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…

Beauvoir Arms, Downham

Beauvoir Arms in Downham is only a 10 minute drive from us in Wickford and if you are a big Italian food fan like me you are in luck! Ive probably drove past it so many times without realising what it is & I think it used to be an Indian but now is an…

The Saxon King, Southend

After seeing Little Baby Bum Live in Southend last month, I stumbled across The Saxon King in Southend, close to Priory Park, Prittlewell. The interior is so nice and homely and the outside has a lovely little park for the kids! The menus are well priced and the food was so nice! They offer a…

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…

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…

The White Horse, Ramsden Heath

Finding a decent park to go to with your kids is vital, finding a decent pub local to you is vital, finding a decent pub WITH a park is UNREAL! The White Horse in Ramsden has everything a parent with kids needs, a good selection of alcohol, lagers, spirits, a reasonably priced delicious food menu,…

Hutton’s at Wickford Memorial

The spots are finally starting to disappear.. slowly & the sun was out so after 8 days isolation I decided Frankie was more than ready (and less infectious) to take over the park for an hour. He finally burnt out all the energy he has been building up over the last week in the park…