Toby Carvery Northampton, home of the roast

Enjoying a Roast at the Toby Carvery Northampton

Our kitchen is under construction at the moment, as we wait for the new plaster to try before the new one arrives. We’re doing the washing up in the bath and the house is covered in dust. So the offer of a meal to review* at the recently refurbished Tony Carvery in Northampton couldn’t have come at a better time! It was also Thea’s 4th birthday, and roast dinners are her favourite.

Every Day is a roast day at the Toby Carvery in Northampton

The girls love nothing more than a roast dinner, so they were over the moon with their lunches. Just look at those grins!

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Thea is Four!

It’s Thea’s 4th birthday today. Goodness me, where have the past four years go? She’s always been a happy-go-lucky ray of sunshine and makes us roar with laughter with her cheeky ways.

She’s rather a flirt, and a quick flash of her dimples is enough to melt anyone’s heart!
Thea peeping through the doorThea peeping through the door

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Madara Bio-Active Deodorant Vs Madara Herbal Deodorant

Deodorant. It may not be the most glamorous of items, but I think most of us would agree, it’s an essential. Since deciding to cut chemicals out of my beauty regime a few years ago, I have tried a few natural alternatives and found Hippy Paste to be good, if a little inconvenient to apply.

When that ran out, I bought Madara Herbal Deodorant from Love Lula in the hope that it would give the benefits in a more convenient format.

Madara Herbal Deodorant: RESULTS

I wasn’t disappointed. The Herbal Deodorant works really well.

Although on the pricey side (£12) that little bottle lasted five months, so I think it’s good value.Madara Organic Skincare Herbal Deodorant Review

It’s a roll-on, and dries fairly quickly. As the name suggests, it has a pleasant herbal smell that I would say is unisex. At the end of the day, there is no unpleasant smell, and you can’t say fairer than that! It does sting a little if you apply it straight after shaving, but it doesn’t last long. Continue reading

Ava and Thea decorating cakes

Ava and Thea’s February: Hairstyling, Half Term and A Joke

February has been a busy month for us, not least because we have started on our kitchen renovation! We’ve also had half term, which was fun but hard work (for me!) The girls have had fun spotting snowdrops and we are all getting excited about the evenings being slightly less dark.

ALL ABOUT THE HAIR

We have put some black protective flooring over our lounge floor whilst the kitchen is put in, and the girls loved rolling around on it. I discovered it makes a great backdrop for photos too!Ava pulling a funny face

Doesn’t Ava’s hair look great spread out like that? And speaking of hair… I found a few chunks of Thea’s on our table…
Thea's hair cut

There was some more on the floor too! When I asked her about it, she said ‘It’s just that I have too much hair!”

Ava also made a little hair salon, and did her first plait! I took a little video, she’s so funny with her hairdresser patter.

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Boxes ready to prepare for installing a new kitchen

How To Live Without A Kitchen (Without Going Bonkers)

Sponsored post. There is much upheaval and excitement in the Pink house, as we prepare for our new kitchen to be installed. It’s arriving next week, but the old kitchen is being ripped out tomorrow. So we will have to live without a kitchen for about two weeks, argh!

HOW TO LIVE WITHOUT A KITCHEN

I had a big list of things to organise, and it involves a lot of boxes! This is how we went about preparing for living with no kitchen for a few weeks.

Pack up all BAKING equipment

I tackled my baking supplies cupboard first, as our oven finally broke last week (couldn’t it have just hung on for another week or two?) The last thing I’d want to do at the moment is bake a cake anyway. Our home office is now a holding area for IKEA boxes full of baking tins and ingredients. Storing baking goods before installing a new kitchen Continue reading