I remember that day like it was yesterday. My daughter Maelys looked at me with big bright eyes and a huge smile. She held the beautiful black doll I had just bought for her, touched her curls and beamed. It was such a precious moment, and one that repeated itself over and over again, as I continued to introduce more objects, books and even TV shows that featured characters that looked just like her.Continue reading “AD – Turning bath time into a playful adventure with Matey!”
My 2021 Christmas decor: Inspo
Christmas is fast approaching… but it doesn’t really feel like it. With news of more and more cases of Covid and this Omicron variant, not to mention a potential 2-week lockdown coming up soon, I’m starting to wonder what kind of festive period we will get this year.Continue reading “My 2021 Christmas decor: Inspo”
Five things I’m learning from my children
One humbling aspect of parenting is realising you can learn just as much from your kids as they can learn from you. Whether it’s small reminders or entire life lessons, children really have a way of teaching you important things, and usually at very timely moments in your life.Continue reading “Five things I’m learning from my children”
Post-therapy reflections: Lessons learned and other musings
Last week Friday was my last therapy session. *Exhales*.Continue reading “Post-therapy reflections: Lessons learned and other musings”
Dinner idea: Duck with caramelised onion chutney
This is one of the tastiest meals I’ve cooked in a while! I’ve always loved duck, and have been cooking it almost on a weekly basis lately. This particular meal idea is great for date night at home, or when you fancy something a little bit fancier than your usual poultry meal.Continue reading “Dinner idea: Duck with caramelised onion chutney”
Our morning and evening routines explained
I recently asked my friends on Instagram what sort of content would help them when it comes to life at home. The one reply that came back a few times was ‘routines”.Continue reading “Our morning and evening routines explained”
How much do you judge other parents?
“My son is not yet potty trained.” She said.
“Oh. Okay!” I replied, surprised.
She then sighed and went on a rant about how difficult it is with boys.
“They’re a bit slow compared to girls, when it comes to these things.” She said.
I smiled and didn’t say anything. That had not been my experience, but I understood that she had obviously been struggling with potty training. I wasn’t about to confront her gender stereotyping (perhaps I should have, gently?). Clearly she just wanted someone to talk to.Continue reading “How much do you judge other parents?”
Accras de morue (salt fish fried balls) Recipe
“Accras de Morue” are one of my absolute favourite starters or snacks from the French Caribbean (Antilles), which is where my husband comes from. I’ve been enjoying them since he and I got together, especially on special occasions, they’re actually addictive! I’ve posted a recipe before but this is a revised, better version which I’m hoping you will love.Continue reading “Accras de morue (salt fish fried balls) Recipe”
Red Argentinian shrimp with butter and garlic spaghetti | Recipe
A couple of days ago I made this spaghetti dish, it turned out so delicious I thought I would share the recipe on here! I would normally opt for egg noodles when cooking with bell peppers and spring onion, but I was curious to see how it would taste with spaghetti. And while big fat red Argentinian prawns are the best choice for this particular dish, if you can’t find any, it also works with king prawns.Continue reading “Red Argentinian shrimp with butter and garlic spaghetti | Recipe”
AD | Protective styling with Luvme Hair Headband wigs
Introducing the Luvme Hair headband wigs – the protective wig that comes with a selection of gorgeous headbands.
I don’t know about you, but my hair is such a major part of my style and beauty regimen. I don’t consider myself ‘ready’ in the morning until I’ve styled my hair.Continue reading “AD | Protective styling with Luvme Hair Headband wigs”