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Acts of kindness or practice kindness everyday

Acts of kindness or practice kindness everyday

I touched on this before Christmas ‘Goodwill to All’ but I was reminded of the power of kindness yesterday. There seems to be a great shift in ‘kindness’ being the thing to do. Rather than the unselfish act kindness should be, it now seems to be promoted as being good for yourself which in itself seems a little strange. But I am all for promoting kindness and thoughtfulness if the result is a happier place to … Read entire article »

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Late Monday Mutters – Go to bed for a year

Late Monday Mutters – Go to bed for a year

It is Tuesday, I know but I like my Monday Mutters to mutter out a few things in my head and my brain is not in gear to think of a name for a Tuesday….um well exactly! Firstly I am not going to bed for a year. I read a book a couple of years ago about a woman who went … Read entire article »

No sugar or fat fruit cake recipe

No sugar or fat fruit cake recipe

I found this recipe on another blog an Australian one actually! Healthy Blender recipes where you will find lots and lots of scrummy recipes. All the recipes are my own here but I loved this so much and thought no extra added sugar and fat would go down well whilst we are still breathing in whilst buttoning up our clothes … Read entire article »

Spicy sweet potato soup with a nutty twist

Spicy sweet potato soup with a nutty twist

This time of year is perfect for warming soups and this one is full of warmth and goodness too! For me sweet potatoes need their sweetness balanced out with some spice and freshness from fresh herbs too. Of course that is a personal taste but this soup if you like a hint of Thai meets Indian flavours will be a hit. … Read entire article »

Monday Mutters – Ebb and Flow of life

Monday Mutters – Ebb and Flow of life

I love the words ebb and flow, saying them even in my head (*note I don’t often go around saying ebb and flow out loud) is a reminder that things change. Life is about a rhythm, it changes but there are patterns too. For the females that are reading this, we all know we have a cycle that sort of … Read entire article »

Escaping into a book

Escaping into a book

As a child I could think of nothing worse than actually reading a book. My mind was far too plentiful of imagination to take on someone else’s as well. I loved books to flip through, mainly to do with animals and nature. I have a few of my childhood books; Wind and the Willows which I confess to not actually reading … Read entire article »

Monday Mutters – Doodles leads to plans

Monday Mutters – Doodles leads to plans

I am actually mid writing my word for 2015, strangely it was proving difficult so that will be later on in the week, past mid January I know! In the meantime Bex and I spent so time doodling on Saturday night, yes I know how to get into the groove! Actually it was fun and relaxing with a mix of Bex’s … Read entire article »

Ultimate home office gadgets for work at home Mum’s

Ultimate home office gadgets for work at home Mum’s

As someone who continues the quest of making a decent income from home so I am on hand for Bex and Oscar (yes teens still very much need you) not forgetting the 3 dogs, this is a welcome article. I am currently tacking using my new Windows phone and learning how to get the most out of that at the … Read entire article »

Vegetable & beans filled jacket potatoes or serve with rice

Vegetable & beans filled jacket potatoes or serve with rice

You know the time when tomorrow you need to do a big shop but that day you want to make do with what you have. As we know popping to the shops just for one nights supper is joined by rather a lot of extra’s in your basket. Or again is that just me? I actually like making something out of … Read entire article »

Monday Mutters – 12 day’s of Christmas

Monday Mutters – 12 day’s of Christmas

Monday mutters on a Tuesday! Note to self press publish once finished! What a way to start 2015!   I have always got a bit confused on this 12th day of Christmas. Is it 5th or the 6th we are meant to take down the decorations? Mine is safely down today being it is the 5th and that is the 12th day … Read entire article »