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?
I am and always have been an animal lover. I've had cats who were all super special in many different ways. Their little feline personalities all unique and equally adorable. I had a horse too who helped my childhood dream come true when I was a grown up with children of my own! Yet I had never had a dog. I didn't think I was a dog person and to be honest big dogs scared me a little and I never really got to know any smaller dogs so I was pretty ambivalent towards canines. However, my husband … [Read more...] about I am a dog lover – eventually!
Before moving to live in the United States I didn't use to give much consideration to the time of year called Autumn. English Autumn to me signals the end of the warmer weather and the start of cooler, shorter days ahead. The damp autumn air and thick heavy dew on the grass in the mornings. The days are getting shorter already and this is the downhill to chilly temperatures and spending much more time in the dark! In Yorkshire the sun will set as early as 3.45pm and rise as late as 8.25am in the … [Read more...] about Fall – so much more than a season!
I am a bit of a foodie. I cannot hide my passion for great food and wine that has been made with quality ingredients. The provenance of great food makes me happy. To be able to know the story behind where the ingredients I use come from contribute to me being a happy home cook! Whilst contemplating why I am writing this blog I wrote a list of what makes me happy. Good food and amazing flavours were amongst the top ideas of my list of what makes me smile. Being from the UK means that we have … [Read more...] about Top gourmet food finds in a surprising location!