After 25 years of searching, I’ve found a £3.30 mascara that’s as good as any I’ve ever tried. Get to Wilko!
I realised, last weekend, that I have thrown 15 children’s parties, making me experienced, if far from expert. Since it’s a proposition that seems to throw a number of my friends into the pits of despair, I have written a post with some different types of celebrations that have been tried and tested.
The venues and services listed are local to me, in Cheshire and thereabouts, but there will be equivalents, whereever you are.
My childhood holidays were numerous and wholesome, filled with blustery mountainsides and cycle paths and campsites, and now I find myself repeating the pattern with my own little badgers. This last weekend we had the most lovely stay in the Yorkshire Dales, where many a childhood half term was spent – I was reminded of…
I was amazed by how well this cheap and easy homemade body scrub worked. You’ve probably got the ingredients in your kitchen to make this within the next 3 minutes.
Despondent in the lashing rain after the loveliest French vacances, we needed a very quick tea. This salmon pasta is my go-to when I need something on the table in 10 mins, and the pantry is bare.
I never imagined I’d be capable of unflinchingly wrestling a live mouth from a terrier’s jaws before 6am but Peggy has shown me I am more accomplished than I had previously realised. Luna, the terrible tortoiseshell provided the victim and Peggy needed no encouragement to take this opportunity and run with it. Quite literally. Eventually…
These lemon muffins are handy to have in, to pop in my littlest badger’s piehole at 6am, when she springs into action and I am still far from being functional. They’re also a good breaktime snack and madly easy to make.
Give them a whirl!
I love a new perfume and this Jo Malone bargain buy has found a very welcoming home on my dresser.
Overnight oats – they’re no lookers, but they’re tasty and substantial and nutritious – and prepared in advance, which is good news for those of us who are very much not morning people.
Some great resources for primary kiddos.
With a nocturnal 7 year old and a naughty cat, the quest for calm is very real.
Super-speedy-pretty-healthy-actually-really-delicious cookie bake; ideal for a bit of weekend confecting.
A lovely book for bedtime that’s proving a hit with the little badgers.
Some great podcasts to take your mind off whatever it wants to be distracted from.
I’ve been a mum for ten years now and demonstrate regularly that I have much left to learn. Here are a few things I picked up during the baby years, that I hope may be of use to someone earlier in the journey.
I do most of my shopping in Aldi now, and bought every ingredient for this very easy, very quick, healthy dinner there. After a busy day of scooting and giddiness it was just what was needed.