Summer entertaining, cooking and baking is so much fun! With an ever expanding list of fresh ingredients available now is the time to browse through the many recipes for summer and start creating some delicious seasonal food. I recently entered a competition to suggest a cake recipe to help celebrate the 2nd birthday of a local cookware and kitchen shop. For me a cake to serve at a party needs to be light and refreshing and to look fantastic to tempt everyone … [Read more...] about Summer Recipe is a Winner!
At the start of the year my resolution was to start to get fit so I’ve been following an online plan which is very popular in the UK from The Bodycoach Joe Wicks. It’s a 90 day exercise and food plan which focuses on regular exercise, healthy eating and developing a new mind set to make all the changes sustainable at the end of the 90 days. I’m just over 60 days through the plan and definitely fitter and feeling healthier. I have lost inches all over and some weight too! I’ve … [Read more...] about How to make Greek yogurt at home and save money!
Being a parent is the best thing I've ever done but it's also the hardest. No matter what the age of your children whether babies, teenagers or even older your children will always need you and in a way you need them! With your first child everything you do as parents will always be a 'first'. No matter what books you can read on the subject I still find myself feeling like a parenting beginner from time to time. Right now my girls are a tween and a teen and sometimes when I do not know the … [Read more...] about How to feel like a good parent!
As a parent there’s one question which I guarantee I’m asked every day. What’s for dinner? Sometimes I can be asked when I’m making the meal. On other occasions I can be asked even before breakfast when I haven't thought past the cereal bowls! Every family will have their staple favourite meals that are requested each week. Adding in new dinner ideas will help to keep it varied and interesting and who knows you can create some new family favourites to add to your repertoire. I … [Read more...] about What’s for dinner?
Moving abroad as an expat is an exciting and adventurous thing to do. It will be stressful and tiring but it is most definitely worth taking the chance to do. For us as a family having an adventure abroad has taught us so much about ourselves and about other people from different cultures too. 20 months into our stay in the USA and we are still learning new things everyday. We are so pleased to have been able to give our children this experience of living away from our home country. I often … [Read more...] about What is it like to be an expat in the USA?
Being a relative newcomer to the United States I decided that I needed to look for some advice on how to decorate for fall. Beautiful comfortable temperatures, sunny days, the amazing palette of fall foliage and the start of football season means that for most people here this is their very favourite time of the year and they want to celebrate it! With such good reasons behind this I feel like I should embrace all the fun! The season of fall is so important to everyone and my … [Read more...] about Expert advice for Fall Decorating