Out of Date Mates – For Your Weaning Journey

We are now starting on that big journey – Weaning! That scary time for a parent. Your baby is growing up. They need more than milk now so you enter that phase and question yourself.

What on earth do you feed them?

We have started slow and began with baby rice mixed with some of my breast milk. Baby girl loves it!.

As a newbie to buying baby food packets and jars I didn’t realise that they have different time limits in which they need to be used by. The packets of baby rice have a month. Some of the jars have 24 hours, some have 48 hours.

How on earth will I remember what was opened when, and when I’m supposed to use it by?

Out of Date Mates

Well to make life easier Out of Date Mates have these amazing little magnets which you write the time/date on. I have chosen to write the time/date that the products need to be used by. But you can choose to write on the time/date you opened them.

Jars and packets of baby food with the Out Of Date Mates magnets and stickers on.

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Why I love being a Milton Ambassador 

I have been a Milton Ambassador for a few months now and I’m absolutely loving it!

Milton have been going for years and it’s my mums favourite brand.  Back in the day when my sisters, brother and I were small mum was a huge Milton fan. She used to use the liquid concentrated stuff in the blue bottles whereas now I use the tablets.

I have one of those huge 5 litre bucket sterilisers where you can just throw everything in. Plastic baby cutlery, bowls, bottles, teething rings and plastic toys as well. Furthermore it’s one of those pieces of equipment that you can’t live without once you have one!

Oh and not forgetting all those breastfeeding pump parts.

Milton Bucket Steriliser with spoons, bottles and bowls in.

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My Sunday Photo 17/07/2016

This week we spent some time away. A day in Scarborough and some time in Derbyshire.

While we were up in Derbyshire I had to go to Bakewell. We always go there as it’s just a gorgeous place.  


A few years back people started putting love locks on the bridge there. My husband and I put a lock on there as well but there are thousands on there now and we could never find it again. But I love to know it’s on there somewhere.

Happy Sunday 
Rachel xx

Book Tour: Guest Post by Clare Carson

I am very pleased to host a guest post by the lovely Clare Carson. Author of 2015’s Orkney Twilight and her latest novel The Salt Marsh.

But first, here is a little about her new book The Salt Marsh.

Book Description:

It is a year since Sam’s father died, but she cannot lay his ghost to rest. Jim was an undercover agent living a double life, and Sam has quit university to find out the truth about his work. Her journey will take her from the nightclubs of 80s Soho to the salt marshes and shingle spits of Norfolk and Kent.

Here, in a bleak windswept landscape dotted with smugglers’ huts and buried bones, Jim’s secret past calls to her like never before. Now Sam must decide. Will she walk away and pick up her own life? Or become an undercover operative herself and continue her father’s work in the shadows…

A haunting thriller set in the windswept marshes of Kent and Norfolk, from the author of Orkney Twilight

The Salt Marsh book cover

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Are you spending more than you need to on heating your home?

Are you spending more than you need to on heating your home?

Heating a family home can cost a small fortune and, like lots of people up and down the country, you might dread getting your energy bills. Particularly in winter when the colder weather strikes, you may find yourself paying a premium to keep your home warm and cosy. However, while there’s inevitably a cost to warming your property, it’s possible that you’re currently paying over the odds. If you think you might be wasting money, it’s worth asking yourself the following questions.

Are you spending more thaan you need to on heating your home?

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Why go self hosted?

I have finally taken the plunge to go self hosted. Little me with my tiny blog in a world with gazillions of other blogs. Fighting the way through for decent page views, visitor numbers and of course doing everything known to man to try to increase my DA.

why go self hosted

So this is my account of what it’s like to go self hosted and why I did.

It’s been over 14 months since I started blogging. I chose to go on blogger as it was very simple to set up for a newbie like me. I don’t have a lot of web experience so the simpler they better.
Now 14 months later I felt as if I had out grown my blog. I wanted to add bits that you are unable to do on blogger. During my 14 months there I have changed my them and header design a few times but you are just limited with what you can do.

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