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, … More Quick and Easy Dinner: Pasta All’ Amatriciana
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 … More The Dinner Files: Nicola from Simply Homemade
I have a sweet tooth (and if I’m being perfectly honest I probably have more of a sugar addiction than a sweet tooth but anyhoo). When I am copping on and leaving the box of biscuits alone eating healthily (because we are not going to call it being “good” or being “bad”) I still like … More 5 Healthy Treat Recipes to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth
It’s good to look back before looking forward, to see what the year gave us. In going through old posts for this review of the year, inspired by Where Wishes Comes From’s ’16 from 16, I really was reminded what a positive year 2016 was for us. It’ll go down as a good one, and it’s … More 16 from ’16
I always say that I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I definitely use the time off over Christmas to re-evaluate things. It’s the same as the “back-to-school” resolution, or the “back from holidays” ones. Plans to improve myself, my health, my home and my work life balance. My non-resolutions look the same every year. … More A Trick to Help Make Resolutions That You Can Stick To
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” Fingers crossed. “‘Tis the season to be jolly” What if I’m not? Or the teething toddler isn’t? The whole perfectly happy Christmas thing is what we’re all striving for. Everyone together. Perfect food. All delighted. Photos of smiling families in matching outfits on Facebook. Videos of sons … More When Christmas Doesn’t Quite Go According to Plan.
I admit it, this year’s Christmas TV schedule doesn’t dazzle, there’s the usual formula of films, documentaries and Christmas Specials. I shared some of my choices for Christmas 2016 on the Marian Finucane Show radio programme last Saturday, but here are all my selections in detail. For the Kids We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, … More What’s on TV this Christmas ? (2016)