#TheOrdinaryMoments – A Step Up In The Kitchen

Like most kids, J & E love to bake, cook, and to muck in around the kitchen. Back in the day when the kids were tiny, we had a kitchen helper to lift the kids to ‘counter height’, they have obviously grown since then but E is still a little short and for the past few years she’s used a chair to stand on whilst baking, cooking and so on. However, E is a little too short for the counter but a little too tall to be stood on a chair so I recently decided to purchase a simple stepping… View Post

#TheOrdinaryMoments – Balancing Bedlam

This post seems wrongly titled at present as it feels as if any ‘ordinary moments’ were a lifetime ago. Perhaps these posts would be more aptly titled ‘moments of madness’ considering the chaos that I’m currently enduring. I’ve never been all that good at cutting a long story short so prepare yourself for a waffly rant regarding what’s going on right about now. Going back a year or more ago I suffered from a few random blackouts during which I’d collapse without warning, often coming round to find myself lathered in sweat, shaking, and completely exhausted for the next few… View Post

#TheOrdinaryMoments – Simple & Soothing Soup

When times are trying, there’s nothing quite like a hearty bowl of soup washed down with some sliced crusty loaf to offer comfort during a crisis. This is a regular weekly meal which we freeze and store in bulk for easy meals on the more difficult days. You know how it is – you try to juggle a million and one things into a working day and come tea time you’ve barely got the energy left to lift an eyelid never mind a pan lid… Talk about getting your ‘five a day’, this particular soup is jam-packed with vegetables and… View Post

#TheOrdinaryMoments – Muppet Moments

So what’s a busy, working Mum to do? Well, I’m obviously soft in the head as I caved and agreed to sign up for a six-month subscription to Disney Plus. I’ve apparently made the right decision as the kids are super happy that they can now access their daily dose of muppet madness, that and endless shows and movies (most of which are in the aforementioned DVD cupboard). I must admit that whether your seven or thirty-seven years old, you just can’t beat kicking back with Kermit and the crew, so Disney it is… Thanks for reading. I look forward… View Post

#TheOrdinaryMoments – My Seasonal Sacred Space

We are now in September and autumn has officially arrived as what were once luscious, green leaves are now casting from the trees in the most beautiful shades of yellow, orange, red, and brown. Autumn is my favourite season of the year as there’s so much to celebrate what with Halloween, Bonfire Night and the run-up to Christmas – it’s a majestically magical time of year though I sadly suspect that 2020 may be somewhat different. I imagine that there will be no trick or treating nor public firework displays to attend this year. I worry that come October we’ll… View Post