How to ground yourself in what’s going well in life

Winter was out of the way. Nights were getting lighter and warmer. It was easier to get out of bed on the mornings … but then Covid-19 arrived, ruining life for families and throwing everything up in the air.  As I write this, there’s a big ‘what-if’ hanging over our…

Different brew for remote-working caffeine addicts

Working remotely with the kettle just steps away, the temptation to grab just one more brew is real for us. However, the effects of too much caffeine has been playing havoc with our sleep and anxiety levels. That’s definitely something none of us need in the…

Sosis Bandari recipe – Spicy sausage wrap

Sosis Bandari is one of my staple fast foods that I swear by as it can be made at breakfast to kickstart the day, lunch or dinner time with minimal effort. I often wish I was a full-time working mum superhero, but I’m not. Therefore putting…

One of the best Sunday lunches in the North East

There’s nothing quite like a good old-fashioned Sunday roast and St Mary’s Inn in Stanington, Northumberland, certainly has something unique to offer its diners.

Important benefits of drinking healthy smoothies

Last week my gym buddy mentioned a new subscription smoothie regime she’d under taken with The Honestly Good Smoothie Company She raved about it so much, that I decided to put some smoothies to the test myself to see if it was everything it was cracked…

Want your toddler to eat almost everything?

As those of you with fellow little humans will appreciate, it’s often easier to order a baby-friendly takeaway pizza for dinner than tackle toddler tantrums in a public place eating out. It’s a very different picture on home turf in Iran where mamans and babas (mums…

As those of you with fellow little humans will appreciate, it's often easier to order a baby-friendly takeaway pizza for dinner than tackle tantrums in a public place eating out.

Eating out with a small child and how to survive

H and I used to dine out in style. It was quiet, relaxed, calm and romantic. Now surviving eating out with our small child can be quite a chore.

H and I used to dine out in style. It was quiet, relaxed, calm and romantic. Now surviving eating out with our small child can be quite a chore.