Cheats Malt-loaf

Ok, so it's not really a malt-loaf, but it does have the characteristics of one whilst being a super easy recipe and much nicer, in my opinion, to those shop bought lunch box ones you can get (and much healthier!)  I've been experimenting with this recipe for several months now and think I've finally cracked it.  Would love to hear your thoughts if you decide to give it a go!


What a week last week was! The second week of our Easter holidays and definitely a mixed bag of events. The weather has, for a change, been pretty warm and settled so we've had lots of opportunity to play in the big blue room. The beginning of the week saw us spending some time down at the allotment.

So what's changed?

So, what's changed since I last properly wrote? Lots! We've increased our brood with our wonderful baby girl. The boy is now in his second year of school. We're doing lots of work on the house. My responsibilities have increased and changed at work. And I have a new car! I think though, the biggest change is I've grown up, a lot! Being responsible for two lives has definitely changed me for the better and I'm now much more confident in my abilities and able to get things done. I guess it had to happen some time!

Back up and running

I keep writing these posts and then life gets in the way and I don't keep up my promises, but, really this time, I'm going to try and get this blog back up and running! I do blog a bit these days but it tends to be over on Instagram (really, follow me, you know you want to - or convoluted posts behind the wall of Facebook. So it really shouldn't be too difficult to keep you up to date too! Armed with a new blogging app on my phone, let's do this!

Our Elf Isn't Watching!

So it's that time of year again. Consumer madness at its height. Kids hyped up on sugar. Frazzled parents. Empty wallets. And creepy creepy elves! You know the kind? Sent by Santa to check on boys and girls to see if they're being good and worthy of presents this year. With their creepy big eyes and vacant faces they slowly but surely take over the house causing mayhem wherever they see fit.

Yeah. We don't do that!


I've been thinking a lot about food recently. A couple of my friends are very health conscious and I guess it's influencing me. Maybe it's a mid-life crisis or maybe it's just now I have a kid but suddenly my health, our health, matters to me. Funnily enough I'm currently at the healthiest I've been in a long long time, my ME is definitely taking a back seat right now and I'm loving it! But I still think I can do better and I think diet and exercise need to take a part in that.


The other week my mum hinted that my lo (now 2 1/2) is now only feeding through habit rather than need. It was enough to make me doubt myself, you know those moments when you wonder if you're irreversibly harming your child whilst making your life super difficult (boy has it been difficult these past few weeks!).

Anyways, I researched, as I tend to do, and came across this

Year End

So here we go then, Christmas, and soon to be the beginning of a new year. Time to look back on what has been a very different 12 months, 2011, the year with the extra one.

Last Christmas Eve was a very different affair, our first scan, we had little room to think about the upcoming festivities with much energy going into finding out if everything was ok and was there really only one in there! The rest of the holiday was then spent with relief, sharing our news and, on my part, trying not to throw up what little food I managed to eat!


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