Erin is a fussy eater and some days it’s a real struggle to get her to eat much at all. Erin tends to stick to foods that she knows and likes such as cereal, fruit and the occasional sandwich. I guess we’re lucky in a way that Erin will eat yogurts, ham and plenty of fruit but we really struggle with meal times. A couple of weeks ago Erin got upset because I’d started making dinner one day and she had wanted to help. To be honest, this came as a bit of a shock to me as Erin had
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
Ad – We received some items for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own. Last year we had a really busy Christmas as we had my mum, sister and her fiance all staying with us. This meant that I was cooking Christmas dinner for 6 people and while I didn’t go too overboard, it was still quite stressful and it took hours to cook. I hated either being stuck in the kitchen or having to go in and out all day as it meant me missing everything else that was going on. This year I wanted to
Erin is quite the fussy eater and it can be a nightmare to get her to eat a proper meal. While she’s at nursery she eats really well and has cooked meals on the days she is there. Erin’s nursery is attached to a private school and all of the children eat lunch together so this encourages her to do the same as her friends are doing. At home though, we struggle. I think Erin would live on cereal and toast if we would let her. Luckily, she really likes fruit so we always have that available to her. Every
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.
One thing I love about going on holiday is having a nice meal out or a takeaway. We don’t do it too often on a regular basis so holidays are a big treat for us. Haven is a self-catering holiday and the caravans have everything you could possibly need to cook yourself. However, we wanted to go for a bit of a mix of eating out and cooking so we chose to stay on site and try the three options available to us. Mash and Barrel We ate at the Mash and Barrel on our first evening at Haven because