I grew up around lots of grandparents, aunties, cousins and neighbours. Literally, all of those relatives were also my neighbours. I come from a small town, a village you might even say. There were always someone there. I’m not saying that my mother didn’t sense the loneliness of motherhood as she became a mother at … Continue reading V is for Village
When I first told my husband I was considering starting a degree, was during a moment of total and utter frustration with my situation as a mother of two, soon to hand in my resignation because of the astronomical cost of childcare. A job that had been good to me and allowed me to come … Continue reading WHAT STUDYING HAS TAUGHT ME
I have no shame in claiming this to be the best recipe for gingerbread. Because it is! I have been making it every advent for quite a few years, and it has always been a success. I promise! This is also quite a nice thing to do with older toddlers and children because you will … Continue reading PEPPERKAKER – THE BEST EVER GINGERBREAD RECIPE
I posted about this little spiced cake on Instagram a couple of weeks back, and a few of you have asked for the recipe - so here it is! I have had to translate it from my all time favourite cookbook, Fra boller til burritos (From buns to burritos). This cake will make your whole … Continue reading Krydderkake – Norwegian Spiced Cake
What do you make of selfies? Do you take them? Do you engage with them on social media? Or do you hit the unfollow button as soon as you see someone's face plastered all over your feed? According to professor Andy Pippen quoted in Women's Health (August issue 2017) 'selfies are generally linked to a … Continue reading But first, let me take a selfie!
As I was on my hands and knees, mopping up a cup of spilled coffee off the floor in my skanky dressing gown and my greasy hair yesterday morning I had a realisation that I am a very different parent to the parent I thought I would be. Before having kids, that is. I never … Continue reading Reality V Expectations
Last Christmas we were given an overnight stay at Hever Castle as a present from my brother in law and his girlfriend. I know, very generous! A couple of weekends ago we packed up the car and drove off to Kent for our little family weekend trip away. And we had such a great time! … Continue reading Hever Castle
Happy FIFTH Wedding Anniversary to us! https://vimeo.com/48652636 Video created by our very talented friend and film maker Sam Palmer.
Easter came as a very welcoming break for us all, and we had packed the whole weekend full of lovely plans! As it was Thora's very first birthday on Easter Saturday we wanted to spend it with family. So we packed up the car, which took about an hour 'cause you know - kids, and drove … Continue reading Easter
With our daughters' birthdays being only a couple of weeks apart the only logical thing to do was a double celebration! Admittedly there was a slight twang of guilt (oh hey, mumguilt!) for Thora having to share her very first birthday with her sister, but I decided not to worry about that and instead make sure … Continue reading Double Birthday Celebrations