Posted in October 2013

Where do you shop for children’s toys at Christmas?

I remember the thrill of being given the Argos catalogue at Christmas every year by my parents. I think they took the approach that Argos was a great one-stop shop that would sort my Christmas pile out nicely. As the youngest child and the only girl, the mountain of gifts was always impressive. Funnily enough, … Continue reading


Stuffed pumpkins – Halloween recipe

Stuffed Pumpkins Ingredients 2 x 700-800g pumpkins, halved and pips scooped out 75g couscous 2 tbsp SuperValu olive oil 1 SuperValu leek, washed, trimmed and sliced 175g SuperValu chestnut mushrooms, chopped 50g SuperValu pine nuts 2 tbsp SuperValu parsley, chopped 100g SuperValu feta cheese, crumbled Freshly milled black pepper Method Pre-heat the oven to 190°C/ … Continue reading

Spider Cupcakes for Halloween

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Serves: 12 Ingredients• 175g (6 oz) Stork tub • 175g (6 oz) golden caster sugar • 300g (11 oz) self raising flour, sieved • 3 medium eggs • 5 tablespoons milk • ½ teaspoon baking powder • 100g cooked pumpkin or butternut squash, mashed • 50g chocolate … Continue reading

Play the Spin the Stress Game

It is important to think positive and reasons to be cheerful helps with that so let’s spin some of the stressful stuff going on in our lives at the minute. 1.  I miss my daughter.  She is away on a school trip and it just does not feel the same without her. The good bit … Continue reading

Witches’ Fingers Breadsticks with Blood Dip

 Makes: about 32 Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus 1 hour rising Cooking time: 12-15 minutes Ingredients:   225g strong plain white bread flour ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon caster sugar ½ teaspoon fast- action dried yeast 1 teaspoon Very Lazy Garlic Paste 1 tablespoon Very Lazy Basil Paste 1 tablespoon olive oil 150ml warm water … Continue reading

Walk away

Walk away Pretend it is your problem and not ours Abandon us Focus on yourself Twas ever thus So we hurt And we cope Because that is what we have learned to do And we miss the safety of the past When we were loved And cherished And the woman digs deep Because there are … Continue reading

Who are you?

Who are you? You won’t say I am not sure I can touch and look at you I can ask other people Research you on the Internet Have a little chat Think about you Feel you I still don’t know you Having you around brings things into sharp focus You are here You are going to … Continue reading