As this weekend is the last weekend that the eldest two are at home, before heading to/back to Uni, I decided to do a full (budget) Sunday Roast this week. This entire meal works out at a little over £9, or £1 per head. It fed 9 people (4 adults, 2 teens, a 9yr old… Continue reading Sunday Roast on a budget
You won’t get far on social media today without seeing the #100days hashtag. So what does it mean? Well today marks 100 days since the UK went into Lockdown. 100 days since the schools officially closed to most pupils. 100 days since all but essential businesses closed. 100 days since life as we knew it… Continue reading #100days of Lockdown
Honestly, if it wasn’t for hubby still working, I genuinely wouldn’t have a clue. I spent the whole of yesterday thinking it was Thursday only to realise that today is actually Thursday. I don’t think hubby being home for the Bank Holiday then having a day off for our Anniversary has helped with that. I’m… Continue reading Lockdown Week……wait, what day is it again?
I see so many posts on Social Media about how much free time everyone has since we’ve been in lockdown. All the ambitious decorating & gardening projects, oodles of baking posts and even more posts about boredom. Boredom! What’s that?! If you’re a parent of one or more child of teen years or below, you… Continue reading Lockdown Day in the Life of a Big Family
A quick and easy budget meal for families of all sizes and great for batch cooking too. One thing you always hear when you have a big family is “your food shopping must cost a fortune”. And while yes, that can be true, the majority of big families will tell you that actually cooking in… Continue reading Sausage Pasta
#Ad #Gifted We were recently sent the Fountain Rocket by Tomy from their Toomies Range to try out. The twins love bath time and water play, so we’re always on the lookout for new, exciting water toys for them to play with. Suitable for ages 12mths+, our now 20mth old’s are the perfect age for… Continue reading Water Fun with Toomies
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner again, and increasing interest in fun family ideas for celebrating, I thought it was time for an updated Family Valentine’s Day Fun post. I’ve shared before how we usually celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family in Valentine’s Day 2016. Last year our (now 13mths old) twins joined us… Continue reading Family Valentine’s Day Fun
Those of you that follow our blog may remember back in August last year we announced that Our Big Family’s About To Get A Whole Lot Bigger, and if you follow us on Social Media you’ll have likely seen that our twins arrived a lot earlier than anticipated. I took a break from blogging to… Continue reading A Premature Arrival
Ever since eldest started High School, his teachers have talked about how University would be a good move for him. It’s not something we put much thought into until he left school last year. We already knew he would be staying on at Sixth Form to do A-Levels, and that the next step from that… Continue reading Starting to think about University
As the quote above says, “After every storm, if you look hard enough, a rainbow appears”. Within the Miscarriage and Baby Loss Community, this saying describes the Storm as the Loss, and the Rainbow as the Baby that follows a Loss, referred to as Rainbow Babies. Readers of our blog will remember that back in… Continue reading Our Big Family’s Getting A Whole Lot Bigger!