A Mothers Ramblings

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Family Reading

We read a lot in our house.

We read daily, we read in the bathroom, in the bedroom, in the garden, before Church, in the queue at the Supermarket or Post Office, whilst waiting for let out at after School Clubs, whilst waiting for our meals to be served... any time we have a spare minute we read.

Top Ender and Dan Jon Jr having a hug before School

And it's lush.

As a Child, I read ALL the time. I was known as a bookworm and so having two children that are also happy to read all the time cheers me up no end.

I read with the Children when they get in with School.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Living Lagom and What I have Learnt

Years ago, I decided that I wanted to build a single storey extension on the side of my house. I knew what I wanted to do, as in room function. I knew how I wanted it to look and most importantly I knew that I wanted to make it easier to be "green". You know, the sort of things that we were taught about at School. A sloping roof so that I could collect rainwater to water the garden, possibly some solar panels, excellent insulation, massive windows (natural light in the room), underfloor heating... oh wait that last one was just because I like to not walk on cold floors!

My favourite spot in the garden

The problem is, I'm poor and building an extension takes more money than I can find down the back of my sofa (I actually just found a ruler down there but no money). And this is why I was in part really excited to join the Ikea Live Lagom project. It gave me a reason, a kick up the bum if you will, to make the changes that I want to make to live more sustainably and to live more "just right".

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Mr Frosty Is Back and He's AMAZING! #Review

When I was a small Child, I had a dummy that I was rather fond of and my Mum sat me down and told me that if I would give up my dummy she would buy me anything I wanted. I wanted a Mr Frosty so I gave up my dummy. The Mr Frosty was my pride and joy, even if I did eat too much syrup in one sitting and make myself sick. Unsurprisingly Mr Frosty has always been one of my favourite memories and so when we were asked if we'd like to review one, I was so excited and of course said yes.

Mr Frosty fresh from the box with all his accessories

I promised Dan Jon Jr that the first time I used it, he could use it too, as now that Mr Frosty no longer comes with the sugary syrup and that you can use your own choice of Fruit Juice or Cordials that I could perfectly count the carbs for Dan Jon Jr and I could make it as healthily as I wanted.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Dan Jon Jr's Birthday

Dan Jon Jr had been looking forward to his Eighth birthday since the day after his Seventh one. He wasn't really that bothered about gifts and he wasn't really interested in having any input into what cake he wanted for his Birthday either. He wasn't even that interested in if he had a Birthday party (he ended up having two).

There were only one thing that Dan Jon Jr was interested in.

Dan Jon Jr opening an early Birthday gift

Saturday, 21 May 2016

What We Are Eating W/C 21st May 2016

With all the "life" that was going on this week, when it came to ordering my shopping (I like to order via Tesco, get them to pick my shopping and then I pick it up on the Saturday morning between 8am and 10am) I managed to work out a quick meal plan based on things we hadn't had for a while, things we fancied (and I'd picked up last weekend on the off chance!) and what we had in the cupboard!

PippaD and Flyfour being all lovely dovey!

So here is my very quick meal plan.