Tag: family

7 tips for making family meal times less stressful with Portmeirion

When my daughter was a baby, she ate anything and everything. She was a veritable eating machine. Friends complained about their children’s picky eating habits and I used to think, naively and a little smugly perhaps, that somehow I’d cracked it. ….And then, inevitably, she turned into a toddler and …

Need something exciting to do this weekend? Go to Tesco

Sunday evening… If I had a job, this would be when the fear would be setting in.  As it is, I’ve the same level of fear as I have every day, mainly about what time I’ll be woken up. I’d probably be lying if I said we had an exciting …

The gang goes to Ikea for a lovely family day out

Today we popped to the garden centre because that is basically what you do when you have kids.  We had absolutely zero intention of buying any plants – don’t be silly, I don’t need more things to keep alive – but they have a cafe, a play area, and fish…and …

Farewell, conservatory; gone but not forgotten

Among other things, last week was the week that we got rid of our conservatory. When we bought our house in 2009, one of the reasons we chose it over the others in our budget was the conservatory. The glass cathedral, we called it at the time; I’m fairly sure Doug …

Three easy peasy family recipes with Dolmio

I have written before (extensively) about how getting toddlers to eat vegetables is an exercise in futility. If something happens to show a passing resemblance to a vegetable… Well then. Off it can bugger. It’s got to the point now where the big one won’t even keep the discarded vegetables …

Snot fun (it really isn’t): Toddler illness. Urgh

As I write this, from what I am sure is to be my death bed (I promise, I am totally not being over dramatic), I am trying to remember when everyone in this house was last fighting fit. It seems a very long time ago indeed. If it isn’t one …