• Mum life July 26, 2020
    When I said one of my new year’s resolutions was to write a book, …
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  • Family Days Out July 9, 2020
    Dominic Cummings ‘Barnard Castle’ jokes aside, Chillingham Castle is a sight for sore eyes for …
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  • Mum life December 15, 2019
    As new parents, we don’t get out much so making date day count is …
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  • Mum life July 24, 2019
    Handbag essentials tend to change when you have a toddler in tow.
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  • Rationing screentime for children during lockdown

    If you are the parent of a young child, I’m sure you will have endured some shrieking and stomping during lockdown when trying to limit screentime. In our house, this has happened when we have tried to take the iPad away from little C. While we…

    How to get your mojo back during lockdown

    While working remotely was a bit of a novelty at first, cabin fever quickly set in. I lost my mojo for a bit, due to a lack of office banter and my gym routine. Exercise has always been the key for me to keep up good…

    Colouring eggs for Easter and Persian New Year

    Colouring eggs for Easter and Persian New Year proved so much fun for our little multicultural family this year, particularly during lockdown. I was having a conversation with H the other day about how my grandma used to colour eggs for Easter. We discovered that his…

    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…

    How to grow sabzeh for Nowruz

    Growing sabzeh (mung beans) is just one of the fun tasks that children can get involved in during the run-up to Persian New Year (Nowruz). The sabzeh is one of the seven S’s of the Haft Seen spread which we have referred to in a previous…

    Best things to do in Corfu with the family

    If you’re looking to spend some quality time together with the family, then holiday in Corfu, Greece. There’s so much to explore from beautiful beaches to the Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our little family’s taste for travel and adventure runs in…

    Spark children’s interest in reading on World Book Day

    As a new mum over 40, my local library was the Internet of the day and every day was a book day for me growing up. It provided everything I needed – education, story-telling – and stickers all in one place (thankfully without the distraction of TikTok and Candy Crush).