• Downright Untruths - The cringe-worthy and funny lies we are gullible enough to believe

    What Downright Untruths Have You Fallen For?

    My exploration into Burns Night (read here if you have no idea what I am talking about) reminded me of the haggis story I fell for a few years ago. Having never had haggis before or even heard of it, I was the perfect gullible candidate for this downright untruth. However, it was slightly comforting to find out that my much wiser mother-in-law was also a victim of the same prank. It got me thinking about what others might have been led to believe apart from the usual ones from parents, like these courtesy of mine: If you eat the seeds in a fruit, a tree will grow from your…

  • Find out about Burns Night and why Haggis has a special place in my memory bank

    Burns Night – My Haggis Anecdote

    Burns Night crops up every January and I have no idea what it represents. You wouldn’t believe that my husband is half Scottish! So I decided to find out a bit more about it this year. I was very surprised to learn that he wrote a poem titled “Address to a Haggis”. Now, haggis has a special anecdotal place in my heart as you will find out below. A few years ago, we were at my boyfriend’s parents for a celebratory dinner of some sort and Haggis-on-a-stick was served as an amuse-bouche (never thought I’d get the chance to use this phrase legitimately). Anyways, my boyfriend proceeds to tell me…

  • Weekly meal plan and shopping list from The Growing Mum

    Meal Plan, Shopping List and a Lunch Date – Week 3

    A few tweaks were required to last week’s meal plan as the little one fell ill. He coped well with dishes of a smooth consistency so he had quite a bit of soup and dishes involving mash potatoes. He is on the mend now so hopefully his appetite and ability to chew will return soon. Monday Lunch: Soup with crusty bread Dinner: Creamy seafood pasta Snacks: Tuna sandwich, veggie sticks, fruit, yoghurt Tuesday Lunch: Chilli with rice Dinner: Couscous with beef stew/casserole Snacks: Veggie sticks, fruit, banana bread, cheese Wednesday Lunch: Toddler @ grandparents; Lunch date (adults) Dinner: Chilli Snacks: Grandparents providing for toddler; fruit and veg for adults Thursday Lunch: Spaghetti bolognese…