Generally kids love pizza and in our house Addy and I have had a great laugh some weekends making our own pizza from scratch rather than buying shop pizza or deadly takeaway. If we make our own we can get much more creative and adventurous with toppings, try weird combinations and ultimately we know exactly what has gone into each and everyone one of our pizzas. I firmly believe that as parents it is important that we monitor what our kids eat and that is why I am putting my voice behind the latest campaign from Wholegrain Goodness who are a not-for profit organisation and who have produced a great video and recipe booklet which is all about healthy fun food for kids.
We love books Addy and I. Every night we read and our collection is growing. I love that like me she enjoys to read. To escape into another world for a short time and be somewhere else. Books teach us so much whether we openly realise it or not – many of them teach us valuable lessons and morals.
Sometimes it seems as though we could all stand to learn a little something from our little ones, and sometimes the best inspiration comes from those bedtime stories we read together. Here are eight life lessons inspired by literature aimed at differing age groups… but which hold valuable lessons for us all.
I don’t suffer from a lactose intolerance that I know of but several years ago started drinking Lactofree milk. If you’ve not heard of Lactofree milk let me explain. It is dairy drink made from regular cows’ milk which is filtered to remove half the lactose, the sugars naturally found in milk. So you get all the benefit of fresh, cool milk but with less sugar. It tastes exactly the same and less sugar in our diets is a good thing. The range started just with milk but now you can get yoghurts, butter and cheese as well all of which have the same great taste.
February the 14th. A date you either love or hate. If you are married or in a blissful relationship it can be the chance to spoil each other with cute little presents and gifts, or head out for a romantic (usually overpriced) meal. For those of us in a relationship buying gifts either falls in to one or two camps.
Something very red, with some romantic phrase on it or involving a big doe eyed animal or something indulgent and luxurious. If you ask me what I want I am a typical romantic and would love flowers and my favourite perfume…if you happen to be reading this Mr B the perfume is B by Balenciaga.
I have booked a holiday…two in fact…the first of which happens in May. It involves a rather lovely resort on the hip and trend isle of Ibiza. I cannot wait…however this means that the quest to banish my muffin top is now even more serious. I have to up my game as I am determined to wear my bikini round the pool without hiding under a kaftan this year.
The thing is no amount of yoga, core strengthening or gym time is shifting it…it gets smaller and is a lot smaller than last year. I’ve gone from a size 18 to a size 14, although I still buy clothes that are too big because I can’t psychologically get my head round being a 14.