Yesterday some of my lovely family got together for a lovely lighthearted evening of fun, courtesy of Popchips! Popchips have recently launched two lovely Limited Edition flavours; Sea Salt, Garlic and Rosemary, and Sea Salt, Caramelised Onion and Thyme. The flavours are inspired by gourmet recipes, and use natural seasoning – so they have loads of flavour but less than half the fat of fried crisps. I was challenged to cook something light using the ingredients from one of the… View Post

Around six years ago we decided we wanted two cats to add to our little family. There was never any question that we would find some to adopt rather than get kittens from a litter. Throughout my life we have rescued cats and we almost always had a cat in our family. We rescued Blinkers from living on our street in an ice cold winter with only an old car for a bit of shelter. She had pieces missing out… View Post

Our bedroom is mostly white with one feature wall of black and silver patterned paper. Ideally I’d like to redecorate it, but as we want to move house soon there is really no point. It still looks nice but I am just a bit bored with it and it isn’t what I would choose anymore. The great thing about my bedroom being black and white is that I can easily makeover my bedroom by changing the bedding and adding a… View Post

I was recently challenged by Legal and General to try mindful eating for a week. Mindfulness is a mental and physical practice that’s all about becoming more aware of the present moment. It involves taking a moment to stop and notice the thoughts running through your head which in turn helps to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Mindful eating therefore, is about increasing your awareness of what you are eating and why you are eating it, thinking about what… View Post

Recently I have been looking into becoming a freelance writer. I am a stay at home mum and blogger and I love it. I always wanted to be a stay-at-home mum but now that Ava goes to nursery for a few days a week I now have some time to earn some money whilst still hopefully remaining at home. Working from home as a parent is hard. You have limited time in which you can get everything done, and often… View Post

When I was eighteen I passed my driving test. Happily I passed first time and with only two minors, despite hitting the curb during a reverse around the corner manoeuvre. After I passed my driving test I didn’t have a car to drive. I didn’t own one and there wasn’t a family car I was going to be allowed to be insured on, and so I didn’t drive again (at all!) for another five years. That was ridiculously frustrating, but… View Post