While The Hen’s Away…

While The Hen’s Away…

One weekend last may, Gemma was away in London on her hen do which meant Thea and I would be at home alone together for the first time overnight. I thought I’d keep track of the events during the 30 hours or so where Thea was left to look after Dad all by herself. We started with a lovely breakfast with some of our closest friends before we bid goodbye to the naughty hens and Thea and I headed home…
September 24, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
Top 5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Top 5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again where we get to celebrate our awesome dad’s by treating them to something special.  I’m not sure about you, but I always struggle to buy for my dad, he seems to have everything and there are only so many pairs of ‘World’s best dad’ socks one man can own.
September 12, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
Recipe: Mini Pizza Quiches

Recipe: Mini Pizza Quiches

A lovely little twist on a pizza which is sure to have your young ones fighting over who gets the last one! This is a recipe by Cassie Best from BBC Good Food which is a fab idea for your younger children and teens. These pizza quiches are perfect for picnics or lunchboxes.
August 14, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
Recipe: BLW Krispie Chicken Nuggets

Recipe: BLW Krispie Chicken Nuggets

A much healthier version of a children's favourite meal. This is a new recipe from Annabel Karmels Baby-Led Weaning Recipe Book. With a yummy secret ingredient they are sure to be a hit with your little ones!
August 07, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
Week’s 14 – 17: Navigating Sleep Deprivation And Complicated Clothing

Week’s 14 – 17: Navigating Sleep Deprivation And Complicated Clothing

As I write this, I wonder how many people might be wondering whether I’m actually fit to be a mother. You see another genuine reason I haven’t wanted kids for so long is that I LOVE my sleep. I have felt too selfish to be deprived of it and absolutely no baby (not even the iconic Athena poster of the man and baby that resurfaced in my mum’s last house move) has wavered that need to catch my ZZZs. 
August 04, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
School's Out For Summer! Let’s Go To A…Theme Park!

School's Out For Summer! Let’s Go To A…Theme Park!

Two words that bring fear to parents all over the world…school holidays. Having to juggle work, childcare and trying to stop yourself going insane over the school holiday period can be a bloody hard slog. On a brighter note, it’s also a wonderful time to get to spend some family time together and enjoy some sunshine (hopefully).

August 02, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
Recipe: Big And Strong Muffins

Recipe: Big And Strong Muffins

This weeks scrummy recipe is by another one of my favourites, Ellas Kitchen. Their recipes are really tasty, healthy and most double up as on the go snacks too. The Big & Strong Muffins are great as a snack for little fingers and you can also keep some in the freezer for when you need to whip up something quickly.
July 31, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

To be honest it may be more than a thousand. This photo shows how cute my little creations are, that I adore them and that they are happy little souls.

July 28, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
Mummy Mantras

Mummy Mantras

Sometimes motherhood can test your patience, and push your frustration levels to their absolute limits. During these moments I rely on my ‘Mummy Mantras’- things I can say to myself to ease the burden, and remind me that it won’t always be this way. If you’re having one of those days (or nights), stay strong and I hope these help in some small way.
July 26, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
Breakfast Recipe: Purple Porridge

Breakfast Recipe: Purple Porridge

Todays recipe comes from the wonderful Annabel Karmel. I've been a huge fan of hers since Thomas started weaning as I find the recipes easy to follow and they don't take forever to prep and cook. I am yet to find a parent who has 3 hours spare to whip up a culinary masterpiece for their little one while juggling work, housework and generally just trying to keep their child from destroying the ENTIRE house while they cook. If you are one of these mamas, then well played to you but I certainly am not! Right, enough from me, here's your recipe.
July 24, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin