Sunday Snapshot 10/06/18

This week has been full of excitement after 3 weeks full of nose to the grindstone work doing a side gig. First of all it was our little one’s 2nd birthday! We all had the day off from our usual work/nursery situation and spent most of the day together at a local ice cream farm

Sunday Snapshot 13/05/18

This week has seen the hubby successfully bike from Leeds to his work for charity, a 80 mile trip. We’re all so relieved that it went very well, no issues with his blood sugar levels and the only souvenir he got from the trip (aside from the memories, of course), is a minor scabbed knee

Sunday Snapshot 06/05/18

What stunning weather we’re having this May Bank Holiday weekend, such a rare treat for the weather to actually be consistently beautiful for the 3 days in their entirety! This week has ebbed and flowed. Sunday evening we went to the park and magically ran into one of the kiddo’s best friends from nursery. They

Sunday Snapshot 29/04/18

We’ve just one of those weeks where all 3 of us are exhausted, but we just keep pushing on. Hubby is training for a charity bike ride via work, but since those who have arranged it are shockingly disorganized, he still has no details aside from the day and that they’re biking 80ish miles from

Sunday Snapshot 22/04/2018

Another week done, and more ice cream consumed! This time, it was homemade. We received an ice cream maker from my mom last year and it has been sitting in the cupboard for ages… until yesterday! I just about remembered to freeze the inner bowl for the 24 hours required after several days of warm

Sunday Snapshot 15/04/18

Ice cream!!! Yes, this is the kiddo’s first ever ice cream cone all for him. We took advantage of the beautifully sunny weather by playing outside all day at our friends’ house up near Manchester. It was such a great day. The kids all had a great time playing together. I genuinely think it was

Sunday Snapshot 08/04/18

Another exciting week in the household! On Bank Holiday Monday we went out to a local family-friendly pub for lunch that runs an NCT group during the week and ate with my husband’s sister and her partner. The munchkin discovered the joys of Thomas there and is now officially obsessed. They had a tablet on

How to diffuse tension at the dinner table

We’ve all been there. The kiddo proclaiming “no!”, wanting to play and not interested in food. Throwing food / playing in it. Trying to feed the family pet(s) their portion. Shoving the plate as far as it can physically get from them like it’s toxic or uranium. Tears streaming down their face when you remind

Sunday Snapshot 01/04/18

Hooray for a long Easter weekend! This weekend has felt like a breath of fresh air. We don’t really do a whole lot for Easter, but I felt like trying my hand at natural dyes this year. Above is the result. Not too shabby if I say so myself! I think the pink could’ve been

Sunday Snapshot 25/03/18

Hello from surprisingly sunny England! We’ve totally lucked out with the weather this weekend, which is lucky. We have a friend visiting from Germany (but also American) for a long weekend visit. This has meant lots of eating out, lots of exploring new places and wandering around! He got in on Thursday night and Friday