We're already half way through the year and the last four weeks have had their ups and downs. From the lovely relaxing week that was half-term to the stress of summer bedtimes with a million excuses not to sleep. This month I'm sharing some photos from our day out at Twycross Zoo on the 31st May.
I think I'm still in denial that May and half-term are actually over, more than a week down the line I still pining over our sunny days spent mostly outside, not worrying about school, work and stressing over bedtime. Watching the video back that I've made, the boys just look like they spent May running … Continue reading Snapshots & Scenes from May 18
These last two weeks my Facebook and Instagram have been full of holiday photos, New York, Disney, France, Ibiza, Cornwall, Devon. It feels like everyone has been away but us. Having said that we had a fantastic week at home with some gorgeous weather, it felt like a mini summer.
I love our garden especially in summer but it takes so much to keep up with all the maintenance. With busy family life I find it hard to keep on top of all the housework never mind keeping the garden tidy too. Our back garden is quite big and on four levels because we live on a hill and the front garden has a large planted area too. The old man that lived here before us was an avid gardener and put a lot of work into making the garden a wonderful place but he was retired and lived alone. There were a few years when I did the bear minimum as with the boys being so little and needing all my attention and then a couple of years when I spent all my free time studying, there was no time for me to do more than cut the grass and do a bit of weeding.
I'm really passionate about home cooking and making nutritious meals from scratch but being a super busy working Mum, I also a massive fan of a shortcut if it's done with good quality ingredients and no artificial stuff. I want to know where things come from and I want my boys to learn about good food. I want them to be enthusiastic about food and learn that real cooking doesn't have to take all day and that anyone can do it. You may know by now that I love comfort food and I think spaghetti and meatballs along with lasagna are Italy's ultimate comfort foods. This recipe is a family favourite that I have reinvented using Spice N Tice's Italian Meatball Marinara Seasoning Kit.