9 Foods You’ll Remember If You Were A 90s Kid

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It’s a strange old thing to think that even at the tender age of 30 there are foods I used to eat when I was younger that have now disappeared off of the face of the earth. I can remember if it was a gradual thing that Angel Delight worked its own way out of my life or if I simply stopped buying it because I became an adult. In either case, here are some foods that will TOTALLY take you back to the good old days of dressing up as the Spice Girls and trying no to choke on your Push Pop while playing pogs.

Custard

Custard

I get it – custard still exists. When you pass about 10 though, does it REALLY? I cannot remember the last time I thought “oh, do you know what, I’ll grab some custard at shopping”. What do you even eat it with as an adult? Can eating custard ever be as good as it was when you lost your shit over it being on the school dinner menu that day, or is it just banished to the world of nostalgia?

Tottenham Cake

Tottenham Cake

Admission time. For the entire time at school I had Tottenham cake I had no idea it was called that. To me it was just sponge cake with pink icing. Reason being, it’s just sponge cake with pink icing. A few months ago I was reading a Twitter conversation about foods people missed and I saw it named, with a picture. I don’t know how it got it’s name or if it is affiliated with Tottenham in any way but if it is I need to take a trip there because this is one food I truly miss.

Parma Violets

Parma Violets

Ok first of all can we just get something straight? If you feed your kid Parma Violets, this is child abuse. Seriously, what weirdo actually liked these? I’ll never forget the sheer horror and disappointment of getting a party bag with these little twats in instead of Fizzers. To a 9 year old that really is the end of the world.

Angel Delight

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I know you can still buy Angel Delight but I really feel like the 90s were it’s heyday. Such a versatile dish, so cheap, so easy to make. Was there anything more exciting in the whole world than coming home and seeing a big bowl of Angel Delight setting in the fridge? Usefully, it could either be a side or a topping to an existing dish, or a dish on it’s own.

Frubes

90s Foods

A lot of people don’t like or understand Frubes and while I am not one of them I can understand their sentiment. Pre-social media, Miley Cyrus and Trump, the idea of yoghurt in a tube was seriously controversial. Some Mums even went to the great length of banning them from their kids lunch boxes. The most hilarious thing is, there is absolutely ZERO difference between yoghurt in a tub and yoghurt in a tube. The launch of Frubes was probably one of the earliest forms of successful marketing, and you have to salute them for thinking outside of the box (well, pot).

Smiley Faces

90s Foods

As a long time potato fan, I like to think I have been around the block when it comes to foods formed of them. I’ve tried wonderful fondant potatoes in London restaurants, dauphinoise in truffle oil at a leading Thailand restaurant and also many, MANY forms of “posh mash”. But there will be nothing that beats a good smiley face. For a start, you cannot look at one and not be happy. This inevitably puts you in a great mood for the rest of your meal. Also, if you cook them right, they are the perfect balance of crunchy outside and fluffy inside.

Vol-au-vents

90s Foods

What ever happened to these? I look back on family parties and remember my Mum running around, flustered, stressed, and downing Martini because her vol-au-vent cases were not rising and there was no room to fit the filling in the fridge. EVERY party in the 90s served them.

Cress

Cress

Remember the days when cress used to be kicking about everywhere? I remember my Junior school being a bit like that film, “The Birds”, but with cress. it was everywhere. Not satisfied with growing it at school, I am pretty sure I made my Mum and Dad let me grow it at home. It took approximately 67 years to become long enough to be picked and used, and then when you did use it, it added NO additional flavour what so ever to whatever it is you were eating.

Capri Sun

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Not technically a food, but still up there with things that had a massive wave of popularity in the 90s. I think one of the things they succeeded in was creating packaging that could be squished down into a lunch box, thus leaving you room for more food. I’m sure everyone has had at least one incident where they have accidentally stabbed themselves with a straw, but it really made achieving the ultimate goal of getting it in the hole to actually drink it that much sweeter. Capri Sun still exists but they are bigger now and they have some ‘safe’ screw top lid. NOT THE SAME CAPRI SUN, NOT THE SAME.

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6 Garden Furniture Ideas That Will Enhance Your Outdoor Space

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6 Garden Furniture Ideas That Will Enhance Your Outdoor Space

Garden furniture is a very simple yet effective way to enhance your garden. With the plethora of styles, materials, designs, and colours available, you can use furniture to create your perfect outdoor space. Whether you want to update your garden, add some flair, need a functional space, or have a blank canvas, these ideas demonstrate the potential of garden furniture and how you can use it to enhance your outdoor space.

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This garden uses garden furniture to design an outdoor space that is ideal for relaxation and demonstrates how you can create a tranquil space with just one key piece. The hammock is ideal for relaxation as you swing and hang around in your haven. The lush green plants and colourful pink and yellow flowers complement the traditional wood hammock to create a calming nature retreat that is the perfect place to unwind.

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Use garden furniture to create an outdoor space especially for the kids. Choose garden furniture designed for kids like this kid-size table and chairs set. Wooden furniture is kid friendly as is durable, safe, long lasting, offers easy storage, and is easy to maintain, making it ideal for families. Add your kids’ favourite toys and games to transform your garden into a space where the kids can play, have fun, and enjoy being outdoors.

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Create an indoor space outdoors with wicker furniture. This design acts as an extension of a living room with sofa, armchairs, and coffee table. It offers covered shelter whilst still feeling fresh and bright to connect the outdoor and indoor areas. Rattan wicker is chic, laid back, and comfortable, and when combined with white cushions and flooring forms a luxurious lounging and dining area.

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Enhance your small garden with garden furniture to make the most of your space. Smaller dining sets for two with a round table are great for al fresco dining and creating a sociable and cosy nook without taking up too much space. This thin and streamlined metal dining set adds an elegant, rustic, and classic touch and is stackable for easy storage for those with limited space.

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This garden uses modular furniture for a contemporary, modern, stylish, and sleek look. The flexible modular furniture is arranged in an L shape for poolside relaxation and socialising. The wooden table adds contrast with the grey cushions and grey paving which flow seamlessly into one another, and the interior grey tiles and glass doors further increase flow and fluidity by joining the inside with the outside.

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For entertaining large groups and large social gatherings, create an area dedicated to al fresco dining and entertaining. 10-12 seater dining tables are perfect for accommodating larger groups for outdoor entertaining and dining. This outdoor space provides comfortable, spacious seating for happy guests and a shaded, covered area for luxurious dining.

Enhance Your Outdoor Space with Garden Furniture

Enhance your outdoor space using these garden furniture ideas – from large dining sets for entertaining, modern modular furniture, and cosy dining sets for two to laid-back wicker, swing hammocks for relaxing retreats, or furniture especially for kids. There are a multitude of possibilities with garden furniture and how it can be used to enhance your own outdoor space which you can enjoy for many years to come.

Bio: This post was written by The Garden Furniture & Interiors Co. who supply a wide range of high-quality garden furniture from leading brands and respected manufacturers.

Don’t Despair If You Are Dating In These Towns

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It would seem that no matter where you live or how far out of your area you are willing to go, you just cannot find any good men. You could be looking for adult dating, casual dating or a long term relationship and the pool just seems to be dry for all of them. How many times have you scrolled through a dating website and wondered where on earth all the men that are your type are?

Don’t worry ladies. You may have to kiss a few frogs, but the perfect guy really is out there, and here are some famous guys home areas to cheer you up.

Cheshire – Harry Styles

Yes ladies you read that correctly. One Directions biggest heartthrob is from Cheshire. So if you are currently doing some Cheshire dating and you are starting to give up hope, just remember there is a Harry Styles waiting out there for you somewhere.

Lancashire – Philip Schofield

If you are looking for single men in Lancashire you may have already stumbled upon some silver foxes, but did you know daytime TV’s original grey haired guilty pleasure is from Lancashire? Philip Schofield may not seem like a Hollywood hero but he certainly has a large female fanbase with his cheeky snapchat antics and smouldering eyes.

Southampton – Craig David

When Southampton dating starts to frustrate you keep telling yourself that the original garage boy Craig David is from the area. Not only is he good looking but he just does not seem to age, and after a rather long break he looks more fit than ever!

Buckinghamshire – James Cordon

Another one on the secret crush list is loveable rogue James Cordon. Yes, we admit he isn’t the conventional calendar pin up but there is just something about him. Buckinghamshire dating could lead you straight to someone as cute and funny as him.

Strathclyde – Jim McColl

You are probably thinking “who on earth is Jim McColl”. Well ladies Strathclyde dating may not bring you the youthful good looks of Harry Styles, but he IS Scotlands richest man. If that isn’t an incentive to give a dating site a go, I don’t know what is!

Best Date Locations Outside Of The City

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Not living in London can sometimes feel like you have been banished to one of those barren wastelands you see in futuristic films. How many times have you done a quick google search for a great place to go on dates only to find pages and pages of results based in and close to London?

If you are looking for some no strings dating and have found someone you actually want to meet up with the perfect location is obviously going to be on your mind. Luckily enough it ISN’T just London that has great date locations.

West Yorkshire

Finding a West Yorkshire dating site is the least of your worries when you live in this area. It isn’t finding an actual person to date that is the problem – it’s finding the place to go. There is one place in West Yorkshire that is great fun and would make the perfect first date.

Snozone

Snooze in West Yorkshire is a huge indoor ski slope where you can ski, snowboard and also have something to eat. It may sound a bit random for a date but studies show that if you do something exciting with a potential partner they will link that excitement to you and think of you as an exciting person. Why not give it a go?

Yorkshire

Yorkshire dating may leave you a little far out for Snozone, but there is a great place to try that is perfect for a first date or even a few dates down the line.

Brewdog, Leeds

Brewdog in North Street in Leeds is so much more than just a bar. As well as serving up craft beer and amazing food, they have three 22ft shuffleboard tables. Just try not to let your competitive side come out if it is the first date.

Cheshire

Cheshire dating has a bit of an advantage as there are loads of cool and fun things to do in Cheshire and it has great transport links if you do not drive.

Chester Zoo

Chester zoo is the perfect place to go on a long day date. If you have already been on a few dates and figured out you would like to get to know each other a bit more than the zoo is a great place to do this.

Bournemouth

If you are one of the many single women in Bournemouth then you may find yourself in a situation where you need to pick a place for a great first date. Bournemouth gets a bit of stick for being boring but there are actually loads of things to do.

Smokin’ Aces Cocktail and Whiskey Lounge

Smokin’ Aces is an ultra-trendy bar that has exposed brick walls and serves delicious cocktails. It’s just intimate enough that you can have a chat and get to know each other – but it’s also lively enough that you won’t feel uncomfortable if there are some silences.

Cardiff

Cardiff dating sounds a lot easier because there is so much to do in the energetic city. But does having such a wide range of choice make it easier or harder? With so much to choose from it can be hard to know where to start.

Cocktail Masterclass, Ten Mill Lane

Instead of just drinking the cocktails, why not make your own? Ten ill Lane take bookings for cocktail masterclasses, so you can learn a new skill AND get to know your date.

RJ Hair, Rayleigh

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RJ Hair, Rayleigh

Hair Cut Rayleigh

It’s no secret that I hate having my haircut. There isn’t a particular reason, a hairdresser has not ever chopped my head off or anything, but I just find it boring. So when I found RJ Hair in Rayleigh, the first thing I thought was “wow, that looks like a nice place to spend a couple of hours” and I was sold.

Getting a haircut in Rayleigh

RJ Hair in Rayleigh is situated on the high street right opposite The Roebuck. So if you have ever been to Pink Toothbrush and had a few drinks first then you will know EXACTLY where it is. Parking is located more or less behind the salon so it’s easily accessible from public transport or car.

I booked in for a trim as I haven’t had one since before Cyprus which is preposterous, and my Mum booked in for a cut and colour. Everyone at the salon is really welcoming and the inside is lovely. They even have a colour bar complete with iPads you can use while waiting for your colour.

The staff are really talented and my wash cut and blow dry was amazing, I popped up to the chemist afterwards feeling like a pure 10/10 (I’m about a 4/10 on a good day). My Mum stole my thunder though as her hair came out lovely.

Having your hair coloured in Rayleigh

Mum wanted a full on change. She had hated her hair for ages and even asked me to trim the ends for her (I said no, last person who should be trusted with scissors).  She had a lot but off and a full head of highlights and it looked AMAZING. I can’’t believe how natural the highlights look and the cut is perfect. The team there are so good, I’d really recommend them and I’m thrilled that I’ve finally found my forever hairdresser. Everyone obviously feels the same as me as EVERY SINGLE Facebook review on their page is 5*. 

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Flyte Energy Drink

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There are three things everyone on this God given earth wants more of. Time, money and energy. Unfortunately, until that time machine I am working on gets going I can’t offer you more time, and believe me after Christmas I cannot give you any money – but I can offer you a solution to the energy issue.

Energy drinks are one of my biggest vices. Despite the fact I know they are terrible for the numerous stomach problems I have, I still drink them all of the time. If they are available I’ll always go for a cleaner one with less calories, but it really isn’t often you find one. When Flyte offered to send me some of their clean energy drinks to try I was expecting a couple of bottle to rock up so I could give them a go instead of my daily Red Bull.

When I got home from Iceland there were two big boxes of Red Berry and Orange Clementine then Green Mango and Citrus waiting for me and after the most jam packed holiday ever I was more than eager to try them.

The first flavour I tried was the Red Berry because I am a girl and will automatically go for anything red or pink given the opportunity. I really liked the flavour and one of the things I liked was that it wasn’t syrupy or sickly like some energy drinks are. I tried the Green Mango one after and this is the same, if anything it is light and refreshing. I drunk my Flyte in the morning mainly because I am actually a weirdo and I’ll have a fizzy drink in the morning on the way to work and then water for the rest of the day.

I replaced one of my MANY pre-work coffee’s with Flyte and it definitely gave me more energy. In fact, one day I had two along with my regular vitamins and I was bouncing off of the walls! Flyte is 100% something I would recommend if you want more energy. The bottles it is packaged in are really convenient as well – how many times do you end up downing a Red Bull in record speed because you can’t do it back up and save some for later?

Because Flyte is made from natural, organic products and contains caffeine that is extracted from Green Coffee, you don’t get that slump you get after the huge sugar rush of other energy drinks. They also do a lot of work to ensure they are carbon positive so if you are looking for something a bit more ethical than standard then visit their website for more info.

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How To Make Money From Your Blog

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Have you ever wondered how bloggers make money from blogging?

If you have just started out and you want to learn how to make money on your blog from affiliate marketing it can seem daunting, but it is really simple once you get the hang of it.

Make Money From Blogging

It occurred to me the other day that my day job gives me loads of insight and information that I could use to help bloggers who want to make some money through advertising on their blogs. Going into 2018 I am hoping to create some informative posts as well as normal ones. Affiliate marketing is something a lot of people shy away from dipping into because they do not feel they will get it right, but it’s super easy once you know how.

Pick the right affiliate or affiliate network

If you want to start running some affiliate marketing on your blog, you can either contact companies you have worked with directly or use a network. There are different benefits to each method and it really depends on how niche your blog is.

Direct

Setting up a direct affiliate programme may be a little bit more tricky than a network one as you need to ensure that the company is tracking your conversions. If you are going to approach a company to start running some affiliate marketing for them agree to the terms and conditions before you start running the promotion. Make sure they are able to provide you with a link that tracks the conversion back to you and test it before you start.

Networks

Using an affiliate network is probably the best way to get started if you are a beginner. I use one of the largest networks, Rakuten. I use them because they have big names on board like Beauty Bay, Smashbox and Charlotte Tilbury. Everything is pre-packaged so all you need to do is copy the links to your blog and then you are set. Obviously, Rakuten takes a cut, but if you are just starting out with affiliate it is worth the cost for how easy it is to use.

Learn the types of commission

One of the first things you will want to find out if you are going to venture into affiliate marketing is how much you will get paid and when. There are a few terms that circulate around when it comes to affiliate marketing that sound super confusing, but trust me they are easy to understand once you have them explained.

Last click commission

Last click commission means that whatever affiliate is the last to place a cookie on the user’s machine gets the commission. This means even if the user has clicked on a link through to the website from another affiliate in the past, you will get the commission for being the last person to direct them to the website and encourage the conversion to a sale.

CPA

CPA stands for ‘cost per acquisition’. The company you are hosting affiliate links for will set the acquisition before you start running the affiliate programme. It can be a number of different things but one of the most common ones is a completed sale. Once the users convert to a sale you will get the pre-agreed rate of commission which is usually a percentage.

There are also websites like CPA Lead where you can earn commission on things like account creation web form sign-ups. These are usually things like online casino’s so you may need to think about whether this will fit in with your blog or not.

CPC
CPC stands for ‘cost per click’. It is more unusual in affiliate programmes but there are some that will pay you per click. If the campaign is for brand awareness rather than to drive direct sales then you may find that the advertiser is willing to pay you per click or per lead rather than per acquisition.

Fixed Cost

If all else fails, and you are working with a small company who may not be able to provide links that track back to you, or you just find the affiliate pricing structure confusing, you can always set a fixed price. You will agree a time frame with the advertiser and then both come to a mutual agreement on how much you get paid. This can seem like an attractive offer for bloggers as you do not need to do much if they have already paid you, but remember, this company may grow and want to pay you a high rate at CPA or CPC in the future.

Think about how you are going to drive traffic

Getting signed up to a network or an affiliate programme is the easy part. Now comes the hard work. How are you going to drive traffic to your blog? If you already have loads of organic traffic, great. If not, you will need to take measures to ensure you make the most out of your live affiliate programmes. You can easily use the model content arbitrage websites use. Basically, those slideshows about Kim Kardashian you see at the bottom of the Daily Mail are huge money makers. They get paid every time you refresh the So all you need to do is set up a Facebook or similar social media campaign promoting the blog with your affiliate programme on it, and work how much you can bid from your conversion rate.

Sounds confusing, doesn’t it? It’s not. If I get it, anyone can.

Let’s say for example you have a lovely brand that are going to pay you £10 every time someone signs up for their newsletter. GREAT SUCCESS. This is quite lucrative, so you want to put some paid advertising on Facebook in the mix to get things started.

Facebook gives you the opportunity to bid whatever you want, so let’s start with £0.05.

If you are bidding £0.05 and you get paid £10.00 per lead, you need a conversion rate of 1/200 to break even.

£10.00 divided by £0.05 equals 200. 1/200 is your conversion rate.

Once you have been running the campaign for a while you can track the conversions. If more than 1 in 200 people are converting, then you can afford to bid higher and get in front of a larger audience.

If fewer people than 1 in 200 are converting then you need to bid lower.

See, it wasn’t as hard as it sounded, was it?

Support other bloggers

If you support other bloggers by reading and engaging with their posts, then they are more likely to support you and use your affiliate links. Even if it doesn’t bring you any conversions, it’s just nice to be nice and great for networking.

If you want to host banner ads you will need to upgrade to a self hosted blog. Blue Host seem to be the cheapest people to do this with.

Things I’ve Learned This Year

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2017 has taught me a lot. After losing my Nan in 2015, I would say that the back end of this year is the first time I have really started to level out, feel well and feel like myself again. Unfortunately, that has come at a cost. There have been a hell of a lot of people that haven’t understood this year that I’ve needed to take a step back to get better. Life is all one big learning curve, and I’m glad I have learned what I did this year even if some things were the hard way.

Even people with mental health issues, may not understand your mental health issues

This year I gave up drinking and decided to focus on my work and getting myself better. That has put a lot of people off being friends with me. Not being available like a helpline 24/7 has offended some people I am close to, literally, the last people who I would have thought would not be understanding of how much I need this time and space to get well. Fortunately, taking some time out from everyone and everything is the easiest way to figure out who your true friends and family are. The ones who wish you well will be right back there waiting to pick up where you left off.

Alcohol isn’t good for me

I gave up alcohol in August and despite one setback getting a bit drunk at the work do and going missing in action, I haven’t really drunk. Being drunk makes me incredibly “not-remembery” and heightens my anxiety massively. I won’t even get the whole morning after fear – it literally is about three weeks that my anxiety is bad for if I have a drink. I’ve now learned that if I do drink, it makes me really unwell because I don’t tend to do it now. As I sit writing this I am feeling rather smug as I drunk water all of last night at my friends and I have no doubt they are hungover the amount they put away. This is also one thing where I have found out who my real, true friends are. All of my friends have been super supportive. They’ve managed to find the balance between being polite and still asking me if I want a drink, but not pushing me into it. Now I can actually remember conversations I have with people the next morning.

Sometimes friends or friend groups just shouldn’t be mixed

I was really close to a someone a little while ago and if I am going to be perfectly honest, she treated me awfully. It wasn’t until just recently that I found out literally all of my other friends disliked her because of how badly she treated me. Despite being the typical Pisces and wanting everyone to get along – sometimes friends just don’t mix. I’m the sort of person who loves organising big events and getting everyone together, but sometimes people are just kept better separately.

You can get that dream job

I worked in my care job for six years more or less (there was some traveling and working abroad in that time). I worked my way up to a manager because this is what I thought I should be doing and what everyone told me I should be doing. I hated it, and it took a toll on my mental health. All being a manager meant was that I didn’t get time with the customers and I had even more stress. When an area manager started that hated me from my care days because I had to be a whistleblower and she did NOTHING about it until I started telling other managers, I knew my time was up. Needless to say, she did everything she could to get me out so I left.

At the grand old age of 29, I had to rethink my entire career path. I got a job for a small start up as a digital marketer based off of my experience outside of this job with my blog and some bits and bobs I was doing there for their marketing team. six months down the line the investors pulled out. It didn’t matter. I had quickly identified that the way I could make myself the most valuable was to find out EVERYTHING about programmatic so I asked and asked and asked some more and spent many a train ride reading and learning about the real-time bidding process. Now I have a job at an advertising agency in Covent Garden, and my probation is up more or less the same week I would have left my care company a year ago. I’m working hard and praying I pass it, as I love it there. I actually left my care job on my birthday last year, so this year all I want for my 30th is to pass my probation and hope I have finally found my forever job.

Physical health is really important

When I was about 14, I used to have McDonald’s breakfast EVERY day. I’m not even joking. Our school bus stopped outside McDonald’s and I got breakfast there every day without putting on an inch. 16 years later and a spell of the pill and antidepressants and I only have to look at a cheese melt dipper and I put on a stone. The whole giving up alcohol thing has done wonders for my weight and my skin, so I thought why not carry it on. Now I eat fairly healthy and take Hello Day vitamins as well as going to the gym. The buzz I used to get from alcohol I now get from knowing that I am doing absolutely everything I can to keep my body healthy.

In 2018 I am going to try Prepp’d  who deliver fitness food straight to your door. This may sound lazy but I am a firm believer in paying someone else to do things you can’t be bothered to do yourself.

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Fairfields Farm Microwaveable Crisps

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IMG_0085I consider myself an expert in all things crisp. A “crisp connoisseur” if you will. There probably isn’t a crisp on this earth I haven’t tried. Favourite flavour? Dil Pickle Pringles that I haven’t seen anywhere other than the Philippines. Favourite shape? Monster Munch claws. Favourite hot crisp? None as of yet, because I had no idea you could have crips hot until I heard Fairfields Farm made microwaveable crisps. Even the little numbers you get at the cinema are not hot themselves, so I was looking forward to trying something different.

So what’s the deal with a microwaveable crisp?

If you were to have crisps fresh from the fryer, they would be hot. Fairfields Farm are recreating this with their delicious “Heat & Eat™” idea. Even if you can’t cook or you have never used a microwave in your life you will be able to easily use Heat & Eat™. All you need to do is tear off the strip on the bag, microwave the crisps for 30 seconds and serve with the dip that comes with them (take the dip out of the bag before you microwave them, obviously).

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I tried the sea salt and the cheese and chive flavours. They came with a tomato salsa dip and an onion chutney dip. One of the main things I noticed about them being warm was that the flavours were a lot stronger. The great thing about Fairfield’s Farm crisps is that all of the potatoes come from the family farm. So from the moment, the potato is harvested to the moment you put it in your mouth it is lovingly handled by the same people. It sounds like a really strange thing to say about a crisp – but you can actually taste the freshness (I am fully aware I am making myself sound like an incredibly strange crisp enthusiast here).

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Another thing I loved was that because everything is made with tender loving care on the farm, they manage to avoid some of my crisp pet hates.

Soggy crisps

Absolutely hate a soggy crisp, but you do not get any of this with Fairfields Farm crisps. You may think that they would go a bit soggy when you microwave them, but this isn’t the case.

Broken crisps

Every day I shove a bag of crisps in my bag (Marmite if you must know, I save them for the train ride home so people won’t sit next to me), and they end up as nothing but dust. Fairfields Farm sent me my crisps to try by post and not only did they survive but they were completely in tact thanks to their packaging.

Flavourless crisps

Supermarket’s own brand crisps are usually the worst offenders for this. There isn’t anything worse than a flavourless crisp and if there is I don’t want to know about it. Fairfields Farm crisps really pack in the flavour.

Would I recommend them?

Definitely. They make a lovely change from tortillas and dip and there are still a lot of people out there who prefer the great British flavours like sea salt and cheese and chive, so they are a perfect addition to any girls night.

Holiday Sickness has been a hot topic through 2017 – but one company stands out above them all to support those with genuine holiday sickness claims

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Saving up all year to go on holiday only to get there and come down with severe sickness is probably everyone’s nightmare. European Package Travel Regulations when booking an All-Inclusive Packaged Holiday give lots of extra protection for when things go wrong, including accidents on holiday and illness and sickness.

2017 has seen a press frenzy on fake holiday sickness claims, some brits have even been sent to jail for fake claims, but many thousands of people do genuinely get sick and have their holiday ruined, and sometimes it is down to the hotel cleanliness or standard of food served.

Claims Legal operate a brand called Holiday Sickness Claims and have a panel of specialist Solicitors and Barristers that will review claims and represent clients on a No Win No Fee basis.

You will need a copy of your booking confirmation showing flights and hotels, this is usually emailed to you when booking, and there’s some questions and answers to provide so your file can be reviewed by the lawyers with a view to representing your claim.

If your holiday was ruined by sickness and you feel it was someone else’s fault, don’t do the usual British thing and let it be, you could be entitled to claim £1500 or more per person that was sick!

If you have been away recently and you were unwell on your trip and feel the Tour Operator or the Hotel contributed to or caused your sickness, there is a chance you could get some compensation for this.

Visit and Like their Facebook page HERE or visit their website for more in depth information visit their website at www.holidaysicknessclaims.co.uk

Or call them freephone on 0800-8-654321