Giveaway – Insanity Clothing Skirt Size

I’m giving you the chance to win this very colourful Insanity Clothing skirt in a size S/M. Covered in very bright and happy smilie faces, this skirt will definitely draw attention.

For the chance to win all you have to do is follow me over on Twitter and retweet the giveaway located here


Terms and conditions for the Insanity Clothing Skirt Giveaway

-Open to UK participants only aged 18 and over.

-1 (one) winner will receive (one) Insanity Clothing Skirt in a size S/M as pictured (one)

-The prize will be delivered to the winner within 28 days of confirmation of delivery address

-There is no cash alternative to Prizes which are subject to availability, non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-refundable.

This competition runs from publishing of this tweet on 24/09/2016 until 23:59 on 30/09/2016. One winner will be selected, at random, using a random winner selection program.

If the winner does not reply to my request for a delivery address within 28 days then another winner will be selected using the same selection method.

Butternut Squash Risotto Recipe

Unless you haven’t been outside in the last week then you’ll have noticed that autumn is upon us; darker nights and mornings, cold and wet weather as well as the trees starting to turn. Autumn is my absolute favourite season of the year and one of the reasons I love it is because of the food. Room filling spices, stodgy meals and a colourful array of vegetables including squashes which are so versatile. The only downfall to squashes is that they can take some time to prep and cook, being a busy mum means that sometimes I just don’t have the time to spend an hour at the cooker so using a microwave helps speed up the cooking time.

Butternut squash risotto

Microwave cooking has had a bit of a bad reputation over the recent years, despite being more convenient than most other cooking options. There is a great range of microwaves these days which even include steam technology. These microwaves by Panasonic are absolutely fantastic as they can steam, grill, bake and microwave. Using the Turbo steam technology means it is possible to cook food in half the normal time while still maintaining essential vitamins, nutrients and flavour. I love steam microwaves as they are a fantastic way to cook your food and still keep all of the delicious flavour that can come with buying fresh ingredients, such as squash.

I’m going to share with you a recipe that is perfect for the microwave as it normally takes a lot longer to cook with an oven and it uses by favourite squash – a butternut squash. A healthy but satisfying meal for all the family which can be easily adapted to vary it.

Butternut Squash Risotto – serves 4


  • 250g risotto rice
  • 700ml hot vegetable stock
  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • big handful grated Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), plus extra
  • handful sage leaves, roughly chopped


  1. Tip the rice into a large bowl, then add 500ml of the hot vegetable stock. Cover with cling film and microwave on High for 5 mins. Meanwhile, peel and cut the squash into medium chunks Tip – To prepare a butternut squash, cut off the top and bottom, then cut in half. Peel with a small, sharp knife, scoop out seeds with a spoon, then cut the flesh into chunks.
  2. Stir the rice, then add the squash and the rest of the stock. Re-cover with cling film, then microwave for another 15 mins, stirring halfway, until almost all the stock is absorbed and the rice and squash are tender.
  3. Leave the risotto to sit for 2 mins, then stir in the Parmesan and sage. Serve topped with more grated cheese.

Butternut Squash Risotto works fab in the Panasonic Microwave as the steam function ensures that the rice cooks evenly as well as in half the time that it takes to cook it over the hob, with less standing and stirring too – leaving you free to sort the kids out.

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Elderly Nutrition

For most, getting old is inevitable and with old age comes many changes to your health; both physically and mentally. These changes can mean that eating the right food becomes more difficult, which may result in certain diet related problems occurring. You might not think it but maintaining a healthy, balanced diet in your twilight years is just as important as it was in your thirties or forties and consuming the right foods can be the key to living into triple digits. Knowing what you should be eating or how to work all the right nutrients into your diet can be hard, especially if medical problems are a road block. Elderly nutrition is often overlooked so here are some simple tips to help keep your fighting fit, or for you to help a relative make sure they’re eating a balanced diet.

Elderly nutrition

Do Your Research

Education and knowledge is key when it comes to nutrition, if you don’t know what to put in your body then you’re always going to struggle. This great guide from Barchester has everything you need to know about maintaining a balanced diet. Taking the time to read it really is worth it so you know what you should be eating.

Plan Ahead

You might be feeling fine today but tomorrow not so much, so on a good day plan ahead a few extra meals. Prepare small bites to eat or meals you can freeze and then pop in the microwave for days when you might have a little less get up and go. Making a cottage pie that will do four meals takes just as long as doing one, just pop the left overs in a freezer proof container and that’s three extra meals for a later date that won’t take much time to cook.

Eat Little and Often

Sometimes your appetite isn’t quite what it used to be and that’s not a bad thing, certain conditions can cause that but what you don’t want to do is end up starving. If you can’t eat a full meal three times a day, then break it down into smaller meals and eat them more often. Finger foods such as vegetable sticks, fruit, crackers, cheese and cold meats are great ways to vary your meals as well as keeping them small – in our house they’re called a “picky tea”.

Ask For Help

Us Brits have a thing about actually asking for help, sometimes our pride is our downfall but there is no harm in seeking advice if you’re not sure. Talk to your doctor or ask to speak to a dietician if you’re worried that your diet is lacking in anything. Care homes such as The Barchester take time to ensure that their residents are looked after as well as they possibly can be as well as ensuring their diets are perfectly balanced for their needs – this includes consulting with leading chefs. If you’d like to know more about help and support The Barchester gives including their elderly nutrition information, then go to their Food and Nutrition webpage – it also includes sample menus.

I’m always thinking about my health; I think I spend more time worrying about it than I do actually doing anything about it but I know what my body needs. I would like to think that by the time I’m classed as elderly then I’d be looking after myself properly. I know that I’m already thinking about my parent’s health, but I know that if there comes a time where I need to support either of them that I’m going to be pretty clued up on what they’ll need.

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Earn Cash With G2A Goldmine

How often have you had a conversation with a friend about the latest game you’ve played, whether it’s Call Of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, World of Warcraft or even Who’s Your Daddy, and they’ve then gone on to buy that game on your recommendation? I know that I have had many of them. I’ve often thought to myself that’d it’d be nice to have bagged a little cash for that recommendation, a kind of referral fee – well now I can, and so can you with G2A Goldmine.

G2A Goldmine

G2A is a very popular gaming website where gamers can buy games and even sell their unwanted codes (normally bought during Steam sales or Humble Bundles). It is a great website if you want to find a bargain, anything from the latest blockbuster games such as World of Warcraft: Legion, right down to the more niche, indie games like Who’s Your Daddy (hilarious by the way).

How Do You Earn?

Now G2A Goldmine gives you the chance to refer your favourite games and earn a little on the side for doing so. It’s great if you have your own YouTube gaming channel, if you’re an active member of a gaming community, if you run a blog or simply if you have a lot of gaming friends.

Each time you give out your Reflink (referral link) and a game is purchased you earn from it, each referral is different and can be seen on the game’s G2A page (see below).

It might not look like a lot but it soon adds up which is why, if you’re part of a gaming community, it’s worth pasting your reflink wherever you are.

Recruit A Team

Referring games isn’t the only way you can earn with G2A Goldmine, oh no! If your friend decides they like the sound of earning money for buying games then they can join under you and refer their friends. They make their referral fee and you also earn 60% of the stated fee from every sale made from their referrals – you even earn 40% from their team.

Before you know it, you have your own little raid team steaming into the G2A Goldmine to unearth wondrous treasures and come out wealthy explorers. If you like the sounds of earning some extra cash from G2A Goldmine then why not check it out here and join my team – yes, this is my reflink.

Now go brave adventurer and make money from doing something you love…I’m talking about gaming, not spamming random strangers hoping they’ll buy from you.

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Free Lottery Draws: Emoji Lottery

If you’re a regular reader of my blog then you’ll already know how much I enjoy daily lottery draws, you will have probably read all the posts and signed up to them – I hope you’ve been checking as a few of the people I’ve signed up have won recently and not claimed (DOH!). If you’re new here then (firstly hi!) you won’t have read them all so make sure you go and check them out after reading this one. Anyway, here is the latest one that I’ve come across and I’m rather enjoying – this is Emoji Lottery.

Emoji Lottery

This latest lottery draw site is, I must admit, the funnest of them all. You select five different emojis (emojis are the little smiley face symbols) then each day check back to see if your five match the winning five – simple.

The prize starts at £5 and rolls over each day if it isn’t collected. Unlike other lottery draw sites there isn’t a daily checking bonus but you do get an email encouraging you to check each day and that has a very simple “1 Click Check” button – so you have no excuses.

Emoji Lottery is super simple to sign up to, you simple select your emojis and enter your email address. Done. Like I mentioned, you get a daily reminder to your email so you’ll (hopefully) never miss a draw.

There is no refer a friend bonus (at the moment) and the site makes it’s revenue using advertisements so if you can turn any adblockers off then that helps the site hugely – it might mean they can start introducing bonuses.

As I said earlier, I think Emoji Lottery is super fun. I loved picking my favourite emojis to use as my draw selection and I’m still waiting to win the prize – hopefully I won’t be left waiting too long.

Let me know which emojis you have chosen 😉 😀 😛

Emoji Lottery