I quite like my weekly routine of getting weighed on Monday morning. This week I have lost another pound which is not bad at all considering rather too much indulgence in alcohol and Half-Term activities preventing me taking as much exercise as I would have liked. Here are
I have had a bit of a buying bonanza in recent weeks and days. I am going to show you some of my treasures later in this post but first a little rant. I sent an application off to volunteer in my local charity shop in early Summer. I
We can ignore it no longer. The man in the fully red suit will be here soon and our bells will be jingling. Kate over on the Kate Takes 5 blog asks us to list our Top Ten Christmas Toys of all time. What would you choose?
Joining in with one of my favourite blog hops where we celebrate our reasons for cheerfulness every week to keep ourselves in that sensible frame of mind that despite the challenges, we are in fact blessed. If you want to find out more, do check out http://mdplife.blogspot.com 1. I have
This comes highly recommended abd I am linking up with the Recipe Shed where you can find more delightful recipes including rice. Stage 1: the smooth Balti tomato sauce 2tbsp butter, or ghee 1 medium onion, roughly chopped 2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped 2tsp freshly grated ginger 2tsp Fairtrade organic curry powder 125g chopped tomatoes Add
Are you a would-be writer? There are lots of us out there and a fair few of us are bloggers I imagine. I write mainly on my blog and I want that to change. Are you like me happily blogging away whilst not really pursuing those other writing ambitions?
Britmums ask us about pleasure this week and as part of that we are to highlight the 5 blogs we love and why we like them so much. I have so many blogs that I read and enjoy that it is so difficult to narrow it down So
Meringue with vanilla cream & fruit You will need: 2 large baking trays Baking mat or baking paper Piping bag if possible 4 Eggs – separated 150g Billington’s Golden Caster Sugar ¼ tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract for meringue 150ml Double or Whipping cream ¼ tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract Raspberries, passion fruit or fruit of choice 25g Icing sugar Method • Cover the baking
6 precautionary measures every new parent should take As a new parent, the safety of your child will understandably be a top priority. Having little ones is a life-altering event. You might even start off with extreme paranoia about how childproof the world is. But you can easily take a logical
Currently the Mental Health care support for many women suffering with PND is totally inadequate and there needs to be a change. This is what the petition says: My wife Joanne (Joe) Bingley died on the 30th April 2010 when our beautiful baby girl, Emily Jane, was only 10
Blueberry and Vanilla Scones Ready in 25 minutes Makes 8 225g Allinson Nature Friendly White Self Raising flour Small pinch of fine salt ½ tsp baking powder 50g Billington’s Golden Caster Sugar, plus 1 tsp for sprinkling 75g unsalted butter, cubed at room temperature 75g fresh blueberries 2 tbsp soured cream 1 large free-range egg 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract To
A strange week on the bargain-hunting front with me actually spending dosh on Him Indoors instead of myself or the children. Do you like the title of this post by the way? I once worked/volunteered for Oxfam's Trading Division as a Regional Media Coordinator. They had a big menswear
It is Monday morning which means it is the day I weigh in. Last week, I hit one of those annoying weeks where I lost nothing and stayed the same. So this week I had to dig deep to stay motivated and on track. Things that helped this week included ... 1.
Welcome to a Listography where we don't have to think. This is great news as last week was a tough challenge thinking up 5 dates never mind 5 disastrous ones at that. 1. Halloween Carrot Cupcakes - I guess from this we can take it that I have
Joining in with Mich's blog hop over on the Mummy from the Heart blog at http://mdplife.blogspot.com Here are my reasons for smiling this week. 1. It is official. I will be speaking at Britmums Live next June which means that I have to actually turn up and is a great motivation