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…

5 Easy To Watch Movies on Netflix

Over the summer we don’t really watch much TV, but with autumn on its way I decided to sign up for Netflix. That and an apparent need for “more Paw Patrol”, which has turned into an obsession with Dinotrux! Although I love movies of all genres, I must admit I am a sucker for an…

Take Action For Scotland’s Climate Week

Today marks the start of Scotland’s Climate Week, where the aim is to get everyone to play their part in ending our contribution to greenhouse gases within a generation. Scotland has promised to “net zero for all greenhouse gases by 2045 to minimise the impact of the climate emergency on our society and the environment”,…

Family Day Out: St Andrews Aquarium

It’s a horribly grey, miserable day here today so, in a bid to do something fun indoors, we headed to St Andrews Aquarium. Granny & Granda were down to visit and there’s a fab Itison family ticket deal just now, which is cheaper than two adult tickets, so off we went! Now fish aren’t really…