Life at Mine


This is how I blog. Eventually the neighbours will get used to my weird taking-photos-of-my-food shenanigans (I hope), but there will never be anything more interesting to my kids than their mother climbing on the furniture. Smalls calls out "cawful, mum! cawful!" and I'm like "I'll be careful mate, thanks". Then I die of the … [Read more...]

5 Pinterest Things You Can Do Right Now

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Pinterest gets a bit of a bad rap for having content so unattainable and perfect that regular mums just don't want to have anything to do with it. It hasn't really been the case for me (Slacker Mom Syndrome is killer) but I have found it so dang useful that I'm on it nearly ever day. Dinner? Sorted. Kid's Activities? Sorted. Place to bookmark that … [Read more...]

That time I wrote a confession a day for 31 days

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This time last year, I was well underway with a writing challenge. Myquillyn of Nesting Place had a thing where you wrote every day for 31 Days in October , about one topic. I mixed that up with 50 writing prompts from Fat Mum Slim and came up with a confession a day. Y'all, I will never write every single day for 31 days ever again. But it … [Read more...]

Skeletons in My Closet


"I got some skeletons in my closet, and I don't know if no-one knows it" - Eminem, Cleaning out my Closet Because where would we be without a rap quote on Veggie Mama, right? So I've been tagged by Sonia to spill five skeletons in my closet on this here blog, which sounds like fun, but my skeletons are staying put. Your eyes would bleed if you … [Read more...]

On My Nightstand


I am such a book slut, it is reprehensible. I just never know what kind of mood I'll be in and what I'll want to read, y'know? So there's always a variety to choose from. Then there's the bath variety (Stephen King's On Writing, and a Paul Keating biography, if you want to know), the train variety (A Farewell to Arms, it fits in my fancy handbag), … [Read more...]

Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Joining in with Meet Me at Mike’s, not stealing broth. Making : Still on the poncho from last month. Cooking : ancho lentil tacos, cake, cake, cake, cake, and endless varieties of spaghetti. I've hit BoringTown. Drinking : Yorkshire Tea Reading: Cross Stitch/Outlander still, the Not Quite Nigella book, Jay-Z's Decoded. Wanting: To find the … [Read more...]