A Mothers Ramblings

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.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Actually You're Doing Okay

I waffle. In fact, I waffle a lot. So, I thought today I'd make a change.

I thought that today I would just say how lovely it is to see you.

I thought that I would tell you, how much I appreciate you for being you.

I thought that I would let you know that no matter what bad is going on in your life, that you'll get through this.

I thought that I would let you know that you are stronger than you think.

PippaD looking reassuring

You're doing fine.

You'll be fine.

Trust me.

I know.

Monday, 12 September 2016

How To Fit Three Boxes Into A Car

A recent Church Primary project nessitated a visit to Staples on a wet Saturday morning. As I was walking into the store I noticed a man carry three large plastic boxes out towards the car park area. He was a little shorter than me but was able to carry the three plastic boxes easily and was avoiding obstacles in his way (such as me!) because he could see through the clear plastic boxes. I assumed that there must be a good deal on the boxes.

As I ented the store, I noted that they did indeed have a fairly good deal on the plastic boxes, but I didn't need any as I purchased a few from Ikea not too long ago. I spent around twenty minutes in Staples, mainly because I couldn't find what I need to start with and partly because I was looking longingly at boxes of 1000 biro's and multipacks of notebooks...

Anyway, after I had made my purchase and left the store I head back to my car and pass the man I had passed on my way in to Staples. The man is standing by his car looking visibly frustrated; Basically he looked like he was about to explode into tears or punch the nearest wall in a fit of anger.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

What We Are Eating This Week 10th September 2016

Hello! It's been a good week here, the Children have loved going back to School and have enjoyed the new rules at home (we gave them both a slightly later bedtime, a couple of tech free evenings and an adjustment to the chore lists) and I must admit that I've knocked a few things off my to do list that have been on my list for far too long.


Saturday - Salmon Pasta with Vegetables


The children love to eat Salmon, but Dan Jon Jr isn't too keen on actually eating it, when it is a lump on his plate. I figured if I made a Pasta dish, swirled some vegetables and a sauce into it (a white sauce) and flaked Salmon into it then it would be easier on him... and me as I wouldn't hear him moan about it!

Leftover Salmon Pasta for a tasty Lunch