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3 Bank Holiday Breakfasts to Eat Outdoors

Now that we are able to socialise outdoors, seize the opportunity to invite friends or family over to your garden for brunch.

As the evenings are still pretty chilly, make the most of the morning sunshine (hopefully!) with a delicious late breakfast.

Scrub the garden furniture, lay on a pretty cloth and some beautiful china; definitely your best teapot or coffee pot – dependent on your preference – and dine on the terrace.

I’ve chosen three delicious breakfast recipes from A Zest for Life cookbook, which has a chapter dedicated to ‘bountiful breakfasts’.

These recipes are packed full of good-stuff to set you up for the day. Serve with some freshly squeezed orange juice and a pot of your favourite tea or coffee.

Enjoy Bank Holiday Monday, an extra lie in is always welcome.

Watch out for our next blog – we have a special discount code to share with you!

Emily Davenport

Emily Davenport

I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

5 Benefits of a Reusable Dairy Diary Shopping Bag!

Dairy Diary shopping bag

We have a fabulous offer at the moment you won’t want to miss

Including the lovely, limited edition Dairy Diary Shopping Bag and super handy Addresses & Reminders Book.

Be quick though, as we don’t have many of this design left in stock!

GO TO DEAL

There are lots of benefits to using a reusable shopping bag, so we have listed a few of them below if you need an excuse to treat yourself!

  1. Protects our planet

Did you know it takes 500 years for a plastic carrier bag to degrade? Before the plastic bag tax was implemented, on average each person used 13,000 plastic carrier bags in a lifetime. That’s a LOT of plastic ending up in landfill and in our waters which poses a great risk to wildlife.

  1. Sturdier & longer lasting

Cotton totes can carry more weight than the typical plastic carrier bag. And are far less likely to split, spilling the contents all over the floor! The handles have an ergonomic design too, which means they are much easier and more comfortable to carry.

  1. Cost-effective

One Dairy Diary shopping bag can be reused time after time after time. So this means you only have to purchase one or two, rather than buying multiple 10p supermarket bags every week.

  1. Saves space

We have all had that ‘carrier bag full of carrier bags’ at some point in our lives; how much space did it take up?! The Dairy Diary shopping bag folds neatly and can be stored in a drawer, boot of your car or carried in your handbag for spur-of-the-moment purchases.

  1. Beautiful design!

Of course, we had to mention that our tote bag features a gorgeous image on both sides – we are proud to bag up our groceries in these as opposed to ugly, flimsy plastic bags. There are not many matching the 2021 diary left, so make sure to snap up this offer before we sell out!

Dairy Diary Shopping Bag + Addresses Reminders Book Deal £12.00

Save when you buy the Dairy Diary Shopping Bag + Addresses Reminders Book together!

Buy both for just £12 and save £1.98 whilst stocks last!

BUY NOW

Emma Snow

Emma Snow

I am the Brand Executive for Dairy Diary. A passionate foodie (with a very sweet-tooth). Who likes to blog about all things DIY & scrumptious recipes.

Birds to look out for in your garden part 3

The Yellowhammer

A recent woodland wander listening to birdsong, found me wishing for a greater knowledge of the different calls birds make

Apart from a wood pidgeon’s distinctive sound, the only birdsong I can recognise is that of the yellowhammer; having listened from a young age to the ‘a-little-bit-of-bread-and-no-cheeeese’ sound on numerous family walks.

In spring and summer, country lanes ring to the sound of the male yellowhammer singing his shrill little song over and over again from the hedge-tops.

The Yellowhammer singing

The Yellowhammer

Yellowhammers live in open country, mostly on farmland growing cereal crops and oil-seed rape, but also on pastures and meadows, heathland and commons.

They always need some hedgerows and gorse or scrub nearby to provide elevated song posts and nest sites.


FAVOURITE GARDEN BIRDS

For more fascinating facts, info and folklore on our feathered friends, treat yourself to a copy of Favourite Garden Birds

Packed with colour photographs and enchanting drawings from wildlife experts, Favourite Garden Birds will help you to identify the birds that visit your garden each season.

Available now for just £8.99


Emily Davenport

Emily Davenport

I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

Bargain Cookbook Bundle!

This month, we have a fantastic bargain cookbook bundle available to buy!

Around Britain + Just for 1 or 2 Cookbook Deal £15.50

You can get the beautiful Around Britain cookbook, plus clever and inspiring Just for 1 or 2 cookbook for just £15.50 (plus p&p).


And as a special Saturday treat, try this wonderful Knickerbocker Glory recipe from Around Britain, a reminder of the halcyon days of childhood.

Knickerbocker Glory

Knickerbocker Glory


There is more delicious regional food to discover in this month’s recipe collection, 8 Regional British Recipes

Scotland Scottish Chocolate Whisky Cake

North West Wet Nellie

North East & Yorkshire Knickerbocker Glory

Western England Malvern Cherry Cake

Eastern England Bakewell Tart

South East Hazelnut Veggie Burgers

South West Blueberry Crumble

Wales Roast Leg of Welsh Lamb

Emily Davenport

Emily Davenport

I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

Win a fabulous Whittard Tea Discovery Collection for National Tea Day

In anticipation of National Tea Day, we are giving away gorgeous luxury tea-related goodies from Whittard of Chelsea for you to enjoy at home

This national event celebrates all things you’d expect from its title – tea; from its Chinese origins to the British nation’s favourite brew.

But most importantly, it proudly sponsors the charity Mind, by raising awareness around the benefits of sharing a good cup of tea or two with your nearest and dearest.

This year, it is more important than ever to talk about your worries and feelings in order to help improve mental health, and what better way is there to do this than with a hot teapot of Earl Grey or Oolong, shared amongst loved ones?

Oh, not forgetting the biscuits! Virtually, or in person, when we are allowed to, of course.

Win a fabulous Whittard Tea Discovery Collection plus a ‘Tea for One’ set

Best biscuits for cuppa

We are helping you to enjoy these wonderful moments by giving away some luxury tea-related goodies from Whittard worth £47. Which includes a wonderful selection of tea and a ‘Tea for One’ set.

To enter, tell us what type of biscuit you think pairs perfectly with a cuppa?

Emma Snow

Emma Snow

I am the Brand Executive for Dairy Diary. A passionate foodie (with a very sweet-tooth). Who likes to blog about all things DIY & scrumptious recipes.

Birds to look out for in your garden part 2

The Blue Tit

Spring begins today, thank goodness

 

The beginning of warmer weather, lighter evenings and new flora and fauna.

Watching the high jinks of the irrepressible blue tit around the garden is always a delight.

Here’s the introduction from a fascinating article on the Blue Tit.

Blue Tits on branch

The Blue Tit

Watching the high jinks of the irrepressible blue tit around the garden, on the bird-table or in the woods is always a delight.

As the only resident blue-and-yellow bird in the garden, the blue tit is easy to spot as it flutters from bush to tree, visits the bird-table or flies in and out of a nest-box. Blue tits are fearless, entertaining gymnasts too, whether going topsy- turvy on a bird-feeder or dangling from a wispy twig.

Read the full article

 


FAVOURITE GARDEN BIRDSFor more fascinating facts, info and folklore on our feathered friends, treat yourself to a copy of Favourite Garden Birds

Packed with colour photographs and enchanting drawings from wildlife experts, Favourite Garden Birds will help you to identify the birds that visit your garden each season.

Available now for just £8.99

 


Emily Davenport
Emily Davenport
I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.
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