Month: December 2016

Great Ways to Stay Motivated

Great Ways to Stay Motivated

When I thought about writing this post, it was about exercise, but really it could be about anything. Just change the goals and targets to reflect your needs. I started the couch to 5k program last march, when The Girl was just 4 months old. […]

Fitness Tips For Busy Mum’s

Fitness Tips For Busy Mum’s

Remember when you were younger and had all the time in the world? You could spend hours in the gym if you wanted. If you were like me, you didn’t, you went out instead. And then complained about what you now realise was a pretty […]

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

I’m not a huge fan of new year’s resolutions. I find, like most people, I make these huge declarations of things I want to change, or achieve. Try really hard for a month (or about 4 days) and then totally forget about them. Sometimes because […]

Salt Dough Decorations

Salt Dough Decorations

Salt dough is not my strong suit. It generally kind of…cooks. It puffs up a bit, then snaps. Or it goes soggy. I did some Santa handprints last year, which went remarkably well (and also, omg when you put your kids hand in them the […]

Cheddar, Onion and Rosemary Focaccia

Cheddar, Onion and Rosemary Focaccia

Up until 3 weeks ago, I’d only ever made plain white bread. Then something happened and I went slightly bread crazy! I’m being slightly experimental and just trying things. So, this might not be quite right, it’s quite a bit different from the only other […]

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

I’ve been thinking a lot about Christmas traditions. How my own have changed through the years. When I was young all my presents were left outside my bedroom door, then I went in to my mum and dad’s room to open them. Now as an […]

What to Expect from the School Nativity

What to Expect from the School Nativity

I’ve just been to my second school nativity. It was, interesting. The Boy did a very good job of his lines. It was a year one and two production, and we were proud to see that he was one of a few year ones that […]

My 10 Favourite Things About Christmas

My 10 Favourite Things About Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching. In some ways, it seems to be closing in ridiculously fast. In others, it seems like absolutely ages since I wrote that first Christmas post. I’m still not feeling overly Christmassy. I’ve finished all my shopping, the tree is up, and […]

Sausage and Tomato Pasta

Sausage and Tomato Pasta

Yes, it’s another sausage recipe! Sausages are great, kids love them, they’re easy, and you can do so much with them. This is a simple, filling, midweek dinner, with loads of vegetables and flavour. Ingredients 8 Sausages 2 Cloves of garlic 1 Onion 1 Red […]

Sea Salt and Rosemary Focaccia

Sea Salt and Rosemary Focaccia

What’s the difference between a focaccia and a ciabatta? I wasn’t entirely sure what this was, but a bit of googling revealed a Paul Hollywood recipe for focaccia which is similar. And I’m willing to concede that he probably knows more about bread than I […]