Steak pies

One of Frankie’s favourite meals is pie, mash & vegetables but I resent buying full pies and wasting half on him because they’re too big so I decided to give making them from scratch ago (not the pastry that I didn’t attempt!). I didn’t follow a recipe, I had leftover mince from my own dinner…

The Great Baddow Barn, Chelmsford

Today a friend suggested lunch out because the diabolical rain stopped our plans of the park & we didn’t fancy a busy soft play especially as it’s the 6 weeks holiday and big kids are EVERYWHERE! So we decided to try the Great Baddow Barn as we’d heard good things and we wasn’t disappointed! We…

Mum V Dad

‘I’ve been at work all week’ – how many times do I have to hear that sodding phrase? I haven’t been on a well-being retreat all week neither have I indulged in any kind of self-pampering, in fact I have been at work for three out of seven days of the week, two more of…

Sausage Casserole

Another Sunday, another bulk cook for the boy. This one isn’t exactly a recipe, if you read and follow thetwentyishmum you will know that I work in an office in London not concocting packet spices for supermarkets but for a hearty low cost meal to bulk cook, sausage casserole wins every time. This makes four…

Shepherds Pie

Working Monday through Wednesday leaving the house at 7:30am and not getting home until 6:30pm and ensuring your tot is getting their nutrients and five a day is hard work so I like to bulk cook his meals when I can so I know he’s eating a good meal rather than shoving down nuggets and…

Potty Training – The Conquering?

I have had messages asking for advice on other Mummies starting their potty training (mis)adventure so I wanted to relay our journey with you! I do not claim by any means to be a parenting guru, my friends have heard me curse under my breath enough times to know I am by no means perfect…

Pontins, Camber Sands

I have been to Pontins at Camber Sands & Pakefield more times than I’ve been abroad as a child and since coming of age and turning the legal age to drink I have LOVED the 48 hour parties held at Camber Sands, cheap weekends full of tribute acts from the 80’s and 90’s, dressing up…

Legoland

Spur of the moment me & a friend decided to go to Legoland for the day, someone was selling tickets on Facebook for the next day so we decided to bundle the two kids in the car and head to Windsor! Up & out @ 8am BAM! We got to Legoland for 10ish, no queue…

10 things I now know about Potty Training

Poo goes EVERYWHERE. You will get poo in places you didn’t know possible.. (back of your ear, behind your knees, you get the picture) You will experience a joy like no other when your child does that first poo on the potty (& still forget the date to put in their milestone book) The joy…

Potty Training FAIL

So.. 5 days into my ‘go hard or go home’ approach, I have thrown more pants than Frankie now owns, cleaned up more poo than a Farmer does mucking out a pigsty & heaved more than I have in my whole life. Our starter day Wednesday proved an anti-climax, I was so excited he had…