I went to Europe CBD Expo and it was so chilled for an event

If been to work events in the past and it’s always been so hectic. It’s pretty much normal to expect people running around trying to k,are sure everything is going right. There’s always an event manager having a panic attack somewhere because something hasn’t totally gone to plan. Last month I went to the EUROPE…

Summer Chicken Thighs in a Spinach & White Wine Sauce

I love leeks. They give the most deliciously creamy flavour and are just stunning with chicken dishes. Including this one that I had planned as a different recipe that developed into this one. I added wine, courgettes, onions, mushrooms and threw in some spinach and the end result was a very happy Sam doing an…

Emily loved the rainbow

In Ramsgate after a little rain last week, the sun hiding behind some clouds, we saw a rainbow. Emily loved it. Although it took a bit of convincing to try and look at it directly and not into a sea of cloud. But when we did, the fascination swept in and all the children looked…

Chicken and A Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Slow cooking might not be a bad idea some days when I’m extremely busy and whatnot but also quick and easy is needed too. I made this dish because one again I was a little bored, had a mixture of ingredients in my fridge and experimented a little. You all seemed to like the Creamy…

Childcare is so damn expensive

Emily’s nursery fees have gone up, not by a lot (although the original email nearly made me puke), and it’s amazing how expensive childcare is. Now that I am in full time employment (luckily remote), I added a few more hours to Emily’s nursery so that she could be fully entertained and in a educational…

Fish pie

My mum used to play a pretty good trick on me when I was a kid with fish pie, which i use still to this day in my very own version – a mix of breaded and white fish. I never liked fish beyond fish fingers, so getting me to eat something fishy was a…

I’ve decided to close my food blog

Wait! It’s not a terrible thing, although the heading may appear to suggest something is going terribly wrong, because it isn’t. I’m just trying to be a little more organised in one area rather than all over the place. So, I’ve decided to close my food blog and instead keep everything in one place for…

Do timeouts really exist when you’re this busy?

The last few weeks I’ve been mega busy with work. Whilst I’m really enjoying being back to busy again and taking on a new realm of time management, my body clock seems to still not be up to scratch with it all. To add to it, Emily hasn’t been feeling herself, another viral infection of…

After 8 years, we picked up right where we left off!

On Sunday I saw an old friend of mine. It had been 8 years since we last caught up. 8 years! And a lot has happened in that time. Currently living in Timor-Leste, Jen is living the high life with her boyfriend, 2 dogs and a great job. Jen was over for a work in…

I’ve been terrible at blogging recently

I previously wrote how my time is stretched now that I’m working full time, so that kinda just falls into this how having time to blog thing. I apologise! There I said it. I’m sorry. I just haven’t found much time to write anything, let alone sit for 10 minutes to think much! But I’m…

It’s summer, don’t ever forget wet wipes!

I made the terrible mistake of forgetting wet wipes the other day and my god it was an afternoon of water pouring over the side of the pram and praying we were closer to home whilst Emily bathed in her stickiness, oblivious to my panic. Before I had Emily the need for wet wipes never…

Why I’m a little in love with BAOBAO London

For the last year I have been drooling a lot over food accounts on Instagram and one that has always captured my attention, has always been Taiwanese restaurant BAOBAO London at BoxPark in East Croydon. After our visit, I’ll definitely be going back. For those of you who don’t know what this treasure of a…

Our trip to the walk-in minor injury unit

This is my second visit to a NHS hospital for a minor injury since Emily was born. Whilst it’s never ideal to end up in a walk-in or emergency unit of any kind, I’m thankful I’m not here more often. My child may think she’s GI Joe on occasion, but thankfully she’s not caused that…