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Why I Started Using Cloth Nappies

Before nappies came up in the “which essential baby items do we need” conversation, the husband and I had both independently assumed that we’d be using cloth nappies. After the initial research, it turns out things have moved on quite significantly from the nappies in the days...

Weekly meal plan and shopping list from The Growing Mum

Meal Plan, Shopping List and Evenings Out – Week 7

Pancake day was earlier on this week but we postponed our indulgence to this weekend. That will require a special shopping trip as we have lots of friends coming round for the occasion. I am hoping to try out a few pancake recipes from around the world too...

Pancakes From Around the World and My Favourite Toppings - The Growing Mum

Pancakes From Around the World and My Favourite Toppings

I absolutely love Pancakes and I eat them all year round. So you can imagine my amazement when I found out that the in-laws tend to eat them around Pancake Day only and with just lemon and sugar! Nigerian Pancakes I remember my mum making pancakes when I...

Husband and wife holding hands at their wedding

Do I Show More Affection To My Child Than My Husband?

I recently met up with my husband for lunch and as we parted ways, we exchanged a quick goodbye peck. That’s when I realised that I definitely show more affection to my 17-month old than to my husband. Not consciously I might add, but it’s seems to...

Music Monday Musings - Talking about the different songs I like and why

The Reason Why I Sing – Music Monday Musings #3

Music has always been the most effective way of letting my emotions out, besides screaming or posting lyrics snippets on Facebook back in the cringey days of youth (*hangs head in shame*). Also the latter is probably not in line with Paul’s encouragement to: Speak to one...

Weekly meal plan and shopping list from The Growing Mum

Meal Plan, Shopping List and a Holiday – Week 5

We are away for most of the week but I decided that a holiday isn’t going to stop the meal planning train! Last week, we had a takeaway curry with friends, buffet-style, which is a way I’ve never done before. It was really lovely and a great...

How Did The First Nursery Goodbye Wave Go?

7 months after starting nursery, I finally got a goodbye wave from my little one. It was a shy, short wave while he was being carried by the nursery worker. It was a really big deal to the worker as everyday I dropped him off, the workers...

How to shop for a new (or used car): research, test drives, the purchase and the drive home.

The Joys of Car Shopping

Sponsored post My first car, a small 3-door Corsa, was a bought from the in-laws for a princely sum of £1. I loved that car and it served me right until the carpark of the dealership to be part-exchanged after a quick jump-start. The thought of choosing...