Getting festive with Hotel Chocolat

Getting festive with Hotel Chocolat

There’s always great excitement in this household as December approaches.  There’s Monkey’s birthday to look forward to of course, but with two chocoholics in the household the first of December means advent calendar time.  This year we’ll be getting festive with Hotel Chocolat. Monkey and Daddy P have decided that they… Continue reading »

The Fat Fox Inn in Watlington

The Fat Fox in Watlington

In my quest to persuade my beloved son that he can eat something other than margherita pizza when we’re out and about, we’re making a point of finding eateries where it isn’t even on the menu! Last Sunday it was bitterly cold, one of those days to curl up in front… Continue reading »

The White Horse at Duns Tew

The White Horse at Duns Tew

Being a Mum is extremely rewarding but it’s also flipping hard work.  I’ve loved having my son home with me over the summer holidays, but he’s full on from the minute he gets up until the second he falls asleep.  I was totally frazzled by Monday.  I admire all working Mums as… Continue reading »

Introducing children to Sushi with Yutaka

Introducing children to Sushi with Yutaka

I was hoping to write this wonderful post about Monkey and introducing children to Sushi with Yutaka.  I’m really keen to introduce him to lots of different foods and would love him to enjoy experiencing new things as much as I do.  You can really use anything with the sweet rice… Continue reading »

Lunchtime at The Longwall Beefeater Oxford

Lunchtime at The Longwall Beefeater Oxford

I really haven’t been very organised since Monkey and I returned from Spain.  The thought of a supermarket shop with him never frills me. So with bare cupboards we headed over for lunchtime at The Longwall Beefeater Oxford on Sunday.  No cooking for me meant a little extension to our holiday…. Continue reading »

A lunchtime treat at the Castleyard Cafe Oxford

A lunchtime treat at the Castleyard Cafe Oxford

Monkey and I were spending a day in our county city recently and we were invited to have a lunchtime treat at the Castleyard Cafe Oxford.  The cafe is right next door to the Oxford Castle, and only a few minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Actually it’s a… Continue reading »

Las Iguanas Oxford

Las Iguanas Oxford

I love food, I love trying new things and I’ll quite happily pick the ‘what on earth is that’ option on the menu when I’m abroad.  When I worked in Export and also when holidays took me to far-flung parts of the world, I would always enjoy trying the local… Continue reading »

The Fox Inn Great Barrington

The Fox Inn Great Barrington

We may be about as far away from the sea as you can get, being based in Oxfordshire, but we are surrounded by beautiful countryside.  As you know, we do love exploring and we are big fans of the Cotswolds, which we can reach in less than an hour from… Continue reading »

Pulsin Fruity Oaty Bars – review and giveaway

Pulsin Fruity Oaty Bars

Monkey has hollow legs, honestly this boy could eat for England, he’s quite a professional. I’m very lucky that he eats quite well at home, has his favourite vegetables and adores pretty much every fruit known to man, except oranges (like mother like son).  But coming up with new snack… Continue reading »

Bahlsen Pick Up! and Choco Leibniz biscuits

Bahlsen Pick Up and Choco Leibniz biscuits

With a house full of chocoholics who are also rather partial to the odd biscuit or two, we were never going to refuse a recent delivery of Bahlsen Pick Up! and Choco Leibniz biscuits were we?!  Who would!  They are so much more than just biscuits you know. The Bahlsen Pick Up!… Continue reading »