How to Make Your Commute Easier (or More Bearable)

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Commuting is hard. Whether you've chosen to commute so you can afford a bigger house or to be closer to family, or like me you lost your closer-to-home job and it was the only option, it takes its toll. These days in my new(ish) job I travel 80km each way to work. This for me … Continue reading How to Make Your Commute Easier (or More Bearable)

A 48-Hour City Break in Paris: Day 1

Sometimes, things happen for a reason. Other times, things happen and you wonder what the reason was. Back in February my friend who lives in the USA was visiting and told us that she  she would be attending a conference in Paris in October, and over a wine-fuelled dinner three of us agreed to go … Continue reading A 48-Hour City Break in Paris: Day 1

Week in Dinners – First of 2017

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I'm not great at meal planning, or certainly not for the whole week, and I find when I do life throws curveballs. That's why rather than sharing my meal plan at the start of the week (Like Life on Hushabye Farm's fantastic Meal Planning Monday series) I share after the fact. My dinners rarely go … Continue reading Week in Dinners – First of 2017

Broken Sleep, Broken Promise

There wasn't much sleep had in our house last night. My three-and-a-half year old seems to have reverted to the sleeping habits of a newborn and was let's say "wakeful" for many hours during the night. What started out as reassuring hugs degenerated into abrupt shouts to "get back into bed right now!" over the … Continue reading Broken Sleep, Broken Promise

Quick and Easy Dinner: Pasta All' Amatriciana 

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Everyone needs a quick, storecupboard dinner in their repertoire and this one came to us recently via a recipe printed on the side of a packet of pasta. I varied it slightly, and of course, if you have fresh chilis etc you could use them. This has now replaced our beloved carbonara on our dinner rota, … Continue reading Quick and Easy Dinner: Pasta All' Amatriciana 

Quick and Easy Dinner: Pasta All’ Amatriciana 

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Everyone needs a quick, storecupboard dinner in their repertoire and this one came to us recently via a recipe printed on the side of a packet of pasta. I varied it slightly, and of course, if you have fresh chilis etc you could use them. This has now replaced our beloved carbonara on our dinner rota, … Continue reading Quick and Easy Dinner: Pasta All’ Amatriciana 

The Dinner Files: Nicola from Simply Homemade

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Today we're joined by blogger and mum of five Nicola from Simply Homemade. Nicola's blog shares some great healthy family meals and sweet treats, so check it out HERE. Tell us about dinner time in your house- what time is it, where do you sit, who is there? Monday to Friday we generally have dinner around … Continue reading The Dinner Files: Nicola from Simply Homemade