Whiter teeth

Whiter Teeth? Try Mr Blanc’s Bamboo Charcoal Whitening Polish

*This post was written before the tragic events in Manchester on 22 May 2017. I am deeply saddened by the events and my thoughts are with the family and friends of all of those affected.*

Beauty trends come and go, but the thirst for whiter teeth has made this a billion £ market driven by our celebrity culture. Googling reveals thousands of teeth whitening products that you can buy, DIY at home or seek professionals for. They are everywhere and one ingredient that I come across, again and again, is charcoal. Continue Reading!

5 Steps to Yummy Homemade Biltong Using a Dehydrator

I LOVE biltong! There aren’t many people that I have come across that doesn’t like this classic snack. I spent most of my childhood in South Africa and they were everywhere, but when I moved back to London, getting hold of this delicacy was harder than I thought and much more expensive. They often found “jerky” in supermarkets, but not biltong. THIS is completely different to biltong! Jerkies are mostly cut into thin strips with little or not fat, whereas biltong comes from a variety of cuts, are cut thicker and may come with or without fat. So if you have not tried it before, go out and get some! Or even better, read on to discover homemade biltong! It’s super simple and super delicious! I used a dehydrator to make mine because I don’t have a biltong maker, but the end result is amazing. Plus the process is much quicker as well (12-24 hours instead of 4-7 days)! Continue Reading!

2 ingredients Cloud Dough/Moon Sand! What are you waiting for? (Edible version available too!)

#JasperBean loves playing in the sandbox at nursery! Most days he will come home with sand in his clothes and hair and I know he’s definitely had a good day! The messier the better and he just can’t get enough of it! So with the weather being lighter and warmer, but not warm enough to take a trip down to the beach, our alternative was either to buy play sand or make our own Cloud Dough/Moon Sand!! Continue Reading!

A Peppa Pig World Survival Guide

“Peppa Pig”

What does your mind conjure up when you hear those words? Does your heart fill with dread and despair or with laughter and excitement? Well, what would you think/say if I told you I visited Peppa Pig World over the weekend? Yep! A whole place dedicated to the pink piggy “oink” family and her furry friends located at Paultons Park, New Forest, Hampshire. I must be crazy, right? Continue Reading!

Easter at Drusillas Park and Godstone Farm

\Now that #JasperBean is at the age where he’s able to take in more of the sights and smells around him. We visited Drusillas Park in Sussex and Godstone Farm in the Surrey Hills over the Easter bank holiday. It was our first time there and we were pleasantly surprised at how many animals, activities and rides offered at both locations for our day out. Continue Reading

There’s always a first…

Lent 2017 has just passed and during this time of reflection and abstinence. Since our little boy joined our lives from Easter 2015, our hands have pretty much been full since then. Now please don’t go thinking I would have wanted it any different. I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world! Having my little boy has shown me the kind of love that I never Continue Reading!