I really love Thai food, however whenever I have tried to create my own Thai dishes at home it has been a bit of a disaster, shop brought jars just don't taste the same. So when I was recently invited along to Thaikhun in the Metrocentre to take part in their new cookery school I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to learn how to cook Thai food myself. Classes are held in Thaikhun restaurants around the country and cost £50 per person, during the class you will learn to make an authentic Thai starter and a main dish which you get to enjoy in the restaurant once cooked. You also get a welcome drink and a goody bag to take home in with the price and classes run for around 2 hours, although the class I attended did run over by around an hour as it was the first class they had hosted.
Thursday, 26 January 2017
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Welcome to another week of Other Bloggers Family Lives, this week I am featuring Jessica from Beauties and the Bibs. Jessica's blog is a family lifestyle blog covering a whole range of subjects and being a first-time mum to her one-year-old daughter.
So let's find out more about the family behind Beauties and the Bibs.
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
I am so late in writing this post, but I have just not had time to blog lately due to being unwell and suffering an injury to my arm. Anyway, I am back to blogging today and I have so much to catch up on and what better way to catch up on blogging than to have a look back at the year gone by. 2016 was a strange year for us, we did not do a lot as most of the year was spent waiting to move which put all of our plans on hold. The move was worth it though and we love the new house. So let's have a look at what we got up to in 2016.
Saturday, 21 January 2017
As a family with young children we have not had a holiday abroad for years, the last few years have been super busy for us with having children and moving house so a family holiday has not been possible. Now that we have moved and the children are past the baby stage we have been thinking about booking a family holiday abroad for later in the year. After a crazy busy few years I feel like I am in need of a break, a chance to relax in the sun, have time off from house work and to have fun and spend quality time together as a family.
With it being the the little twos first time abroad we have been looking at staying in Europe, somewhere with a short flight time and that won't be too hot. Probably somewhere like the Balearic islands, however being a family of five we have found that holiday's for larger families are a lot more expensive then we thought as larger hotel rooms are limited. Luckily my brother works in the travel industry and he has passed on a few tips to me on how to book a family holiday in the sun without blowing our budget.
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
January is such a miserable month, isn't it? everyone is broke after Christmas, the weather is rubbish and we end up feeling a bit deflated stuck at home during the cold, dark evenings. Now it is half way through January I am feeling a bit bored, I am trying to be good and save some pennies and the weather is rubbish so we have been spending a lot more time at home lately. My other half is a huge movie fan so I have vowed this year to spend more time watching DVD's with him at home. Let's face it snuggling up all cosy on the sofa with a good film is perfect for this time of year, especially a good comedy to chase away those winter blues.
Welcome to another week of my guest post series Other Bloggers Family Lives, this week I am featuring Simone from Married To A Geek. Simone's blog covers a range of subject from parenting, reviews to beauty, food and fashion. Her blog looks great too with lovely photos and styling.
So let's find out more about the family behind Married To A Geek.
Monday, 16 January 2017
As always I am super duper late in writing my monthly round-up post, it feels like forever since I wrote Novembers post. My blog has been a bit like tumbleweed at the moment, I have so much to write about but I just have not had the chance to sit down and type, mainly due to illness and my cat putting me in hospital! Yes you read that right my cat put me in hospital, he bit me on the arm and I ended up going to the minor injury clinic as it would not stop bleeding hours later and they referred me for plastic surgery to get the wounds cleaned out and fixed and four days worth of check-ups. Typically it was my right arm and it is still a bit sore now two weeks later so blogging has had to take a bit of a back seat. Anyway, let's take a look at what December 2016 was like for us.
Sunday, 15 January 2017
When I started this blog, over two years ago now it started off as a pregnancy blog. I started it simply to record my third pregnancy, so I could remember and look back on my pregnancy someday, but also because I know when your pregnant you love reading about other people's pregnancies too. I would devour every pregnancy book and magazine I could find in my first and second pregnancy and loved watching TV shows such as One Born Every Minutes. I felt like I knew all about pregnancy, what to expect at each stage, tips for staying comfortable and what to buy etc. No one really tells you what to expect after you have the baby though, celebrities seem to ping back in shape in a matter of days and looking online and in magazines, you get the impression everything goes back to normal straight away.
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Welcome to another week of Other Bloggers Family Lives, this week I am featuring Leslie from Messy Blog and her family. Leslie's blog is all about her family life with two little ones and lots of family lifestyle and messy play posts. Leslie has recently announced she is pregnant with baby number three too, how exciting.
So let's find out more about the family behind Messy Blog.
So let's find out more about the family behind Messy Blog.
Thursday, 5 January 2017
Christmas seems to have gone by in a flash this year and we had such a lovely time as a family, it was our first Christmas in our new home and the first time we have actually had a proper family Christmas at home - we normally eat out on Christmas day. Now we have a bigger house and the little two truly believe in the magic of Christmas we decided to stay home this year, just us five and it was so so lovely. The other half had 10 whole days off work so I decided to take a couple of weeks off from this blog too, spending quality time together was just what we all needed. One thing I do regret though is that I took hardly any photographs, I really need to get into the habit of taking more.
Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Happy New Year everyone and welcome back to the first Other Bloggers Family Lives post of 2017, this week I am featuring Sophia (love that name, it is my youngest daughters name too) from Tattooed Tealady. I only discovered Sophia's blog a few months ago and I am already a big fan, it is a blog that is packed with everything from beauty, books, food and parenting.
So let's find out more about the family behind Tattooed Tealady.
Monday, 2 January 2017
Each month I love writing about the things that I have loved from the month gone by, sort of like a happy list. I have just had the most wonderful couple of weeks off from blogging and social media, it was blissful to just spend quality time with my family without constantly being on my iphone! Totally going to spend a lot less time on my phone this year. Anyway as I had a break from my blog I am late writing this month's post about things I have loved from the month gone by, it seems ages since I wrote November's post. So let's have a look at what I loved in December.
As it is now 2017 I thought that I would once again look back on what have been my most read posts of the year gone by. Strangely enough most of last year's most popular posts are still getting a lot of views daily too. When I sat down to see which of my posts have been the most popular this year I was actually rather surprised with some of them, I really should keep an eye on google analytics more. So here are my most read posts from 2016.