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18th in 2nd Cookery Challenge : own recipe for beef casserole.
Sunday, April 23, 2017      5 comments

While my husband was away I filled the house with smell of slow cooker beef casserole mmmmm... So so good! My daughter and me loved it! Win! Lots in the freezer for later.... Read more
Unicorn drink...
Friday, April 21, 2017      12 comments

*waves at fellow Harry Potter fans* you will know why....... Read more
On our own for a few days... and couple updates
Thursday, April 20, 2017      13 comments

My husband has gone away on a stag weekend... the kind that involves railway museums and trampolining... they all agreed they are too old for the raucous! So we are on our own, my little girl has a friends birthday party on Saturday. I have... Read more
Dark chickpeas
Wednesday, April 19, 2017      13 comments

Few people mentioned they hadn't heard of these... So here they are! Darker and smaller than normal chickpeas, pretty much same taste.... Read more
Easter present for my little girl...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      12 comments

... Going to last longer than chocolate! And not expensive either.... Read more
Baking fun this afternoon with my little girl.
Saturday, April 15, 2017      13 comments

Already made a double batch of dough the other day when she made cinnamon bunnies for Memaw and Grandad, so just rolling and cutting to make more for Nana and Grandad, and Auntie Ruth (real Auntie! back from The Netherlands for a few days) and A... Read more
I did it!! Under 200lbs!
Friday, April 14, 2017      26 comments

198lbs this morning! Slightly worried about the high carb days coming up, had hot cross buns today, the ONLY day I have allowed myself to have ... Read more
I deserve a medal for not losing it this morning!
Thursday, April 13, 2017      21 comments

ARGH! I normally shop 8am on Fridays, but as tomorrow is Good Friday that wasn't possible, so tried to work out if I could fudge through until Tuesday, no way, not enough vegetables... So I had to go today, but AFTER my cat's 9.10am ve... Read more
17th in 2nd Cookery Challenge: Falafe-ly type things
Wednesday, April 12, 2017      16 comments

My own recipe, I used dark chickpeas, thats why they are so dark, they are certainly not burnt! We all enjoyed them! I have a tub of jalapeno h... Read more
Sizergh Castle visit.
Saturday, April 08, 2017      15 comments

Had a lovely day out today, the weather was actually beautiful for a change. We took lots of photo's, amusing ourselves by taking the same pictures of our little girl we took nearly 2 years ago when we went before. Chasing bubbles! ... Read more
Sharing recipe for Mango Almond Korma
Thursday, April 06, 2017      7 comments

230579 Here we go, one recipe for Mango Almond Korma. Any questions or glaring omissions from the recipe please do comment, I tend to assume people know too muc... Read more
16th in 2nd Cookery Challenge: Mango Almond Korma
Wednesday, April 05, 2017      12 comments

This recipe is entirely made up by myself inspired by the guilt of a 850g HUGE tin of mango puree in the cupboard not being used. And it was totally amazing, my daughter high-fived me and my husband said it tasted like a restaurant dish. ... Read more
A walk way more muddy and epic than the guide described...
Monday, April 03, 2017      14 comments

We have a book with walks suitable for children and families across Lancashire, we picked one for this weekend describing gentle slopes and easy paths... OH boy was it not. The recent (and not so recent) huge amounts of rain had washe... Read more
Plank Challenge for core strength.
Saturday, April 01, 2017      14 comments

I really don't think my posture and core strength are up to much! Going to be trying this as it really doesn't take much time every day, and hoping it will help with as well, the trapped nerve in my spine I got while I was pregnant and is still ... Read more
Stop What You're Doing And Watch These Cats Ringing A Bell For Food
Friday, March 31, 2017      8 comments

ih5xONzera#.rc0WeZGaR3 These kitties gave me a real cute laugh at the end of a tiresome headachey day. *DING* now give me ... Read more

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