The parent’s guide to posh food

There’s something rather calming about avocados. They’re a soothing shade of green, bland in a tasty kind of a way, and generally inoffensive. At least that’s what I thought until yesterday, when a throwaway remark about this humble fruit sent me into a blind rage. I was on the phone to Brother Dave, who happened to mention he’d had smashed avocado for breakfast. “You mean … Continue reading The parent’s guide to posh food

Am I the only person who thinks Bing bunny needs to chill out?

    I genuinely believe in the importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI). Encouraging children to understand their emotions, talk about them and work with them should be encouraged – something we always strive for with our sons. But I can’t help feeling Bing bunny takes it to the extreme. For those of you not up to speed with Bing, let me help you out: he’s … Continue reading Am I the only person who thinks Bing bunny needs to chill out?

6 foods you might not realise contain egg

  If you or someone close to you suffers from an egg allergy then I shan’t patronise you by pointing out eggs can be found in many cakes, biscuits and puddings, And I definitely wont alert you to the fact egg on toast contains egg. Because that would be stupid. But sometimes allergens pop up in seemingly unlikely places. Even after years of scouring ingredients … Continue reading 6 foods you might not realise contain egg

Why there’s no such thing as the ‘right’ nappy

  Why is it that as soon as we become parents, our conversations start revolving around baby dance classes, sleep (or lack of it) and poo? Before I had kids dancing was an activity confined to a Saturday night after copious amounts of fizzy wine. Now I think nothing of dragging my arse out of bed for a 10am Funky Feet class where I’ll sing … Continue reading Why there’s no such thing as the ‘right’ nappy

Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum

Where: The Balk, Pocklington. Follow brown signs from the A1079 or for Sat Nav use postcode YO42 2QF. Open: 10am to 5.30pm (closes at 4pm during the winter) Prices: Adults £5, Seniors £4.30, Children £2.80, under 5s go free Website: http://www.burnbyhallgardens.com Coming up with days out that will keep two boisterous kids amused can be tough. Finding something that does not cost the price of … Continue reading Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum