Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Winter Style Challenge

Ever since I was a runner up last year in a Holly Fulton Moodboard competition for AW 2013 trends I have been itching to get the chance to have another go at creating a Fashion Moodboard. Well my wishes have been granted all thanks to Debenhams who are running a Winter Style Challenge. 

When I heard about the Winter Style Challenge being run over at Debenhams I knew this was something I would love to get involved with, now I love Debenhams clothes especially this time of year they always seem to have both my size and style when it comes to that all important Christmas Party dress or the Christmas Day family lunch outfit.

So I set about the challenge to create 2 Moodboards reflecting both Daytime and Evening wear, all items must of course come from Debenhams and my virtual budget for each outfit was £250 which as Debenhams have their New Year Sale at the moment is a very generous budget.

With my Daytime board coming in at £246.50
And my Evening board at £232.61
I stayed within budget and also managed to get some statement pieces as well as some New Year Sale bargains.

Here are my boards, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed compiling them.


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The #MarisPiperBritMums Challenge

The #MarisPiperBritMums Challenge

To celebrate Potato Week Brit Mums are inviting bloggers to take part in the #MarisPiperBritMums Challenge and post and share favourite family recipes using Maris Piper potatoes. 
This post is an entry for #MarisPiperBritMums Linky Challenge ( sponsored by Potato Council for Potato Week 7 – 13 October, celebrating the varieties of potatoes and how we like to eat them. Learn more and find recipes at”, and Love Potatoes page 

Potato Latkes (Pancakes)

This is a firm family favourite in our family and great for an after school snack! 

6 Medium Sized Potatoes, 1 Onion, 2 Eggs, 50g Flour, Pinch of Salt, Vegetable Oil For Frying 

Firstly Start by peeling the potatoes and the onion

Next beat the eggs and add them to the bowl, along with the flour and salt. 

Stir the mixture well. Heat the fat in a heavy frying pan and divide the mixture into tablespoonfuls  

Fry until golden brown

Drain on kitchen paper and serve immediately

Smiling faces all round!!!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Writing Competition - Who would you most like to interview?

Typecast are running a great Interview Competition sponsored by TotalJobs #JobAcademy 

(see links below for more information Including Terms & Conditions, Closing Date and Prize info)

When I heard about the Typecast competition, it really appealed to me..Just who would I love to interview? As my head filled with inspirational women from the world science, medicine, sports & literacy my thoughts were brought to a screeching halt as my 4 year old son appeared from his camp and did yet another run and leap on me.

That's it I thought...I need to interview a babysitter but who would be up to the job..Super Nanny maybe? well she gets results but is she flamboyant enough for my son?. JK Rowling then she could read a good bed time story that's for sure...indeed but would my son really tidy up his room if she was reading...No this had to be someone who could be serious but charismatic, protect him from danger yet thrive on it. In my mind there was only one person for the job..

Step forward..Daniel Craig    

So pressure but how do you feel about looking after a very cheeky 4 year old boy?

Q1)  My first question, is more of a demonstration..Please join me in the garden where I will be testing you on your stunt abilities in particular the back garden trampoline, retrieving footballs from various locations and demonstrating your have the rescue skills needed to retrieve a trusty comforter which takes the form of a small blue elephant.  

Q2)  How easy is it to fit a child seat into a Bond Car?

Q3)  Have you got the technology to prevent my son clicking on the App Store application on a mini Ipad and trying to download  yet more Mickey Mouse games?

Q4)  Here are the ingredients for a banana and berry smoothie please can you demonstrate your smoothie making skills ensuring that it is of course shaken not stirred.

and finally...Here is an array of water pistols, Velcro darts and sponge balls these will be the essential tools to the job. You must defend yourself using only one of these items which do you choose?

I see you have chosen the Velcro darts, I congratulate you on a good choice.

I'm pleased to say you have proved you have all the skills needed for the job of babysitting my young son.

Congratulations  & Good Luck!


Saturday, 15 June 2013

This is my second blog post...

Testing Testing...

Right, Now Ive got the hang of this blogging, lets get started.  

Welcome to my first Blog post

I'm Emma Gallagher Comedy Writer/Tv Extra and Busy Mum to my young Son.

Hold on tight....because here we go