Love corn snack

Love Corn – Our Family’s New Favourite Snack

With two hungry growing boys in the house, we are always looking for new foods to offer them. They always have their head in the pantry searching for a snack and will more often than not pull out a chocolate biscuit or a packet of crisps. Love Corn offered to send us some of their snack bags to try and I jumped at the chance to give the twins (and their Dad!) something healthier to graze on.

Vegan Sausage Pasta

Vegan Sausage Pasta with Naked Glory

If you’re looking for vegan comfort food, you’ve found the right recipe! This tomato and sausage pasta dish really satisfies my cravings for spaghetti with meatballs or Sardinian pasta shells with sausage rags. Perfect for meat-free Monday or a totally vegan meal plan.

Make a Mug Make a Difference Royal Crown Derby

Make a Mug, Make a Difference

I wanted to share this wonderful competition that was shared with me from a local company in the East Midlands. As an NHS worker, working in these strange times, it has been a very emotional few weeks. From changing the way we care for our patients, to watching our colleagues on the news who are doing an amazing job despite their genuine fears around the lack of PPE, to the devastating news about those that have lost their lives. The response from the public has been amazing and their thanks means the world.

A visit to Winter Wonderland at Conkers

A Visit to Winter Wonderland at Conkers

At this time of year, there’s so much to do, it’s hard to fit it all in. Putting up the tree and decorations, buying, wrapping and delivering presents, planning the food, going to watch the children’s nativity, the list can seem endless. One thing that is a must for many people is a trip to see Santa in his grotto and this year we were lucky enough to be invited to the opening of the Winter Wonderland at Conkers centre in heart of the National Forest.

The Little Prince Lakeside Arts

The Little Prince at Lakeside Arts Nottingham

I hadn’t been to the theatre in so long. I think we took the boys to see Peppa Pig when they were toddlers which was at least five years ago but hadn’t been since. We go to the cinema a couple of times a year. The boys love watching films and are really good at sitting still through the performance which is funny as they never sit still at home! Last week we were invited to The Lakeside Arts Theatre within the University of Nottingham campus to watch The Little Prince.

Siblings Project March 2019

The Siblings Project {January – June 19}

I don’t know if everyone says this about their children but I feel like mine have grown so fast all of a sudden. Whether it’s just their age, stage that they’re at or if it’s to do with coming to the end of being infants but it just seems like they have come on so much.  Their reading has improved so much, they have moved on so much quicker in swimming, their appetite is even bigger than before and they seem to need even less sleep!

MudnBloom Sibling Box Review

Mud & Bloom Sibling Box – A Review

I’ve spoken on the blog before about it being important to me that my boys know where their food comes from and to be interested in nature.  Last year we bought some vegetable seeds and planted them and it was lovely to see them interested in how they were growing and open to trying new things because they had come from our garden.

Pie Week at Pieminister

Pie Week at Pieminister

When you think of traditional British dishes, the pie should be high up on the list.  Originating in ancient Rome, the pie is a hearty meal when served with mashed potato or chips and some form of vegetable.  I have to admit that it’s something I don’t make often and when I do, I stick to the same recipe using up roast chicken leftovers so we were excited and interested to try something new at Pieminister in Nottingham City Centre.