AD | Collaborative post We’re in the middle of the summer holidays and Erin is doing a really good job of trying to eat us out of house and home. Before she broke up from nursery for the summer I think I forgot just how much she can eat when she’s home for the day. At nursery she has two set snack times and a packed lunch that I send her with so I know that she’s having a balanced diet during the day. Now, when routine seems to have gone out of the window it’s becoming harder and harder
Last week I took Erin to the doctor’s for her pre-school appointment. I didn’t even really know that this was a thing. We got a letter through saying it was time for her injections and the receptionist on the phone said we needed a 20 minute pre-school appointment. I had no idea what to expect apart from the obvious injections. The appointment was more useful than I thought it was going to be though and I got to have a really good chat with the nurse about anything I was worried about. One of the biggest subjects we spoke about
Disclaimer: I previously worked with EatWell-UK who provided a discount to purchase these boxes. Erin has packed lunches each day that she’s at nursery and we use various Yumboxes as her lunchbox. The compartments keep each item of food separate and it means we can give Erin a range of foods in the right portion sizes. Each month I’ll be posting Erin’s lunches to hopefully give you some inspiration. She isn’t the most adventurous with food though so these ideas are great for picky eaters too! Box 1: Fruit loaf Grated cheese Kiwi Pepper sticks Left over carbonara pasta Carrot
AD | Gifted Items We’re a family who loves our snacks. John in particular loves popcorn and it’s one of his favourite things to snack on. Popcorn Shed got in touch recently and offered to send us some of their delicious sounding flavours to try so of course, I had to say yes! I really like that Popcorn Shed offer a range of sizes with their packs. There are big ‘shed’ boxes available as well as snack packs and also jars. The snack packs are a great way to try all of the flavours without buying big boxes, just in case
AD – This post is in collaboration with Mighty Fine. All opinions are our own. On an evening there is not much better than sitting with a delicious bag of chocolatey goodness and just chilling out with a good TV show or film. Although we both have our favourite treats, John and I love to try something new and we couldn’t wait to tuck into the goodies that we were sent from Mighty Fine. Before now, I honestly hadn’t heard of Mighty Fine but I am so glad I know about them now. Mighty Fine first started back in 2014
I don’t know about you but both me and John (and probably Erin) love getting something delicious to eat or drink for Christmas. I think the Christmas season is all about indulgence and treating yourself, or someone else to something special that they might not have otherwise. This gift guide is full of food and drink ideas for any foodie you’re buying for this year. Sweet treats I know that advent calendars aren’t really Christmas gifts (unless you want someone to open them all in one go). However, I do think they are a nice thing to buy someone ready
Being a non-driving family means that we have to rely on other ways to get around. John works roughly 12 miles away from home and while that might not seem very far for someone with a car, it’s very far for someone who doesn’t. John is lucky that he can get a lift to and from work with a friend a lot of the time but this isn’t every day and it’s not guaranteed. We have access to a train that goes from the town we live in to where John works but at £5 a day, this soon adds
John works 6 days a week a lot of the time and takes lunch with him every single day. As crazy as this may sound, the place where he works doesn’t have a microwave and they won’t allow one due to some kind of rule. This means that John has to take cold lunches or buy food in the cafeteria, which never happens because it costs more money! I guess this is probably why they don’t have a microwave. Up until recently we have had to make do with Tupperware and lunch boxes filled with boring sandwiches, pasta or salad.