5 things I liked this week – 13.4.18

Calm train journeys. Exploring Bradlaugh Fields with K. Coming home (nothing beats your own space). Visiting The London Museum of Water and Steam with my dad and kids. Discovering, about a week after my mother in law gave me an Easter Egg that I thought I couldn’t eat (due to soy), that instead of soy lecithin, it…

The London Museum of Water and Steam

We went to the London Museum of Water and Steam today, we’ve lived nearby for years but it’s never been high on my ‘to see’ list, so today was the first time. And it was surprisingly quite interesting. I’m still not a massive steam engine fan but the opening gallery about water use in London…

5 things I liked this week – 6.4.18

1. K finding me a soy free Easter egg! (Montezuma’s organic chocolate) 2. A nice Sunday walk. 3. Continuing to organise the flat. 4. Cooking some really nice recipes this week. 5. Bittersweet, but one last opportunity to spend some time with the great group I’ve been volunteering with, although hopefully I’ll see them again…

5 things I liked this week – 30.3.18

Finally doing the Beverly Brook Walk. Getting a new front door! We live in a 1930s flat and although we’d love to keep as many original features as we can, there’s only so long that things like windows and doors, put in in the 30s, can last. We had to replace the windows a few years…

5 things I liked this week – 23.3.18

1. It’s fill stitches this week on the Creativebug embroidery challenge and I am so enjoying it, learning some new stuff too. 2. The sun on the Thames. 3. An excellent parents evening with Z, he’s doing really well at his new secondary school, he even seems to have morphed into a boy who contributes…

5 things I liked this week – 16.3.18

1. Being able to get some washing on the line, at least briefly. 2. Learning some new stitches with the Creativebug embroidery stitch-a-long (I’ve been embroidering for years and so it’s cool that there’s still some new stitches out there for me to learn). 3. A lovely Mother’s Day with my kids. 4. Finishing an…

5 things I liked this week – 9.3.18

1. That it’s no longer snowy, icy and bitterly cold, I mean I liked it (maybe not the very cold bit) but I hate that stage where the snow has got all mushy and then it freezes over night and the next day the pavements are ice rinks, I hate that, so I’m glad that…

On the menu – Everyday Super Food

Monday So I bought Jamie Oliver’s Everyday Super Food back when it came out (*quick check* 2015!) but I am pretty sure that I haven’t made anything from it, which is bad. So, in a ruthless frame of mind, I was staring at my overflowing recipe book shelves (yep very definitely plural) and thinking should…

5 things I liked this week – 16.2.18

1. Another interesting day volunteering, we went to the Imperial War Museum this time. 2. The Star Trek Discovery finale, although I will so miss it until it comes back. 3. Booking tickets for a nice (late) Valentines outing with K. 4. I’ve been in a bit of an audiobook desert for a week or…

On the menu – Spice, Chocolate and Pasta

Friday I’m on a bit of a spice kick, at the moment. My pestle and mortar, which to be honest I’m a little scared of because I’m convinced that one day I will drop it whilst washing it or something and it will break my foot, as it’s a massively heavy, great big stone thing…