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What I’m Into – Spring 2016 Edition

What I'm into

Spring has arrived in England and with it hail, snow, thunder, lightning and bright sunshine, all in the space of a day. It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to join in with What I’m Into. What I’m Reading I’ve actually been reading about business finance and investment appraisal techniques since mid January so I’ve […]

Eat and stay slim like the French {day t...

Eat and stay slim like the French {day two}

There is a myth floating about that the French, and French women specifically, are able to eat just about anything and not put weight on. If you think about it, it’s a little ridiculous as myths go. French people do not have special magical powers, a better metabolism, a secret fountain of youth or special […]

What I’m Into – August 2014 Edition

What I’m Into – August 2014 Edition

Ah, Summer. I loved you whilst you were here. But it looks like you’ve gone and aren’t coming back! We’ve had a great summer, full of parties and a long holiday feasting and sadly for August, not a lot of sun! So let’s join in with Leigh Kramer and recap this busy month. What I’m Watching Regular shows: […]

What I’m Into – July 2014 Edition

What I’m Into – July 2014 Edition

July has been great! It has felt like a proper summer so far, with sun and heat galore, except when we held birthday parties and then it rained a bit. It has also been super busy, filled with parties and lots of cooking. And it’s not the end. Another birthday party on Saturday and then we’re […]

What I’m Into – May 2014 Edition

What I’m Into – May 2014 Edition

After a good and busy start of the month, May turned cold and dreary, not least because the house was beset with colds and coughs. I was the last one to fall but by then I’d already lost quite a bit of sleep and in my weakened state, the cough has got hold of me […]

Inside a Franglish Pantry: Lardons

Inside a Franglish Pantry: Lardons

I was cooking a Boeuf Bourguignon for Sunday lunch last week and the smell of lardons frying in the pan reminded me how much of a staple item it is in France and how frequently I use them in recipes. Lardons are basically diced smoked bacon, which you can buy in most if not all […]

A Very British Diamond Jubilee Street Pa...

A Very British Diamond Jubilee Street Party

Today we celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a quintessential British street party: lovely neighbours, a mountain of finger food, Pimm’s galore. Followed by rain, a freezing cold wind, and more rain. Towards the end, I was wearing a fleece! I severely overestimated people’s appetite, as did everyone else, so we are back home with […]

Warning: I have Boring Mum Syndrome

Warning: I have Boring Mum Syndrome

Oh dear… I have become one of those mums. You know the type: they just don’t stop boasting about their children, pictures in hand, until their interlocutor’s eyes glaze over and you know they are thinking ‘I don’t ever want to become this boring, I am NEVER having kids!’ The thing is, I thought I […]

The mess is out there

The mess is out there

When you talk to people who have been down the self-feeding route with their child, they all exclaim with some glee: ‘the mess…!’ Until you’re there yourself however, you can only imagine what it’s really like and you laugh to yourself about all the lovely pictures you’re going to take; you never think about the […]

3 Ways I Know Christmas is coming

3 Ways I Know Christmas is coming

If you live in the UK, I suspect that like me, you knew Christmas was ’round the corner’ in August when Tesco started selling mince pies. I put these distressing news at the back of my mind so successfully that now, a mere three weeks before the actual event, I have only bought 2 presents […]

 
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