parenting · lifestyle

A summer to remember.

Someone told me that I will remember this summer for the rest of my life. "You only get one season with a baby, and just a few years with a toddler. Before you know it, you're back at work paying the bills. You end up missing so much of the good stuff; milestones pass you… Continue reading A summer to remember.

Desserts and Sweets · Recipes

Halloween cake.

It’s that time of year again when the ghosties and ghoolies come out to play, just as the leaves are starting to turn orange and the cold, dark nights draw in. Spiders webs glisten like diamonds in the frost and snarling pumpkins light the way… So why not get into that Halloween mood by baking… Continue reading Halloween cake.

Mains · Recipes

Bolognese

This is my recipe for the delicious Italian classic. Rich and filling with a generous glass of red wine thrown in. Mmmm... I have yet to meet a person who doesn't enjoy a big bowl of spaghetti Bolognese, ideally covered in copious amounts of cheese. The ingredient list may look lengthy but almost everything is… Continue reading Bolognese

Desserts and Sweets · Recipes

Easy Almond and Fruit Bread

Ingredients: 500g White bread mix 2tsp Almond essence 50g Desiccated Coconut 60g Sultanas 60g Chopped Apricots 1/2 tsp Baking powder 310ml Warm water 30g Ground almonds Small bit of milk. Method: Preheat the oven to 180oC. Place all of the ingredients except the milk into a large bowl and stir until well combined. Let the… Continue reading Easy Almond and Fruit Bread

Reviews

Zoku Product Reviews.

Hey there guys and gals. Last week I wrote a post about the first of six items which Burton McCall very kindly sent me; the PetLit LED light. Spoiler alert: overall I was impressed, even if my kitty's slight mental health issues prevented me from using it for it's intended purpose. It does however make… Continue reading Zoku Product Reviews.

lifestyle

The Mystery Blogger Award.

A celebration of other fantastic bloggers.

Desserts and Sweets · Recipes

Blueberry and Lime Sponge Cake

A lovely blueberry and lime sponge that is super quick and easy to make.

lifestyle · Mains · Mental Health · Recipes

Spoons and Burgers.

As you can probably guess from how well spaced out and whiney my posts have been recently, I've been feeling a tad rubbish and drained of all needed resources (and shits) to get a whole lot done. Having a crappy body and mind is equal to crappy everything else in life; sadly! An easier way… Continue reading Spoons and Burgers.

Recipes · Side Dishes

Simple Loaf of Bread.

      Here is a basic recipe for a good old fashioned loaf of bread. Georgeous slathered with butter and dunked in homemade soup or smothered in jam. Mmmmm bread! I would advice that you use this up within a few days or freeze it as it will go stale quickly due to the… Continue reading Simple Loaf of Bread.

Mains · Recipes

Honey and Mustard Roast Gammon Joint.

This makes a delicious main for any occasion. I usually make this on a lazy sunday or over christmas with; roast potatoes, a selection of vegetables and some homemade yorkshire puddings. The left overs are great in sandwiches and soups so you can easily get two or more meals from one chunk of meat. Ingredients:… Continue reading Honey and Mustard Roast Gammon Joint.

lifestyle

September’s plans and updates

Disclaimer: I may use affiliate links in this post. Hello to all you lovely people and welcome to my first monthly update. I know, I know... I'm a teenie bit late to the party on this one; being a four-month old blog. However; as I am really enjoying myself, I figured that it was high… Continue reading September’s plans and updates

Reviews

Review of the Nite Ize PetLit LED light

Disclaimer: I may use affiliate links in the attempt to keep my blog advert free and also these items were freebie samples. However the fact that I didn't have to put my hand in my pocket won't change my opinions in the slightest. The good will be celebrated like realising that there is good quality… Continue reading Review of the Nite Ize PetLit LED light

Mains · Recipes

Courgettes in a Tomato and Red Wine Sauce.

This is a nice, simple side dish that goes well with most meats and fish. I decided to have it as a side to my peri peri chicken and some pasta. It was very tasty with a slight amount of spice from the Chipotle coming through. This side dish can easily be frozen when cooled… Continue reading Courgettes in a Tomato and Red Wine Sauce.

Desserts and Sweets · Recipes

5 Minute Chocolate and Orange Pud.

You know when you REALLY fancy a chocolaty dessert but you really can't be bothered baking? Luckily for me I had a few bits and pieces lying around to make this little beauty in under five minutes. It's easy and tasty and will satisfy your sweetie cravings without having to wait all afternoon. I admit… Continue reading 5 Minute Chocolate and Orange Pud.

Health and Beauty · Mental Health · parenting

How to Cope With The Bad Days When You’re a Disabled Parent.

I kind of feel like a failure today. I'm overworked and seriously overwhelmed with the ridiculous schedule that being a parent brings. Never getting a break when one is due, fourteen plus hour days and never managing to stand (or sit) still for more than a few minutes at a time. Usually instead of catching… Continue reading How to Cope With The Bad Days When You’re a Disabled Parent.

lifestyle · Mental Health · parenting

Maternity Leave is Almost Over!

Hey guys, just a quick and be warned, slightly sweary post today. Still feel like crap from all the seizures and breathing issues but needed a quick OMG about it only being a week until I go back to work. Maternity goes so quick! Oh God, it's August. Shit it's actually mid August... How did… Continue reading Maternity Leave is Almost Over!