Mini Chicken and Leek Pies

You will be pleased to know I did manage a front row seat at the recent concert where the little guy sang Danny Boy. How I managed it was miraculous. I arrived 40-minutes early and there were a few other anxious mothers waiting outside the doors.  One of them, (the doctor who raced in the […]

Good Friday Hot Cross Buns

My relationship with my Brazilian personal trainer didn’t get off to a great start.  I first laid eyes on him at a small group training session where he introduced himself as the newest member of staff at the gym. Then he said his name but there was a lot of competing noise and I thought he […]

Festive Fruit and Nut Cake and…Morning Drama

Do you all have morning drama?  We have it in spades. This morning Arabella had a very important interview.  She had to be in the city and ready for her appointment by 9.30am.  That shouldn’t be a challenge.  But when she woke, first she had to go out for a takeaway coffee and then she […]

Coconut Orange Cake and The Girls

I thought today I might be on track for a few accomplishments like finally reaching the bottom of the washing baskets and putting clothes away in drawers instead of having to scratch through a bottomless pit every morning in the hopes of finding something to wear. But things turned very sour when I returned from […]

Spicy Hoisin Chicken Balls and…Gap Year Number Two

Archie applied for the course he wanted to do for 2012 but wasn’t accepted.  They still think he’s too young and still want him to gain more life experience before allowing him to do the three-year degree. Of course Archie was fine about it.  He said, ‘It’s okay mum, I’ll just go to Uni and […]