Our Prezzo La Famiglia Experience

Eating out is a special treat in our house, however eating out as a family poses many challenges. Firstly getting time when we are all together and also secondly finding somewhere child friendly. Last week we were invited by Britmums to go to our local Prezzo and try our their new La Famiglia Sharing Pasta Bowls. We had been to Prezzo in Exmouth before, but never with the children. The new La Famiglia bowls celebrate the joy of trying dishes as a family. There are currently four sharing bowls to choose from – Penne Arrabiata, Spaghetti Bolognese, Spaghetti Carbonara or Penne Alla Rusticana. La Famiglia sharing bowls took the stress away of staring at the menu for too long and regretting your choice. As soon as the sharing bowl was placed in front of us we all made a collective “oooooh”. There’s something amazing about a giant bowl of food being placed… View Post

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Housework vs Life

I hate housework. With a passion. I always have. There is always something else I’d rather be doing, something more important and meaningful. Anything! Like writing, going out for lunch, spending quality time with my family, living life. Cleaning the house together, as a family, is not quality time in my books. I sometimes think, usually as I’m vacuuming or scrubbing the toilet, that if the world ended today I’d like to have spent my last hours doing some truly important things, not cleaning the house or doing laundry or dishes. But this rebellious line of thinking is ridiculous because I hate having a dirty house. And it’s not going to clean itself! I hate it so much. During the Easter school holidays E and I went to London for a few days, a welcome break. However when I came back to a messy house it made me miserable. Cleaning with J around… View Post

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An Autumn walk

It is no secret that I love the summer, the sunshine, warmth and the light nights, I am not a lover of any cold seasons. This year however I have fallen in love with Autumn. I don’t know if its E that has made me this way by opening my eyes to all the beauty that I guess, I have always taken for granted. There is nothing like a child who has a zest for life to make anyone realise how beautiful or wonderful things we take for granted are.. Autumn is beautiful, lots of beautiful colours and so far the temperature hasn’t been too bad and there are even some warm sunny days, and today was one of them. After yesterdays wet and miserable stay in side and play day, I was determined to get us all out of the house today. We decided to go to the park and have a… View Post

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Motherhood: 10 Reasons To Love It

1. Little Faces You make a little person and then you just stare at them. Endlessly. Stare at that little face that is so familiar and also, the face of someone you are just meeting. You marvel at genetics and how they have manifested themselves in this little person. The more kids you have, the more you marvel. And stare. And ultimately, ignore the vacuuming because of. 2. Little Arms Thrown around my neck, encircling my waist, I can not get enough of the sensation of my children’s arms around me. 3. Little Bums Is there anything better than a baby’s bare bum? Read by the wrong eyes, these words are corruptible but I trust that other mothers know what I mean when I say that cuddling your tiny babe is never better than when they’re nude. Holding that little body close, the smell of that glorious skin, cradling that… View Post

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Interviewing Emily: 20 Questions With My Five Year Old

Several years ago when E was three I wrote a post – An Interview With My Thee Year Old, it seems like it was only a few months ago, where does the time go. I came across the post I wrote before and I thought I would ask E the same questions now she is five so I can see how her answers have change. 1. What is something that Mummy says to you? What did you do at School today. I do ask that question every day and I very rarely get much information out of her, it’s almost like school is some secret place that grown ups are no allowed to know about. 2. What makes you happy? When we go on the train to go shopping together, I like shopping, shall we go shopping on Saturday mummy? I do love the thought process of an answer to a simple… View Post

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