How Good are Rowntrees Reduced Sugar Sweets?

I have a complicated relationship with Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles. Here’s the thing: whenever I buy a packet of Fruit Pastilles, I am cursed with the sort of luck that means I get a disproportionately high number of black fruit pastilles. Which means I feel short-changed on green and orange pastilles, which are… View Post

Pressure Cooker Thai Chicken

I suspect if you’re a child of the 70/80s like me, I bet you remember pressure cookers. My Mum used a pressure cooker religiously on a Sunday to cook up a Sunday dinner. A joint of gammon could be cooked in the bottom of the pan, with potatoes and green… View Post

Movies for a Solo Mum Weekend

Flea will be spending this weekend with her Dad, which means a CHILL OUT WEEKEND. I know, right? It’s been a busy few weeks and I am looking forward to some extended time doing nothing. My plans include a long lie-in, walking the dog, and perhaps testing the functionality of… View Post

A Mum in a Million

  On Mother’s Day, there’s a story I love to tell our family about my Mum.  I was nine years old, and I had a stomach bug. In the middle of the night, I went to wake my Mum up to tell her I’d been sick.  “Well, go and clear… View Post