Project Balcony

19 April 2012 One of the things I most love about our new flat (other than the double glazing and lack of mice), is our balcony. Actually, we have two balconies – one is just a tiny wee thing next to the office, perfect for stepping out for a tea break in the sun while […] Read more…

{Midweek Meal} Sweet & Sour Chicken

Our internet was kaputt for all of Monday until late last night, so I haven’t been able to finish any of the DIY tutorials I’ve been working on for you, but it’s all back up and running just in time for this week’s Midweek Meal. Sweet & Sour is another one of those dishes many […] Read more…

{Sunday Sweet} Apple & Lemon Cake

15 April 2012 We’re back home from our holiday. The bags are unpacked. The laundry is under control. And there’s nothing more to take your mind off missing Scotland already than baking a yummy cake. I’ve been baking this cake for some 13 years or so, and I honestly couldn’t say where the original recipe […] Read more…

{Midweek Meal} Apricot Glazed Lamb with Garlic & Rosemary

11 April 2012 One of the culinary delights I was looking forward to during our Scottish holiday was eating as much lamb as possible. With two lamb roasts in the space of a week, I’ve been doing quite well on that account. A lamb roast may seem like something fancy you reserve for Sundays, but […] Read more…

The Museum Saves the Day

This morning we awoke to lashings of sleet battering our window. Definitely not ‘nice enough’ for the swing park today. But we’d also been planning to test out the newly refurbished and re-opened Commonwealth Pool, which seemed perfect for a day like this. First though, a quick trip to the doctor to get the boy’s […] Read more…

Swing Park

9 April 2012 Ever since he learned to sit up, the boy has loved going on swings. First the neighbour’s swing in the back garden, then I started taking him to the swing park whenever the weather was nice enough (in Edinburgh, nice enough = not raining^^). But he hasn’t been on a swing once […] Read more…

#WhyILoveMuseums

5 April 2012 Today was #WhyILoveMuseums Day on Twitter for the second year running. As we’re currently on holiday, I was limited in taking part due to no Wifi and limited data connection for most of the day, but we made up for it by celebrating with a visit to the Riverside Museum in Glasgow. […] Read more…

{Midweek Meal} Pitta Pizza

4 April 2012 A really quick midweek meal, and a long-time favourite in our family, are pitta pizzas. They’re so easy, you can even whip then up while you’re on holiday^^ Ingredients Gluten free pitta breads Tomato purée Dried oregano Salt & pepper Topping of your choice Grated cheese Directions Pre-heat the oven to 200 C […] Read more…

April Snow Showers

3 April 2012 Last Friday, I mentioned on my April Happy List that I was looking forward to taking the boy to play on the beach. That was mostly based on the record Spring temperatures Scotland was witnessing at over 20 C. In reality, we went for a walk this morning in several inches of snow […] Read more…

Happy Music Mixtape

Spring is in full swing. The sun is shining (well, most of the time). Put on some happy music, let your ‘hare’ down, and dance around like crazy for half an hour! Here’s a wee playlist to help you along. Bring on the weekend and the Easter holidays! Track Listing Jungle Drum – Emiliana Torrini […] Read more…

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