Kids packed lunch ideas : lentil and carrot patties

Looking for some packed lunch inspiration? Fed up with flinging together a marmite sandwich, packet of crisps and cereal bar? Me too. That's why I'm always trying out new portable food that kids will love and hopefully devour. It's an experiment a lot of the time. My kids love these lentil and carrot patties. I … Continue reading Kids packed lunch ideas : lentil and carrot patties

Kids lunchbox ideas: sesame noodles and tofu

Just a quick post today to share with you another idea for kids lunchboxes. Sesame noodles with tofu. Cook some wholewheat rice noodles, meanwhile chop carrot batons and thin slivers of red pepper, whatever takes your fancy (or have in), mange tout works well in this dish. Lightly stir fry veg and chunks of firm … Continue reading Kids lunchbox ideas: sesame noodles and tofu

Pumpkin Cottage, Slindon and a walk through the woods

Slindon is a picturesque little village in Sussex that once a year bears witness to an influx of the rest of the population of Sussex as chauffeured kids pull up to marvel at the display at Pumpkin Cottage. It is indeed that time of year again, Halloween is almost upon us and we all feel … Continue reading Pumpkin Cottage, Slindon and a walk through the woods

Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour – an honest review

All 3 of my kids are captivated by Harry Potter, and, having devoured the books umpteen times, been enthralled by the films, and, having done the dressing up bit in a cloak and round glasses what's next? The eldest (and her boyfriend) were extremely generous last Christmas and treated us to a family ticket to … Continue reading Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour – an honest review

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.

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