Life is a little bit up in the air at the moment, isn’t it?! All of the plans that we had for the first half of this year have gone out the window! Right now we are just focusing on enjoying this time together at home, staying well and doing what we can to make everything a fun adventure for Daisy. At the moment Daisy believes that she is home from school by choice, and seems very content just spending lots of time with Thomas and I. I’m really grateful for this, as it certainly helps us keep home a calm, relaxed and happy space the best we can during these worrying times. Today I want to share with you our plans for a relaxed family Easter. Items that were gifted to me for a mention within this feature will be clearly marked with a #.Continue reading
Good morning, Happy Friday. I hope you and your loved ones are keeping well. Doing my best to keep busy, and happy, here. I hope that this meal plan might inspire you to do the same for your family and make the most of some of the food that you already have at home.
Meal planning helps us to have low food waste which is really important to me. I feel really sad if we have to throw something in the bin, thinking of both the environmental impact and the fact that other people struggle to afford food. I am always trying to take steps to make sure we are avoiding overspending on groceries.Continue reading
Well hello, happy April! Goodbye to March, without a doubt the roughest month of the year so far! I am not feeling very confident that April will be any better but it doesn’t hurt to be optimistic does it?! I was debating whether I should share my aims but I have decided to be kind to myself, set smaller aims and just do what I can! Here are my aims for April 2020!Continue reading
Well… March was a blinking strange month wasn’t it! What a turn up for the books this one has been! Certainly a month I can’t wait to see the back of, and just for a change, I wish I could skip forward a few months! I’m sure I’m not alone in this feeling though so I won’t feel bad. My aims have been very hit and miss this month! Around the 20th of the month, when it became obvious that we would be staying home for the foreseeable my aims fell a little by the wayside, particularly as I have no childcare now! Anyway, here it is – my aims for March 2020 – the results!Continue reading
In our home, we LOVE a real hearty meal. Bacon mac and cheese pasta bake, chicken, spinach & filo pie and bolognese pasta bake are all hits with my family! Anything with lots of fillings, a rich sauce and cheese on the top hits that sweet spot for family mealtimes. This fish pie with leeks is a real Winter warmer, and a favourite of my daughters too. It is delicious served with butter potatoes, roasted vegetables or even just alone with a chunk of bread!Continue reading