Autumn Grub at M&S

As the leaves turn orange we find ourselves craving Sunday dinner comfort food, warm pies and stews, sweet, golden crumbles. This September however has given us some peculiarly mild weather, so you can still enjoy cool, fresh salads packed with autumnal colour schemes in the range at Marks & Spencer.

Set your table on fire with these brightly coloured, crisp side salads two for £3 : Spanish Style Chicken lunch £3.80

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The reds and oranges continue in the meal deal salads, three items for £3.50

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But Sunday lunch is Sunday lunch and with big, hunks of lamb, pulled pork, beef and chicken you can quickly cook up for the whole family for as little as £6.50 for your meat : How delicious does sour cherry & almond crumble pudding sound? Serve hot with a big scoop of vanilla icecream £3.00

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Lastly some sweet treats from my little M&S autumn haul. Pecan & Maple cookies which will be a delight with big, builders' mugs of tea £2.00 : Millionaire's Crunch Cereal. Like Cocopops for kids £2.60 : Huge family size Cinder Toffee yoghurt £1.75 There was also a cinnamon and apple variety which I'm going to try next time.

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And here is the lamb all cooked up in 40 minutes.

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Heatons Have Pink Leopard Skin Boots for Kids and I Need Them

Pretty please go up to a size 4 in these boots, Heatons Stores, because I need them for my winter wardrobe!

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Heatons have gone for traditional autumnal colours in their home range. Foxes and owls and stags all over the show. Always a good thing.

The clothing in Heatons is well priced, and is my go-to place for good fitting, well washing cardigans. 

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Also have my eye on their fair weather men's hoodie.

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Scotland-themed Cakes for the Scots to Celebrate or Commiserate With Tomorrow.

The first one is my favourite.

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Civil partnership cake.

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Bagpipes by Essence Cakes.

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Scotland is peppered with Castles, ruins and history.

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Your basic flag. Probably the hardest one I should attempt.

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Cheer up, love. Your dress is made of cake.

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Love the cupcakes made to be grass.

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Bottom-baring kilt

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Nessie

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Scottish terrier aka Scotty Dogs

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A thistle, good enough to eat.

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Irn an Irn Bru cake by Adventures in Cakes.

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And finishing with my second favourite.

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Remember the Excitement of Getting Paper Post as a Kid? Give the Gift of Surprise to Your Kids for £1.99 with Sticker Club

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My son loves this, really, really loves this. He's used to parcels arriving for me daily crammed with things to review for you guys on here. It's always ten times more exciting when it's a toy or children's magazine to test out. But now with The Sticker Club, for a subscription of £1.99 a week, he gets his own post in a bright yellow envelope, addressed just for him. 

There are different subscriptions to pick, and you can gift them to send to a niece, nephew or grandchild at their own address. Each envelope comes with nine sheets of diffent stickers, usually three of each artist's distinctive style. Super for decorating books, bikes, whatever! 

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Is Your Little One the Next Tiger or Rory?

Jessica Martin aged 16 from Greenisland launches the Irish Golf Expo’s ‘Cash back to Clubs’ initiative. Organisers of the Expo, which takes place on 20th and 21September st at the Kings Hall Complex, will donate £1 from every ticket purchased by a golf club member in Northern Ireland to the corresponding club’s Juvenile section.

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Ireland’s only interactive golf experience, Irish Golf Expo will feature a variety of exhibitors showcasing the latest in golf equipment, fashion and gadgets from the leading global brands in the game including Taylormade and Bridgestone Golf. The family-friendly event will also have demonstrations and free golf lessons from PGA professionals as well as an indoor driving range with custom fitting and club testing, on-site golf superstore and much more.

For tickets visit www.irishgolfexpo.com and follow the Irish Golf Expo on Facebook at facebook.com/IrishGolfExpo or twitter @IrishGolfExpo #loveirishgolf.

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Tidy Freaks are Monsters Who Live in Your Car & Eat Your Rubbish. (I need one)

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Check out this cool new product currently launching on Kickstarter. The Tidy Freaks are 3 really adorable characters that “eat” the rubbish in your car.

The Tidy Freaks have been designed to excite the imagination of children so that they feed their rubbish into the characters mouths. The rubbish is then held in a wipe clean liner until it is ready to be emptied.

To find out how you can help launch this brilliant project and be one of the first to receive a Tidy Freak of your very own, visit the Tidy Freak Kickstarter Page.

or simply search for “Tidy Freaks” on www.kickstarter.com

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Have You Got Your Referendum Snacks in Yet? Here's what I picked up in M&S for a Scottish-themed Feast.

Are you staying up late tonight for the results of the referendum coming in? I am. I'm so excited. Of course such an occasion requires snacks, and with their Lochmuir salmon in mind I headed off to hunt down some Scottish snacks in Marks & Spencer

Here is what I've lined up for snacking on tonight. Pop into M&S on your way home and pick up some treats too, if you see something you like. 

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Shortbread £2.30 : Raspberry Presse £2.00

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Oat & Walnut Biscuits £2.00 : Red Cheddar £3.00 : Scotch Eggs £2.20

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Terrine £4.25 : Salmon Quiche £1.75 : Salmon Salad £4.00

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Big, tasty sandwiches £4.00

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