I know I share a common struggle with many of you… making healthy meals that are quick and easy to prepare and cook… and that the whole family will actually eat!
One of our family favourites is home-made beef Bolognese. Not very imaginative you might say, but I’ve mastered cooking it in under 30 mins when I get in from work; there’s enough for 2 nights dinner, it’s tasty and healthy and everyone eats it… winner winner beef dinner! Continue reading “RECIPE: Family-friendly Beef Bolognese #MeatMatters #Ad”
I was a bookworm when I was a child. I always loved books. My dad was a book editor, our house was full of books and I think it’s in my blood. I remember feeling delighted when my parents told me that I’d fallen asleep with a book in my hand!
Continue reading “Celebrating World Book Day #ShareaStory #ad”
I love a good spa and I’ve been lucky enough to try many over the years so I was well chuffed when my lovely sister bought me a spa treatment called ‘the Comforter’ for Lush Spa in Cardiff.
Continue reading “REVIEW: Lush Spa, Cardiff”
2019 will be the last full year of being in my thirties… crazy!
I want 2019 to the year I get fit again, like I used to be. I want us to have a year of fun… a garden we can all enjoy, holidays and short breaks.
Here’s 19 things I’m aiming for in 2019:
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Christmas has been and gone, we had a lovely few days, and now it’s time to reflect on this year and look forward to the next….
Continue reading “Review of the year 2018: our family life and top 5 blog posts”
Regular readers will know I love a charity shop bargain. This Christmas I’ve upped my game, I’ve bought loads of gifts for the boys from charity shops, local Facebook selling groups, and eBay.
Continue reading “Would you give your children second-hand gifts for Christmas?”
Getting socks for men for Christmas is pretty standard. It’s the default gift when you have no idea what else to buy… the perfect stocking filler.
But socks have also been a pretty boring gift. Until now.
Continue reading “Christmas gift idea for men: socks! Not just any socks….”
S recently had his 2-2.5 year old check from the health visitor.
She was due at 2pm which is usually his nap time, so I put him down for an earlier nap and woke him just as she was parking up. Unfortunately having to wake him meant he was a bit grouchy and not really on form…
The first words he muttered were ‘tv on’… great, thanks S, now she thinks I just plonk you in front of the TV all the time!
What she checked for:
Continue reading “S’s 2 and a quarter health visitor check: what to expect”
A few weeks ago we had what I think might be out best family holiday yet…. at Butlin’s! Who would have thought it!? I certainly didn’t know what to expect… but I was WELL impressed!
Continue reading “REVIEW: Just for Tots break in Butlin’s Minehead”
Cardiff Bay is one of our favourite places to go for a few hours out with our toddler boys…. and there’s sooo much to do there…..
Continue reading “25 things to do in Cardiff Bay with toddlers”