Sunday, 25 May 2014
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Monday, 19 May 2014
1. Drinking as much coffee as I want. If I cant sleep its my problem.
2. Midnight snacks. I buy the food, I'll eat it when I choose.
3. Being able to paint my house whatever colour I want. Mr B detests painting, so as long as I do it, he doesnt care.
4. Going to bed at a stupidly late hour. So what if I've got to be up for the school run in five hours? I can do that, because I can take..
6. Less drama, less gossip. That's right, I don't talk to anyone on the playground.
7. Having a house. A house! Crazy.
8. Knowing sunny days will dry your washing for free.
9. Meeting friends for coffee and feeling dead sophisticated.
That's is all.
Sunday, 18 May 2014
Saturday, 17 May 2014
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
I have been on a mission today. With Amber being off from school poorly, my day to myself was cancelled so I had to find a plan b. And that was cleaning. I think I've pretty much cleaned everything today. If its stood still for long enough, it got cleaned.
Im not usually like this. Its a once or twice a year occurance. The sun was shining and I got the spring clean bit between my teeth. But I let go worrying about the state of the house a while ago. Its not a tip. I do keep it relatively clean. I do keep it relatively tidy, well, as tidy as you can with two children, especially two girls with a passion for crafts. (Wonder where they got that from!) I let go stressing about playdough on the carpet. I dont worry about them painting or playing with pasty or fondant icing in the kitchen. Lifes too short and messes can be cleared up. I don't get anoyed by the fact that not one single room in our house is finished. From a lick of paint to a bit of coving, they all need something doing. But it'll get done at some point. Thats just our home.
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Saturday, 10 May 2014
Mr B has just informed me that he intends to go gluten free for a while. He suffers from IBS and sometimes cutting out gluten improves things. But I always shudder when he does this because it is so difficult to do, not to mention expensive. Gluten free food is easily double the price of its standard counterparts and although I've had relative success making cakes with gluten free flour, bread is nigh on impossible.
And of course its pizza night tonight. So we had a theme on variations. For Mr B, I made a base substituting spelt flour for strong white flour. I know spelt still contains gluten, but it is a lot more digestable than flour and he always tollerated it before. That worked fine.
For myself I tried making a base using cauliflower. I've seen these on the internet and been intregued, although in most instances they seemed to be pretty cheese heavy. Then I found a recipe which just binds the cauliflower using a beaten egg, so I tried that. Again, although not the same as a lovely crispy, bread base, it actually tasted nice. And saved on the calories too. So more pudding then!