I have done my Christmas Shopping. There, I said it.

Let’s settle this now… It’s never too early to start. Ever. 10 years ago, I think I would of waited until 7pm Christmas Eve, to drag myself to some hell of a high street and just do it. A rush buy for all the family. Fast forward to the beginning of December and I can…

And just like that, Emily turns 3.

Hello Three. Wild and three. Who can believe my little, but not so little, Emily is now three. Gosh, hasn’t that time flown? I’m really not sure where that time has gone. It’s gone by way too quickly. Like a flash if I’m honest. I can still remember being told in a swift jiffy that…

Sunflowers and Smiles

A couple of months ago with what seems like an eternity, the weather was glorious. For a few days there was some really harsh days of rain, so it was nice that one afternoon able to go out in a light sweater and enjoy the day. It was also the perfect day to visit the…

I was in the Minor Injuries Unit, this time for me!

What is it with us and hospitals recently? Last month, Emily was rushed to hospital with a high temperature and suspected sepsis of the lung, that thankfully was just a chest infection. But still a terrifying 13 hours. Roll on a few weeks, and I was in Deal’s minor injuries unit for my eye for…

I’ve nearly done all my Christmas shopping

Yeah I know what you’re going to say, but it’s not that terrible that I’m that organised is it? I fear I’m way more excited than Emily. But then I suppose, she’s not even aware it’ll be happening soon, apart from I suppose the few retailers shoving Christmas in our faces. There’s a few reasons…

Spicy Chinese Pork Stir Fry

I have a newfound love for pork mince at the moment. I can do so much with it. The other week it was pork and courgette meatballs this week it’s all about how easy it can sort out a quick and simple dinner packed with veggies and flavour. This dish was a last minute dish…

Tarragon and Mint Chicken Casserole

I love this dish. My mum made it for me after experimenting in her kitchen one evening bored. I tried it, fell in love and have cooked it for Sam who loves it as much as I do. You don’t need much tarragon and dried works so much better for giving the flavour instead of…

Spaghetti Bolognese on a budget

Cooking on a budget is possible when feeding the family. Everything in this dish was already in my cupboard. If you buy dried herbs they last longer, same as a pack of onions over the bigger 3-pack you get in supermarkets. You can use frozen onions and peppers if preferred and all the sauces and…

Time to talk about the worst kept secret.

Argh, what’s she saying? I think it’s time. Time to talk about the worst kept secret. It seems to be the talk in the press recently, but mainly for the wrong reasons. Whilst most brands are shouting from the rooftops it’s perfectly OK to wet yourself, when it isn’t, I for one am happy to…

Soft play on rainy days – what fresh hell is this?

Soft play. It’s two words dreaded by parents but loved by children of all ages. It’s a bizarre place where adults take their children in a desperate bid to exhaust themselves. This is what I did on Sunday. It chucked it down Saturday night and continued to do so throughout the morning. With mum down…

Greek Potatoes

These were delicious. I loved them so much, I’ve made them a few times since and still can’t get enough of them. Preparation: 20 minutes Roasting: 35-45 minutes  Ingredients:  • 1KG Potatoes, peeled, diced • 4 garlic cloves, minced • Salt and pepper to season • 3 tbsp dried oregano • 1/4 cup chicken broth…

Does baby brain still happen 2.5yrs later?

Is this just me or anyone else still carrying on with baby brain a few years since having their child? I’m genuinely interested. If not, I’m still cruising with it and I have no idea why! Before I had Emily I heard everyone talk about ‘baby brain,’ where new mums had the ability to completely…

Irish Sausage with Mushroom and Onion Gravy with Colcannon

 I hate waste, it’s something that’s been instilled in me since I was a kid. There is no need to waste, so why do it? So with my white cabbage, red cabbage, potatoes and spring onions I needed something to cook that will use up all three and what better way than to make the…

Sea Bass with a Greek twist

For years fish never really did it for me. Even though my mum insisted it was healthy, I always said I hated fish. Weirdly a bad experience was for life and all I’d accept fish wise was fish fingers. Strange, seeing as some fish fingers aren’t exactly all fish. But, when I became pregnant, I…

Autumn Bucket List

Whilst the burning sun has refused to quit a few times over the last few weeks (I am not complaining!), I am so happy that autumn is here. The mornings and evenings are darker, crisp fresh air feels your lungs and the besutiful leaves litter the pavements in all their wonderful glory. Autumn is here…