2006 was a fabulous year! It was the year to indulge midlife crisis and sail from Malta, to Greece, along the whole Mediterranean coast of Turkey, before exploring the waters and shores of Northern Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt. That was me in 2006. My amazing journey took 4 remarkable months; I saw incredible sights, experienced the warmest hospitality and the … [Read more...] about Memories of a Moroccan souk
How often do we just rush from one thing to the other to the other? At the moment, I'm trying to get my head around our new life: Dadonthebrink in Sweden, the rest of us home in England. Sure he's back on some weekends, but I miss having him here every day. And the kids really miss him too; he's always been a very hands-on dad. We've been so lucky over the … [Read more...] about Capturing memories in times of change
As the rain pitter patters outside, I ponder what should become of the Little Green Wellies. You see, we tried them on Max today and they were too small. A sad occurrence really, for this marks the end of an era in our family. The end of the precious moment of some firsts- first wellies, first walks in the rain, first splashes in muddy puddles. These are first which, … [Read more...] about Moments- Little Green Wellies
My Dear Littlest, Today you turn one. I am amazed by how this year has flown past. We have crammed so much in and yet seems it has been no time at all! Max, as we call you on this blog,…a most fitting name! You've grown from a big baby into an even bigger baby. In this first year you've slotted into the family so well- acknowledging your … [Read more...] about Happy 1st Birthday my Littlest!
Do you sometimes cook things that have very specific, maybe special memories attached to? You know, when the thought of the dish fills you with not just the warm and fuzzy, like a Christmas Turkey reviving all the warmth of happy family dinners (or not), when life was simpler (or not), …but instead when the food makes you think of a specific time and place in your … [Read more...] about Lunch spiced with memories- Chicken and sweetcorn soup, Cinnamon fried apples