Out For a Walk by The River 

Another beautiful Sunday morning.  Again no plans in our household but we like to be out and about.  With a cycling trip planned already for the week ahead we decided to go for a walk. This is where I introduce the 4th member of the family, Daves Austin Allegro.  Ever …

A Brand New Day Week Four

Welcome to A Brand New Day!  A New Linky to fill you with aspiration when you feel like you may be struggling alone. Everyone needs an opportunity to start again.  Draw a line under yesterdays bad day and start again with #ABrandNewDay.  As parents I feel we sometimes set ourselves …

Breaded Hake and Veggie Chips

Breaded Hake with Veggie Chips This recipe is all about the Hake.  I’ll let you find your own way with the trimmings. Ingredients Hake fillets Bread crumbs coriander Lime Butter I’m having a chuck things together week and really haven’t recorded any quantities down.  I’ll happily tell you my method …

Ham Pasta Bake

Ham Pasta Bake This includes leftover chilli, but it’s really easy to make.  I’m not including quantities as I’ve cooked it ad-hoc! Set cooking the required amount of Pasta for your family.  I used 150g for 2 and a baby.  Fry off a chopped onion in a pan.  Add yellow …

5×50 Challenge Week Three

5×50 is a challenge where you have to walk, run or cycle 5k a day for 50 days.  It started on Sunday 27th April. The philosophy behind 5×50 is that exercise should become a habit not a chore. Here is my weekly update. Day 15 We went on a 14 …

Happy Days #7 It’s ALL about the Robot!

I feel like I have been rather self-indulgent with my happy days the last few weeks.  It’s all been about me!  A brilliant subject but I thought this week I am going to try to focus on everything that my son does to make me happy! On Sunday we took …

Coniston Old Man – A Lake District Walk

We’ve lived near the Lake District for the past nine years.  We’ve avoided tourist spots for such a long time.  This means we’ve not really gone walking in the Lakes for ages and have tended to go walking in the in the hills to the East of us, North Yorks …

Play Your Home-Made Guitar

The Robot loves his maracas and he loves a good drum on anything he can hit.  Now it’s time to introduce string, more importantly my home-made guitar.   All you need is a baking tin and elastic bands.  Put bands on the tin and ta da you have a guitar!  Hand …

Antics of My 9 Month Old

The Robot is off!  He can commando crawl. He can get anywhere he wants, as long as it’s on the floor. It’s quite incredible really. I love watching him get to his target of choice, usually wires, and then swooping in to pick him up to put him somewhere else! …

A Brand New Day Week Three

Welcome back to #ABrandNewDay! A Linky to uplift and inspire our fellow bloggers in starting again on their journeys, wherever they may be heading.  This could be exercise, weight loss, fun trips to the park with the kids, sharing healthy recipes or tips and much more!  We are now in …

Goulash

Goulash My favourite cookbook at the moment is The Baby Led Weaning Cookbook.  Anything I have made from this goes down well with both Robot and Dave.  I’ve been looking forward to this week.  I’ve wanted to make Goulash for such a long time, and it’s even better that I …

Day Out on the Bikes to Glasson Dock

When we woke up this morning we had no plans. Dave was hungover, I was tired from the late night.  We opened up the curtains to a beautiful blue sky! Action stations away, we had to enjoy this sunshine, it was only 7.30, the possibilities were endless! Having had a …

5×50 Challenge Week Two

5×50 is a challenge where you have to walk, run or cycle 5k a day for 50 days.  It started on Sunday 27th April. The philosophy behind 5×50 is that exercise should become a habit not a chore. Here is my weekly update. Day 8 This almost became a non …