Monthly Archives: September 2017

Pregnancy cravings..

Pregnancy cravings seem to come in a variety of flavours! I thought I had avoided cravings this pregnancy. Then this weekend it became quite clear that actually I was craving certain food quite clearly! Each pregnancy I have been obsessed with ice lollies and ice. There’s no change this time as I merrily sit typing with an ice lolly in my other hand..


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5 Frugal things..

Being frugal is something which I think goes hand in hand with being environmentally conscious. Learning to stretch things, or mend them means saving money and less waste! I’ve wanted to join up with a frugal linky for ages. But never got round to it. But today I’ve finally gotten round to it! So, here are my 5 Frugal things from the last week!


We are very lucky to have two apple trees in our garden. So this week I’ve started making apple crumble! By peeling and cooking apples, there will be enough apple filling to fill the freezer until at least Christmas.

Apple and raspberry crumble

Crumble is also a great way to use up passed their best fruit. I used up the last of our raspberry crop in an apple crumble and it was delicious!


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Pregnancy and Health

Pregnancy is such an exciting time, there’s so much to think about! With my first pregnancy I remember being really excited about whether it was a boy or a girl, the first scan, choosing names – all those little special things! But, I hadn’t thought about how pregnancy would have effect me, or the little changes I could make to make things easier! So, I’m sharing my tips for looking after yourself during pregnancy!


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Outdoor development and our children: How are they confronting nature?

Collaborative Guest post

Between 1970 and the late 1990s, to be sent to your room as a child with no access to the outdoors was a suitable punishment for bad behaviour; now, many children would prefer to be in their bedroom than exploring the outdoors.

In their rooms, many children have all the entertainment that they require – social media, games consoles and smart devices. This new digital age can have a detrimental impact on a child’s development and well-being. Together with Infinite Playgrounds, designers of natural outdoor playground equipment, we explore how and why a child’s experience has been limited when it comes to the outdoors in the modern age. Continue reading