• Diet / Fitness

    Post Holiday Meals & Workouts

    Being on an all inclusive holiday my eating habits were so messed up, I had a cooked breakfast (sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs & toast) every morning, no snacks, lunch was a weird combination of cooked foods and salad along with a sweet treat and dinner was a mish mash followed by another sweet temptation. On top of the food I consumed lots of fizzy drinks and wine – not much but certainly more than what I normally drink. Safe to say I feel sluggish, so I’m working on getting back on track as I want to feel healthy again. But, as I’ve not got to prance around in a bikini…

  • Lifestyle

    Bungalow Living

      I never imagined myself living in a bungalow I always thought of them more for the elderly rather than a family of 4. When we were looking to buy a property when I was pregnant with Amelie we viewed the more common 2 up 2 down houses with a tiny garden and no parking, anything bigger than that was out of our budget. But we struck lucky when we viewed our bungalow, comprising of an entrance hall, kitchen, lounge/diner, 2 double bedrooms and a family bathroom. It has a long drive with garage and a decent sized garden out the back. We bought it and started gutting it when I was…

  • Lifestyle

    Banana Bread Recipe

    I’ve never made banana bread before and to be honest every time I bake the end result ends up burnt and tasting like rubbish. We had some ripe bananas that were just left in the fruit bowl, you know the ones that are a bit brown that no-one really wants to eat. So I decided to take the plunge and bake some tasty banana bread, I’m pleased to say it turned out super – here’s the recipe. Ingredients 3 Bananas 1 Egg 1/2 Cup Soft Brown Sugar 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil (melted) 100g Chocolate Chips (optional) 1 Tsp Baking Powder 1 1/2 Cups Flour (Plain)  …

  • Family

    Easy Play Dough Recipe

    My Children are obsessed with Play-Doh but I have issues with it. I hate the smell for starters, I know lots of people love the smell of it but it makes me feel ill. Secondly, it lasts all of five minutes before it has dried out and gets all crumbly – not good for my cream carpet. So, I thought it would be fun to make our own play dough and here is the super simple recipe for you guys. Ingredients 1/2 Cup Salt 1 Cup Flour 1 Tbsp Oil (I used vegetable oil) 1 Tbsp Cream of Tartar 1 Cup Boiling Water Food Colouring As I said it is…

  • Travel

    Hand Luggage Snacks for Children

    I’ve not had to pack a hand luggage bag in 4 years so had to check the restrictions with the airline we are flying with. Anyone with children will know they eat ALL THE TIME! Even when they aren’t particularly hungry they seem to snack day and night, my children are little monkeys when it comes to snacking, so I’m being prepared for every situation possible. The snacks I’ve packed are not the healthiest so please don’t judge me, I’m preparing for negotiation, bribery and just five minutes peace. When they eat, they are occupied which is handy when flying. Here we have some dried snacks for Mr K and myself…

  • Travel

    Safety Abroad – Kid-ID Wristbands

    As we all know I’m an over anxious, worry wart of a mother however I am not alone in this and that brings me some comfort that I’m not a crazy person. I’ve talked about safety when out and about with children in terms of ID wristbands before and as we are going away soon I thought I would order some new ones. I wanted to try out waterproof bands that the children could wear all day whilst we are at the hotel, at the beach, waterpark etc. A company called Kid-ID followed me on Twitter, I had a look at their page and also their website and was really impressed with their…

  • Family

    Boy Holiday Clothing Haul – Next, H&M, Primark

    My most favourite thing about booking a holiday apart from the excitement of having all the family together relaxing (or not, if you have energetic children), is buying holiday clothes! Any excuse to shop and I’m there, so here are a few items I bought for Charlie for our holiday abroad. This little lot is just to top up his summer wardrobe, I always go to Next as their clothes are great value and really wash well. NEXT How cute are these t-shirts, they are a 3 pack and I’m so pleased that each one is different as you usually get one that is really nice with a design on…

  • Diet / Fitness

    Meals & Workouts

    This week is going to be mainly a protein based week with meals as we are nearing our holiday and I’ve been sticking to reduced carbs for the last week. I’ve also upped my water intake and have gone cold turkey by cutting out caffeine – I have had a monster headache from this but surprisingly have felt less tired.   MEALS Monday: Spicy Turkey Burgers (no bun) & Salad Tuesday: Grilled Chicken, Homemade Chips & Salad Wednesday: Chilli (no rice) (Lean in 15) & Veg Thursday: Pork  Chop & Salad Friday: Spicy Chicken Breast & Salad   WORKOUTS Monday: Legs & Cardio (Kayla Itsines, Week 7) Tuesday: Kettle Bells (Jillian Michaels)…

  • Family

    Is Three The Magic Number?

    A recent post I published on the fab MeetOtherMums website. From an early age I knew I wanted to be a mother, I had always wanted a boy and girl although I never picked any names for them but I just knew that’s what I wanted. When I found out I was pregnant for the first time I secretly hoped for a girl and was lucky enough to have one. Life with one child, looking back now, was undemanding, I had one tiny little being to look after and although it felt like the biggest struggle in the world sometimes I can now see how easy I had it. Having said…

  • Lifestyle,  Review

    Days Out In Devon – Torre Abbey

    What a soggy, miserable Sunday it has been in Devon today. We were not put off by the torrential rain, freezing temperature or black sky.  Instead we set about exploring and adventuring as we had two very restless children who needed to get out and do something fun. We were very kindly invited to Torre Abbey Family Sunday, Story Stomps with Stiltskin, this entailed arts, crafts and stories inspired by the Abbey’s grounds – it really was a day the whole family could enjoy. Family Sundays take place on the last Sunday of each month, future Sundays include:- The Enchanted Abbey Muddy Monkey’s Forest School Rustle, Open Air Theatre & Workshops with Paddleboat…