Sunday, 27 July 2014

Mango upside down cake

We decided to try a new twist on an old favourite so we substituted the well known pineapple for mango to see what it would be like and I have to say, it works really well. In fact my whole family said that they prefer the mango to pineapple in this cake and Faith really enjoyed cooking it with me.

Magnetic notice board review



I am very lucky to be working with Shoplet UK as one of their reviewers and a few weeks ago they sent me this lovely magnetic notice board which I love. 

Shoplet are an Office Stationary supplier but many of their products are also great for use at home.


Thursday, 10 July 2014

Word of the week - Exciting!

Well, what a difference a week makes! This week has been a very exciting week for us all.

First we had Lauren's prom which was lovely and so exciting for Lauren as it was something that she had been looking forward to for such a long time. 



Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Lauren's prom

On Friday 4th July it was Lauren's high school prom. 

This is all very new to me as they didn't have school proms when Darren or I were at school and with Lauren being our eldest we were not really sure of what to expect. 



Monday, 7 July 2014

Meal planning Monday - July 7th 2014

 Monday 7th July.

Chicken pie, mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables.
A store brought pie makes this a nice and easy dinner to kick start the week!

Tuesday 8th July.

Turkey dinosaurs, cauliflower and broccoli cheese and chips or roast potatoes.

Wednesday 9th July.

Spaghetti bolognese.
I use a Dolmio sauce in a jar for this as I prefer the taste to my own and it only takes 25 minutes from start to finish for this dinner.

Thursday 10th July.

Iceland Chicken hotpot, extra potatoes and vegetables.

Friday 11th July.

Pizza for the kids.
Darren and I are going out to a country pub for a drink and something to eat.

Saturday 12th July.

BBQ chicken breasts, boiled rice and garlic bread.

Sunday 13th July.

Rustic chicken with extra potatoes and vegetables.
One of those packets which you add fresh ingredients to the bag which has some herbs or spices in and oven cook the meal in the bag.

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Friday, 4 July 2014

The prompt - life without TV?

mumturnedmomThe Prompt for this week from the lovely Sara over at Mumturnedmom is a topic and it is:
TV: could you live without it?



Yes I could! I must admit that I would rather not live without TV as sometimes it is just nice to chill out and indulge in some me time watching some of my favourite TV shows but if I had to live without it, I could. 

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Word of the week - frustrating!


This week has been a frustrating week which has been well, frustrating! I have been having problems with my uni application which I did mention on a previous post and I am currently waiting for responses from various people and until I get those responses there is literally nothing that I can do, which I find extremely frustrating as I am a very proactive type of person and I am also very impatient and knowing there are deadlines looming for applications and financing decisions etc it has been one of those weeks that I really do not like.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

June 2014

Family.
Lauren has now officially left high school and we have been busy getting things ready for her prom which will be this Friday. I think that she is OK, but she has found it difficult to cope with the fact that she is growing up and leaving her high school days behind her, as she really loved her school and she was very involved in all aspects of school life.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Normal services will soon be resumed!

I am so sorry that I have been so quiet this last week. I have been so busy this last week sorting out Lauren for her prom this Friday and also sorting out my uni application, I have not had time to think and I just had to step away from the blog as something had to give. 

Friday, 27 June 2014

The prompt - Do you take risks?

mumturnedmomThe Prompt from the lovely Sara from Mumturnedmom for this week is a quote and it is:
Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is. 
Mark Twain

This is a quote that I can really relate to as to me this quote is about the benefit of taking risks. Now I'm not going to pretend that I am a massive risk taker, taking risks on a daily basis, as I am a parent and with that comes the responsibility to make sure that I take care of myself and my family.