Why I will scream the next time I hear an Americanism.  

As I approach middle age I am feeling increasingly intolerant of certain, how shall we say... behaviours.  I love the grumpy women series and I'm really identifying with it now.  Maybe a bit too much. I thought I would vent on here occasionally so here goes, grumpy woman part one - Americanisms. Americanisms I hate* … Continue reading Why I will scream the next time I hear an Americanism.  

Family walks in and around Sussex.  Shoreham beach to the Shoreham Fort.

This walk takes approx half an hour but, if like me you like to stop off en route to enjoy the sea (I'm still enjoying my daily dips) or to play hide and seek at Shoreham Fort it can be a very nice way to spend most of a sunny day. Shoreham beach now benefits … Continue reading Family walks in and around Sussex.  Shoreham beach to the Shoreham Fort.

Banish those winter blues … part 2 (diet).   A delicious recipe for homemade fresh tomato soup…

Anna from chalkandmoss.com contributed previously on this post - writing about how small changes to our home environment can help lift our mood and today she has provided a recipe that is sure to hit the spot.  I have made this soup and it is utterly delicious; my kids loved it too and I popped some in a food flask … Continue reading Banish those winter blues … part 2 (diet).   A delicious recipe for homemade fresh tomato soup…

Kid packed lunch.  Frittata, salad, fruit and yoghurt

Today's packed lunch is the ultimate in transportable nutrition -  the frittata. Infinite in combo possibilities this handy wedge of a meal works well with whatever veg you have in the fridge.  Use seasonal produce, sweet potatoes, sprouting broccoli whatever takes your fancy (or what your kids allow) shredded baby spinach works brilliantly too (my … Continue reading Kid packed lunch.  Frittata, salad, fruit and yoghurt

Local walks suitable for young children in and around Sussex 

Since we acquired a sausage dog (long story) I am going to start featuring local walks in and around Sussex on the blog. I am always on the lookout for walks that are not too long (suitable for young children) so if you know of any then please let me know (comment below or on … Continue reading Local walks suitable for young children in and around Sussex