Easy-peasy Banana Loaf

JoCraft & Baking, Family Life

Banana loaf, served with freshly sliced banana

We have a method of cooking when we are making things with our children that quite possibly won’t set them up to be rising stars of the culinary scene in years to come, but it works for us in the here and now. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes we are very precise, but with our favourite well-known recipes, our preparation … Read More

Cervical Cancer Awareness

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NHS England letterhead

Last week it was Cervical Cancer Awareness Week in the UK, so perhaps it was rather fitting that on Friday I received my smear test results. This year, as in the past, I was fortunate. No abnormal cells were detected in my sample. Despite never having the worry of an abnormal result I still make an appointment every time the … Read More

Weekly Meal Planner

JoCraft & Baking, Family Life

Uncooked lasagne topped with grated cheese

Meal planners can really help finances stretch, not to mention reduce food waste. I love that by using them my boys get to experience a wide range of food too. I know that planning a week’s worth of interesting meals can be tough to fit in around a busy working and family life though, so I thought that I would … Read More

Moving House – Tips For Moving Day!

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Removals van loading our boxes

Part Two – The Move In my humble experience this is where the stress kicks in. All those pounds you lost shifting furniture around will be replenished with the (in my case often chocolate) snacks that you will consume whilst hugging yourself and remembering that it will all be over at some stage. Here are our top tips for: The … Read More

Moving House – Top Tips For Selling Your Home

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Kitchen

Part One – selling your home I’ve heard that one of the most stressful things that you can do as an adult is to move house. Now, I’m certainly not a seasoned professional having only done this three times, but I have to say that after our experience last summer I would tend to agree. I found and pushed the … Read More

Apricot Oaty Bites

JoCraft & Baking, Family Life

Apricot oaty bite close up

We love these yummy oaty bites, especially on the afternoon school run during the winter when we are all feeling tired and cold. You can adapt the recipe to suit you (you could use vegan spread for example instead of butter to make these vegan) or use it as we do. You could even add more fruit – dried cranberries … Read More