Pasta Guide & Recipes

I absolutely Love Pasta and use it at least once a week, its quick and simple and can be mixed with a variety of ingredients to create the perfect dish, plus the kids love it so its a must have comfort food in our home.

There are a variety of different kinds of pasta available, which means you can adjust and favourite dish every time, So I thought it would be great to share some of my favourite pasta dishes that I have made, along with this visual guide on the various pasta shape you can buy.

I hope you found this cool pasta guide useful for your next pasta dish. Thank you, Jamies Italian for the cool infographic.

Madame Tussauds

We were privileged to visit Madame Tussauds London a few years ago and have many fond memories of our family day out, so we couldn't wait to revisit now that the boys are a little bit older. Madame Tussauds is a world famous waxwork museum which features life-sized replicas of famous celebrities and historic leaders from around the world.

I was really excited to check out the new Alien escape, created in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox, the cool experience follows the release of the blockbuster film  Alien and challenges its visitors to navigate through a trail of blood and danger. Unfortunately when we arrived there was a 20-minute queue, which I didn't really mind, but the boys were too excited and wanted to move on and explore, so I will most defiantly go back and check it out.


There are several different interactive zones to explore from Bollywood to Hollywood, Film and Sporting Hero's are just to name a few, it was great to mingle with the stars on the red carpet, and stand next to world famous leaders and people we admire. My boys loved the Marvel Zone particularly the 4D Marvel Movie where we were treated to a cool movie and a fantastic sensory experience where you can literally feel the action with the cool special 4D effects.


It was amazing having the opportunity to take so many memorable pictures, it was great checking out the stars and icons up close and personal, most definitely an enjoyable experience that we want to do again soon, the kids had an amazing day and loved every minute of our time, We love Madame Tussauds it's defiantly one of favorite places to visit in London. For more information check out

Selling On Ebay

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I use eBay quite a lot for buying items and occasionally for selling, but recently I have accumulated so much stuff so I've decided I need a big declutter, so what better way to get rid of my unwanted items than to put it on the buying and selling site eBay. I have so many unwanted and unused items that could be given a good home, plus I can make a little extra cash along the way.

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I use my phone for most of my online shopping needs, so it's great to know that I can snap my pictures and upload them directly onto eBay, eBay offers it users simple step listing advice as well as a more in-depth online tip guide. The listing process is simple steps. Of course, the more information you provide, the more helpful it is to the potential buyer:

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*Snap it - Take a good picture, ensure you have good lighting and make sure you take several shots of the items.

*Write it - Use keywords to write a description of your item that is interesting, informative, and of course, honest.

*Price it - Choose a price that you would like to start the bidding at or choose the buy it now option

*Post it - Or if you like you can arrange collection from your home.

I have happily snapped away at a few items that I no longer need, check them out on my eBay account, I defiantly have more unwanted bags, toys and clothes that I'm just hoarding, so I'm hoping to get around to putting them on soon. Using the eBay app, listing online is really simple or you can sell via the app (on iTunes store or Google Play) or via the desktop/ mobile site, I defiantly prefer using the app for simplicity quickness and ease.

ebay selling

Selling and listing an item on eBay can incur a small listing fee, which you will be notified of before you proceed with the listing. eBay gives sellers the chance not only to find new items, but allows you to sell stuff you no longer need, but someone else surely will, and by getting rid of those unwanted items I can finally declutter.

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