Pantry Staples – Instant Pot Chickpea & Cauliflower Coconut Curry

We’re continuing with our Instant Pot Pantry Staples series (last week I shared our favourite Instant Pot Bolognese) during this nationwide lockdown and this week, to suit the weather in Joburg, is a Chickpea & Cauliflower Coconut Curry! Honestly, I don’t buy a lot of tinned anything. Generally I only keep tinned tomato, cannellini beans,…

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How to clean your house – and stay sane while doing it!

If you’re not used to cleaning your home yourself, daily, the prospect can be completely overwhelming. Those who are blessed to have help around the house are probably ready to have a minor freak out round about now. I do all the cleaning at home, besides for the ironing. It’s my nemesis. But after all…

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Pantry Staples – the best Instant Pot Bolognese

A huge pot of bolognese? Yes, please! This is the perfect dish to make now when we don’t know when next we’ll be out at the shops due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and this is an incredible base for multiple meals! Think Spaghetti Bolognese, Cottage Pie, Mince on Toast for brekkie, Sloppy Joes, Mince topped…

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Thank goodness for books!

If there was ever a time to read, read, read it is now! With the kids going on holiday early (and for a waaaay longer holiday than we had planned), let alone not being allowed out to play-parks, to have play-dates with friends or go watch movies or any kind of entertainment area in public…

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Easy Midweek Meal: Chicken, Lemon and Courgette Spaghetti

Here you go! The perfect midweek meal, this Chicken, Lemon and Courgette Spaghetti is the easiest of dishes that will blow your socks off with simplest of flavours. An absolute winner in our home, especially on a warm evening, you can literally throw this together in no time – I buy a rotisserie chicken from good…

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Honeymooning in Thailand (with a bun in the oven)

Since it’s the ‘Month of Love’ and all that, I thought I’d do a little throwback to our honeymoon back in December 2011. We got married on the 27th August 2011 but knew the easiest time to travel with my husband’s job, would be December, so we had a bit of a delayed honeymoon, but…

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3 Easy Weeknight Meals in the Instant Pot

You haven’t lived until you’ve pressure cooked – my new outlook on life – but ask anyone who uses one, it’s incredible. My Instant Pot has opened a whole new world in the kitchen for me, providing faster, tastier meals without me having to keep checking and stirring a pot! I plan our meals weekly,…

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Musical Beds

If you’ve followed me forever and a day, you might remember this post, so I thought I’d do a little update on our sleeping situation at home – with the kids aged now 7 and 4 ½. No surprise with the heading of this blog post, it’s musical beds in our home, except even when the…

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A new school, a new start.

So many of you beautiful people have sent me messages and DMs wishing our Oli a good first day at his new school, and in his new Grade so I just wanted to do a little update for all those asking. His anxiety, and mine, have been at an all-time high with yet another school…

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