Bad Habits

What bad habits do you have? Are you someone who develops habits easily - and once established, do you find them hard to break? I've been thinking about this quite a bit recently. With my superb combination of high functioning anxiety and a touch of neurodiversity, I tend to cleave to habits and routines; this… Continue reading Bad Habits

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What’s On Around Perivale?

Autumn is a busy time around here, with plenty of free activities to take part in! Why not explore our beautiful local area over the next couple of weekends? Here's a quick post with some ideas about what's going on... Perivale End Of Summer Parade and Fayre This annual celebration takes place on the park… Continue reading What’s On Around Perivale?

Summer Break Over

I didn't have a summer break - I had more of a work life balance fail around the time of the public exams. Hence the silence. Now we are at the other end of the year from those bad boys, I'm hoping to post more regularly. We did get away over summer, to a great… Continue reading Summer Break Over

London’s Free Family Days Out: Canalway Cavalcade In Little Venice

It's always worth searching listing sites and local Facebook groups for free days out on Bank Holidays. They are a brilliant source of free days out - London seems to have a free festival or concert every weekend - and we attended Canalway Cavalcade in Little Venice, a really brilliant one, on Bank Holiday Monday.… Continue reading London’s Free Family Days Out: Canalway Cavalcade In Little Venice

Cheap, Nutritious, Healthy Groceries For Low-Cost Meals.

How I buy cheap, healthy, real, wholefood grocery foods #healthy #eatclean #cleaneating #food #realfood #grocery #shopping #budget #savemoney #thrifty #moneysaving #cheapfood #cheap

I have a magnet on my fridge which declares "If you are what you eat, I'm cheap, fast and easy!" - someone once challenged me on this (in a nice way) because they said it wasn't true. But it is! Pretty much the only times I invest a lot of time and effort in a… Continue reading Cheap, Nutritious, Healthy Groceries For Low-Cost Meals.

That Time I Got Caught Out With Heatwave Feet!

A funny story about teacher feet, me-time and pedicures. #workingmum #teacher #mum #metime

Last weekend, with no real belief there would be a heatwave, I mused to my husband about getting a pedicure. You know, it's hard to get moments for self care in my busy life. "It's not because of your busy life. You won't let anyone touch your feet." Oh yeah. Been so busy I forgot… Continue reading That Time I Got Caught Out With Heatwave Feet!

Three Things To Look Forward To In Ealing This Weekend

Ealing Farmer's Market West Ealing Shopping #shoplocal #ealing #westealing #hanwell #restaurant #gastropub #starandanchor #grosvenor #cudi #localfood #foodie #charityshop

Hello Monday, and hello spring! It looks like the weather is finally improving, so here are my three suggestions for the upcoming weekend in Ealing...   We Love Cheese! Festival Well I love cheese, anyway. Ealing's very own festival of cheese returns to Dickens Yard on the 22nd April, 11am-4pm. It's free (apart from cheese… Continue reading Three Things To Look Forward To In Ealing This Weekend

My Best Slow Cooker Tips For Easy, Cheap Dinners.

Slow cooker crock pot tips #thrifty #cooking #crockpotrecipes #crockpot #slowcooker #tips #ukblogger #mumblog #frugalcook #frugalrecipes

When I was a student I used to have this dinner called a "cheese and crisp feast". The first two ingredients were obvious, the feast part was the addition of plenty of cheap, strong pickled onion. I'm not ashamed of that, I could also cook actual food. I'd do it again, we're it not for… Continue reading My Best Slow Cooker Tips For Easy, Cheap Dinners.

I Love My Microwave

Reasons to Love Your Microwave - Microwave tips microwave hacks microwave recipes natural and healthy

You're not meant to, are you? It's like the reality TV of kitchen appliances, a cliched symbol for virtue signalers to vilify while posting about the evils of screen time (or technology in general) whilst angrily stabbing away at their mobile for hours on end. If you rely on a microwave, the message goes, you're… Continue reading I Love My Microwave

Things To Do Around Ealing for Easter 2018

Family Activities And Things To Do In West London Ealing Easter 2018

Hurrah! It's going to be a white Easter! Erm yeah, seems it could be, heavy sarcasm on the 'hurrah' bit. I thought the Beast From The East was finally gone, but it seems I was wrong. I've washed The Childe's Frozen gloves (Anna on the left hand, Elsa on the right) so many times now… Continue reading Things To Do Around Ealing for Easter 2018