Reformed Recipe Thief

What’s the best thing about discovering a new recipe? Actually being a bit more specific a recipe I might actually consider turning from reading matter into stuff on a plate. You know the scene, well what used to be the scene, strewn across my bed was a wad of ‘possibles’ ripped out of sunday newspaper supplements -not in alphabetical […]

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Paddington Bear Trail Set To Open November 4th

The Paddington Bear tourist trail opens on November 4th and we can’t wait! With actors like Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson and Hugh Bonneville involved this looks to be a pretty star-studied trail. And where does it all end? Well the actual trail at Selfridges by way of the cinema where the new Paddington Bear film […]


Are We Really Cut Out For This?

The week’s creativity has reached it’s peak – not unlike the point at the end of a witches hat. We’ve carved, we’ve cooked, we’ve told spooky stories and yes we did watch Psycho too! Call us old fashioned but that is the best. Carrying on our love of Matisse’s cutouts which informed our summer party, […]

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Q&A with Dr Emma Haycraft

  Kicking off our Expert Insights series we are delighted to introduce Dr Emma Haycraft, interviewed recently. A Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Loughborough University, her research focuses primarily on parent-child interactions, particularly in the context of feeding, eating and mealtimes.  She is currently leading a British Heart Foundation-funded project which is looking at ways […]


Cleaning up your Cooking with Healthy Food Blogs

Great recipes, superb photography and an understanding of home cooking seem to be the recipe for a food Blogs success. Aided and abetted by a cornucopia of homegrown and international Bloggers, the most adventurous cooks are no longer found solely in a restaurant’s kitchen. Three of our favorite bloggers right now: The Sprouted Kitchen California based […]

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Instagraming our lives

It is true that there is something strangely satisfying about posting pics of things we like and adding that little heart to other peoples images too. Random things, cuddly toys, the clever meal we had and will never be able to replicate, a shoe and a pebble with a dab of rainbow afterglow added. The […]


Why Remember?

Our televisions have been flooded with programmes about World War I as the centenary year enters it’s last quarter, but does it mean anything to children and does it matter that they recall this conflict that took so many lives? Should young children be exposed to stories of war or should the topic be avoided […]