I made this soup for the Purple family today and everyone agreed it was delicious (Super Kid virtually licked his bowl clean). Ingredients: Butternut squash. 2 red peppers. 1 onion. 1 small carton of cherry tomatoes. 2 cloves of garlic. Ginger powder. Mint. Salt and pepper. Splash of Balsamic vinegar. tablespoon of vegetable oil. Generous glug of double cream. 1.5 Read More.
Last week I wrote this post, explaining the situation I was in with the school taking interest in the contents of my blog. I mentioned that I was pretty sure that another Mother had probably complained about it to the head. Within an hour of publishing the post I was on the school run, and another Mother let me know it was her concerns that had started all this. I respect that she came forward and Read More.
One minute I have an hour, so I dawdle a little. I check twitter, I leisurely make packed lunches and I stare out of my kitchen window (which looks onto a busy street) and people watch. Suddenly I don't have an hour, I have seconds, and my children are not ready to leave the house. "Time for school" I shout, desperately optimistic that this will be the morning that they dash down the stairs, put Read More.
I know, not the most sexy blog post title in the world is it, sorry. However since most people (except those fortunate enough to have someone else doing it for them) have to clean I figured I could pass on my tips for making cleaning easy. Visitors to the Purple residence often comment upon the clean and tidy state of my house, remarking that it seems impossible that a house with three children Read More.
I love making gingerbread men with children, it is so much fun decorating them afterwards. I use honey instead of golden syrup or treacle, it adds a different slant to the taste and is healthier. Ingredients; 125g cold butter diced 350g plain flour 1 tsp bicarb of soda 2 tsp ground ginger 175g light soft brown sugar 4 tbsp honey 1 medium egg beaten icing, Read More.
I was invited on an evening out with a group of mums from the school. The invite said curry and drinks. I think it might be nice to make some social connections within the school community, saving me from the cold shoulder on the school run so I said yes. With just the right amount of alcohol inside me (not too much or I get a little, ahem, honest) I can pull off a convincing normal person who does Read More.
It is really important to me that my children are in bed at a reasonable time and that they stay in bed and go to sleep. I can give parenting my full energy, passion and commitment when I know that I am going to get a few hours to myself in the evening to recharge. It's my 'me' time, the time that I use to work on this blog, exercise and relax. Without it and three children to care for full time I Read More.