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A quick and easy, budget friendly dinner for all the family – courtesy of Simply Food by Mandy. So tasty yet quick and easy to prepare. A brilliant budget meal that’s a delicious balanced family crowd pleaser. Always a winner in my house. Enjoy! Serves 4 (approximately £1.50 a portion) INGREDIENTS ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4 onions finely chopped ⠀⠀ 4 cloves of crushed garlic ⠀⠀ Pack of good quality lean sausages ⠀⠀ 2 tins of chopped tomatoes ⠀⠀ Tablespoon of tomato purée ⠀⠀ Parmesan cheese grated METHOD ⠀⠀ Caramelise the onion in

Last week we hosted a fantastic Meet the Bloggers event. Three local bloggers were invited to join us, Anna from Anna’s Family Kitchen, Gem The Organised Mum and Jo The Guilty Mother to talk through their success stories, the reality of blogging and to share some top blogging tips with our audience. One of the questions the panel was asked was around the use of devices and the fact that we’re using them for our day-to-day busy lives, our jobs and socially. How do we balance this to ensure that bad habits

Sometimes it’s good to have a little reminder of trick or treating etiquette so that everyone gets to enjoy the activity… If there’s a pumpkin outside/& or the house is decorated then it’s OK to knock. If the lights are off – that means no trick or treaters welcome. Don’t forget your manners! Wait your turn, take one sweet (don’t be picky) and always remember your please and thank yous. Stay away from any lit candles as costumes tend to be highly flammable! Respect people’s homes – stay off lawns

We’ve shortlisted some of our favourite walks to do with the kids – perfect for these stunning autumn days…. Take a walk around Chipstead Lake, there are open fields and little alcoves where you can dip your toe in or throw sticks, watch the ducks or even the sailing. It’s beautiful there and on the way back you can stop at The Bricklayers for some crisps and juice – if the weather is nice, why not sit outside on the green and look across the lake.       For

After deciding what should happen to the children, reaching an agreement on financial arrangements is usually the biggest challenge when getting divorced. The relief you feel when an agreement is finally struck can be overwhelming, particularly if you are the person who will have to fund it. Knowing what your former spouse is entitled to and the steps you will need to take to ensure they are paid can provide much needed certainty in a time of inevitable turbulence.   But what happens if, years later, your former wife or

Thank you Shoezone for sharing your family travel hacks with Sevenoaks Mums – packed full of practical tips to make traveling go as smoothly as possible! We all love to head off on our holidays, for some sun, sea, sand, and (most importantly) a chance to relax. But when you have small children, toddlers or babies, travelling can become less of a relaxing experience, and more of a nightmare at 35,000 feet! We’ve put together a list of family travel hacks that will help you through the stress of actually going on holiday.

Another summer corker, perfect for the barbecue – thank you Simply Nutritious Delicious. The marinade combines fresh Sicilian flavours orange, chilli and oregano. Serves: 3-4 Prep: 5 minutes Cooking: 18 minutes Total: 17 minutes Difficulty: easy INGREDIENTS 400g piece swordfish cubed – we sourced ours at Sankeys Tonbridge⠀ 200g Jersey Royal potatoes, large ones halved widthways ⠀ 2 courgettes cut into 2cm disks⠀ 1 blood orange – peeled and cut into segments⠀ Leaves of your choice⠀ ⠀ For the marinade:⠀ Juice of 2 blood oranges, zest of one⠀ 1 red chilli

It’s Father’s Day this Sunday and if you’re looking for some inspiration on where to go and what to do, check out the below: Reuthes Nursery and Gardens are holding a Father’s Day BBQ, 12-6pm (with three sittings at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm). Locally sourced three meat BBQ including pudding and a free Kentish beer for Dad. Tickets available at £20 per adult, £6.50 per child. Hever Castle are hosting a Supercar Weekend! Classic cars in a stunning location with a myriad of food options to boot – the perfect way

Thank you to Simply Nutritious Delicious for sharing this delicious recipe with us. This shoulder of lamb is delicious served with homemade tzatziki, a green salad and toasted pitta breads. Serve on a wooden board and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds. ⠀ ⠀ Serves: 4 Prep: 15 minutes Cooking: 3-4 hours Total: 3-4 hours Difficulty: easy INGREDIENTS 1 shoulder of lamb⠀ 2 onions chopped in large chunks. ⠀ 3 cloves garlic crushed ⠀ 1 thumb sized piece of grated ginger⠀ 1 tablespoon ras el hanout⠀ 2 baby cauliflower cut into quarters ⠀

Naturopathic Nutritionist, Kiowa Reynolds shares 7 steps we can take to build a stronger immune system in our children… Recurrent infections, colds, flu, gastrointestinal bugs, ear infections, constant runny noses. Sound familiar? This seems to be expected with children nowadays, and while it is an important lesson for your child’s developing immune system to contract certain pathogens and diseases in order to evolve their immune response and reducing the risk of further illness in the future, it should not mean that children are frequently fighting infections. There is a lot

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