I have had so many messages asking about our Betsy red set and yes I am sold out at the moment but I have enough to embellish sweatshirts and team them with these gorgeous red velvet bloomers for a fabulous festive feel. Sets currently £30
Is it okay to have Prosecco at 11am? 🥂 .
Is it okay to run starkers across the Cricket ground if no ones playing? 🍑
Discussions as we got ready for Natasha Blanchetts first event in Essex... and she smashed it 🙌🏻🥂 Showing everyone how shes has achieved a jaw dropping health transformation and now helping so many others do the same. .
Herself and Natalie Hills were incredible. The cricket ground was an awesome venue. 🏏
Thank you so much to Ali Dyson and Lana for sharing your testimonials, your stories moved the whole room. ♥️ .
Now for taking advantage of having baby sitters 😎
👋🏼 If you’re local to Essex we will be at Calcott Hall Farm Christmas gift fair in Brentwood next Saturday, come and say hey 🙌🏼 We will be selling our Christmas crowns, festive wands, gift tags, garlands and of course our advent village. 🎄💫🎁
Here is my homemade #fishcakes Friday. I use my favourite smoke haddock 🐟 and served with tomato and chilli couscous from @ainsleyfoods yummy #ainsleycouscous . I have got this simple delicious recipe I adapted from www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk but I will put the recipe and method down below too. It was absolutely scrumptious. I hope @alfredenderby @food_obsessed_girl and @britainsbesthomecooks_ approved 😋. Happy Friday everyone 🤗. #alfredenderbycomp .
Recipe •600g potatoes, roughly chopped
•400g undyed smoked haddock fillet
•3 tbsp olive oil
•1 tbsp capers, drained and chopped
•Grated zest of 1 lemon
Small handful chopped fresh parsley
•1 medium egg yolk
Plain flour, for dusting
Lemon wedges, to serve
Method •Cook the potatoes in a saucepan of boiling, salted water for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain well, mash and set aside, covered.
•Meanwhile, preheat the grill to medium-high. Put the haddock in a roasting tin and brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Grill for 8-10 minutes or until just cooked through. Set aside to cool, then discard the skin and bones and flake into chunks.
•Gently fold the haddock, capers, lemon zest, parsley and egg yolk into the mash, and season. Shape the mixture into 8 fishcakes and cover and chill for 20 minutes or overnight.
•Heat the remaining olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Dust the fishcakes with a little flour and fry for 3-4 minutes each side, until golden.
There is no better thing to do on a miserable drizzly day, than get outside and workout. Great session with Diane in the Autumn leaves at Maldon Prom. This mornings session consisted of interval running and body weight exercises all with a 4ft scaffolding pole to add resistance, well done Diane 🏃🏽♀️💪🏼
So Tuesday is the day according to UPS they will be here! I will post all pre-orders as a priority then the rest I will pop up on the website, but be fast they won’t be around for long!
Will leave you with a fab picture of the beautiful mimi rocking her amethyst tights.
When R was tiny, Mama frequently went to Acanteen with her NCT buddies. It’s a buggy-friendly setup with good access and plenty of space. It’s group-friendly, the food is delicious and the baby changing room is decent. What’s not to like? They also have Ikea highchairs (and not those completely stupid wooden ones that Mama despises and wants to burn) and a lovely kids’ menu. R particularly likes the plain pizza cooked in a pizza oven, and Mama usually gets to eat half of it as it’s pretty big (and therefore so is Mama...). .
Mama has breastfed plenty and often in Acanteen. It’s pretty open plan so it’s hard to find a discrete nook if you’re not yet confident at the flap-it-out-and-latch part, but there are so many mummies in there feeding babies in various ways that really no one cares if you don’t. .
Although Acanteen isn’t the cheapest place to eat in Chelmsford, Mama has never had a bad brunch/lunch/cake/milkshake there and the place prides itself on sourcing ethically and sustainably produced food. Every visit, Mama is surprised at how quickly the food arrives because apparently Mama never learns. The coffee is pretty good too, and Mama has drunk gallons of the stuff in her time. .
On Friday and Saturday evenings, Acanteen is open until 11pm and has regular arts, comedy and music events. Sunday to Thursday it’s open until 5pm. .
You can find Acanteen at 35 New London Rd, CM2. It’s just after that weird department store that no one ever goes in, or over the bridge from the M&S Foodhall. .
Mama loves Acanteen - it’s family and baby friendly, has a great ethic and really friendly staff. Overall, it’s a massive asset to the Chelmsford community 😍.
#foodforthought “ A recipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe." I absolutely love this quote and I thing it’s so true. I cook with passion and I believe it shows in my food👩🏻🍳. .
What is your favourite book to read when you have a minute to yourself? Mine got to be ‘cookbook’ ofcause. Here I was reading ‘The little Paris kitchen‘ from @rachelkhooks as I absolutely love her 💗. Happy #thoughfulthursday everyone!!
So starting today, I will be out working every day for 10 days with BipBopShop! Mum guilt is already rife but my main worry?...Trusting my husband with the weekly shop!
Picture:- New in! The Wooden Fire Station Rescue Playset. Includes 11 different pieces. A gorgeous gift for a little one this Christmas. Link in bio to order! Whilst stocks last!
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This beautiful breakfast set has been hand painted specially for @maceplaycechelmsford Raffle which will take place at tomorrow’s charity bingo event. The proceeds from tomorrow’s event will go towards purchasing a Defibrillator and training for the team at Mace. A really worthy cause, I really hope they raise the funds ❤️
A photograph is a piece of art
This Mum and I created this piece right from the consultation, where we discussed clothing and location ..........through to the viewing in her home where we considered the size and style which would best suit her wall.