A Mothers Ramblings

Saturday, 1 October 2016

What We Are Eating This Week W/C 1st October 2016

I think that because I'm cooking a lot from Scratch at the moment that I'm really enjoying cooking again. I think that cooking is a great stress reliever and for me a great way to relax and as I'm also doing something for my family I don't feel like I'm wasting my time by relaxing when there is plenty to be done for me and my family!

With that in mind, here's what I'm cooking this week

Saturday - Casserole


I would like to say that we really enjoyed the casserole I had planned a couple of weeks back... but as it turns out we didn't eat it. Instead we snacked and ended up not eating a proper main meal. According to the Weather Man today is going to be a bit rainy and miserable so I thought a Casserole would be a perfect comforting dish.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

A Promise Or Ten To My Husband On Our Wedding Anniversary

Today is mine and Flyfour's 15th Wedding anniversary.

Flyfour has the day off, I would like to say it was just so that he could spend time with me but it isn't.

No, instead he's taken today off to play with his home automation project and to play with some of his new toys.

I joke, I mean yes he probably will spend some time in his hobbies, but why shouldn't he? It's his day off after all! Of course we will manage to carve out some time to have Lunch together (I imagine it will be Nando's as it is a favourite of his) and I'm sure that we'll have lots of chats together throughout the day, it's nice to just spend time together and be the friends that we have been since we first met.

And so I thought I'd take some time before the day gets going to make a promise or two to my husband.

Flyfour and PippaD getting married

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

A Big Bathroom Mistake

When we purchased our current home, I wasn't that keen on the fact that the bathroom was downstairs. I mean sure it was really handy when I was potty training Dan Jon Jr and it's excellent for me as a Stay at Home Mum because I don't have far to walk when I'm doing whatever it is I'm doing when I'm at home... but the middle of the night wee when you need to wake up enough to walk down the stairs?

Oh, they kill me.

Everyone knows that monsters live in the dark and so most nights I'd rather hide in my bed than walk down the stairs in the dark to visit the little girls room...

The smallest room in the house

So, apart from our bathroom being downstairs it is also quite small, so towels are kept in the cupboard under the stairs, handily situated next to the bathroom door. The cupboard under the stairs also houses things like the carpet sweeper, reusable shopping bags and sleeping bags for when we are camping, extra soap and bubble bath and shampoo... you know all the things a decent bathroom needs. There is a host of other things in there too, but I won't bore you with an inventory.

The other morning I went under the stairs to get out two towels (one for my hair and for me!), went into the bathroom and, well, showered.

It was a good shower.

Seriously, you know how sometimes you have a great shower that leaves you all blissed out? It was a shower like that, a perfect shower.

As I got out of the shower I went to pick up my towels, but I was very confused to see two shopping bags, which I'd apparently decided to bring into the bathroom instead of towels.

PippaD fresh out of the shower

I'm losing the plot!

Please tell me I'm not the only one who has done something this stupid!!!

Saturday, 24 September 2016

What We Are Eating This Week W/C 24th September 2016

I'm really looking forward to this week, not only do we have a Munch and Mingle tomorrow, but it's my Wedding Anniversary on Thursday. Flyfour and I will have been married for 15 years, which I think deserves some kind of recognition right?

PippaD and Flyfour


Sunday, 18 September 2016

What We Are Eating W/C 17th September 2016

I just realised that it's Sunday and I haven't posted my meal plans for the week. I'm sure that you don't really care about what I'm having for lunch, but come Wednesday when I've forgotten what I've planned or more likely when one of the Children or Flyfour wants to know what I'm cooking without asking me, I'm going to be cursing not writing this post!

Saturday - Fish and Chips


On Friday/Saturday when I was trying to work out the meal plan I suggested several meals to the family that we could eat. Dan Jon Jr asked if it was possible if we could have Fish and Chips, which of course was possible as long as Flyfour made it, as his gluten free batter is a lot better than mine.

Luckily my husband is a rockstar in the field of kindness and agreed.

And we had the best Fish and Chips meal ever had by anyone ever.