Spanish Rice Pudding

Friday 28 April 2017

Only a few weeks to go until we meet the new member of our family. I honestly cannot wait.


I'm suffering from all the usual end of pregnancy discomfort, which is keeping me a bit grumpy at times. None of my clothes fit now, not even my pregnancy clothes, and mundane activities such as eating, sleeping or breathing have become a real struggle. I am tired and ridiculously hormonal. Crying on almost a daily basis about stuff which generally hasn't bothered me at all. And have aching rubs and heartburn. Have to pee at least 4 times during the night. And I need a haircut but can't be bothered to roll to the hairdresser.

Not to mention the piles.

Kiwi Chia Pudding

Friday 7 April 2017

It's finally happened.

After 2 years at preeschool and 3 at school, we finally have experienced the joys of head lice. The day I discovered that my eldest's head was covered in nasty eggs, I was really tempted to burn the bedclothes and towels and disinfect the entire house.

Now, after combing him, and myself, and my husband, and my youngest one for over a week, I am tempted to say we've finally won the battle.

Orange & Carrot Muffins

Friday 31 March 2017

I really like Easter.  

New flowers and things sprouting, busy birds nesting and gathering food,  the feeling of spring and summer in the air. Easter signals new beginnings.

At Easter, the days are lighter and longer, the weather is (generally!) better and there are daffodils and other spring flowers everywhere. Light makes everyone more cheerful!

Cachopo or Filled Breaded Steak

Friday 24 March 2017

So.... Spring is supposed to be here. And I'm supposed to be enjoying the last months of my pregnancy in the sunshine, organising picnics and frolicking.

Instead, I started with a lovely tonsillitis that has ended up with a nasty chest infection.

Exactly what I needed. So now, instead of sleeping 3 or 4 hours per night, I'm struggling with a blocked nose and terrible cough as soon as I try to lay in bed.

Over the last two weeks the coughing has been so bad that I almost wee myself just to add to the misery. Oh the beauty of pregnancy!

Pistachio & Matcha Cheesecake

Friday 17 March 2017

This week I feel in a huge need of  cake. Specifically cheese cake. I really cant get enough of the stuff.

I've been sampling cheesecake from every single bakery I've found. No kidding!

Oh my gosh, I really need to stop!!

On Wednesday, I woke up at 2.30am after being tossing and turning as if I were trying to heave a sack of potatoes from side to side of the bed for hours. I finally decided to get up for a wee which ended up being a major pillow moving event.

Super Moist Nutella Banana Pie

Friday 10 March 2017

Happy Birthday to my better half!!

Today is a very special day. My dearest husband is turning 37.

We have been really busy since October last year. But today we pause to celebrate you. Your birth. Your journey. Your life.

You are probably one of the best people I know. If not the best one. While you’re not the most punctual, organised or ambitious, you are overall one of the greatest humans on this planet. And I don’t think I’ve said that to you enough times.

Chocolate Palmiers

Friday 3 March 2017

Apparently being pregnant it's meant to be the most magical time in a woman’s life. Even, the very point of her existence.

Just one problem. I hate every single second of it.

Before anyone calls Social Services, I should clarify. Being a mum is one of the greatest things that have happened to me. What I’m talking about is the physical process of being pregnant. As far as I can tell, it’s the Marmite of life experiences – you either love it or hate it.

When you are pregnant you can often get approached by other women telling you things like "oh, how I loved being pregnant and miss it now".