Greetings from an Uncomfortable Exercise Bike šŸ™ˆ

I write this post from the comfort of an exercise bike sat in my garage at 6am, a sentence I never thought I would have to even consider as true. However, having been woken up at 5.20 by the wee one I thought I would make the most of being up so much earlier than…

Playgroup and Painting

Yesterday morning was toddler group. We have been going to one at a local church for over a month now and the girl loves it! She has made a couple of friends and thoroughly looks forward to it, getting incredibly excited whenever we pass the church hall! For once she actually napped after play group,…

A lazy rainy Monday

Today the weather has been rubbish and rainy. So the girl hasn’t got dressed, because why make myself extra washing when we planned from first thing this morning to hide in our house! This was partially because of the weather and partially because I was awake before 5.30 and that is something I am not…

Turning 30 and a trip back home

The weekend just past saw a momentous occasion in my life, I turned 30! As is depressingly true of all birthdays as we get older, being 30 feels very much the same as 29…and 28 etc etc. Normally nothing much happens on my birthday but this year we travelled back to Nottingham to see family…

Yoghurt Pancakes

Sometimes a bog standard breakfast of toast or cereal just isn’t good enough. I never used to have time to make anything exciting for breakfast before my husband went to work, but since the teeny one gets us up at around 6am most days, there is a lot more time to play with! Recipe Ingredients…

Farmhouse Bloomer

I made bread last week, but as it was so long since I had made a loaf of bread before I restarted this blog again, my yeast was less than effective, as in there was virtually no rising happening at all! So I bought some new yeast, and decided on a farmhouse loaf. This recipe…

Chelsea Buns (I blame the Great British Bake Off)

Every year when the Great British Bake Off is on I end up baking more. This year it and Australian Masterchef has made me want to get back to making absolutely everything I can from scratch. I don’t know if it’s cheaper to, when you factor in electricity and gas and things, but it makes…

I Am Back

So, its been a while! I’ve done an occasional post in the last few years but nothing really ever seemed to stick, I go caught up in being a mum and a housewife and forgot all about his blog, but recently I’ve been really thinking I want to keep a record of everything again. Having…

Little Miss IndependentĀ 

I had ideas of combining baby led weaning with purees so that the control freak in me knew how much the baby was eating and when. However, she had other ideas! She will not eat purees from a spoon, purees on the highchair are just horribly messy! And to be fair, purees are a massive…

Centre Parcs

Half term has been far too short this time around! The hubby had a week off which is amazing! The first weekend was spent at Centre Parcs in Sherwood Forest. I love this place! The baby has a giraffe toy which seems to have become a bit of a favourite recently. In all honestly, the…