My favourite banana loaf recipe- and why the kids made me desperate enough to make it.
When you have six children, a simple exercise such as 'popping to the shops', (how I long to just 'pop' to the shops-that word makes it sound so light, fresh and easy), and paying a cheque in at the bank becomes a mammoth expedition filled with shouts, screams, tears, sweat, weeing up against a tree... Continue Reading →
From the moment of birth, no actually from the moment we realise we're pregnant, most Mums feel guilty. 'Oh no, I didn't realise I was pregnant I've been smoking/ drinking/ doing cart wheels'. The guilt continues and continues. 'I didn't breastfeed, I feel guilty', 'I'm a working Mum, I feel bad for leaving kids', 'I'm... Continue Reading →
Ever watched 'Call the Midwife'? If you have you might know that up until about 70 years ago, most babies were born at home. My Dad was. It was the norm. Then came the NHS, wonderful institution that it is, ( that's not sarcastic by the way!), and for many different reasons which are beyond... Continue Reading →
I'm not a vegan. Sorry. Vegetarian I could quite happily be but life without cheese and chocolate? I just can't. However, as you've probably noticed, veganism is huge now. It's not just for animal welfare reasons, for lots of people it's about health, the environment or even budget so I think even a dedicated cheese... Continue Reading →
So you have your little bundle of joy, start to adjust and enjoy not carrying round your great pregnancy bump, bonding with the cute little thing, not weeing every 5 minutes, having the odd glass of wine, hey, maybe actually fitting into a pair of non maternity jeans! Then just when you think, 'I've got... Continue Reading →