Diet Day -1

Today as I prepare myself for the big day, I’ve started looking for fridge inspiration. You know, that ‘message on the door’, that is guaranteed to stop you opening it the minute you come home from work and reach for the bottle of white wine, meat leftovers, and cubes of cheese.  I started with Etsy, … Continue reading

Lizzi is going ‘Clean’

After the overindulgence of Christmas and New Year, the build up of the kilo’s over the last 12 months, and a general sluggishness in my mood and appearance, it’s time to tackle the overload on my mind and body. 2 days to go…….. first finish all the goodies in the house, smoke and drink myself … Continue reading

Turkey Tantrums, but now it’s all over………

Yes the kids had almost had enough, and hubbie was glazing over at the sight of yet more turkey, but today we managed to say ‘au revoir’ til next year to our dear old Bird. Lunch was leftover carrots and chestnuts, whipped up into a delicious (even chestnut hating hubbie managed a bowl!) of soup, … Continue reading

Yesterday’s turkey is today’s curry…..

Well actually it was the turkey dish of the day yesterday, the first foray into the life of a leftover turkey, and how to con the kids into eating it for yet another day.  Thila referred to it regularly as a chicken curry, and as she was wolfing it down, none of us felt obliged … Continue reading

When the fridge is full of cooked turkey and vegetables…….

And you can’t get another thing in it………’s time to find yummy ways to use up those leftovers. With a ‘green’ son (you can’t possibly waste anything, when I could eat it) and my fussy mum (we resolved the argument about how long you could keep cooked turkey via the internet), it was time to … Continue reading

Red Cabbage and Spiced Apples, the smell of Christmas

Just a quick blog from France on Christmas Eve. I’m all set up having downloaded my favourite Christmas tunes, filled the fridge with goodies, and got my Mum chopping the veg for lunch tomorrow. Kids are glued to a DVD upstairs (after doing their one arts and craft thing of the day -> making a … Continue reading

Our Life 2010 (the summer months)…..

Welcome to the second part of our photo blog of our highs (and a few lows) in 2010!. The majority of July was spent in France, enjoying our time with friends.  No summer would be complete without some sort of trip there involving Doug and the girls.  This time he arrived before I did, and … Continue reading

Our Life 2010 (the first 6 months) ………

Welcome to our photo blog of our highs (and a few lows) in 2010!. January 2010 started slowly and painfully on our return from a great Christmas and New year break in Brittany with the Howard’s , the Kay’s and the Hawkin’s. It had been quite a party…… January and February were much slower in … Continue reading