Blueberry Pancakes – a great family breakfast recipe

Tired of toast and cereal for breakfast? These quick and easy blueberry pancakes are a great breakfast recipe, although you can service with syrup and whipped cream for a tasty desert too. I love these as it’ a great way of getting fruit into children and using up fruit that’s about to go past it’s best. Ingredients 2 cups self raising flour 2 cups milk 1 egg 1/2 cup sugar (or a tablespoon of Stevia) 1 cup blueberries   Method Add flour to a bowl and make a well in it. Break in the egg and start to combine. Add…

My favourite new shoes courtesy of XYLondon

  I’m doing my best at the moment to be appreciative of things. Life is so crazy that sometimes you don’t stop and notice the satisfaction things give you. I recently decluttered in line with the Kon Marie method. It’s basically the principal of getting rid of things that have no practical use, are used regularly and don’t spark joy. It really is an eye opener and if you haven’t read any of Marie Kondo’s books on this I would recommend them. So as a way to keep me on track I wanted to stop and remind myself of some…

Are you a mum based in Wales? The Welsh Assembly want your views

Are you mother based in Wales? Well the National Assembly for Wales wants to hear your views on pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales. The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee is currently running an inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales, and it wants to hear from you! As part of this inquiry, they have set up an online forum where you can browse the discussions, submit your own experiences and ideas and read, rate and comment on other people’s posts. If we want to make things better then we need to share our experiences.   Join in…

Want to organise your day in style? Win a set of Old English Company planners

I’ve tried just about every planning tool there is, and for each element of my life I prefer something different. For my blog, I like to map everything out online. For my family activities, I like a monthly family planner. For holidays or events, I like lists. But when it comes right down to it, even if I have all these swish gadgets, I still need to write a list of what I need to achieve TODAY. That’s where a great organiser comes in. I particularly need this in my day job when even the best laid plans go out…

The Sunshine Blogger Award

There’s a few blogging awards, challenges and Q&A going around at the moment and I’m delighted to be nominated for another. Thanks Lil Jem and Baby E   and The Imagine Forest Blog  for the nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you to both as I love their blogs! As Lil Jem nominated me first, I’m going to answer her questions, but I’m going to pay it forward with the Imagine Forest and use her questions for my nominees. What do you consider to be your biggest strength? I’m great in a crisis or when things get really busy. I…

My Weekly Wins #10

I can’t say I particularly know what went on this week. I spent most of it in a daze as Small Boy decided to wake up very early three days in a row and I was a zombie for most of it. One 2.30am start had me drinking Red Bull at my desk at 8am. That was a weird day – I was coming out with lots of ideas all morning and then hit a wall by 3pm and had to go home while I was still safe behind the wheel of a car. But even in the blurriest weeks…