Monday, 17 May 2010


Been busy with the laminator again. I've made up a book about our visit to the Watercress Line, which was months ago but at least it's done now, and a book about Sammy and his obsession with hats. When I went through all the photos I was amazed how many there were with Sammy in hats. I have had the odd day when he refuses to be parted from his bike helmet and as I type this he is trying to wear a flowerpot for a hat and keeps putting it on my head as well!

We've just had a lovely weekend with my Mum and Dad along with Freddie the dog which Sammy seems to have befriended finally he even gave him a few hugs. He is fine as long as Freddie keeps his tongue to himself, Sammy isn't to keen on doggy kisses!

Back to the books, I'm trying to be more organised with Sammy's homework there seems to be so much to get through but I figure if I just manage a few minutes a day that's better than being put off by the amount and not doing any at all. He doesn't seem to be progressing very fast on the reading front, I'm not sure that I'm doing it right with him or that he is just not keen to do it, I will keep it up and hopefully something will go in and I won't be to embarrassed by my failure when I have to go to DownsEd next time.

Sammy is now wearing his crown so I'll leave you with a picture of him in some hats , he has such style!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Food a new obsession (the healthy sort)

It's now been over a month and a half since I've eaten any bread, it's not that I don't like bread but it seems that bread equals fat. I have found a new love for salads when you actually start being creative there's a lot more to them than lettuce, cucumber and tomato, I've been buying things like baby spinach, radishes, sugar snap peas, beans and fresh herbs it's been quite eye opening. Adding new potatoes of pasta makes them quite satisfying.

My fridge seems to be full of lots of fat free dairy as well it's amazing what you can do with some low fat fromage frais and quark. I can't believe I'm talking like this being a complete Nigella fan but I actually made a delicious frozen raspberry dessert and the other day I made the most gorgeous Chicken dish with passata and butternut squash that apparently was a syn free meal and I would happily eat every day.

Also you can still eat curry I've made a few different ones which tasted like the real thing

so you feel like you aren't even eating healthy, apart from the lack of naan bread and again I'm back to the bread thing. I think it will be worth it and maybe one day I'll be able to eat a piece of French stick without having to starve myself for the rest of the day!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Outside in April

I just spent a lovely afternoon walking in the sunshine, I love this time of year it always picks you up to see the sun. The gorse bushes were alive with vibrant yellow flowers it was a feast for the eyes. Sammy slept all the way round unfortunately but did wake up when we got to the park, poor Rob had to push him all the way with a flat tyre on the buggy Ooops! I may have done that when I went on the same walk with my sister earlier in the week there were some very narrow pathways where I had to push the buggy over gorse.
We had the lovely company of Fi who had Aaron so Luke was happy as he always loves the company and Keith so everyone had someone to chat to, we wandered into some woods and even managed to find our way back again so I was quite impressed.
I think we will try and do a lot more walking as it will help with the new healthy regime, I've become a member of Slimming world so we will see how that goes so far I've lost a stone, still have about another two to go, I think it's going to be a long, slow journey.