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Worthing

Worthing

So, anyone who knows me, is a fb friend, knows a friend of mine or is on a Portslade or Worthing forum already knows that we’re FINALLY realising our dream of moving to Worthing. It’s been a long old road (and we’re still only at the very start of...
Waste and smoothies

Waste and smoothies

Like many families, we put a lot of food in the bin or the compost.  I hate waste and I nag incessantly about it which drives us all mad. It’s exacerbated by our trying to introduce foods to our littlest, who doesn’t enjoy trying new foods and is very...
Thrifty Crispies

Thrifty Crispies

I have been wondering what to do with the rest of this packet of Lavash bread I bought last week.  It was great wrapped around humus and served with kofta in a picky mezze last week, but despite being well within its use-by date (its very long dated), it was too dry...

Top 5 – Things I love about living in Portslade

There’s lots happening in our lovely city and especially close to home in our little Portslade.  So for my first post in absolutely ages, I wanted to write about the Things I love about Portslade 1. Our new pub, The Railway Inn.  Okay, so the play area is not...

Curiosity Hub, Brighton

Yesterday, me and my big girl had a day together.  We hardly ever get special time, but it came about because she was booked in to Curiosity Hub at Lighthouse Studios in Brighton, and K is too little (she’s 4). The event was in celebration of Ida Lovelace...

Firsts

This morning I find myself for the first time, alone at eight am.  K has always slept in after a late night, but not so B, who is six and usually (like her father), up at dawn, irrespective of bedtime.  We were late last night after a bonfire and barbecue on the...
Hosting students and other strangers

Hosting students and other strangers

It’s going well.  No, really.  We like it.  And we don’t feel invaded.  We are lucky to have enough space and we enjoy meeting everyone. We wondered initially if we were spoilt by our experience with our first student, who was easy and very low...
Non dairy milks for non-extortionate prices

Non dairy milks for non-extortionate prices

We quite like non-dairy milk in our house.  Our Nana is allergic to cows milk and is a long-time soya milk devotee.  D and I prefer almond milk for those days when we feel bloated and run down.  I also like coconut in my coffee and we’ve dabbled with oat milk...

My poor old front door

Our house was originally built in 1887.  Well, in the most part, although a fair percentage of the bottom floor is less than 5 years old. We bought it when we were a couple, unable to imagine even considering a family and with four bedrooms, it was plenty big enough...