Family Fun

Avocado salads- nutritious and delicious

There's a bit of a debate about avocados- are they healthy or are they not? well whether they are or not, doesn't detract from the fact that they are great in salads. Here's a great selection of ideas for you to try- (more…)


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Turning teenager birthday party.

Had been fretting about this party for weeks, okay maybe not as 'fretty' as I was about my half century (ouch, that still smarts a bit) last year, but I was still getting myself in a bit of a tizz! The DJ was booked, and luckily paid for by eldest son, as let's face it DJ's cost the earth these days. I was definitely in the wrong line when God handed out careers advice. He never told me that writing would never be as fruitful as spinning discs (although it's actually clicking on tunes from a laptop these days- yeah go figure!!). (more…)


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It’s all about the Salad.

Are you stuck on the dieting roundabout? Can't you decide between the Atkins, Cambridge, South Beach or Paleo diet. Have you tried cutting out carbs and not eating after 6pm- no it doesn't work ! Well ALL the health professionals will advise that the ONLY true and lasting way to lose weight is to change your lifestyle- and your eating habits. (more…)


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Moles and how NOT to get rid of them.

Last years freshly laid lawn, didn't last long, due to the effects of our Summer showers and the rather persistent mole gang that wait in line to wreak havoc.  I tried the solar sticks that - (more…)


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Leftover rice salad

Everyone has leftovers, whether it be BBQ'd meat, veggies, last nights stir fry- or Sundays take away. Sometimes you don't want to just re-eat them, so what else can you do? (more…)


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Who said swimming is fun?

"Nana, are you coming in the pool today?" The dreaded words fell so easily from his perfect 6 year old mouth. Gazing into his rainbow coloured eyes, and caramac- coloured, perfect face- how could I tell him that I:- (more…)


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Salmon salads

Love salmon? Love salad? (more…)


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Welcome to my world.

Hello folks. Here I am- Mother of 3, Grandmother of 1 and voice of a million. Life hit that bump in the road that we are all warned about, 20 months ago, and as such I have been thrown into a world I never knew existed. Trauma counseling, victim support and homicide division- ewww big, scary words!! (more…)


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More leftover BBQ salad

Using leftover veggies from the BBQ for a salad, is a tasty fabulous meal. (more…)


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Leftover BBQ salad

Place your BBQ meat (chicken, steak, lamb, sausage or burger), in the center of the plate and place around it- (more…)


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Beetroot and olive salad

Beetroot is a very underestimated vegetable. It's deep red colour oozes vitamins and minerals, and whether you like yours' pickled or not, it's low in calories. (more…)


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Beetroot and pine nut salad

Layer green leaves, cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle over sliced mushrooms and thinly sliced radishes. Add chopped beetroot, grated cheese, pine nuts and sunflower seeds . Top with cranberries and dressing. (more…)


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Lunch box ideas, that aren’t sandwiches!

I know, every morning it's the same thing. The stand at the open fridge, the head hovering over the 'salad drawer,' a brief feel of the bananas and pears to see if one's hard enough and one's not too hard. By the time the end of the week comes round, the stress of the lunch box compilation has spanned over to the night before. So now you find yourself repeating the above, with bleary eyes and even less of the highly functioning braincells you need to compile a healthy, lunch box. (more…)


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How we choose our baby names

Baby name books are one of the most popular gifts for parents-to-be, but how much use are they really ? (more…)


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new funnies

Back by popular demand- funny pics (more…)


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Saronti wins awards

So we have been pretty quiet since the Xmas rush, but it's nothing to do with expanding waistlines or post chrimble blues. We have been busy getting ready for 2015, with loads of new ideas, products and even the odd book or two!!! (more…)


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100 years of Ladybird books

Today marks the 100 year anniversary of Ladybird Books.  I learned to read with Peter and Jane, and I taught my children and then my Grandson to read with the same. Even though the books, now seem very dated, I still love to turn the pages and read ; (more…)


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Christmas day- Celebrity Santa, The big reveal

Christmas day celebrity Santa- The big reveal (more…)


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Christmas day Celebrity Santa- Who am I ?

Christmas day Celebrity Santa- Who am I ? (more…)


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Day 7- Celebrity Santa, The big reveal

Day 7- Celebrity Santa, The big reveal (more…)


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Day 7- Celebrity Santa, Who am I ?

Day 7 Celebrity Santa- Who am I ? (more…)


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Day 6- Celebrity Santa- The big reveal

Day 6- Celebrity Santa, The big reveal (more…)


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Day 6- Celebrity Santa- Who am I ?

Day 6- Celebrity Santa Who am I ? (more…)


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Day 5- Celebrity Santa- The Big Reveal

Great British Diva Adele   (more…)


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Day 5- Celebrity Santa

Who am I?   (more…)


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Day 4 Celebrity Santa- The Big Reveal

Mr President himself- Barak Obama (more…)


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Day 4- Celebrity Santa

Who am I?   (more…)


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Day 3- Celebrity Santa- The Big Reveal

It's the beautiful Angelina Jolie... (more…)


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Day 3- Celebrity Santa

Day 3- Who am I? (more…)


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Day 2- Celebrity Santa- The Big Reveal

of course it's our King of the Jungle- Foggy!!!!  


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Day 2- Celebrity Santa

Here is our secret Santa- but who is it???? (more…)


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Celebrity Santa- The big reveal!!

So did you guess today's Santa-   Mr Simon Cowell- Ho Ho Ho- or should that be Bah Humbug      


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Day 1- Celebrity Santa

Every day from now until Christmas Day we will be posting a Celebrity Santa for you to guess.  Email your answers to competitions@saronti.com stating your name and contact number. (more…)


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Hilarious gags by Hilarious people

It's nearly Christmas so here's some cheer to set you on your way.. (more…)


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Santa’s Grotto- Hit or Miss

Who can forget the year when the Magical World of Santa was little more than a bleak run down car park! Every child loves to visit Santa, wherever he may be, but how do you know which one's are worth the massive queue, and the £5 for the 'small gift'. To help you here is a short list of the best around :- (more…)


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Christmas Activities

Here are some Christmas activities for the kids- and you !   (more…)


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