One pot pumpkin soup with apple, lentils and chickpeas

Anyone who follows me on my Instagram Stories will know two things. 1) I hate food waste and 2) I love a good vegetarian recipe! I always hate all the waste left after carving pumpkins for Halloween. Carving pumpkin can…

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Letter to my firstborn as he turns 8

To my little cuddle monkey – Buddy, Oh wow. 8 already. You really seem like a big kid now. Just this last few months you seem to have had a growth spurt and now none of your clothes fit you…

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What I’m looking forward to watching on terrestrial TV this Christmas

This isn’t a guide to all the things that are on terrestrial TV this Christmas. You can go grab the Radio Times for that! This is a self-indulgent post about what I’m personally looking forward to watching terrestrial TV this…

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AD: Ideas for Christmas gifts for pets

I grew up with A LOT of pets – over the years growing up we had 2 Dobermans (and for a while 9 Doberman puppies too), a Yorkshire Terrier, a budgie, a cat, a tank full of tropical fish and…

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How do you heal yourself after an election like that?

Where do we go from here? If you are left leaning, supported Labour and Jeremy Corbyn then you will likely feel like me today – devastated, furious, sad, deflated, bereft, grief stricken. I had a tiny bit of hope that…

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