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…

We’ve finally got an NHS dentist

I’m sure you’ve read in recent months the big change up with dental surgeries in the Kentish area. A lot of counties have seen an increase in dental surgeries closing down which has proved a nightmare for most people. Our dentist in Ramsgate close last year with just a few weeks notice given. In total…

A Mediterranean Dinner with friends

A few weeks ago we had friends over for dinner. I love a good dinner party and it’s nice to have friends over to enjoy good food, drink and music. As always I had planned this weeks in advance, actually a month or so in advance. We had mentioned a few dates but with summer…

I’m not a football fan, but…

Ok, admittedly, I’ve never really been a football fan, it’s just not something that has ever interested me. I have dated throughout my life guys that feel passionately about football and it’s always been something I’ve been dragged to but still, nope, not interested. A few years ago, first date jitters with Sam slowly going…

A Father’s Day Message…

Throughout my 33 years, I’ve had men who have played strong roles in my life. Since my father passed in ’97, my grandad played a huge role, my mum’s partner has done so for the last 6 years and the last 2 & 1/2, Sam, my partner has played his with Emily. I am so…