I love shopping secondhand. Firstly you can find a piece that nobody else has (vintage) and there is a real thrill with finding something designer for much much less ... But it doesn't have to be designer. Sometimes vintage high street is very exciting - M&S, C&A (remember them) and, if you enjoy 80's fashion … Continue reading Second hand clothes shopping – feels as good as it looks …
Is the perennial women rendering the middle aged woman obsolete? I am in my late 40's now and (embarrassingly) I find myself trotting out phrases like my mum does: "I need to put my feet up and have a cup of tea" "I better take a cardi in case it gets chilly"... The current thinking, … Continue reading Is the perennial woman the new middle age?
When kids are sick it is a really worrying time and an incredibly lonely and isolating for parents. My son has just recovered from a really nasty bout of sickness, it seemed to go on forever (a couple of weeks) he lost quite a bit of weight and even lost interest in his Lego for … Continue reading Vegetarian minestrone soup
I've tried many felafel recipes over the years, to be honest I’ve struggled to perfect a good felafel that works for me, either they fall apart when cooked, are too dry or simply lack taste. I’ve been using sweet potatoes quite a bit just lately, shoving them in just about anything - sauces, frittatas, soup, … Continue reading Sweet potato felafel
Sweet potato's are utterly delicious, low fat and super super healthy. I'm using them more these days then regular spuds, they are wonderful roasted in their skins, and also cook much quicker then the conventional white potato. This recipe involves a little prep but basically cooks itself in the oven whilst you get in with … Continue reading Barbecue beans and baked sweet potato
I love (?) the British determination to make the best of the weather in this country. For those plucky Brits that opt for a staycation : sheltering behind windbreaks in their cagouls on the beach, or strolling along the prom devouring a Mr Whippy, erecting gazebos outside their caravans enabling them to barbecue in the … Continue reading Staycation versus vacation
So summer has arrived and today I thought it would be nice to have a stroll along the prom in my new local quitensential seaside town - Lyme Regis. Now, when I first visited this place in the winter it was dead. Eerily quiet, the only movement was from tumbleweed blowing along the beach... Today … Continue reading Mad dogs, Englishmen and a bit of people watching …