Thankful Thursday #3

Tweet It’s been half term this week, and we were all ready for a break! Naturally this week I am grateful for lie-ins, children who bring me cups of tea, and having chance to chat to my boys over breakfast. Some of the other things I count myself lucky to have experienced are…   Hairdressers Eldest […]

Italy with Children – Camping Ca’Savio

Tweet The last week of May was half term for us, and after months in the planning, we picked the children up from school on Friday, jumped in the car and hotfooted it to the airport to catch an early morning flight to Marco Polo Airport, in Venice, Italy. I was taken to Italy, and in fact […]

A Day and a Night in Leeds

Tweet Last weekend, we were lucky enough to talk my folks into babysitting while Mr and I went on a Yorkshire adventure, spending an afternoon shopping in Leeds before hitting a nice restaurant for dinner, and topping it off with an overnight stay at a posh hotel. After a relaxing drive down, we arrived in […]

Iced Rice Pudding Brulee with Smashed Blackberries

Tweet Last weekend I decided to make a little effort in the usual Friday night tea, and go for a little three course for me and Mr. I’ve seen some interesting dishes lately, usually via Great British Chefs and whilst I tend not to follow them, they do prove useful for inspiration. With this in mind, […]

Wontons, Potsticker Dumplings and Prawn Toasts for Chinese New Year

Tweet In case you missed it, last Friday was Chinese New Year, and never one to pass up a chance for Chinese food, I planned a belated dinner for myself and Mr on Saturday. I’d fancied attempting homemade Chinese snacks and appetisers for a while, and what better time than this to whip up some […]

Prawn and Chorizo Towers, with Panfried Valentine Potatoes – A Romantic Recipe

Tweet Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, and so, although we often have nice dinners, I took the opportunity to cook up something that looked a little, well, posher than our usual. I made crispy prawn and chorizo towers, with panfried valentine potatoes (they were heart shaped, but obviously don’t have to be). We ate at the […]