Whenever we went walking in the mountains with my parents we’d have various sandwiches with us. It was always the rule to eat the ones with meat first, cheese as second and jam the last. The order was important, especially on the hot days, to make sure we don’t get food poisoning. Since […]
This is a second in what I hope will be a long series. I love old fashioned children’s rhymes and riddles and every Monday I will share two with you: one English and one Polish. The source of English rhymes is a wonderful book bought in a magical shop… The book is The Oxford […]
With Christmas shopping madness well and truly started I came across Aby’s (YouBabyMeMummy) question on Facebook: ‘What will you buy your child this Christmas?’. My first thought was that I didn’t have time to think yet. I commented that Little F’s gift will be me being around (I work full time and Daddy looks after […]
When I started blogging in May I didn’t have a clue. I really didn’t. I wrote my posts once a week, or even once a month. I checked them and rechecked them before posting. I tried to learn about SEO, as I thought that surely this is the way to get traffic to my blog. […]
You are feeling sleepy… You’re eyelids are getting heavy… This is not a hypnosis sessions just the everyday afternoon coma. Winter is especially hard to keep your energy levels up, without the energizing and motivating sunshine. Here are a few things I found very helpful in the battle with mid-day snooze.
I love little funny poems and nonsensical ditties for kids. I’m surprised how well I remember them after so many years! You don’t think you do, but as soon as you hear the first line the rest comes to you.
This is a veggie dish, but the lentils make it a very ‘meaty’ and satisfying meal. I have prepared this literally from what bits I could find lurking in our fridge. So not only this is a cheap dish, as it does not include meat, but it’s also great to cut your food waste. […]
Daddy wants to start running with Little F, so since a few weeks he is obsessively looking up sports and mountain buggies. This week he found one on eBay, which fitted the bill. The buggy was to be collected from Liphook, so we decided to make a day of it. We considered going all […]
This is not what you think. I’m not going to say that one of the great things about being vegetarian is waking up every morning and basking in self-admiration for not causing the animals to suffer. And it’s certainly not about making others feel bad about their lifestyle choices. This post is not about […]
A Scots/English poem may be an unusual start of a blog post, but do bear with me it will all become clear. Kidspoem/Bairnsangs By Liz Lochhead – Poetry it wis January and a gey dreich day the first day Ah went to the school so my Mum happed me up in ma good navy-blue napp […]