured stone houses and winding lanes.  The food in this area is very good and one of my favourite restaurants is Son Brull’s Restaurant 365. Pollensa is in the valley enclosed by the Puig de Maria and the Calvari and is surrounded byRead More


Tween Attitude, Where did that come from?

May 4, 2018 Family, Tweens

Tweens – Where did that Attitude Come From? You’ve got past the terrible 2s, they’re settled into School and everything is bumping along nicely.  Then wham they hit the Tween years and your faced with a little one with Tween Attitude! Obviously, all kids are different, and you may never go through this stage, or you may get this stage earlier or later.  But if your Tweens do go through this stage you’ll know about it. Being a Grandparent meansRead More

Zero Waste – Starting in the Kitchen

May 2, 2018 Environment

Where to start Zero Waste If you’ve decided you’re going to try and work towards a goal of Zero Waste but where do you start?   The Kitchen is a pretty good place to start. Very few people will ever manage to be Zero Waste and that’s fine because if talking about Zero Waste makes people think about what they’re using, and everyone tries to make one or two small changes, the more the better, that’s a step in the rightRead More

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