Being ill when you’re a Mum

Being ill when you’re a Mum

I’ve finally succumbed to the winter cold. I’ve been really proud of my immune system this winter, keeping me well whilst everyone around was ill. But finally it got me! I try and give in to it when I’m not well but I find being ill and a Mum of two little ones hard....
Breakfast inspiration

Breakfast inspiration

Breakfast has to be my favourite meal of the day. I love starting the day well with a good breakfast. But I know it can take some thinking about, especially first thing in the morning when perhaps you’re getting the kids ready or trying to get out the door for work....
Raspberry and banana pancakes

Raspberry and banana pancakes

My kids love pancakes and I always use a recipe from Anna Jones’ cookbook a ‘A modern way to cook’ – with the addition of spinach, my kids love green pancakes! This weekend I didn’t have the ingredients I needed so I created these pancakes inspired by Anna’s...
Veggie Eggs

Veggie Eggs

I’m all for quick healthy meals and this is one of them. Eggs are packed full of protein, B vitamins, vitamin K and vitamin D and if you add a stack of veggies to them as well, you’ve got a really nutritious meal. You can have this anytime, for breakfast lunch and...
Dear friends …

Dear friends …

Hello, it’s me, Nicky. Remember me? I’m the one you used to hang around with, the one that used to answer texts and respond to phone calls … I think I may have actually made phone calls too! The one that used to pop round at the drop of hat just to say hello. The one...
Chocolate and banana cookies

Chocolate and banana cookies

I’ve been making these a lot and many of you have asked for the recipe, so here it is. These are a great snack for the kids, and I often have them when I need a bit of breakfast on the go. The basic recipe is from Laura from Happy Sugar Habits, I found it on Instagram...
Another word on grief

Another word on grief

I’ve written about grief a few times now (you can find my first post here, and my second here), it’s something close to my heart and something I think isn’t spoken about enough. But recently it’s cropped up again for me so I thought I’d put pen to paper again,...
Self care: saying no

Self care: saying no

Today I should be at a seminar all to do with stress, instead I’m at home, still in my PJs with my family. I haven’t had a weekend free in over a month and this week, with my daughter being ill as well, I’ve started to feel it. So I made the decision not to go. I...
My teacher

My teacher

In 2006 I went to Thailand and for some reason I came home wanting to learn to meditate. I say for some reason as I’m not sure where it came from, it wasn’t a spiritual holiday at all, I just came home with a desire to learn to meditate. And that’s when someone...

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