Look, I’m not anti diet. Goodness knows I’ve been on enough of them myself. I’m just anti people going on a diet in January. For one, it’s cold so really not the time of year to be cutting the calories and swapping hearty comfort food for salad. Secondly (and this is my real, selfish reason), it’s my birthday month and I have had it up to here with people making excuses: READ MORE
So we’re back from an Italian mini break and we went and exhausted ourselves again. We never learn. We have three kids, both work hard, don’t have a cleaner or a lady who ‘does’; what I’m getting at is that we’re pretty stretched most of the time. Getting away together for two days is a big deal. It’s time to not look at the ironing pile, time to ignore the washing machine bleeping, time to not change a nappy or find a PE kit. READ MORE
Consider for a moment, if you will, The Great British Bake Off.
It’s about as British as it comes; it has bunting, it has melodic jaunty music, it has seaside double entendre puns, it has a marquee, it has lots of people competing in a terribly nice, friendly fashion… In short, it’s about as British as a cup of tea. Which is probably why we love it so much. READ MORE
So far the boys have made fish and chips and a sausage, stuffing and garlic wedges traybake as part of the McCain Kids Teatime Takeover (#KidsTeatimeTakeover). They are already plotting what they will cook together next and have asked that I video the next one! READ MORE