Pancakes for dinner

So it’s Shrove Tuesday today, or Pancake Day.  Whatever you decide to call it, people are making pancakes today or tonight. A traditional way to serve them is with lemon juice and sugar.  I’ll admit, they’re undoubtedly tasty served that way.  Some people like to take the sweet flavours further by adding maple syrup, chocolate sauce, fruit, or all of the above. I’m a bit … Continue reading Pancakes for dinner

Mucky Change Bags and Brioche

It’s been a while since I’ve taken a baby-change bag out with me.  After gradually transitioning away from the cumbersome change-bag for many months, it dawned on me that I no longer have to carry half the stuff I used to when I had babies. Yet another sign that time is flying, eh? During my first pregnancy and those sweet months of anticipation of the … Continue reading Mucky Change Bags and Brioche

Magical Garden Restaurants

Ian and I have been doing recces of various places in our bid for finding a place to live.  Our voyages have taken us all over the southeast (and beyond) to some lovely places and some less lovely places.  It has been a learning experience, and we’re getting closer to making a decision and finding ‘home’. On a recent journey out towards the southeast corner … Continue reading Magical Garden Restaurants

One Weekend, Many Events

Last Friday I attended a two-day blogging conference called Britmums Live.  Held at London venue The Brewery, approximately 700 parenting bloggers attended the event, where they had the opportunity to connect with each other – live – as well as network with the selection of brands and PRs present. Luckily for me, you were probably either there, and if you weren’t, you’ve probably seen a … Continue reading One Weekend, Many Events

The Nonsense of Christmas

Right, I’ve got a bit of an ongoing bone to pick with Christmas.  I’m known to some of my best friends to be a bit of a misery, favouring a good old whinge over stuff that is supposed to be joyful.  And I will confess that this does extend to Christmas.  Firstly, let me clarify that there are some frivolous, superficial things that I like … Continue reading The Nonsense of Christmas

A Birthday at the Seaside

Last weekend, we celebrated my elder son’s 3rd birthday.  A whole three years has sailed by at breakneck speed since I held my first child in my arms for the first time… Anyway, he’s a November baby, so to celebrate his birthday we thought that it would be absolutely perfect to head to the coast to soak up some of the fine British weather on … Continue reading A Birthday at the Seaside

What to do on a Day to Myself

Since becoming a mum, my life has changed dramatically.  This is no revelation, as most of you either have children, or know people with children and can appreciate how your life is essentially no longer your own once you have kids.  This isn’t a complaint, I’m merely stating a fact. Getting out of the house on the most basic of trips always proves to be … Continue reading What to do on a Day to Myself