With our first real taste of summer this week, we have been spending a lot of time in the garden doing various crafts and activities. We’ve been checking out the wildlife in our homemade bug and ladybird hotels, making perfume with our scented leaves and flowers and I’ve been teaching them how to press them,… Continue reading Garden Activities & Crafts for Kids
Don’t be scared of risotto! It might need a bit of attention but if you can operate a wooden spoon, you can do it!! This easy recipe receives high praise in our house! The Boy even said that he liked it more than sausages- I need to say no more!! Though monkfish is expensive, the… Continue reading Easy Bacon & Monkfish Risotto
Being stuck in one place for any number of hours, with a toddler, is everyone’s worst nightmare! It’s a nightmare for parents of said toddler and potentially for everyone around you. Of course, if you are travelling on a plane that allocates seating on arrival, you can hope that your little bundle of joy is… Continue reading Hand Luggage Top Tips for Travelling with Toddlers
Here’s another fish recipe that’s gone down a treat in our house. We use hake as it’s cheap and mild in flavour but any firm white fish would also work with this recipe. The cheesy sauce is really quick and easy to make with store cupboard ingredients. Any left-over sauce can be used to top… Continue reading Hake in a Cheesy Sauce
This is the first in a series of posts to tackle strengthening your core and pelvic floor. The following exercises are for beginners and new mums, but look out for subsequent posts for progressions and more challenging exercises. The summer holiday is looming and we all want to look good in that bikini!! Spend 10 minutes… Continue reading Beginners Exercises to Tone and Strengthen your Core & Pelvic Floor in 10 minutes
This is a sneaky way to get your kids to eat different vegetables! I use it as a pasta sauce, as a dip for root veg chips or as a base for bolognese. Ingredients: 1 medium white onion 1 medium red onion Several cloves of garlic 2 peppers- your choice of colour 1 aubergine 1 large courgette… Continue reading Roasted Vegetable Pasta Sauce
The end-of-term strops are upon us! My three primary school aged children, have now officially changed their names to Stroppy, Grumpy & Tired! Towards the end of term it’s always the same and I really can’t see what they can possibly be getting out of them at school, as it’s like refereeing a grudge match… Continue reading Is Our Current School Calendar Working For You?
The kids love pancakes! This is a savoury fritter, using a basic pancake batter. It contains (hides) a good portion of veg, making it a meal on it’s own or just served with a little salad. It’s a great way to get the kids to eat spinach, one of the few veg they don’t (think… Continue reading Veg and Bacon Fritters