Carrot and coriander soup with cheese and tomato ciabatta


With the Autumn well and truly arriving in the UK, complete with blustery winds and enough rain to cause floods to what where our local villages, now is the time to be making the most of movie days, closing the curtains and getting tucked up under cosy blankets. TJ Hughes sent me some bits to help us get prepared for Autumn. TJ Hughes is a discount department store specialising in home, fashion, fragrance and cosmetics, garden furniture, technology and electricals. They offer premium brands at up to 70% off RRP.


Lucas and I tucked up on a chair with blanket over us


Lucas and I had a lovely relaxing day together at my parents and decided to make lunch for them. We made carrot and coriander soup for lunch with the Tower soup maker we received. We followed a recipe from BBC good food and it was absolutely delicious. Lucas really enjoyed making it with me, sitting at the worktop, chopping carrots up. The soup maker was incredibly easy to use, you simply chop all the ingredients and place them in the soup maker, you turn it on, deciding whether you want it chunky or smooth. We chose smooth and within 21 minutes, the soup maker had blended and heat the soup up to perfection. It couldn’t be any more simple and it was easy to clean after too! The soup maker can also be used as a blender or to make smoothies and milkshakes.


Wax burner lit showing flame


To go with the soup, we made some toasted ciabatta sandwiches with cheese and tomatoes on the Quest delux health grill. The health grill was as simple as the soup maker to use, featuring an adjustable thermostat, non stick plates, a hinged, adjustable lid and indicator lights for ‘Power on’ and ‘Ready to cook.’


Fairy light lit up vases


After a delicious lunch, what more could you want but to get snuggled up under a blanket to watch a film (Halloween and Christmas family films are my favourites). We got the teddy bear throw which is supersoft and makes a great finishing touch for Autumn, Winter decor. To complete our relaxing theme, we also got a wax burner to fill the room with a warming vanilla and coconut scent. Winter decor isn’t complete without some twinkly lights so we also chose some gorgeous LED glass jars to transform the room with warm ambient lighting.

If you fancy treating yourself to some new appliances or some accessories for your home to welcome Autumn and get ready for Winter, TJ Hughes have very kindly offered one lucky reader the chance to win a ยฃ60 voucher to spend. Enter using the app below x

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Getting ready for Autumn with TJ Hughes


172 Comments on Being Autumn ready with TJ Hughes

  1. This would be great to put towards Christmas as TJ Hughes is one of my favourite places to buy presents.

  2. Wowm what a lovely prize I love TJ-Hughes they always have some lovely things in there for the home.

  3. Our local TJ’s stock such a huge range of products at great prices, it’s always a pleasure to shop there.

  4. A truly Wonderful prize. T J Hughes stock a great variety of products. If won, we would go Christmas shopping to T J Hughes. Nice to be able to buy some useful gifts.

  5. This would be fab to get a new rug and a cosy blanket for the winter to snuggle up in the evening watching tv xx

  6. You can’t beat a bit of T J Hughes and this would really help for Christmas presents. I also have birthday presents to buy for – all my family have theirs this time of the year.

  7. yes, every season has soething wonderful to offer, and snuggling under cosy throws is one of autummn and winters – have not been to tj hughes for a while, so would love to re-visit their store – with some fab vouchers to spend xx

  8. I’m not much keen on this time of the year so I will do plenty of self care with cozy nights, chocolate and hit milky drinks. I would love some extra goodies to treat myself

  9. Ooh fantastic giveaway…. Perfect to put towards Christmas for the kids or treat myself to an air fryer ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. TJ Hughes is an awesome place to shop especially at Christmas as you never know what bargains you can find.

  11. Great giveaway, and just in time to help out with all those extra gifts for the grandchildren for christmas! Fingers crossed x

  12. I’ve had a good look on their website and it’s absolutely brilliant! The prices are great too. I would put this towards Christmas presents but I’d have to also treat myself to some new bedding. Thanks, great giveaway!

  13. Thanks for the giveaway and brand intro. I had heard of this retailer but had no idea what a varied and attractively priced offering they had.

  14. Soup and toasted sandwiches sounds like the perfect comfort combination. I could do with a soup maker too to encourage me to make it myself more x

  15. I love to dip toast in mulligatawny and tomato soups, buttered toast though the butter melts and makes it sweeter

  16. Lovely prize love there throws we like ham rolls with chicken noodle soup, the kids love dipping their sandwiches into the chicken noodle soup

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