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The HomemakerUK has made a big change and moved to www.persianliving.co.uk  please come and join me there and if you subscribed to this blog, I ask that you would be kind enough to subscribe to the new one instead.

Thankyou so much

Leila xx

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#SilentSunday 26/02/12

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I love a good cereal for breakfast, in fact, I could eat cereal at any point of the day and my favourite is absolutely, most definitely Kellogg’s Special K. In the previous years, it has helped me through two pregnancies especially in the first months when nothing else would stay down and even now, I class it as one of my own personal comfort foods and sometimes have a bowl just before I go to bed!

My breakfast this morning!

I’ve had my Special K with chopped banana, fresh strawberries, and I’ve even popped in some raisins from time to time but Kellogg’s themselves have gone one step further and better by adding deliciously crunchy hazelnut clusters and flaked almonds!  This is a Limited Edition at the moment but will be available throughout stores later in the spring.

The gorgeous Kellogg’s sent me a few boxes to sample and sample I have!  The hazlenut clusters and flaked almonds give the cereal an added crunch along with all the usual goodness that Kellogg’s provide, and of course the best bit is that it is only 119 calories per 30g bowl!!

As much as I really want to keep ALL the boxes to myself and slowly munch my way through them, I have decided to give a couple away to you lovely readers of my blog to share the yummy taste and to say thankyou for reading!

All you have to do is the following:

Tweet ‘I want to win a box of Kellogg’s Limited Edition Special K with @homemakeruk’

The competition is open to the UK and ROI only and the 2 winners will be contacted via Twitter Friday 9th March.

All words and opinions are my own.  Good Luck!

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*When the lovely folks at the English Provender Company asked if I would like to try a jar of their all natural Sweet Tomato and Chilli Chutney for a review, I jumped at the chance to do so!  Anything that is foodie and contains no artificial ingredients at all scores highly in my opinion.  Suitable for vegetarians and vegans, the deliciously zingy Sweet Tomato and Chilli chutney boasts a list of natural ingredients that include tomatoes, apples, roasted tomatoes in olive oil, sultanas glazed in sunflower oil, and organic sea salt amongst others.

They also use an open pan method of cooking which is a fairly slow process but one which reduces the ingredients down to a spectacular flavour and aroma that when I opened the jar to sample it, after a few minutes, the husband walked in wondering what I was cooking!

The first bite of the chutney on it’s own is nice and sweet which then develops into a sensational yet a ‘not too hot’ chilli and tangy taste.  We tried ours with a pork pie (or two), breadsticks, and thick cut baguette with a mature cheddar cheese.  I also sent the husband off to work with a ham and sweet tomato and chilli chutney sandwich!

At the moment, in the major supermarkets, you can find their Sweet Tomato and Chilli Chutney, Caramelised Red Onion Chutney and Ploughman’s Plum.  The jars are clear with transparent labels so you can see the rich colours of the ingredients.  You can also buy other delicious chutneys such as Moroccan Spiced and Apple, Pear and Fig from their online store along with ideas and recipes.

Visit English Provender Company to see their scrumptious ranges of chutneys and condiments and you can follow them on Twitter A Good Dollop and like them on Facebook too! for chances to win your own chutneys.

*All my own words and opinions.

 

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The Vintage Garden look

*I love sitting on my sofa relaxing, coffee in one hand, catalogue in another and I squealed in delight (yes, even I, the unsquealy, squeal from time to time) when the postman dropped in the fabulous BRAND NEW Spring/Summer 2012 Home Collection from Matalan!

It is the most awesome sneak preview of  fresh and fantastic ideas to decorate your home and Matalan have once again shown their strength of style with fantastic affordable prices that allows you to have a whole new house without breaking the bank!

Whilst smiling like a fool and drooling over the pages, I decide over and over again what I want, which is pretty much everything and then some.

Matalan have four key themes in store for us this Spring/Summer.  Vintage, Harbour, Heritage and Colour Pop. 

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I WANT!!

Each has it’s own strength of character with Heritage and Colour Pop giving us bold, bright and luxurious colours whilst Vintage and Harbour give us a soft, fresh and breezy outlook on decor .  Every room in the house can have it’s own story and character with these versatile ranges.

My personal favourite is the Vintage and I’ve already earmarked several pieces for our home when the range debuts across the stores but having more of a look at the catalogue I can’t stop poring over Colour Pop this year which gives us a living style worthy of Carnaby Street colours!, a fabulous rich Mediterranean look for the garden, and a warm bamboo style called Apples and Pears for the Kitchen!
 
For such a home decor novice as myself, the sneak peek is a God send.  I can picture how I want things to be where we are now, and with plans to move house in the next couple of years, these timeless designs are easily transportable.
I find myself one step closer to having a home that is adorned with lovely bits and pieces.  The beauty of the price is that it is so affordable, you can buy a few
*extras* as well.  At least that’s what I’m going to tell The Husband.
 

Colour POP Living

 
So if you’re in the mood for updating your collection or fancy re-doing rooms, here is an exclusive SNEAK PEEK for you too so that you can start making those plans to have fabulous new stuff for your home this Spring/Summer!  
 

Nautical Bedroom DecorBeautiful Vintage Bathroom

Mediterranean Garden

Heritage Living

 
 
 
*This is not a sponsored post. All words and opinions are my own.

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