My weekly round up 18/11/13 – 23/11/13

This week has been exciting in some respects due to me re-starting this blog, it is something that I love to do and I can see that I am getting page views so I know that someone out there must be reading my ramblings! If you like my blog I would love to hear from you so please do not be shy! On the flip side, I have had quite a hard week when it comes to family life as[Read more]

I could not live without my fridge freezer!

When asked the question which household appliance could I not live without my first thought, like most, was none of them! But on reflection I suppose I could live without most modern items that we have now as our great grandparents once did. While I greatly admire what my nana went through during the war, keeping house with none of today’s luxuries, I am sure that if she could of chosen to use the items that we use today she[Read more]

One for the freezer

Of course in an ideal world I would cook everything from scratch but in the real world, I do not always have the time so I’m always on the look out for nice and easy dinners that I can keep in the freezer for when I’m short on time and in need of something simple. Well, I have found something perfect for that purpose in the winter months. It is a chicken hotpot from Iceland and it only costs £3!![Read more]

Listography – 80’s and 90’s gameshows.

I have found a game where you are given a topic and you have to list your top five which I think sounds fun, so I have decided to join in. I hope that you will find these fun to read as well. Todays listography is – top 5 80’s and 90’s game shows. This is quite hard for me as I must admit that I have always been a fan of game shows and I do think that UK game[Read more]

I’m back!!

Hello everyone 🙂 I am back in the land of blogging and I intend to stay! I must apologise to my regular readers for disappearing and not explaining my absence. I feel very bad and I also realise that it was not a good start to a fairly new blog. I fell ill with my depression and CFS (although the doctors are not sure which was the problem or if it was both as they present very similar symptoms!) so[Read more]

My weekly round up 21/07/13 – 27/07/13

The early part of this week was spent on preparing for the summer holidays. Now that we are in the summer holidays I thought that I would write a day by day account with a few photos to give you a clear idea of how we spend our summer holidays. Day one – Wednesday 24th July. Today we spent the morning cooking chocolate crispy cakes and chocolate pancakes. The crispy cakes are from a recipe that I have had for[Read more]

Potato printing

Sometimes in life, it’s the good old simple ideas that really are the best!Yesterday we decided to do some painting so we got everything out only to find that we did not have any paint brushes (due to the older two taking them and then not putting them back!) so as I had some potatoes that were looking a bit past there best, I decided to cut some shapes into the potatoes to make potato stamps. FJ, my little one, absolutely[Read more]

The start of the summer holidays!

Today is the children’s last day at school before the holidays, so at 3pm today it is officially the start of the summer holidays!! Things have been quite serious at home for quite a while now due to my health issues and other family problems so I am determined to make the next 6 weeks as fun and family orientated as possible to help get us back to enjoying each others company and having a laugh together. I think that[Read more]

The importance of meal planning.

I think that it is really important to plan your main meals each week in advance for a number of reasons. To start with, it stops you standing in your kitchen with hungry children wondering what on earth you are going to make each night. It can save you money as you know what you need, so helps to avoid impulse buying and it also stops you from turning to take-a-ways when you do not know what to cook. You[Read more]

My weekly round up 14/7/13 – 20/7/13

My top 3 highlights of the week. * Attending FJ’s first ever sports day.* Winning another competition!* Giving the girls their week one summer holiday booklet. Attending FJ’s first ever sports day last Monday was a very special mummy moment and for once we actually had lovely weather. I suppose if anything, it was a bit too hot, but the school were very good about keeping the children hydrated and making sure that they all had sun hats and sun cream so[Read more]