Bag A Virtual Munro With Cairngorms National Park

As a family we walk in the Cairngorms regularly, especially over the summer months and we definitely miss a good hike in the Angus Glens as they’re right on our doorstep! Cairngorms National Park have come up with a great way to encourage us to put our daily exercise to good use, by asking us…

Life On Lockdown

For the last 8 weeks, like pretty much everyone else in the UK, we’ve been doing our bit to prevent the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus/The Corona/The Rona/whatever you want to call it. Allan is an essential worker, I am not, so I’ve been at home with the girls pretty much 24/7 which I actually don’t mind…

Summer Berry Baked Oats

During the week we usually have two options for breakfast: cereal or toast. I’m not a morning person, so I keep things simple, and we’re usually in a rush so the less I have to do or decide the better! Now that the schools are off and I’m working from home around Allan’s shifts I…

A Family Day Out At Crombie Country Park

Trying not to waste a lovely sunny day off together, we became tourists in our own area and searched out something new to do, somewhere we hadn’t been before.  We moved to Angus over 4 years ago but haven’t fully explored because babies, work, life and all the other excuses! We wanted to find somewhere…

Stilton & Cheddar Soufflés

Soufflés are notoriously scary, but with this recipe I never seem to fail. I only used a little stilton as my kids might moan, but feel free to crank it up and maybe lower the cheddar amount accordingly. Ingredients – Serves 4 25g of unsalted butter or margarine25g plain flour225ml of semi-skimmed milk¼ tsp of…

My Goodreads Challenge: Books I Read In 2019

So, I really sucked at reading last year, but it still beats the 9 I read the year before! It’s the small victories! I really had to rush at the end of the year to read the last of the dozen, possibly it because I had a real mixed bag of books. Some I read…

New Year, New Goals – 2020 Edition

2019 was a pretty big year for me. I turned 40, which sparked a bit of a fire under me, and encouraged me to change job, focus on my mental and physical health, and basically get my life together! I had a Hawaiian themed birthday party, holidayed in Krakow, Auschwitz, Lyon and Carrbridge, celebrated our…

Sustainable Fashion Through Swapping Clothes

Recently, a group has formed in my community around sustainability and how we can look after our people and planet better. So far I’ve learned how to make wax wraps for food and tonight I went to my first clothes swapping event. The idea is simple, everyone attending brings along up to 10 good quality…

Three Delicious Microwave Bakes

One thing you may know about me is that I’m a big fan of baking (and eating baking!). Probably too much of a fan, especially of the eating part. But being a busy mum makes it hard to set time aside to make something fancy, and that’s when I look for a quick fix to…

10 Things I Hate About Autumn

While everyone’s getting excited about pumpkin spiced lattes and crunchy orange and brown leaves, here are ten things I hate about this time of year. The Weather Like a switch, the warm, sunny weather goes off and the cold, windy, rainy weather begins. The Low Sun Because that’s what I need when I’m driving, blinding…