family cuddled under a blanket on the sofa

Taking the 24-Hour No Boiler Challenge With SSE

Although it's not the most glamorous of home appliances, the humble boiler is definitely the most essential, as I found out recently when I undertook 24-hour no boiler challenge.
Jamaican Escoveitched Fish

Beaches Resorts’ Jamaican Escoveitched Fish

We were so incredibly lucky to eat the most delicious food at Beaches Resorts Ocho Rios in Jamaica when we reviewed the resort recently, that I just had to share this stunning Jamaican dish of Escoveitched Fish we loved there, rustled up by Executive Chef Junior Frances, here, left with chef Lemar Lawrence.
moody

Sick of Winter Bugs

So, I'm not usually one to throw a pity party in real life or online but you know what, I'm about to and it's going to be a full on get your freak on' pity RAVE, so I understand if you have another, non-whiney sweet as pie blog to hit right now and will kindly bid you goodbye... But if you can't look away, here it is: this last month has been one loooong viral/antibacterial hot mess of illness in this house. As you can imagine, it's all been rather rubbish.
spider's web-Honest Mum

It’s Cold…Very Cold

My terribly talented husband Peter took these stills this morning. It was -5 and FREEZING but so terribly pretty! This might be a good time for him to remind me that I didn't want to move to Los Angeles when he suggested it a few years back but LA doesn't have magical forests covered in dusty snow and frozen hose pipes right?
Jessica Critical Care

Tuesday Beauty Spot: Jessica Critical Care

My nails are simply crying out, "No more Shellac". They're tired, dry and flaking and I need to listen to their whimpers (OK this analogy has reached breaking point) nearly- excuse the pun. Now is the time for Jessica Critical Care to step in.