A new leaf…again!

December 27, 2008

It’s the time of the year where I always decide to turn over a new leaf, particularly on the housework side. My New Years’ resolution? A cleaner!

I had a cleaner before and would call her when I had a backlog of jobs to do. She was a Godsend. We would work together for a couple of hours. I would change the beds while she cleaned the bathrooms and I’d then go into the laundry room to put on a wash or fold clean laundry while she hoovered the bedrooms. then she would come downstairs and hoover the floors and polish. I’d then go off and do the shopping whilst she washed the floors and bathrooms. I’d come home to a lovely clean house. A great feeling!

It’s not easy trying to keep a house clean and tidy with four children, the eldest now being a teenager (she’s the worst) So as from next week, I’ll have my Plan of Action set in place. A good housekeeping routine with the help of a good Polish lady.


Friday Fill-Ins

November 14, 2008


1. Please feel free to comment before you leave!
2. When I light a vanilla candle I can’t help sniffing it occasionally.
3. My favourite thing to cook is pizza with the children.
4. Cookery programmes is something I can’t get enough of.
5. That’s the thing I love most about cooking.
6. Life being too short always makes me think to myself, what the heck?
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to an evening in front of the tv, tomorrow my plans include reading a Prayer of the Faithful in Family Mass with Belle, followed by a pub crawl selling raffle tickets for the school and Sunday, I want to chill!

More Friday Fillers here

Menu Planner Monday (on Tuesday!)

November 11, 2008

Monday~Spaghetti Bolognese

Tuesday~Scrambled egg, bacon, sausages, beans and toast

Wednesday~Cod Fillets, savoury rice and peas

Thursday~Chicken Korma



Sunday~Roast Chicken, roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrot & swede mash, bread sauce and gravy

More Menu Planners here

Bossy and Spud

November 11, 2008


Friday Fill-ins

September 26, 2008
1. Hallowe’en, the leaves turning red and Spud‘s 4th birthday are some of the things I’m most looking forward to in October.

2. Sometimes I wonder what my bezzy mate is up to…

3. You NEVER know what’s around the corner and that’s why there is a saying, “never say never”! 

4. When I’m down, I think of all the less fortunate women around the world.
5. The home is where you’ll find me most often.
6. A rainy day is good for a duvet day
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to Chef coming home, tomorrow my plans include excavating the back garden and Sunday, I want to be organised for Monday morning! 

Friday Fill-Ins

September 13, 2008

I’m not blogging as much as I used to, for the simple reason, I became addicted and other things important to me fell by the wayside! I’m back, but housework and family have to come first.

So, for Lisa at Stay at Home in Suburbia who’s blog I saw this on here goes……….

1. I enjoy socialising.
2. The childrens’ future is something I wonder about often lately.
3. In your heart, you knew that Bossy would be fine when she started College.
4. Take wine, add a little 7up free and you end up with a hangover. Don’t do it!
5. Life has gifted me with four healthy children.
6. An unbroken sleep of 8-10 hours is an instant vacation.

(Modified to make sense due to posting a day late)
7. And as for the weekend, I’m looking forward to a trip to the library, coffee in Costa, receiving boxes of Tupperware to distribute to friends who came to my Tupperware/Virgin Vie party. Family Mass at 7.30 (haven’t been in a while) watching X Factor with Chef, Bossy, Pencil, Belle and Spud with Pringles, Doritos and dips and Sunday, I want to have uniforms and packed lunches ready before I do anything else!

Go here to join in

Menu Plan Monday

September 7, 2008

Monday~Beef Casserole (they’ve asked for Pasta Carbonara) for the kids, Cantonese Duck Stir-Fry for us!

Tuesday~Chicken and Pasta Bake

Wednesday~ ?

Thursday~Beef Casserole


Saturday~Spaghetti Bolognese and garlic bread

Sunday~Roast chicken, roasted potatoes, cauliflower/brocolli cheese, Brussels sprouts, peas, bread sauce and gravy

Dropped off again!

August 14, 2008


August 9, 2008


 I thought I’d join in the Photohunt this week. Here’s a pic of my children hiding (again!)

hotpress.jpg picture by misslionheart

Not the best of photographs, I took it on my phone!

Menu Planner Monday July 28th

July 28, 2008


Lunch; Leftover Shepherds Pie

Dinner; Pizza Spaghetti Casserole


Lunch; Scrambled Egg on Toast

Dinner; Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole


Lunch; Spare Ribs

Dinner; Pasta Carbonara (The kids love it!)



Dinner; Burritos



Dinner; Steak Sandwiches


At  a Wedding! Yay! The s-i-l can sort ’em out!