It doesn’t seem that long ago, that we went to Paris for a weekend and came home two weeks later my left hand sparkling, both sporting big wide smiles and bubbly drinks. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I tried on all those ivory dresses and weeks later bought the very first one I had tried.… More Ten Years On
My favourite dinners to feed my family are healthy(ish) ones that everyone eats. If they’re quick that’s a bonus. This isn’t a recipe, it would be cheeky to call it that, it’s more a meal idea, or a way to ensure that everyone eats. Some might say it’s pandering to fussy eaters, but my attitude… More Pick and Mix Pasta: A Quick Dinner That Pleases All The Family
We’ve had two birthday parties in this house (Yes, actually in this house, our attempts to outsource either one this year were met with derision) in the last two weeks. There have been many, many small boys and girls running and bouncing around the place (and off the walls). I won’t do the usual thing… More A Spiderman Party for a Five Year Old Superhero
You know when you find a recipe, and you mean to try it and then you do and you’re surprised how nice then you realise it was so easy to make that you make it twice a week? And it’s healthy too, and the kids love it? No, it’s not a fairytale, it’s these banana… More Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
A few weeks ago I received a copy of “All in the Cooking”, which has recently been reprinted by O’Brien Press and The Educational Company, for review. I loved the original, or as it happens the metric edition, when growing up. It was very well thumbed in our kitchen and my mum still has… More Cookbook Review and Giveaway: All in the Cooking
A small boy has been on my mind all day, invading my thoughts, stopping me from doing anything else. I can’t shake his image out of my mind. I’m close to tears thinking about him. This boy isn’t one of my own small boys, he’s from a different part of the world. The newspapers tell me… More Migrants are People Like Us, and Their Kids. They Need Our Help.
As I type there is a small boy dressed in stripes pyjamas bouncing around his bed upstairs. Every now and then he has an urgent request for parental intervention, or he drops something very loudly so that his daddy or I make the journey up the stairs to investigate. As I pass his room to… More Cool Enough for Big School