Monday, 18 April 2022

4 Things To Do For A Productive Monday


Yes, most of us hate Monday's but I've learnt to embrace them, each week is a new week, which comes with new opportunities and I like to be ahead of the game and get productive for my Monday and use my Sunday's wisely. 

GET YOUR CLOTHES READY THE NIGHT BEFORE!

I like to be ahead of the game, giving me more time on a Monday morning to actually get ready at a leisurely pace, instead of running around like a mad woman and leaving the house in a sweaty mess.


MEAL PREP

Weekends, I like to get organised and buy only what I need for the coming week, which seems like a good option right! I know, I am right, this way I keep spending to a minimum and its a great way to help budget and eat really well for the coming week instead of over buying and over spending and sticking to what I have in the fridge. 


A LITTLE SELFCARE

Sunday's are meant to be for you, to kick back recharge and get your ducks in a row! Now, am I right we all probably have a vast amount of skin and haircare so lets put it to good use and take care of our skin and hair and relax with a little pamper session, deep condition your hair all in the luxury of your own home. 


GET UP EARLY

I hate to be late, being late can really set me off for a bad day, so I like to get up early, stretch and workout along with creating a todo list for the day. I find getting up a little bit early really sets me up for the day ahead, plus the sun is rising earlier so I like to make the most of it. 


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Lindsey



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Saturday, 16 April 2022

What To Make And Bake This Easter

 

There is nothing more than I love, than a little family time, especially in April as this is when I have a little time off from work, which I get to spend with Leanora and family and friends, plus its Easter. Easter is time when the daffodils  bloom, spring has finally come plus, we get to eat all the chocolate we want and not regret it. 



Lemon and Pistachio Cake
Nothing quite screams spring more than lemons, it fresh and tasty and combine that with pistachio nuts in to a cake and its like spring has sprung and tickle your taste buds with this beautiful cake to share with family and friends.




Easter Egg Hunt
Who doesn't love a good Easter egg hunt, for those with families or even if you don't, get some friends round a for a fun game of hunting for some eggs and other little treats. What I love about this game you can personalise it your needs, great creative and create some fun colorful bunting and other decorations and personalise it with the players names this is something that you can get everyone involved in.



Easter Meringue Delight
With left over mini eggs and a whole load of fresh eggs and cream, this is a sure fire crowd please, this super light Easter meringue delight, perfect treat after all the Easter egg hunting. 


Lamb Shawarma
No Easter is complete without a tasty lamb dish, we are huge shawarma fans and we've used a lovely leg of lamb which is enough to feed the whole family and tasty left over lunch the following day. Super easy to make just click on here for the recipe.


Let me know if you make these tasty recipes or have your own Easter egg hunt in the comments below or by tagging me over on Instagram and using the #LondonMummaEats tag or save over on Pinterest to try for a later date. 


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Lindsey

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Where To Eat This Spring

 

Guys, we have tried and tested some great restaurants all thanks to Square Meal sourcing some fabulous eateries this Spring in the UK.

With the Square Meal website which is easy to use and navigate around, which you can find here https://www.squaremeal.co.uk/ you are able to find the likes of Gallio, which you can read all about this wonderful new Mediterranean restaurant here based in the heart of Canary Wharf, London A Mediterranean delight  and many more in the area.

The sun is finally shining and the daffodils are blooming in the UK and all I want to do is dine alfresco, be it here in London or little further afield for a little weekend getaway to the beach, such a Brighton with Leanora! 

When it comes to dining out and where to go and always wanting to try something new, Square Meal are able to help me source just what I am looking for via their easy to use search fields, which enable me to narrow down just what I am after, be it a roof terrace restaurant with a buzzy family vibe, a chilled beer garden to even a nice quaint little eatery with a water view dining experience, which is perfect for a day date to see you in to the glorious evening giving you the perfect sunset back drop. 

Since the early 1990s when Square Meal was first launched, they have come leaps and bounds and offer so many alternative places to have new dining experiences, along with helping those who even may be looking for a venue for a birthday party or christening, they even can help source your wedding venue to recipes, so if you are not wanting to dine out and want to cook a slap up meal they are there to help assist you with this and so much  more. 

Dining out for me is all about the experience and that it has to offer as well memories that you get to create with family and friends. Leanora and I recently went to Circolo Popolare and the atmosphere, was electrifying, we went for an early lunch and the place was heaving, it was lively the staff were amazing and the venue, I mean wow absolutely stunning you must go it is absolutely spectacular and the food was out of this world good. Circolo Popolare, brings you true classic Sicillian dishes from Italy right to your table in the heart of London and it is not too badly priced also. I have also been meaning to try out it's other sister restaurants also located in London, but they do have others too around the world from Madrid to Paris and other countries. 

This is what I love about Square Meal, they are able to bring so many new and great places together all in one place for you to try  and explore new dishes from all over the world right here in the UK. and with it being bank holiday and few extra days off work, I truly recommend checking them out to see what they have on offer. 

Do you have any great foodie adventures happening this weekend, let us know in the comments below or tag us over on Instagram.

Don't forget you can keep upto date with what we are doing over on Instagram and some of our latest videos on TikTok and shop all our looks via LTK.

Happy weekend all!

Lindsey

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Thursday, 7 April 2022

4 Must See Family Movies This Weekend

I am always looking for a way to end screen time and the sneakiest and I must say smartest way, is by introducing movie night! Leanora loves it and I do too, not only it brakes her away from the screen, this is a time for us to make life long memories share stories and watch movies together and we've got 4 must see family movies this weekend. So grab the popcorn and all those household famous treats and don't forget the kids and snuggle up for movie night.

Turning Red

We are big Disney fans and the latest installment from them is Turning Red, we watch this family favourite near enough every day. Turning Red features Mei, a 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian student who, due to a hereditary curse, transforms into then fluffiest red panda and with friends in tow trys to battle this curse, when brought on by her teenage emotions. 


Onward

A Pixar animation following two brothers on a laugh out loud on an epic journey to see if magic truly exsists.


Sing 2

My favourite all time feel good sing a long movie Sing 2. If you are loved the first film the second is going to totally blow your mind, so do some vocal sing as you will be rocking the house with this amazing movie. 


The Croods 2

Its all about the Croods vs the Bettermans in this second installment whilst looking for a new home for the Croods, they feel looked down upon by the Bettermans, but are the Bettermans hiding a secret in the beautifully captivating home?

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Lindsey


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Friday, 18 March 2022

4 Things To Do This Glorious Sunny Weekend

 

Did someone say the sun is out and in London, you know what that means we are all going to be out out, safely mind you!

This weekend Leanora and I are going to make the most of it and we thought, lets not be selfish and share with you lovely lot 4 things to do this glorious sunny weekend. 

Globalls - Brighton

Who doesn't love a day at the seaside, incorporate that with a bit of golf and your on to cracking day. This weekend we are actually off to Brighton for the day and I can not wait, I saw on Heysareta Instagram a few weeks back this totally insnae looking indoor golf course, which totally lit up in neon lights, the them was wildfile and I have to hit her up and find out about the awesome place! The tickets are extremely affordable for a round, I think even maybe cheaper than when we play in London, which is making me think I'm on to a winner, which then = ME WINNING....Finally?!?!? Probabnly not but it truly looks awesome and I can not wait for a round with Leanora. 

Goboat

With London filled with promise of beaming sunshine, why not make the most of it and pack a lunch a little juice for the kids, a sneaky vino for you and higher a boat for a few hours and bask in the sunshine up and dowe the rivers of London, plus you get to be the captain as you get to steer the boat, plus not only is it family friendly you can bring your pet pooches too. 

Seven Dials Market

We are major foodies and I know you guys are too, so grab a few people the more the merrier and head on down to Covent Garden for a leisurely stroll to build up that appetite, before settling in to the bustling food and drink market of Seven Dials, we have yet to been but school pickup is soon, so by the time you've read this we shall be there and I'll be making a bee line to Yum Bun first as I've heard good things, before we make our way around the market to try out the rest of it's goodies on offer.

Columbia Road Flower Market

We have no intention of staying in the house this weekend, well a little on Sunday to tidy up the garden before we head over to East London to visit Columbia Road Flower Market for some new beauties for our garden. This is a weekly trade every Sunday from 8am to 2pm, closest tubes are Bethnal Green or Hoxton overground. It is always bustling and you spot a face or two you know, we simply love the atmosphere and alol the beautiful flowers on offer you simply hate to leave any

If you can not make it this weekend, don't worry half term is fat approaching why not check out the above then. 

Do you have any great adventures happening this weekend, let us know in the comments below or tag us over on Instagram.

Happy weekend all!


Lindsey



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How To Add A Pop Of Colour To Your Workwear

I am a firm believer that what you put out there in to the universe, is what you get right back and in this case I am putting out all the colour a dash of pink at a time, in hopes for Spring to finally arrive here in London......My prayers have been answered!

I personally prefer a neutral pallet when it comes to work, but I like to be adventurous when Spring is on the horizon and let everyone know it is fast approaching. I am not talking about bang in your face head to toe colour, I'll save that for brunch on the weekends, but a dash here or there during the week slotted in nicely in to my workwear is perfect, plus I like to give the directors heart attack not knowing how bright I'll be on the day!

Now adding colour to your workwear wardrobe doesn't have to be intense, there are my causal days where i'll go for a long sleeve striped breton top to work, which I'll wear with tailored trousers and a blazer, be it fitted or oversized and soon to be by the grace of god a light linen version! But to inject a pop of colour into it I'll opt for one a cerulean blue stripe or nice punchy red whilst still keeping it chic for work. you can not got wrong.

I have linked plenty of happy hues for you to peruse and shop above and below, so take advantage kick back and relax, enjoy the glorious sunshine, maybe with a vino in hand .

I hope you guys found this post helpful for your workwear needs, let me know your thoughts on the comments below or tag me in your spring workwear attire over on Instagram.

Happy shopping!

Lindsey 

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Thursday, 17 March 2022

What A Mum Wants

If you love being spoiled or spoiling others, then Mother's Day is certainly the day to splurge and indulge on some really great and unique gifts to purchase for your mother and grandmother too!

This Mother's day will certainly be a unique one and one to remember, especially now all restrictions have ceased, we are able to spend it with our superhero mums and make it all about them, (do you hear that Leanora lol!)  and actually get to spend quality time with them in the flesh and indulge there every whim and yes mum I will be spoiling ya rotten with some amazing gifts for her

Another one of my favourite things to do on Mothers Day, is that I have a little tradition with my friends and I get all us mummas together just us as women, friends and mothers, for a much needed girly date night and just have an opportunity to spend some quality time with each other. I mean motherhood would of been a lot more lonely if I did not have these ladies, to share stories with, parenting fails, laughs and loves and so much more. 



My mother and my mumma friends are all so different! For instance my mother is a gardening queen who loves to eat chocolate, I have a friend who loves all things makeup and beauty, another who adores  perfume and another who is Vegan and all have worked hard and are amazing so little gifts are a simple but meaningful way to tell them I care. 

Boots have everything and more than I need to tell and show these women that I care, it is not about spending a fortune by any means, that is not what gifting is about, but it's the little sentimental gifts to let these women of all types of personalities know, that you got this and you are doing and will always do an amazing job and that I appreciate you. 


I personally love finding the best brands at the best prices possible and I can do all of that on the Boots website or store, they have an array of items on available on the Mother's Day gifts Collection, plus I can always browse for me to, I mean I deserve a treat too I like to pampered and spoiled, even if it is a new nail polish or my new favourite thing which is a luxury bathbomb I can find all that I need here. 

So this mothers day, Boots is certainly the brand the keeps giving for all us mummas. 

Happy Mother's Day to you all. 

Lindsey

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Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Books I am Excited My Child Is Reading


Reading is one of our favourite past times, we love to snuggle up on the sofa and get lost into a new adventure, we even take them out with us if we are out and about for the day!

I was a major reader when I was kid, I couls of easily read 3 books at time and dive in to more if needed and I am extremly grateful to say, that my daughter is the same way, took some persuading though not going to lie, but when she found what she loved, she couldn't stop.

Over the Christmas period, I was working and Leanora was at my mums home and my mother still has pretty much every single book that I read as a kid. Leanora found these books and I've not seen her face light up so much to read another. 

The 90's kid in me was not a fan of WWE, so I decided to leave that to my brother, instead I preferred to head off out to the library and there it was, a shiny green book 'Stay out of the basement' by RL Stine! Yup, you guessed it, the Goosebumps collection. 

I was hooked without hesitation and I wanted more, they were spooky, they were different but above all the kids always triumphed over evil and I loved the thrill it gave, with every page and word I just screamed for more. I eventually worked my way through the whole 50+ collection in no time and I generally forgot about the books until the movie came out, I then had a kid who is now aged 7 going on 27, she falls in love with a collection that I cherished so dear to my heart, and to see her turning the pages I turned as kid, smiling as I smiled and yearning for more.

She has read a few of mine, but I've just ordered a few spanking news one for her and for your kids, wanting to read something exciting fun a tad scary I say go for it with these fun loving books. 

Have you or your children read any of the Gossebumps collections, if not what do they love reading?


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Lindsey 

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Friday, 11 March 2022

6 Of Our Favourite Family Movies


With the forecast with rain a coming this weekend and I am scrambling to get out of work, do the final school run of the week and get home, all I can think about is Leanora and I's Friday night movie night where we our favourite family movies! Pj's on, hot coco in hand and the biggest bowl of popcorn and of course haribo we know the we have a got a cosy night ahead of us and we want to share that with you too and below we've listed 6 of our favourite family movies. 



Blended

Nothing says family feel good comedy than blended, if it has Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in you know you are going to be on to a hit. This all about two families coming together in the funniest and heartwarming way possible, even the kids do not want it to happen.


Encanto 

The latest Disney hit, I mean we literally watch this at least twice a week and we know all the words to 'We don't talk about Bruno' The story is all about Mirabel and her family coming together stronger than ever after a termultious start to the family, which awarded them speciali abilities to protect their home town. 



Luca

A beautiful story about a boy navigating his way out of the sea and into the real world, torn between the two and wanting to explore what the world above waters have to offer.


Hotel Transylvania 

I mean we all know this movie and I simply am amazing by the funny story lines, Amazon Prime has gifted us with the latest and its another adventure following Drac and his family and friends through the magical life of  monsters and human, all whilst not wanting to retire from the first monster hotel.


Space Jam

I hated the first, reason being in the early 90s my brother made me watch this a million times a day, not well into my 30s and a mother, I can endure the movies, especially as there is a new one featuring Le Bron James and Buggs Bunny and the crew and talking of crew me and Leanora are not sick of watching the space jam of a movie.



Raya and the last dragon

Another favourite Disney movie Raya and the last dragon, beautifully animated movie set in the ficitional land of Kumantra, with Raya on the hunt to save civilastion by searching for the lat dragon who may just be able to help her

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Lindsey

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Saturday, 12 February 2022

4 Amazing Things To Do In London This Half Term

It are these times of the year that I love, with London fully open, the kids on half term and so many exciting things to do and see, plus eat and the weather being lush. We have listed 4 amazing things to do in London this half term with the kids, no kids don't worry it's something for even big kids too that don't have little's.

Theatre

We had the lovely opportunity recently to attend to watch Wicked, the musical, which were invited by  ATG (Ambassador Theater Group) they offer a great selection of affordable tickets online of the latest theatrical shows in London and I can not recommend Wicked enough, it is certainly defying gravity in awesomeness and we will definitely be watching this a second time, we loved it so much we downloaded the album for it. A trip to the theatre is amust this halfterm, so much so were going to see for the first time The Lion King, have you seen any of these shows?

Bowling

We are big bowlers in my house, granted I always lose but it is always still fun, we were invited to attend the recently refurbished Tenpin in Kingston for a game of bowling and dining, plus they have an amazing arcade to enjoy also, you ay remember seeing Leanora car racing over on our Intagram Reels.

British Museum

Leanora recently attended the British Museum for her school trip, they are currently learning all about the egyptians, and we are going back there this week to go and explore all things in relation to  Mummification, magic and ritual are investigate through the objects on display here, who said you can't learn on a half term.

Bubble Tea

We have a new found obsession with bubble tea, every week we always stock up on noodles and other goodies at our favourite Korean supermarket in Leciester Square, Oseyo and we love trying out there vast array of drinks and we have been trying loads and we are revierwing some canned bubble teas which will be uploaded later to our TikTok account. But we decided to upgrade and becomme conniseurs of bubble tea and our new favourite place to get fresh bubble tea is at Xing Fu Tang, they are littlerally to die for. 


PS. If it helps I got a further 8 things to do this half term as well being London 5 family rainy day activities also. 


Don't forget you can keep upto date with what we are doing over on Instagram and some of our latest videos on TikTok and shop all our looks via LTK.


Lindsey 


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Thursday, 3 February 2022

Ciao Gusto Provolone Chicken Rollatini

Ciao Gusto, Provolone Chicken Roalltini is tasty, crunchy and a super tasty family meal. Leanora's favourite foods are cheese and chicken, combine the two and she is in her element. We are always looking to put a little twist to our dishes, we always love trying new things so when Ciao Gusto reached out we new the perfect combo for a mid week Italian meal. 

Food prep is essential in our home and Leanora and I love nothing better to do it together, it s a great bonding experience for us both, and it is a great learning tool for her! Now she is old enough its easier to persuade her to help cook, try new things especially when cheese is involved, and these delicious provolone rollatinis take no time at all to prep, cook and devour. Great for lunch or served at dinner time. 

Leanora is big cheese fan, so it totally made sense for us to sample Ciao Gusto's, cheese which is currently has a 20% offer on Ocado

Via Ocado you can pick up all your favourite authentic Italian food and drink and has never been easier with the Ciao Gusto Italian Deli at Ocado.  



For the first time, a simple tab brings together over 30 of Italy’s most popular brands, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for – and discover new and exciting ingredients – in just one click. 

You’ll be familiar with many products, such as Riso Gallo, Filippo Berio, Giovanni Rana and Cirio who are joined by products less well known in the UK such as Valsoia dairy free ice cream, Auricchio cheeses and Negroni charcuterie – everything you’ll find at the Ciao Gusto Italian Deli has been specially selected for its reputation as an authentic Italian favourite.

Here’s a full list of the Italian brands you’ll discover at the Ciao Gusto Italian Deli:


Pasta - Barilla, Rana

Rice - Riso Gallo

Flours - Polenta Valsugana

Tomato and Vegetable Conserves - Cirio

Cheese and Dairy - Auricchio, Parmareggio 

Fish - Delicius, Medusa

Herbs and Spices – Cannamela

Tuna - Rio Mare

Cured Meats - Negroni

Soya and Rice products - Valsoia

Olive Oil - Filippo Berio

Vinegar - Ponti

Bakery - Colussi, Misura, 

Dried fruits – Noberasco

Jams - Santa Rosa

Coffee - Lavazza

Herbal Teas - Bonomelli

Water and Fruit Juices - San Benedetto, Santal 

Wine - Zonin, Santa Margherita 

Spirits - Vecchia Romagna

Cherries and Syrups - Fabbri

With that said, and a few extra ingredients what ended up happening was a simple fresh, cheesy, crunchy dish and we have been so excited to share ever since we made it. 



Ingredients - Serves 4

  • boneless chicken breasts 
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • slices provolone cheese 
  • 4 leaves of basil

Instructions

1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees (fan assisted) 

2. If using regular chicken breasts, cut them in half horizontally through the thickest part. Place each half between two pieces of plastic wrap and flatten the chicken with a heavy object like a rolling pin. Repeat with all of the chicken. 

3. In a medium bowl, add and whisk 3 eggs and in the second bowl add the parmesan cheese, bread crumbs,  salt and pepper and stir to combine. 


4. Lay a half slice of provolone and one slice of prosciutto on the widest side of the chicken. Add one fresh basil leaf.


5. Roll up, starting at the end with the fillings and roll toward the narrow end of the chicken. 
6. Place the rolled chicken on a greased baking. Spray generously with olive oil spray or drizzle with olive oil and bake until cooked through and golden--about 30 minutes. 


Lets, not forget if you make this, be sure to leave me a comment below and let me know what you think, or tag us over on Instagram or by using the #LondonMumma tag to show us or TikTok! Plus you can  keep up to date on what’s new on the blog via Bloglovin!



Lindsey


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