This is such a simple recipe and not at all ingredients-heavy! A staple dish in our repertoire, this vegetarian version will delight even carnivorous hearts.
I recently had the pleasure of treating myself to a day in one of London’s oldest and arguably, most beautiful department stores: Liberty. Its Tudor architecture stands out in Central London, a true gem amongst the grey buildings and grey clouds backdrop. Step inside via the Wild at Heart flower shop on Great Marlborough Street to a bustling welcome. Liberty is more like a large, independent boutique than the typical department store you find elsewhere. It has class, personality, and an understated elegance. Continue reading “Unwind in London: Liberty’s Café”
Hard Evidence: at what age are children ready for school?
When are children “ready” for school? There is much debate about when the transition between play-based pre-school and the start of “formal” schooling should begin. The trend in the UK primary school curriculum over recent decades has been towards an earlier start to formal instruction, and an erosion of learning through play. Continue reading “Discussion: UK Education”
Let’s go on an Alphabet Journey! Craft and activities around letters in the alphabet – a new letter each week. Dragon expressed interest in letter forms and in this series, I explore fun ways to incorporate this into his everyday activities.
This is a simple and nutritious way to top up your family’s 5-a-day. Great to get the kids involved in making this and I enjoy this with a jacket potato or roasted sweet potato wedges which are just so easy and delicious. And the kids will love it too, for reasons of taste and achievement. Continue reading “A Simple and Delicious Bean Salsa”
Do you really know when to potty train your toddler? I thought I knew but boy, oh boy, was I wrong. Here I share my experience and why waiting six months made all the difference. Continue reading “When to Potty Train”
For me, Studland Beach in Dorset is right up on top of the list of serene beaches. Granted, I haven’t seen them all but this is a true beauty. Part of the National Trust, we like to take advantage of it every chance we get. Unfortunately, it had been a while since my last walk here; my last visit here was with a friend when Dragon was still in the womb – too long!
A simple, nutritious and oh so delicious breakfast recipe. I have this most mornings as it just gives me a fresh lift to start the day. Without further ado, here it is.
Stay focused in your property search. Moving house is expensive, whether you’re renting or buying. So make sure you get it right with this tool in my most recent series A Place to Call Our Own. Establish a robust location ranking around your needs and move into your new home with confidence that you’ve made the right choice.
Sadly, a close friend of mine is moving back to Turkey. Her daughter is 4 months Dragon’s junior and they’re totally in love. Who knew that at age 2, they’d be entering into a long-distance romance? It is sad news all around but we wish them well and know it’s for the best – they’ll be near family and old friends, not to mention the sea, beach and sun!!! (No, I’m not jealous AT ALL!) Continue reading “Unwind in London: Nails Inc.”