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
Is it time to Spring into action as a Groovy Mum? Spring has arrived so let's seize all those ideas of new life and get our groove back, take on new challenges or just ensure we are improving our present and working towards a great future. Welcome to the Groovy Mums
I am joining in with the Britmums Prompt this week where we are asked to tell you about the best day with our family. When I became a mum, it felt like a lovely two had become a wonderful three. My son was a bonus, adding to an already fun
The Gallery theme this week is Inspirational People. Who has inspired me? There is the teacher at school who did not have a television and challenged my thinking. There is the solicitor who fought miscarriages of justice. There is the lovely Freddie Mercury who I admire for his creativity and his willingness to live
Are you trying to do any of the following? 1. Put yourself first occasionally 2. Rediscover your personality and interests 3. Reinvent yourself 4. Live with sparkle Some mums lose themselves a bit in the midst of all the business (chaos) of being a mother. This blog hop encourages them to return to old
I love those days where my Dad says "Take your time" when I visit the charity shop. The children are in school, Him Indoors is in work and the wifey type person will play. I have always enjoyed bargain-hunting and it is even more fun now knowing I can share
Lots of great things have come my way since I started blogging. Blogging has helped me actually do what I want to do which is to write every day. Blogging has helped me deal with the emotions surrounding my mum's illness and death. Blogging has introduced me to a
I jumped on the scales this morning which is now my Monday morning routine. Had I lost weight? Nope. I have had a good week on the whole sticking to the healthy eating plan. I did have my Friday fish and chips splurge with my Dad. It is
To have 5 disastrous dates, you have to have actually had five dates in the first place. This may be a struggle in my case and even if I can think of 5, it would be a bit of an admission to say that they were all disasters.
This week, I have decided to take a break from reflecting on memories of my late mum. Dad was saying a few months ago about how life has changed through social networking. In the old days, you might hear of the passing of a former school peer years after the
Spider Cup Cakes Chocolate Cup Cakes decorate them with liquorice legs, great for Halloween! Ingredients Makes 12 cakes C 100g plain chocolate 4tbsp golden syrup 150g unsalted butter, softened 80ml double cream 150g caster sugar 100g milk chocolate 20g cocoa, sifted 100g plain chocolate 3 eggs, beaten 3 tbsp Rachel’s Greek Style Natural Bio Live
Halloween Carrot Muffins Preparation: 20mins Cooking: 25mins Makes 12 200g/7oz soft light brown sugar 200ml/7floz sunflower oil 2 medium eggs 200g/7oz plain flour 2.5ml/1/2 tsp baking powder 2.5ml/1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda pinch of salt 5ml/1 tsp ground cinnamon 200g/7oz carrots, peeled and grated 50g/2oz walnut pieces, chopped 5ml/1 tsp vanilla essence For the icing: 225g/ icing sugar, sifted 25g/1oz unsalted butter 75g/3oz chilled full
For those who do not yet know, the Getting Your Groove Back Blog Hop is for mums who want to rediscover the woman they used to be or to reinvent themselves altogether. The aim of the blog hop is to share stories and to celebrate changes in our lives
Thought I would have a go at Listography organised by the Kate Takes 5 blog this week looking at bad jobs. Here is my list. 1. Placement in a Company Law Department of a Solicitors' Firm. I wanted to be a lawyer ever since watching Crown Court on the telly.
PUMPKIN SOUP WITH LOSELEY SUMMER MEADOW BUTTER Pumpkin soup is ideal for warming cold hands for Halloween particularly when served in mugs. INGREDIENTS Loseley Summer Meadow Butter 25g (1oz) Onion 1, peeled and chopped Carrot 1, peeled and chopped Peeled Pumpkin 350g (12oz), roughly chopped Milk 750ml (1 ¼ pints) Salt and freshly