So, we did all the hard work a few months ago, planting our kitchen garden and now we are beginning to reap the rewards of growing our own veg! Here’s how we did it! The great thing with this whole project has been the enthusiasm of the kids (mostly K) to water, weed and protect… Continue reading Reaping the Rewards of 'Growing Your Own' with Kids!
This easy and frugal mince recipe uses lentils to bulk it out. It makes 500g of minced beef stretch a lot further than most other bolognese and chilli recipes and the great thing is, no one will notice the lentils as they literally disappear! Not only is this good for the budget, but also perfect if you are… Continue reading Beef & Lentil Beany Tacos
Seven years of infant/ primary school are coming to an end. The countdown to high school has begun. The final weeks of term are set to be a series of events, marking the year group’s departure, their achievements and waving them off to their new schools. The residential trip is looming, for many, the longest… Continue reading The Countdown to High School Has Begun!
Pasta is our number one, go to, store cupboard ingredient. It’s quick, cheap and easy to prepare as well as being extremely versatile, with a little imagination! Here are our favourite recipes, along with some handy tips and tricks to ensure great flavour but still a healthy option! They are all highly versatile, allowing ingredients to be… Continue reading Our Favourite, Quick, Pasta Recipes!
When the children were babies and toddlers, we frequented Odds Farm Park in Wooburn Common, High Wycombe, on a regular basis. Back then the main feature was most certainly the animals, with a few added extras including an outdoor play area, an hay bale stack to climb on and tractor rides. We visited so often, the farmers… Continue reading A Day Out at Odds Farm Park
This recipe is super versatile, quick, easy and cheap but more importantly, they all love it! The rice bulks out the dish and though you could use any white fish, hake is really cheap and you don’t even need that much of it. The remaining ingredients are store cupboard essentials and could easily be served… Continue reading Cheesy Peasy Rice with Hake
During the half term holiday, we decided to make use of our National Trust membership once again and explore the grounds at Waddesdon Manor. Located near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, this National Trust property has been on our to-do list for a while now having visited it for a wedding a few years ago and it being… Continue reading Exploring Waddesdon Manor National Trust
Having two children of the approapriate age for the book, I was asked to review David Baddiel’s, AniMalcolm, in paperback. It’s always a bit of a worry when you are asked to review something, my first thought being, what do I do if the girls don’t like it? Well, I needn’t have worried, K read… Continue reading AniMalcolm Book Review