One of the toughest times of the week day in our house is around dinner time. The twins come home from primary school around 3.45pm, complain that they’re VERY hungry! and yet also want me to chat & play with them. I struggle to find the balance between making something delicious and different each night for everyone to eat, against being stood in the kitchen…

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I had an absolutely superb few days in London last week – of which the Wednesday lunchtime started with a trip with some of my best blogging pals to the cool & trendy offices of HelloFresh, who send out recipe boxes to customers each week. As a family, we have used HelloFresh previously, and you can read about us reviewing a family box here. We just LOVE the…

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I’ve mentioned before that I’m not really the best chef. I have a repertoire of family dishes but they tend to be the basics like spaghetti bolognese, roast dinner and stir fry. I do like to ensure that I make all our meals (where I can) from scratch and ensure that we eat healthy too – but I find it challenging to get inspired for dinners.…

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Usually, at the weekends, we are dashing here, there and everywhere. Hubby plays cricket on a Saturday, the twins have clubs or a party, we like to go swimming on a Sunday, and more often than not somebody might also be visiting us! We therefore usually feel pretty worn out by Sunday evening! But this weekend we had a nice, relaxing one and spent a lot of time…

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One of our favourite things to do together – the twins and I – is to make home-made smoothies in our kitchen! The kids love them! I try to make one each day, or every other day, for the children…either after their lunch, or with their breakfast. It is such a great way of getting them interested in and enjoying their fruit and helps towards their…

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Before the twins came along Hubby and I would spend a long time planning our weekly meals, preparing food, sourcing quality ingredients and cooking together. A glass of wine in the kitchen and chatting together about our busy day. Nowadays, however, cooking a meal has become somewhat of a chore, since having our children. Because life is, quite frankly, manic. I get a weekly shop…

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I feel as though I am always shopping every few days for more supplies of fresh fruit and vegetables. We seem to run out of it all so quickly – which is great – but making sure that they eat a variety of fruits and vegetables each week can be a challenge. We all know that eating fruit and vegetables is important, for young ones and…

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This weekend didn’t start amazing well over here. Hubby came home from work early on Friday wiped out and feeling ill and spent the rest of the day and night in bed. The twins were in grumpy, irritable moods and seemed to also be coming down with something. I was supposed to be bridesmaid dress shopping with my Sister in Oxford on Saturday (she gets married…

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My Sister text me recently, with a photograph of a new breakfast recipe that she had tried – poached egg and avocado on toast. She said she loved it and that I had to try it too. It looked so yummy (and simple) and to be honest I have been getting incredibly fed up of cereal or toast for breakfast all the time. I was…

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