I get a lot of joy from pouring over the cookbook section in a bookshop and although I buy most of the 'stuff' in my life online, cookbooks are the exception to the rule. I have to see them in the flesh. I like to flick through them, looking for recipes that pique my interest and weighing up the likelihood I'll actually make anything before parting with my cold, hard cash. Having said all this, I haven't splashed out on a new one in ages, until last week that is when I stumbled into Waterstones for a casual browse, as you do, and was immediately struck by 'Perisana'. I'll admitRead More
I found myself deciding to make homemade muesli bars for the kid at eight something pm. This is when it dawned on me that I really had become 'that' mum. You know the one that does a weekly shop in Wholefoods and only feeds their kids sugar-free, organic, homemade stuff painstakingly made from scratch? Well once I had that realisationRead More
I'll be honest, it's not often I'm sans baby on the weekends. Scratch that. It's not often I'm sans baby any day. So, when my mate Hells invited me out solo for a slap up brekkie on the Bank Holiday weekend I could barely contain my excitement.Read More
Becoming a parent is a funny thing.
It changes you in ways you never even thought possible. I'd go so far as to say it totally plays with your sense of identity. People often split their life talking about life pre-parenthood and post. Life 'before' almost becomes the stuff of legend: lie-ins, leisure time, spontaneity, travel, sex, disposable income and, for most, going out and partying. Life after becomes consumed, rightly, with theRead More
It's been a rather hectic week around these parts. Junior turned from a baby to a one year old which simultaneously kick started a sleep regression leaving us all a little frazzled and emotional. There were cries of 'Awww our little baby's grown so quickly' *sob sob* promptly followed by hair pulling and frustrated mumbling through firmly gritted teeth of 'Aggggh I cannot believe he won't sleep. WHY WON'T HE SLEEP?!Read More
Mid week meals *sigh*. Such uninspiring things at times. You know the one when you've got in from work, put the kid to bed, finished off that bit of work you needed to do. you're SHATTERED and, if you're anything like me, starting to get hangry and there's just no mental capacity left to decide what to cook? Well on the whole this is why I try and pre plan all my weekly meals and shop accordingly but life just ain't always like that is it? When inspiration is thin on the ground and I need to produce something greatRead More