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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Birthday shenanigans

Birthday shenanigans

Having a birthday that falls on the August Bank Holiday weekend is always guaranteed to be a pretty low-key affair. My friends are nearly always on holiday and the office – when I used to…

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Beautiful Naxos

Beautiful Naxos

We went back to the Greek island of Naxos this summer and it was just as beautiful as we remembered. We stayed in the beach resort of Plaka again and with its white sand, crystal…

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Ugly

Ugly

When I was a teenager, or perhaps even in my early twenties, I was invited to a friend’s house party on a Saturday night, as was quite the norm back then. This was before ‘house’…

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Back to Basics

Back to Basics

I’ve been thinking about this blog a lot recently. It has been woefully neglected this year and while part of the reason for this is because my attentions have been elsewhere – dips, work and…

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The End of Dry January

The End of Dry January

I’d never considered giving Dry January a go before, but this year I couldn’t wait to get started. Maybe it was because we got stuck into the Christmas spirit a little earlier than usual, or just that…

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