45-minutes

45-minutes

There’s a lot you can do in 45-minutes; drink a cup of tea, watch an episode of Eastenders, write a blog post, beat the Greek God(zilla) in a game of chess… but, there is one…

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How I became a cat person

How I became a cat person

Now, I have always been more of a dog person so was not really in the market for a cat, but I can’t tell you how much joy Perseus ‘Percy’ has already brought to our…

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Thoughts on being mediocre

Thoughts on being mediocre

I wanted an early night with my book last night so I watched the Brit Awards on catch-up this morning – I am so rock & roll – and every time someone picked up an…

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A random act of kindness

A random act of kindness

My debit card expired at the end of last month and although I received a new one in plenty of time, I continued to use my old card right up until the day it expired.…

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Patates Lemonates (Lemon Potatoes)

Patates Lemonates (Lemon Potatoes)

Yiayia’s recipe for traditional patates lemonates is one of her most requested, and with very good reason – they are AMAZING! The lemon makes them taste much fresher and lighter than ordinary roasted potatoes, which in my experience…

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Joy

Joy

There are many things in life that bring me joy – long walks, sunny days, mugs of hot tea, a vase of flowers on the kitchen table, writing, clean sheets, Sunday roasts, clear skin, friends,…

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Big Nan

Big Nan

My grandmother passed away at the beginning of this year leaving us all heartbroken. She meant such a lot to me and I am very sad that she’s gone. I was asked to say a few…

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Zee’s Kitchen

Zee’s Kitchen

Zee loves to watch cooking shows with me. Our current favourites are Masterchef and Great British Bake Off, however, occasionally we will also tune in to Come Dine With Me if we see that it is…

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Camping

Camping

As much as I love the idea that we could be a family of campers, last weekend was the first time we have ever spent the night together in a tent. And, it wasn’t even…

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School Dinners vs Packed Lunch

School Dinners vs Packed Lunch

After 4-years of having school dinners, Zee started this term with his first home packed lunch. A move I had resisted up until now for a few reasons: School lunches are free to children in…

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Quiet time

Quiet time

Can you hear that? It’s been a while, so maybe it feels a bit unfamiliar at first, but there’s no mistaking the sweet, sweet sound of silence. Zee went back to school today and while…

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