Sloe Berry Splendour: A day of Picking

There are many positives to be taken from picking from the hedgerow.  “Its free food” is always top of my list, soon to be followed by…. its a free day/afternoon out with the kids where they are occupied and it doesn’t cost you anything.  Want to know what to do with your sloe haul?  Check out my post Sloe berry Splendor: Jam

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Sloe Berry Splendour – Identifying

The first stage of your sloe berry “journey of discovery” has to be recognising and identify sloe berries and damsons (larger and more plumb like sloes with a very similar taste).  Want to know how best to handle your sole haul?  check out my post Sloe berry Splendour: Jam

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LEGO: murderer of washing machines

As a mum of 2 boys under 10 I’m very familiar with LEGO.  The clatter of the LEGO man up my hoover pipe is the symphony to my weekly clean.  There’s not a place within our house that I haven’t found a piece.  Whether it’s the bathroom or the stairs, a pocket or tumbling from my work bag during a staff meeting, it’s uses are endless and though small it should never be underestimated.

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DIY Christmas Chutney

Christmas is coming and whilst many of us want to try not to think that it’s only 3 more pay days until Christmas I like to try and ease myself into the spirit of the Christmas season with the warm and welcoming smells of this chutney bubbling away on the stove.

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Dartmoor Bellever Tor

Another fab day out was had today and involved my two favourite things: frugality (only paid out for ice creams and diesel!) and nature.  Today we headed into the centre of the moors and took a visit to Postbridge home of Bellever Tor.

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EAT. SLEEP. BLOG. REPEAT: How to structure “me” time

Like any mum out there I rarely have “me time”.  Most of the time I’m lucky if I manage a private wee without the dog, baby walker clad Nieve or the post man interrupting me.  A downstairs loo definitely has its negatives!

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The Elusive Full Nights Sleep

Like many parents out there I really struggle with some of the unavoidable problems parents face.  The leaking bottle in the changing bag (yes I pre-made my bottles and no my baby didn’t grow an extra head as a result), sick down your back, a poo-nami (I can’t remember which blog this phrase came from but I’ve stolen it I’m sorry!) and the ever favourite weeing all over mummies knee mid nappy change.  This becomes even more infuriating and stressful when you have minimal sleep thrown into the mix.

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My Week In Pics #2

Another brilliant week……………..

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