Cooking with kids: fruity flapjacks

Keep the little ones occupied for a bit, then teach them the importance of sharing… these delicious flapjacks with you! I’m a food writer and founder of Cook First – and I’m passionate about teaching people how to eat healthily in an uncomplicated way on a tight budget. My recipe for a simple, healthy, entirely unprocessed flapjack,Continue reading “Cooking with kids: fruity flapjacks”

Fruit activities – Day 1

Fruits! Such an exiting theme this week because not only are we getting to do crafts, and learn some stuff, but we are also going to be eating a pretty exciting array of different fruits, some of which the boys have never tried before. The grocery person shopping and delivering my groceries for this weekContinue reading “Fruit activities – Day 1”

The Archers Recap June 15th – 18th

A month into socially distanced Ambridge. I have to start here with the devastating news that my parents, after 35 years of listening to the Archers, have thrown in the towel. This basically means that 2/3 of my viewers for these recaps have gone. Luckily I’ve still got my mum’s friend Sarah. My lost strongContinue reading “The Archers Recap June 15th – 18th”

Moms: Get in the Picture!

Is there a word or phrase that when you hear it, you just start to feel all icky inside? For some people it’s things like “moist” or “juicy” or “kumquat.” (Honestly though, what kind of word is kumquat?!?!) For me, the phrase that makes my stomach drop is “Oh no, that’s ok, just take picturesContinue reading “Moms: Get in the Picture!”

Rainbow Activities – Day 4

Friday already. This week sped by. Always the way, the more I like the activities the quicker they go by and all of a sudden it’s over, and tine for the boys to argue about what theme we have for next week. UNTIL TODAY! I’m learning, and the weeks will no longer start with screwing”I.Continue reading “Rainbow Activities – Day 4”

Never buy another greeting card again! – Saving family memories

My first child was born a week before Father’s Day 2014. The pressure was majorly on to get a card and present to memorialize the event. Off I trotted to CVS, where I stood in a gaudy aisle staring at row upon row of horrendous cards with naff phrases on them. None of them reallyContinue reading “Never buy another greeting card again! – Saving family memories”

Rainbow activities – Day 3

Happy Thursday friends. Day three of rainbows is here and I’m already so sad we’re over the half way point and it’ll be over tomorrow. Today’s typos will be brought to you from buttery fingers. I’m typing this from the sofa, where the dog is licking toast crumbs off my legs. I should have sortedContinue reading “Rainbow activities – Day 3”

The Archers Recap June 8th – 11th

Week three of the new style Archers. I feel this was a pivotal make or break on whether they would keep my listenership. Although who am I really kidding? I’m an unemployed mother of three unable to leave the house due to a pandemic, of course I’ll keep listening. Don’t tell the BBC though. IContinue reading “The Archers Recap June 8th – 11th”

Rainbow activities – Day 2

You know it has been a day and a half when you look at the clock and realize you’ve not FaceTimed your Mum all day. I like to call her when I wake up just to check in on the world. Then after the Archers I call for a full catch up. Not today pals.Continue reading “Rainbow activities – Day 2”