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!


Healthy(ish) Blueberry & Oat Muffins

It’s been a wet weekend for us – so much for the snow we were promised!  Because of the wet weather we have stayed indoors and made some blueberry muffins.  To ease the guilt somewhat we have added some oats, and I also snuck in some linseed and ground almonds when no one was looking……… Continue reading Healthy(ish) Blueberry & Oat Muffins


My Bullet Journal

I am going to create a bullet journal to track what I am doing each week – plus I can feed my (minimal) arty side at the same time! I had never heard of a bullet journal until very recently – I saw a Facebook friend talking about it, so I did some research (on Pinterest,…… Continue reading My Bullet Journal