Sunday, 1 October 2017

Baby Boom Pamper Post / AromaWorks London*

AromaWorks London*
The lovely people at AromaWorks London sent over some of their gorgeous body care bits to try now that I have had my first baby. It is always nice to be pampered and AromaWorks get it right every time. I have used the skincare and candles from the company also and haven't been disappointed with any of the products. They all smell incredible with their relaxing aromas.

I was lucky enough to receive a tub of the Luxurious BioActive Nourish Formula Body Finish Cream. This body cream is designed for all skin types and is great for relaxing and calming the skin. It is also great if you have dry skin as it helps to hydrate the body so perfect for after a shower or bath. The tub is a lovely size and could be reused after as it is made of glass and could house a candle or some trinkets if you wanted to make use of it after. I have a feeling this is going last me a long time as you only need a small amount.

I am a really big fan of AromaWorks even down to the packaging they seem to just it elegance with a splash of colour which I think is a nice touch. A good pamper is sure needed when you are pregnant because you do feel very different within yourself. My body has been through some changes in this pregnancy from sickness which is still happening now and back ache which isn't present as much now which is good. Feeling tired and pretty useless some of the time is also how I have been feeling so it is nice to have products which smell amazing to uplift your mood. All of the products on the website are suitable when pregnant which is lovely and the oils would be amazing to help with stretch marks or a little bump massage.

I love the aroma of Camomile and Neroli with hints of Lavender and citrus Bergamot. I love how all of these fragrances complement each other and make you instantly feel relaxed.

I am very excited to try the Nurture Bath AromaBomb once the baby has arrived and I can have some me time fingers crossed. These bath bombs are made to clam and de stress which will be what I need after tackling my first few weeks of motherhood. May Chang and Sandalwood feel the air once the box is opened and of course it is Pink! They have a lovely selection bath bombs I like this one as it has Lavender which is one of my favourite scents and really helps me relax. 

Now that Ethan is here and I am getting in to more of a routine for the both of us I think it will be nice to set aside an evening of pamper so I can indulged in these lovely products. Thank you to AromaWorks London for being so patient with me while I settle in to motherhood. 

Ethan Gerald was born 23/08/2017 at 2:38am 

If you would like to purchase any of the amazing AromaWorks London products they would make great gifts for loved ones. 

Hope you enjoy this post 


Disclosure* I received this package in exchange for a blog review all opinions of the brand are my own. 

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Then There Were 4 / The Baby Boom

Well,... I haven't really touched on this much over at RexandGinger but we are welcoming a little bundle in to our lives this August. Rex will have a little Boy or Girl baby to keep an watch over in the coming month.
We are now in the third trimester which seems insane. Only feels like yesterday we were telling people and now my bumps growing and growing at a nice rate. We have got a few little bits for the baby and we did not find out what we are having. We wanted our first to be a surprise which will be nice for us a family.

I wanted to right a little post to look back on some photos and some things I have been loving while being pregnant as it was a new experience for me and it would be nice to have a read and look back on once the baby is here and I know longer feel the kicking or punching they are doing in my stomach at this moment in time.

A few things I wont miss about pregnancy is the sickness and constant needing a wee.These two things will be my first things to kiss goodbye to. Also the bigger my bumps gets my back has a little more pain and sleeping is hard to find the right position but it will all be worth it in the end.

Food has had a love/hate relationship with me from day one as I couldn't keep much down before running upstairs.My pallet has gone from very plain foods to moe flavour which is nice as I had missed that taste. Chocolate was the one thing I fancied least and I fancied more crisps and savoury foods. Tea was a big no for a long time and I still only have the odd one or two now as it still doesn't sit right. Milk has been my biggest downfall I can easily guzzle a 6 pint straight from the fridge and want more.

Rex has been very affectionate around me even from day one he some how knew something was going on even before I did which sounds weird but I think they can sense these things. He was and still is more snuggly with me and always lays on my bump which I find cute as he is keeping me and the baby nice and snug. I think he will handle the change well and we intend to keep him involved as much as possible when the baby arrives.

I am looking forward to dressing the Nursery and putting all the babies clothes on the washing line for the first time. We have been given some of the cutest gift and I am so grateful for that already. I have also been buying some of my favourite books which I have seen children Ive nannied for over the last 8 years read and I wanted my baby to have those as well as classic I had when I was younger.

Rex is very excited also and I think he is going to be just fantastic.

Rex, Ginger and Baby Bump

Sunday, 23 April 2017

McAdams Premium Dog Food Review Salmon and Chicken New Flavour*

McAdams is a brand we have used with Rex since we got him from a pup. We moved over from the food he came to use on and made the switch to McAdams after some research it proved very good quality and would enhance Rex's way of life. Rex will always finish his Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner even lucky the bowl clean after.

When McAdams said they were bringing out a new flavour I knew Rex would be keen to try it and they kindly sent us over a bag to give ago. Of course Rex being Rex he could not wait to get in the bag and start eating the new flavour with added Salmon.

I haven't really given Rex a lot of fish so wasn't sure what he would think but he loved it and wanted more so I know meal times will always be a winner with McAdams with either Flavour. The new range is simply the same ingredient as the Chicken biscuits this time adding carefully sourced Scottish Salmon  which will add to a healthy coat and skin for your pups. There is no meat meal added to these biscuits just like the chicken ones they are made using fresh British chickens and whole salon fillets along with Sweet potato and Green lipped mussels. These are all great for animals who need added hint care to as the ingredients help support stronger development and help support maturer dogs to.

This is a very good and high quality dog food brand who we would continue to use as long as Rex enjoyed eating it which he does. I love all the benefits to his Coat and Teeth and he always has a healthy digestive system which is good.

Rex wouldn't be without his McAdams Dry dog Biscuits he loves them. 


Disclosure* I received this bag of pet food in exchange for a blog review all opinions of the brand are my own. 

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Mochaccino Coffee Scrub - Supporting Breast Cancer*

Life has thrown a few things at me the last few months and receiving this lovely package in the post really helped brighten my spirits. The lovelies over at Cambridge Coffee Scrub kindly sent me this gorgeous smelling body scrub to try out and I am really impressed with the outcome.

I do love a good pamper as much as the next person and the smell of this scrub is just all sorts of yummy. If you love Coffee and Chocolate then this is the perfect scrub for you. I used this the other evening in the shower after my body wash and it left my skin super soft and the smell of my bathroom was so awakening. There is a mixture of Coconut oil and vitamin e oil which helps the skin stay hydrated.

So what is in this little jar of loveliness, the scrub is made form ground used coffee from Cambridge which is given a second chance at life. With some added chocolate the smell is just the perfect balance. The scrub is sent in a lovely glass jar which can be reused and to reduce package waste. I love these jars so it will come in very handy after all the scrub has gone.

Now I haven't shared this before on social media but I found a lump in my best late last year and it tuned out to be benign and was nothing to cause concern after the biopsy. This being said it is so important to check your breast as I didn't before finding the lump and all sorts of things run through your head at the time.

This lovely company donate 10% of their profits every months to Breast Cancer Care and support they're amazing work in helping people fit this awful disease.

I love that the scrub is made locally to me and has a very personal touch being made in a kitchen in Cambridge with a high standard and compassion.

The scrub is a great way to Exfoliate the skin and remove any ingrown hairs and dead skin cells which are on the surface of the skin. It isn't to rough that your skin is sore after. Caffeine has amazing skin benefits such as helping against stretch marks which will come in handy now that we have found out I'm having a baby. I am very excited to see how it helps them in the process of my tummy getting bigger. It also helps against fine lines and acne which is great if this is something you suffer from.

The Scrub is available to buy from their on line shop at £14.00 per jar and is sent in a lovely box with a cute scroll on the top.
I love the overall packing and think it looks lovely in the bathroom. They would make wonderful gifts for mothers day which is coming up or a mum to be gift for a coffee loving friend.

Not only will you be supporting a local business but you will be helping donate to an amazing charity to. 
 Instagram - CambridgeCoffeeScrub

I hope you like this post. 

Disclosure* I received this package in exchange for a blog review all opinions of the brand are my own. 

Monday, 13 February 2017

TheDogTreatCompany Paw-Ever Yours treats*

This Valentines Day I was contacted by the lovely TheDogTreatCompany who have been featured here a few times. They asked if Rex would like to try out their new Valentines Treat and of course I know Rex and he loves a treat to two.

We are careful which treats we give Rex and find that these ones really go down all with him and don't upset his tummy. TheDogTreatCompany bought out this selection for the Day of Love which include all natural Liver with added Rose Hip,Tyme and Organic Coconut oil for both the heart and soul which they state. I love how the treats are presented in cute tins and packets which can be resealed and the pooches are great for snacking when we are out also great for training as the pooch can fit in your bag or pocket so no mess. The packaging is colourful, fun and eye-catching which I love and think it is a nice touch.

The biscuits themselves are crunchy which Rex likes and I think is good for his teeth also. They also have No added sugars,salts,meat meal or dairy. There is No corn or soy in the biscuits either. The smell is pleasant unlike some over powering treats. All of the treats can be found on their easy to use website and they have a lovely selection to choose from.

If you wanted to get the special dog in your life something for Valentine's Day I would recommend these.

Rex loved these so much he wanted to eat all of them in one go.

Limited to a few a day or every other day as well as his dog food morning and evening.

We hope you like the post and treat your FurFriends this Valentine's Day.

Love Rex and Ginger 

Disclosure* I received this package of pet food in exchange for a blog review all opinions of the brand are my own. 

Sunday, 18 December 2016 Glasses Review*

I was recently given the opportunity by to review another pair of their percription glasses. I jumped at the chance because I really enjoyed my first pair so much and have gotten great wear out of them. I wear glasses for driving and for watching Television at home. I prefer to have a few pairs of glasses so I can leave one pair in the car at all times. What did I have to do?

Firstly I had a browse of their great range of lens for women and men and found myself lusting after the Leopard print design. I already picked a similar pattern with the first pair but in grey and black which had a marble look effect to them. I like glasses to stand out a little if I'm not wearing them all the time. Once I had chosen my selected pair I put in my percription from my local opticians and sent them out to me. The lovely thing about the is that there is such a variety to choose from and they often have discount codes and when you first sign up you get 50% off frames which is fantastic. The frames I went for this time are the BowlingGreen Rectangle  frames in Tortoise.

I find this rectangle style suits my face shape and is something I could wear with most outfits to jazzy them up a little. The also offer a great range of percription sunglasses which is perfect if you are planning on jet setting off somewhere this Christmas or New Year which are also for both men and women.

The glasses are sent from the US so bare that in mind when ordering and allow plenty of time if you are needing them quickly just be prepared for a little wait. The wait is very much worth it. Once my Glasses had arrived I was over the moon with them. They came in a plastic glasses case which I feel could be improved however the glasses themselves are fantastic. My percription is just as it should be and the frames fit perfectly on my face. I am really pleased with the design I chose as I feel it is perfect for this time of year with the browns and yellows. The frames are very sturdy and strong which is perfect if you are a little on the clumsy side like I am. They are also light weight and really easy to wear. I normally find behind my ears gets irritated but these glasses seem to fit the bill in all areas.I love that I could wear these with a casual outfit or out for an evening meal and feel they would complement both equally.

If you would like to order your own pair of super affordable eyeglasses online then head over to the website at and see what they have to offer.

Why not treat yourself this Christmas to a lovely new pair of eye wear.

Have a wonderful Christmas 


Disclosure* I received this package of pet food in exchange for a blog review all opinions of the brand are my own. 



The Dog Treat Company - God Save The Corgi 40g pouch

What dog doesn't love treats and especially this time of year. Rex loves treats and they seem to really help with his focus when training him. Rex was kindly sent some lovely festive treats and a mixed bag to try from the lovely people at The Dog Treat Company.
I am always excited to work with new brands and Rex enjoys trying out new treats because he is a massive foodie. 
When looking for treats for Rex I prefer to know what is going in them and to make sure they are free from colourings and other added nasties. The Dog Treat Company our an all natural dog treat company who are massive animal lovers. They also strive themselves in producing high quality natural dog treats with no traces of meat meal or added sugar or salt. The Dog Treat Company our based in Devon and use only free range liver and eggs in their treats along with herbs that are free from GMO. 

I was very excited when opening the box to see the lovely resealable pouches with fun fazes and cute pictures of pups on the labels. These treats are all wheat free and low calorie which is fantastic if you are training and worried about your pup indulging. 
They also have the ingredients on the back and a treat guide to ensure your pup gets the right amount per day for their age. 

Rex is really enjoying the pouches and they are very generous with the amount of treats per pack. Rex has been having these treats while learning tricks and after meals. We allow a few per day and the Take My Dog Breathe away are perfect for after meals with Liver, Coconut oil and Parsley which help with freshening breathe and digestion. 

We also love the Fabulous Fur treats which have pumpkin seeds, flax seeds and virgin olive oil which also help maintain healthy skin and fur. As you can see Rex is very fluffy and we like to keep his fur super soft and looking glossy. 

Another favourite of mine is the festive treats, every dogs needs some festive treats this time of year and these Bark the Herald treats are just what the dog ordered. I love the tins because they can be reused as can the pouches which is perfect for days out. These treats contain liver with sage and cranberry and a hint of organic coconut oil, cinnamon and cranberry infusions. Rex has really enjoyed these and I am going to save the rest for closer to Christmas. 

Along with the Festive tin Rex was also sent a Little Box which is a new addition to The Dog Treat Company. This is a service that you can subscribe to or if you wanted to try just once you can. This is a great way of introducing the treats to your dog and having a couple to choose from. You can select the treats you would like and have two of the same or mix them up for your pets to enjoy. I think this is a great idea. Each box contains around 21 treats to keep your pups happy for a good few weeks. They also offer a larger box if you wanted to try four trays. 

These Treats are a great way to help aid dogs training and are also perfect if you like to know what is in the treats you are giving your pooches.

We hope you liked this post. What treats do you have ?

Love Sarah and Rex

Disclosure* I received this package of pet food in exchange for a blog review all opinions of the brand are my own. 

Saturday, 12 November 2016

JammyandJelly Bespoke Christmas Cards and Prints*

Something Special with JammyandJelly*

Its that time of year again and this year I wanted to do something a little special to get me in the mood for my favourite time of the year. I contacted the lovely Emily over at JammyandJelly with ideas of a bespoke Christmas card for loves ones. Rex has been part of out little family for a year now so of course he was centre stage when it came to the design. I gave a brief description of what I had in mind and Emily worked her magic. 

I was blown away when I received the prints, they are hand drawn and painted with perfect attention to detail. I love how cute and fluffy Rex looks. The Christmas cards are the perfect keep sake for loved ones or just to put in a frame. Christmas cards seem to dye down each year so why not make the ones you send that more personal. Emily will draw your desired picture from a detailed description of what you would like or you can send photos of what you are looking to create and she will work her magic to give you a wonderful memorable keep sake. 

Rex and I where lucky enough to also receive a detailed print to frame in our home. Andy and I have been here nearly two years now and we still haven't put many pictures around the place. I am excited to get this one in a frame. 

When the prints and cards arrive they are nicely wrapped in gold and cream spotty tissue paper in plastic sleeves to keep them from harm. There was a cute little note and a small bag of Harris which Andy enjoyed. 

What better way to share special moments and memories with loved ones than a personal card or print. 

For prices and orders please pop over to JammyandJelly on Instagram or Email Emily direct at JammyandJelly.

Follow the links below for more information on these amazing gifts. 

Thank you so much Emily we love them so much. 

Rex and Ginger 

Disclosure* I received these greeting cards in exchange for a blog review all opinions of the brand are my own. 

Thursday, 10 November 2016

NotInTheDogHouse - Pooch and Mutt Review*

NotInTheDogHouse - Pooch and Mutt Review 

Rex's Goodie Bag 

Rex is one lucky pup and has been sent some wonderful products from the lovely people over at NotInTheDogHouse and their two gorgeous pooches Nelly and Phoebe Thank you so much Rex loves them.
NotInTheDogHouse is a Yorkshire based premium dog product website which stocks high quality dog products such as food, coats and grooming products. They also sell toys and dog beds from high end dog brands so that you know you are getting the best for your pups. The Website is really user friendly and easy to use. Everything is all set out in the menu bar and they offer 10% off your first order when you sign up to the news letter. They also offer Free Delivery on orders over £35 or £2.99 for standard and Free Returns.

We love giving Rex treats that will help with his overall development and Pooch and Mutt offer just that. They have a wide range of treats and food for all your pets needs. From food to help with sensitive tummies to ones which help clam and relax your dogs. Rex really enjoys having his treats for rewards and it is a good way to get his attention as he is a food who can be controlled by food. 

Rex's favourites are the mini bones and I find these are great for training aids because they are small and easy to fit in the treat bag. They also help with Kong distraction as they fit in them perfectly and keep Rex entertain while we are out or doing jobs. They come in a range of different flavours and they each have added health benefits. I am very excited to try the Christmas range they have out this year. 

My favourite is the Breathe freshers because they do really work! After Rex has had his favourite dinner McAdams dry pet food also stocked by NotInTheDogHouse I give him one of these and it goes down a treat and makes his breathe more bearable. They are also great for keeping your dogs teeth clean in between brushing them. The Breathe freshers are larger wheat free bone shaped biscuits with Parsley and Mint to help freshen up dogs breathe after eating. 

The Crunchies are new to us and they are something I would purchase and again Rex really enjoyed eating them. They are Grain Free and the pack contains around 30 Medium size bones which can be used whole or broken in half for treats and for training aids. 

Affordable and effective dog treat ! Rex Loves his Pooch and Mutt 

Check out the NotInTheDogHouse website and social media pages for offers or to make an order links below.


Rex and Ginger 

Love Rex and Ginger x

Disclosure* I received this package of pet food in exchange for a blog review all opinions of the brand are my own. 

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Guru Pet Food - Rex Review*

The lovely Lisa over at Guru Pet Food contacted us to see if Rex would like to try some of their cold pressed dog food and their ever so popular Trip bones. 

When it comes to food for Rex we try to give him a very simple diet of just his normal food with the odd treat here and there as he tends to get a sensitive stomach if we start chopping and changing things around to much. Treats are generally a minimal thing and used more as training aids or to keep him busy if we have housework and other jobs we need to do. Rex is happy to lay and munch his way through a tasty treat.

Lisa kindly sent Rex some samples of their Surf and Turf cold pressed dog food which is hypoallergenic to try and see what he thinks. We opted for sample packs just encase it wasn't for Rex I didn't want to waste a whole bag of great quality dog food. Rex would do pretty much anything for a treat so I have been introducing this Surf and Turf mix which contains Beef,Sea Fish and Vegetables. All of which have been cold pressed to ensure all of the nutrients stays within the food and isn't taken away in the cooking process.

This method benefits your dog massively by allowing them to gain all the goodness from the ingredients which will help the flavour and overall all benefits of a balanced diet. The food is the perfect bite sized pieces which fit in our training bag perfectly and as Rex normally has his chicken dry food he is enjoying a change in flavour. This cold pressed food is also grain free which is perfect for dogs who have stomach problems.

We are yet to try the sample pack which is the Full Feast which contains Duck, Sea Fish and Vegetables. This cold pressed pet food is also hypoallergenic and contains all the goodness as the Surf and Turf so I'm sure Rex will only have good things to report once he try this.

Along with the sample packs Rex also received some Trip Bones which are meals in a bone !!! I am a lover of this product and think it is a Pawesome idea for when you are out for the day with your dogs you don't really want to be brining all the bowls and bags of dog food out with you. This Trip Bone just fits nicely in a treat bag or coat pocket. The smaller bones are a meal for a 4kg dog and the larger bones are a meal for a 10kg dog. Rex has had a couple of the small bones which he seemed to tuck in to no problem at all. 

They also promote dental hygiene and joint supplements which is perfect for active dogs. They again are cold pressed and hypoallergenic. They contain Chicken and brown rice along with salmon oil, egg yolk and Green Lipped Mussels. The last ingredient along with the chicken sold this product for me as they are two key ingredient is Rex current food so I knew he would jump at the chance at getting his teeth in to these and I was right!

If you would like to try a sample of the Guru Pet food then head over to their website or social media pages and you can pick up your own from as little as £4.

Trip bones range from £1.99 for a pack of two small ones and the larger are £2.50. Each a meal for your dogs depending on their size.

Links below

Guru Pet food Insta 
Guru Pet food Facebook
Guru Pet food Webpage 
Guru Pet food Twitter
Thank you so much Guru Pet Food 

Rex and Sarah 

Disclosure* I received this package of pet food in exchange for a blog review all opinions of the brand are my own. 

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Rex's Loves

Rex Loves 

The way to Rex's heart is food and the food he has been loving since he was a pup is McAdams dry dog food. We have noticed amazing benefits since Rex has been having McAdams from his coat to his teeth. His coat condition is so soft and glossy looking. His teeth are always looking shinny and white. We have been so impressed with this food it even smells pleasant. The great thing about McAdams is they do a food to suit all dog sizes to ensure your dogs get the best from their food. This ranges in the size of biscuits and Rex went from small biscuits when a pup up to the medium biscuits as he grew up. 

The next is a new Favourite of his and thats the Pooch&Mutt Fresh Breathe Bones, I liked the look of these as Rex is one for licking and giving plenty of kisses to people and no one likes doggie breathe. I have been limiting Rex to a couple of these after meal times and they really do make a difference to his breathe. He really enjoys them and they are also great trick aids when doing Paw, Pad and Roll over. We have also given Rex the Lavender ones which are meant to relax your pets but Rex seems to like these more. Will be sure to try more from the range. 

A few pamper bits now, I love Rex to smell nice due to the fact I love to cuddle and kiss him more than I do Andy a day! Is that bad? 

We have always made sure Rex has regular baths and a groom but we like to keep on top of his doggie odours as much as we can. He is not the smallest dog but now and again he does have a doggie smell about him and that can easily be fixed with a spray of Doggie Cologne. This one from Animology has seen us through for almost a year now. We got this one when Rex was just a puppy and tend to spray this once we have brushed him over just to freshen him up. I really like the smell and it is great at masking the doggie smell. 

Finally Paws! I recently felt Rex's pads and they felt dry and really rough and I saw this Paw Butter in pets at home and thought I would give it ago. Rex was more interested in licking it off the first few times I applied it but Ive found if I rub it in well while he is distracted I stand some kind of a fighting chance. I really like the smell of this product and hope that it helps soothe his pads a little. 

Also Featured is Rex's favourite Purple puppy ball from Tesco which is £1, They come in all kinds of colours and are so great for keeping your dogs entertained, Warning - They Squeak !!! 

Hope you liked Rex's Loves ! 

What do your pets love ? 

Sarah and Rex 

Friday, 23 September 2016

Rex is 1 Years Old / Rudi's Bakery Birthday Cake

Rex is 1 Years Old 

Little Rex Was 1 years old on the 31st August. I can not believe where the time has gone and what a rollercoaster it has been owning a puppy but how I wouldn't change it for the world.

Little Rex came in to our lives in November last year after a very crazy weekend of Andy saying lets get a puppy and me agreeing ! We went to view Rex and bought him straight home that day as he was 9 weeks and ready to leave. Once I saw Rex and held him for the first time I knew that puppy was coming home with us and I never looked back. 

Brining Rex in to our lives has given the house and our hearts so much love and laughter, he really is a special little dog. Every day that waggy tail just feels my heart with so much happiness and his cute little chocolate button eyes are just so perfect there is nothing I would change about Rex he is one in a million. 

Very proud of how far he has come in the last year and he sure is part of our family and will always be our number one boy. 

I ordered Rex a Birthday cake from a bakery close to home that was recommend to me by a friend of mine. Rudi's Bakery, The cake was beautifully made and personalised for Rex. 

The cake was a Carrot,Honey and Peanut butter cake with Peanut butter doggie bones around the edge. The cake was wrapped with twine and placed in a white cake box to keep it protected. Lovely presentation all round from this bakery. 

Rex loved the cream cheese frosting on the top of the cake and couldn't wait to eat more. 

If you would like a puppy cake or treats for your pup then head over to their Social media pages now links below. 

Once again Happy Birthday to our little Guy xx

Monday, 29 August 2016

The Bakes Lemon Cake with Sugar Topping

So it isn't a surprise that I love to bake and I thought I would share a few of my favourite and successful bakes which I think are great so all seasons. 

 First up is my favourite Lemon Drizzle cake which never fails me

This Lemon Drizzle has more of a Sugar topping than a traditional icing drizzle that's what makes it so special. 

The recipe is a Mary Berry one and I will insert that below, This cake is always moist and super lemony in flavour. I love to use a rectangle tin for this one because it makes such a lovely big cake which is great for sharing. 

What you will need 

  • 225g (8 oz) butter , softened
  • 225g (8 oz) caster sugar
  • 275g (10 oz) self-raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • finely grated rind of 2 lemons
For the topping you will need 

  • 175g (6 oz) granulated sugar
  • juice of 2 lemons
A roasting tray or tin of your choice is fine. 

Preparation time: about 10 minutes
Cooking time: about 35-40 minutes
Cuts into about 30 squares
  1. Cut a rectangle of non-stick baking parchment  to fit the base and sides of a traybake tin or roasting tin, 30 x 23 x 4 cm (12 x 9 x 1 ½ inches). Grease the tin and then line with the paper, pushing it neatly into the corners of the tin. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/325°F/Gas 3.
  2. Measure all the ingredients for the traybake into a large bowl and beat well for about 2 minutes until well blended, an electric mixer is best for this but of course you can also beat by hand with a wooden spoon. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin, scraping the sides of the bowl with a plastic spatula to remove all of the mixture. Level the top gently with the back of the spatula.
  3. Bake in the middle of the pre-heated oven for about 35-40 minutes or until the traybake springs back when pressed lightly with a finger in the centre and is beginning to shrink away from the sides of the tin.
  4. Allow the traybake to cool in the tin for a few minutes then lift the traybake out of the tin still in the lining paper. Carefully remove the paper and put the traybake onto a wire rack placed over a tray (to catch drips of the topping).
  5. To make the crunchy topping, mix the lemon juice and granulated sugar in a small bowl to give a runny consistency. Spoon this mixture evenly over the traybake whilst it is still just warm. Cut into about squares when cold.

I love this recipe and would love to know your favourite ? 

Sarah xx

Rex's Beach Adventure Mundesley

Rex and I went on a little adventure last week to visit my sister and niece with their cute little cockapoo Maisie in Norfolk. Rex loved playing with Maisie and they rarely stopped to take a breath which was pretty cute to see. We went for a lovely day out for ice cream and tea and cake.  Followed by duck feeding and charity shop browsing which I picked up a few bits which will hopefully be in a fashion post soon enough. 

We also set aside a day to take the puppies to the beach as Rex hadn't been and I wanted to see what he thought of it. We kept the pups on their long lines as the beach was pretty foggy and there were a few dogs and people about so thought best for everyone to keep them on them. Rex was happy enough being on a his line running in and out of the sea and digging in the sand. It's a shame the weather wasn't as great as we hopped but it was still nice to see my little Rex have so much fun and my nieces got to make sand hills and giant holes which the dogs loved diving in after. 
The beach we choose was Mundesley beach  which was just perfect and would highly recommend. 

Rex loved his time on the beach and I will be sure to take him again soon. I still can't believe this little pup will be 1 years old on Wednesday and that we picked him up last November. What an amazing year it has been with this wonderful dog, words can't describe how much he has added to our lives and how much happiness he brings to me every day. We love you so much Rex. 

A few tips for taking your pup on the beach. 

  • Make sure the beach you are going to will allow dogs and some are not dog friendly so make sure you do your research
  • Take a long line if you feel your pup may not be the most confident in the water or around others its just polite encase you need to rain them in quickly
  • Make sure you have bottles of water and towels to hand also poo bags are a must have 
  • Check the beach as you go for harmful things that may have been dropped or washed up on the beach which could harm your pups 
You can find out where your local dog friendly beaches are by following this link 

Hope you liked the adventures of Rex and be sure to keep updated for more 

Sarah and Rex 


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