Muscle food- Fish 

Muscle food- Fish 

I recently placed another order at Muscle Food, this time I decided to try out their fish range. I love Fish and Seafood but we hardly eat it so I want to incorporate more into our diets. 


This order cost £31.30 including delivery. I had a code for free delivery. I ordered a fresh fish selection which was £19, this included. 

  • 2 X 4-5oz Fresh Salmon Fillets. 
  • 2 X 4-5oz Fresh Tuna Fillets 
  • 2 X 4-5oz Fresh Swordfish Loins 
  • 150g Fresh Cooked & Peeled King Prawns 
  • 40g Herby Fish Rub 

I also ordered 

  • 500g – Fresh Fish Pie Mix 
  • 250g Sticky Maple Glaze Salmon 

The fish is all really good portion sizes and good quality. I’ll update as we try it all. 

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Muscle food 

Muscle food 

I was recently recommended Muscle Food by a few friends. We usually get our meat from a butchers but I was keen to try out a delivery service. 


I decided to try the Summer Extra Lean Meat Selection. This should have been £101.82 but was £55 including delivery. 

For this you got; 

  • 2.5kg of Premium Chicken Breast fillets. 
  • 2 X 6oz Irish Grass Fed Flat Iron Steaks. 
  • 2 X 6oz Great British Hache Steaks 
  • 2 X 6oz Dragon’s Fire Hache Steaks 
  • 2 X 400g packs of extra lean beef mince. 
  • 2 X 400g packs of chicken mini fillets 
  • 2 X Extra Lean Chicken Burgers 
  • 1 X pack of Low Fat Pork Sausages
  • 1 X pack of low fat Cumberland Sausages 
  • 1 X pack of Low Fat Back Bacon Medallions 
  • 1 X Tomato & Chorizo Sauce.


The meat arrived within the specified window in a box with insulating foil and cool packs so it was still chilled. 


It’s all vacuum packed and when you open the packaging the meat will expand. 


So far I have used the chicken this was really tasty & good quality. When I was chopping it you could tell it wasn’t just full of water and fat like a lot of supermarket meat. 

We also had the flat iron Steak, this was really good. It had minimal fat and was a good size. It’s the first time I’d tried this cut of steak and I was very impressed. 


There a lot of offers on the website so it’s worth having a look for one to suit you. 

Strawberry Picking at 

Strawberry Picking at 

On Sunday we visited  a lovely Farm, Claremont Farm about 20 minutes away from Chester. 


We loved the strawberry picking, the farm shop and the cafe. 


Finn had so much fun Picking the Strawberry’s and really got involved hunting for the best ones. There was a free tractor ride around the field which he loved. 2 big punnets came to just under £6, they are really tasty. 


The Cafe was lovely with an outside seating area.For a coffee, tea, 2 cakes and a Cookie & Milk it was £12. We all enjoyed it and you could tell they used quality ingredients. 


They host regular events like art class, cooking workshops and creative writing classes. They also hold a parent and toddler cooking class that I really want to try out. 


This is a lovely place to visit if you are in the area, I’d definitely recommend you check it out even if it’s just for the cake. 


We finished the day with an afternoon in the garden & setting up Finn’s swing. 

Cornwall, Day’s 5 & 6 and the journey home. 

Cornwall, Day’s 5 & 6 and the journey home. 

Day 5

Today we headed to Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, about 30 minutes from where we were staying. We didn’t do the full tour as we thought Finn would get fed up but we did the tractor tour. He loved this , he cried when we had to get off. This was £9 for the 3 of us and lasted about 15/20 minutes. Finn also loved the animals there. We stocked up on scrumpy & rattler Cyder for ourselves and to give as presents. Driving back we drove through Fistral Beach and Hollywell Bay, Finn was sleeping so we didn’t get out. They both looked like beautiful beaches so we will definitely visit here again when we return. 


In the evening we returned to The Old Custom House, we normally like to try different places but we knew they had tables and are child friendly. We really enjoyed our meals. I had a crab sandwich as I read it was a must try when in Cornwall. I wasn’t disappointed. We finished the evening with ice – creams by the harbour. 



Day 6 

We wanted a BBQ on our last evening so we headed to Padstow Farm Shop to stock up. I really wish we would have found this earlier in the week. The food was amazing, the meat was all really high quality and good prices. If you’re in the area it’s well worth paying a visit. 


In the afternoon we visited another beautiful beach, Tregirls Bay. This is another beach with nothing there but it was stunning. The views make it worth the walk. 


The Journey Home 

Before we made the journey home we had breakfast at Victorian Tea Room. We had a lovely breakfast at a reasonable price. I loved all the decor it was really quirky. 


The journey home took 10 hours, Finn slept a lot of the way as I think the week had tired him out. At times though it got quite stressful as the trafic was bad and it was quite hot. I think with hindsight we would enjoy a day out have  tea and then travel back early evening  after rush hour. 


Cornwall Camping Trip- Day’s 2, 3 & 4. 

Cornwall Camping Trip- Day’s 2, 3 & 4. 

We spent the week exploring the local town and a bit further afield. Finn slept surprisingly well in the tent, the only thing is he didn’t go to sleep until we went to bed. As we went to bed early anyway this wasn’t an issue. 



Day 2 

Finn woke early but he loved wondering round the campsite, in search of muddy puddles. We then drove to Newquay, I loved the beach but much preferred the quieter towns. We then went to Watergate Bay, this was a stunning beach. I could see why this is popular with surfers  I would definitely  visit here again. 


We finished the day off  with a visit to Rick Stein’s Fish and Chip shop in Padstow. This was expensive but definitely worth it. For 2 adult meals, 1 child’s a portion of curry sauce, mushy peas and bread it came to around £30. It was definitely the best fish and chips we have ever had. 

Day 3 

Today we visited Lands End, it took  about an hour and a half from Padstow. Lands End is free to enter but car parking is £6 this goes towards the preservation of the site. Lands End is stunning it is definitely worth a visit for the scenery alone. 
We then headed to St. Ives, this is another beautiful town. As it was late in the day we didn’t spend long here but I would definitely return. 


We then returned to Padstow for tea, we went to this pub Old Custom House. We all really enjoyed our meals, we had a Camembert starter to share, I had mussels and Stu had a pulled pork burger. Finn loved his macaroni and cheese. 


Day 4 

Today we got the ferry from Padstow to Rock, it only takes a few minutes but is well worth doing for the views alone. The beach is beautiful, it’s very quiet  but Finn loved just building sand castles and playing football! We stocked up from Chough Bakery before we went, the best Cornish Pasty we tasted in the week we were in Cornwall  (and we had an addiction). We then walked to the Mariner’s a lovely pub with amazing views back to Padstow. 


Cornwall Camping Trip- Packing, the Journey & Day 1. 

Cornwall Camping Trip- Packing, the Journey & Day 1. 

We have just returned from a Saturday- Friday camping trip in Padstow. We fell in love with the area, I’ve broke the trip up into 3 blog posts. 

Packing 

As I have mentioned in previous posts I am a massive overpacker, even more so knowing you can’t rely on the British weather. I packed about 11 outfits for Finn for 7 days, but we got really lucky with the weather and he could wear shorts and t-shirts mainly. The main things I found invaluable and would recommend to anyone camping with a toddler is a puddle suit. 
We had this mothercare one


This was perfect for when it had been raining, or for putting on first thing in the morning when the ground was still wet. Wellies were also a must as well.

Another item we found essential was a fleecey onesie, Finn doesn’t really like sleeping bags and kicks the blankets off. I knew this would keep him warm at night. 


This was the only one we could find, it was £9 from asda. We just cut the hood off for night time sleeping. 

The only thing I didn’t take enough are was pyjamas I thought Finn could re wear some but I’d definitely take a pair for each night. 

The Journey

It ended up taking us about 7 hours with 3 stops. We set off about 3.30 am which was perfect as Finn slept most of the way. We just stopped for nappy changes and a longer stop to let Finn have a walk round. I’d definitely do a late night or early hours drive again as it was so much easier than the drive home in the day coming back. We made it to Padstow for breakfast meaning we didn’t have to spend a fortune at service stations. 


When Finn wasn’t sleeping  in the car Peppa Pig on the iPad, or programs from BBC Iplayer kids helped to pass the time. 


The Campsite

We stayed at Padstow Touring Park which was a really good campsite with brilliant  facilities. It was about 1 mile from Padstow but the walk was through farmer’s fields. We did this once but it was difficult with the buggy. We tended to get the bus or drive. 

The shower facilities were spotless, there was always someone cleaning. There was also plenty of shower cubicles so we never had to queue. There was a family cubicle with baby bath. 

There was a small shop onsite which sold fresh pastries every morning. They also had different food trucks visiting in the evening and a few mornings a week. 

The whole campsite was really relaxed and peaceful. We will definitely stay here again when we return. 


Day 1 

The first day was quite relaxed as we had such a long journey down so we just got the bus into Padstow and wandered around the town. We had a bbq tea, the local tesco was a couple of minutes drive away so we could stock up.