Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning film LA STRADA live on stage 

A theatre show for the adults this time… and I’d love to know what film you’d like to see at the theatre?  One of the true masterpieces of modern cinema, Federico Fellini’s 1957 Oscar-winning film, La Strada (The Road), will be brought to life on stage in a brand new adaptation directed by Olivier Award … More Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning film LA STRADA live on stage 

Co-sleeping on national TV: Why I co-sleep with my kids and husband

Many people find it weird that I co-sleep with my 5-year-old, 2-year-old and husband, let alone the fact that we have appeared on national TV doing just that.  But to us co-sleeping is normal and, to the rest of the world it’s just sleeping. It’s mainly in the west that we have this fascination with “co-sleeping” … More Co-sleeping on national TV: Why I co-sleep with my kids and husband

Eating Disorders at Easter: How to care for someone suffering 

I’ve not mentioned my eating disorder for a while because thankfully it has taken a bit of a backseat in my life (with a whole lot of will power and therapy).  But it is still lurking which made me think of the challenges faced by those with a variety of eating disorders as we come … More Eating Disorders at Easter: How to care for someone suffering 

Bolognese, Lasagne and Huevos Rancheros recipes #ThankGoodness

Whether you’re cooking breakfast, lunch, dinner or all three, we’ve got simple tasty recipes for some mid-week magic at your dinner table. And this comes from me – a rustic, impatient and forced home-cook. I’ve found my own secret “cheat” ingredient – using Dolmio sauce – which I was surprised to find out doesn’t contain … More Bolognese, Lasagne and Huevos Rancheros recipes #ThankGoodness

MasterChef UK: How my husband’s life has changed in the 1 year since the show

It’s been a year since MasterChef contestant Chris Hale aka my husband graced our screens with his outlandish creations and fine food. And the plates have been heated once again for a new series of the BBC cooking show.  Here Chris describes what life has been like since making it to the quarter-finals of the popular … More MasterChef UK: How my husband’s life has changed in the 1 year since the show

Win tickets to see David Walliams’ childrens book on stage

Children’s book The First Hippo on the Moon written by one of Britain’s most popular writers and comic actors, David Walliams, is taking to the stage this Spring. As a children’s author David is one of the most popular writers for children today, selling over 11 million books around the world translated into over 45 … More Win tickets to see David Walliams’ childrens book on stage

Mother’s Day gift-list: How to spoil mum without breaking the bank

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to presents. Sometimes I think someone likes something but then I realise it’s just because I’ve always bought them that. *Sorry for all the bath stuff, socks and unhealthy treats.* So I wanted to create a comprehensive Mother’s Day (and beyond) gift-list to help … More Mother’s Day gift-list: How to spoil mum without breaking the bank