A roast dinner brings the perfect end to a week. Getting all the family around the table and tucking into a leg of lamb or brisket remains a staple of British culture. However, with the price of meat soaring in recent years, it seems a real waste to throw any of it away.
Well, it is possible to take your meat and stretch it throughout the week by using it in a variety of other dishes. It’s not all Turkey curry and sandwiches; there are all sorts of delicious meals you can cook up using your Sunday roast. Continue reading
When we find out that we’re expecting a little bundle of joy, it can be incredibly easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information that we’re bombarded with. There’s no doubt that it’s all well meant and shared with our best interests at heart, yet not all of the advice we receive is actually correct – some of it being nothing more than myths passed down from generation to generation of well wishers.
In today’s world of information overload – where answers are right at our finger tips, it’s even more important that what help and advice we seek is backed up by hard evidence and preferably for me – scientific fact. Continue reading
I’ve rambled on about sleep a lot during my time as a blogger, mostly because I tend to have a severe lack of it. However as my relationship with Morpheus – the God of Dreams has wavered, my interest in the less mythical, more factual research about sleep and how it effects our bodies, has grown substantially.
Just a bit more sleep
A new favourite TV Program of mine – BBC Two’s ‘ Trust Me I’m A Doctor‘ – covered recently an experiment looking into the effect that just one extra hour of sleep each night, could have on your overall health. Their group of volunteers for this experiment, Continue reading
What do you do with all of those photos you snap on your smartphone or tablet? You know the ones – a quick, spur-of-the-moment capture of a delicious looking lunch or a chance action shot of your child diving head-first off the sofa. We take these pictures usually without prior warning when inspiration takes hold, sending them out into the ether of social networking to be admired and liked by our friends.
But what happens then – what happens to those much loved moments that offer a window into our daily lives? They sit on your feeds, timelines and streams gathering virtual dust, fast replaced by new moments and different interests. Continue reading
Women’s magazines aren’t usually my thing. If there’s one thing I loathe about those glossy mags with their picture-perfect models and gossip columns, it’s the way in which they portray women in general. Flick through any page and you’re hit square in the face with a barrage of flawless skin, tiny waists, perfect hair and make-up and the perfect lives that go with them. If they aren’t celebrating a persons fame, they’re picking at their vices, pinpointing minuscule areas of cellulite and the stray hairy armpit.
Some people love this kind of thing – it gives them a break from picking at their own flaws but ultimately, this form of literature to me, is just another way at finding fault with myself. I’m the kind of person who can’t help but compare and if I’m not up to scratch? Well, I beat myself up about it. Continue reading
Time. Again that silent spectre creeps up on me while I’m not looking, wrapping its long, prying tendrils of history around my fading memories. This time it brings with it a birthday for two. A boy and a girl now the tender age of two years and I then see time slipping away from me with a smirk and a tip of its hat.
We turn into our mothers
At least that’s what we’re told – that as we age and grow with the years, we take on the shape and form of the person who gave birth to us. We use her expressions, say the things she used to say to us and over time, we sometimes even behave like she did. Continue reading