I haven’t written here in a while. Life is busy. But, I don’t want to neglect my writing space, so here I am making time.

2019 was a lot of things to me, busy and overwhelmed were probably the two feelings that consumed it — saved no doubt by flying half way round the world to spend Christmas and the beginning of 2020 in New Zealand. It was amazing, no just the country, but the family time and the escapism from the day to day.

As a social media consultant you might find it strange for me to say I…


Do you ever worry that the anticipation for something, isn’t going to quite live up to the excitement before it arrives, well, there was no need to worry about my first trip to The School of Artisan Food.

I’d been booked on the Home Dairy Skills course since earlier on this year, and September seemed so far away.

Even the drive up to the old coach buildings on the north Nottinghamshire estate didn’t disappoint. …


I thought long and hard about whether to enrol on the Digital Mums Social Media Management course, I’ve been in my current role for nearly 10 years, and although I enjoy the job, I didn’t want to get stale, I wanted to keep my skills updated. I work for a charity, which can be all consuming at times so, 2 years ago when I first heard about digital mums, through the lovely Mother Pukka, I was working full time, and had a two year, a house, a husband, a dog and some sort of social life, I knew the I…


If you’ve been with me from the start, you’ll remember that back in January I shared why Notts on Toast was more than just toast, and since then I’ve been in a whirlwind of maternity leave, food, studying, more food and meeting some great people.

Notts on Toast started life as part of a project, to support the studying I was doing for my diploma in Strategic Social Media Marketing with DigitalMumsHQ which is now concluding, but, I’m having way too much fun to give up Notts on Toast, so it’s sticking around and I thought it would be a…


A fork fight over that last bit of Cake with her husband, Simon is where Hayley thought of the name for her successful cake business.

All Mine Cakes launched in 2013, from humble beginnings. Hayley was a deputy sister at the Queens Medical centre, but had a passion for cake and decided to approach Newfield Diary for a Saturday job, an unlikely match, but one which led her to baking their cakes, and then to taking on wholesale orders.

Following the decision to leave her job, Hayley started a Friday cake club. As her drive has always been to enable…


Taking pride of place on the high street in Radcliffe on Trent, The Atrium Bar & Kitchen makes great use of the old bank, you can even dine in the old vault, complete with huge concrete walls, and the lyrics from the clash’s “bank robber” adorning them.


Four generations of the Stoppard family have been butchers, with their first shop in South Normanton back in 1870, current owners John & Lesley have over 40 years experience, and were enticed out of ‘retirement’ to open a butchers in the market town of Southwell, during summer 2018.

Image from Bramley Newspaper

We’ve been using them for our meat for a number of years now, there is always a good choice and it’s difficult to find better.

John and his team are really passionate about what they do, he often makes the short drive to Newark Livestock Market to personally select the beef he…


Please read terms carefully before entering the competition. Entering the competition constitutes an acceptance of these terms and conditions.

The promoter of this competition is Notts on Toast

Who can enter?

  • The competition is open to any residents of the United Kingdom
  • We reserve the right to exclude serial competition entrants who have entered more than 4 competitions in the last month.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition

Dates of competition

The competition opens at 8pm Thursday 21st March 2019, and runs until 8pm on Thursday 28th March 2019.

Entrants can enter at…


Have you noticed the newest social media ‘challenge’ #10yearchallenge where people have been posting a photo of themselves in 2009 and one from now….I’ve loved seeing them, and as you’d expect some funny memes have surfaced.

Would our british countryside look like this if it wasn't farmed? Photo: Alamy

I got thinking about how much our food habits have changed in the last ten years, I certainly wasn’t eating smashed avocado on toast in 2009! Like good fashion, it usually comes round again, maybe we get to call it vintage, well it seems that’s what’s happened with Food.

Back in 2009, due to the economic down turn more families resorted to eating at…


I’m making it my mission to champion the amazing selection of artisan food and drink producers from the county of Nottinghamshire.

I’m a mother of two little ones, living the ‘countrylife’.

Notts on Toast

Mother of 2, living the country life, on a quest to champion artisan food & drink producers in Nottinghamshire. linktr.ee/nottsontoast

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