basic need

Sleepless Night

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Do you ever get to the end of the day and feel totally and utterly frazzled?  Like your brain is outside your head and you’re holding it trying to stop parts of it from falling through your hands and disappearing into an abyss of unknown forgetfulness.  Well, that’s exactly how I feel right now!  It […]

2020

Smashing Pumpkins

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I had planned a beautifully photographed, step-by-step recipe, but I’m afraid life happened and I had to make and photograph whilst I had two tired and hungry little ladies (and let’s face it, they weren’t afraid to be vocal about their feelings either!).  I didn’t feel I could hang around and wait another week to […]

autumn

Brambly hedge

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As a kid, I have a fond memory of going blackberry picking with my mum the first weekend after school had started again in September.  Blackberries seem to be appearing earlier and earlier so we have already been and returned with a surprising haul.  We used half for the traditional crumble and the other half […]

baking

Choux stopper

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Last week I said that I’d share the recipe Daf and I created as one of our “date jar” activities, so to stay true to my word…here it is.  I love trying to think of different flavours that go together but often need some inspiration.  During the February half term, Daf and I were fortunate […]

Activity

We never change

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Daf and I have never been particularly good at “date night”.  Early on the pressure to do something super original and fun or ensure we had a great time was too much.  We now often struggle to think of something to do, forget, put other things first, don’t want to do what the other wants, […]

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Morning has broken

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I thought today it might be nice to write something which can draw us away from the topic that seems to dominate most of our conversations at the moment.  By no means am I suggesting that it is not important and real, but I do believe a distraction is valuable now and then.  Therefore, I […]

basic need

Park Life

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Before becoming a parent one of the things I used to resent was standing, freezing my butt off, with other mums in the park, watching their children swing, slide etc, and only having the usual snippets of conversation as the parent tends to falls, friendship upsets, sibling rivalry etc.  But, since becoming a parent I […]

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Our daily bread

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Creativity, experimentation, an awakening of senses, connections, celebrations, enjoyment, fun, laughter, family, necessity, daily, basic need…what do all these connotations have in common?  Food.  Our daily bread.  Something we need to survive.  I love food!  I love exploring new tastes and trying new things.  I’ll be honest from the start, I am a fussy eater […]

autumn

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

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I don’t want to give the impression that I absolutely hate the cold and live longing for the summer.  That’s not completely true!  However, I do find that the cold and I don’t get on very well so I’ve been trying to find ways of improving our relationship.  A wonderful new knitted cardie from my […]

Activity

Run Mummy Run!

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“Not enough time”, “no inclination/motivation”, “too tired”, “no childcare”, “not sure what to do”.  These may sound familiar.  Fitting exercise in as a mummy is a challenge and if you are not inclined anyway, it’s way down on the priority list.  Today I have the privilege of interviewing an outstanding mother who is part of […]