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Our Favourite Five – July

It’s been a busy old month – M did indeed get chickenpox from his brother and sadly had to miss Night Garden Live. E had fun at his first summer […]


Pork Escalope with swede mash

This dish is perfect after a hard days work and it’s so easy to make. Serves 4 Ingredients Low calorie cooking spray12 lean pork escalopes 300ml boiling chicken stock 1/2 […]


Slimming World #4

We chopped and changed our meal plan quite a bit last week. We were invited to a very impromptu dinner over at one of E’s school friends when he broke […]


Essential wordpress plugins for blogging

This is a list of my essential WordPress plugins that I use for blogging. It’s been sitting in my drafts for ages and I have finally gotten round to finishing […]

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Win Chuggington on DVD – now closed

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that my boys LOVE trains so when we were given the opportunity to have a sneak preview of […]


Harissa Chicken

We cooked this in the oven the first time round but we then used the remaining paste for a second batch on the barbecue. I think this is going to […]


Slimming World #3

I’ve had a pretty rubbish week last week what with it being the time of the month (tmi) amongst other things. I was constantly feeling hungry and all I wanted […]


A lovely saturday…

This post is a little later then expected but chickenpox gate is finally over!! Two and a bit weeks of the boys being confined indoors but we can finally close […]


Slimming World #2

So two weeks in and its been a good week (of sorts). Physically I have felt more of a difference in myself which is probably partly to do with the […]


Pork meatballs in roasted vegetable sauce

This pork meatballs recipe is another from Slimming World and its absolutely delicious with hidden veggies. It’s perfect for families – my boys loved this dish and asked for seconds! […]


8 Photos of Happiness

I was tagged by the lovely Stevie over at A Cornish Mum to do this lovely 8 photos of happiness post so here we go… Pre-marriage and pre-babies, hubby and […]


Wicked Wednesdays 08-07-15

Because I didn’t carry him home from the school run. (This was pre-chickenpox) Linking up to #WickedWednesdays by the lovely Emma over at Brummy Mummy of 2. She hosts this weekly […]


Lentil and Chorizo Stew

I mentioned this delicious dinner in my Slimming World update yesterday and thought I would share the recipe. It’s an easy dish to rustle up after a hard day’s work! […]


Slimming World #1

Typically that I decided to start Slimming Word in the hottest week of the year so far. Things like this always seem to happen to me for some reason. I […]


Read with me – June roundup

Over half way into the year already and as I write this we are in the midst of a heatwave!! Which is great… but oh my god how warm is […]


The curse of the comforter

M has had a blue elephant comforter called Henry since he was a baby. Being baby number two I knew it was unwise to only have the one comforter so […]