Orange and hazelnut biscotti

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Orange and hazelnut biscotti on a plate

I always assumed that biscotti would be a difficult bake. I’m not sure why exactly but they look like the type of biscuits you buy in a box at the Italian supermarket that you save for best when your mother in law pops round for a coffee.

When looking for recipe inspiration for my biscotti I read a comment on BBC food that said:

“life is too bloody short to make one’s own biscotti”

Well, we will see about that!

I thought I’d start off simple in terms of flavours and work my way up to interesting flavour combinations (like cherry, chocolate, and pistachio) once I’d mastered the technique.

Orange and hazelnut biscotti

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The List #101

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Woohoo. Thank you so much to everyone who links up each week and makes this such an amazing linky to be part of. We salute you!

For those of you who don’t know,  ‘The List’ is run by Aby and I and is THE place to link up all your list posts :)

The idea of The List is super simple, link up any post that is in list/bullet point format (a couple of bullet points in a post is fine too!). I link up my weekly blog/life round-up and quite often a recipe or a how-to. Yours could be a ‘top ten’ list or anything else you fancy.

Posts can be old or new, and all are most welcome.

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Holiday childcare for teenagers and a toddler at Mark Warner Levante Beach Rhodes

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British nannies Mark Warner levante Beach resort

This is the follow up to part one of our holiday with Mark Warner to Levante Beach Resort, Rhodes. I wanted to go into a little more depth about the childcare because honestly, it was one of the most impressive parts of the holiday and Mark Warner has it absolutely spot on.

Having the childcare available not only meant that Justin and I could spend some much-needed one on one time together it also gave all three children-especially Lewis and Holly, the opportunity to try some new and exciting activities which really made the holiday extra special for them.

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The List #100

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ONE HUNDRED WEEKS OF THE LIST!

Woohoo. Thank you so much to everyone who links up each week and makes this such an amazing linky to be part of. We salute you!

For those of you who don’t know,  ‘The List’ is run by Aby and I and is THE place to link up all your list posts :)

The idea of The List is super simple, link up any post that is in list/bullet point format (a couple of bullet points in a post is fine too!). I link up my weekly blog/life round-up and quite often a recipe or a how-to. Yours could be a ‘top ten’ list or anything else you fancy.

Posts can be old or new, and all are most welcome.

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Win beautiful wooden toys from Click Clack

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Click Clack wooden toys

Every Christmas and birthday when family asks us what Rose would like, I always say something educational that will last and hint that I’d much prefer to receive toys made of a material other than cheap plastic that will break within 5 minutes of play.

Well it’s not Christmas just yet (!) but Rose very recently had a birthday and to help her celebrate the lovely people from Click Clack toys sent Rose a gorgeous selection of wooden toys. I must say I am always drawn to wooden toys, they look better made than their plastic counterparts and you can tell how much care and attention has gone into crafting them. I am a very tactile person as are most children so I can see why a simple, colourful and wonderfully unisex toy is so appealing to little ones.

Click Clack fire station

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Mark Warner Levante Beach Resort-Part One

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Beachfront at Levante Beach Rhodes Mark Warner

It’s taken me the best part of two weeks to go through all the photographs from our holiday to the 5 star Levante Beach Resort with Mark Warner. I’m still thinking about our time away every single day and feel wistful for the beautiful pink sky we left behind. To say we had the best time is a complete understatement, processing it all and writing about it has been pretty epic because there is just too much to say in one go!

Levante Beach at sun set

I’ve decided to break my holiday posts up into several parts; part one being a written review of a Mark Warner holiday: what you can expect, what the accommodation and facilities are like. To follow will be a more in-depth post about the childcare on offer and our holiday in photos or in other words #HolidaySpam (because you know how much I snap away!)

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