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Back in the Game!

Hi folks! It has been a while since my last post – unfortunately the work life balance has not been as balanced as I would like recently, and something had to give. It is finally starting to settle, and I can start to do something for myself again, meaning that I can also start to…… Continue reading Back in the Game!


Cooking with CBeebies – Pepper Boats

Thanks to CBeebies, Miss D insisted this weekend that she wanted to eat pepper boats, after seeing the recipe on I Can Cook With You…. Luckily, I had most of the ingredients, so with a small substitution I let her try to make it – the great thing was that she could do almost all of the preparation…… Continue reading Cooking with CBeebies – Pepper Boats


Strawberry Marshmallows

A few weeks ago, we visited the Magical Lantern Festival at Chiswick House in London. It was a lovely evening and the lanterns are amazing – I can highly recommend it! While we were walking around there was a stall selling marshmallows in all different flavours (I had raspberry and prosecco), and some fire pits so…… Continue reading Strawberry Marshmallows


Tandoori Chicken with Indian Spiced Ratatouille

As part of my healthy eating plan, I have been trying to keep my meals low carb, unless I am eating post workout – this is when I really enjoy tucking into rice and pasta!   I have found that many low carb recipes are quite bland and leave you feeling unfulfilled, but I made this little…… Continue reading Tandoori Chicken with Indian Spiced Ratatouille


Winter Break at Center Parcs

We have just returned from a 5 day break at Center Parcs in Woburn. Having never been to a Center Parcs before, we weren’t really sure what to expect – but we all had a great time!  Ir was quite hilly,and the 3 bedroom lodge  that we stayed in was at the top of one…… Continue reading Winter Break at Center Parcs


Veggie Fritters

I have been trying to find new ways to get vegetables into Miss D, and ways to make them more interesting. Today we tried some fritters, these are a great way of using up whatever you have around the house, they are ridiculously way to make, and the kids can help too.  Ingredients  1 medium…… Continue reading Veggie Fritters


Working Out!

Continuing my mission to get a bit fitter and healthier this year, I am trying eat a bit healthier (i.e. less chocolate!), and work out when I can. I have been following the Body Coach for a while now and have his recipe books – and although I don’t follow the recipes religiously they do give me…… Continue reading Working Out!