I am not a great one for sport analogies – dyspraxic kids are not often chosen for team sports LOL – but if I am honest, I DO LIKE WINNING! The reality is that these days I am most often competing against myself – but I get great satisfaction in setting goals both big and […]
For the last week I have been completing a “Time Audit” to find out exactly where my time goes to on a daily basis. Quite an eye opener I can tell you – in fact, I got quite a shock!
Hands up anyone who has got a random half-jar of mincemeat still lurking after Christmas? Actually I don’t – but only because this bake is such a favourite in our house that I usually stash away a couple of jars of mincemeat in the post Christmas sales just so that I can make it. Some […]
Do the words we habitually use to describe situations in our life have the power to “Make it So!!”? If so, should we be more careful about the words that we use – or even better should we consciously choose more appropriate words to describe our situations? So what five words would you use to […]
Long story short, it’s about a little engine that didn’t give up,that kept on going despite the odds – a little engine who’s internal voice was calm clear and confident. It is the “nugget of gold” hidden with thousands of pages in hundreds of Personal Development books (by grown ups ) …………… and yet, this […]
So if someone asks you the immortal question “How are you doing?” – what is your response? Well, here in Scotland, the cultural response is to retort with an automatic “Not bad, thanks!” “Not bad, thanks”! I mean what does that even mean? Even without the knowledge that your brain doesn’t process negatives it doesn’t […]
(ish) because itis inspired by a dish I used to eat at my local Italian restaurant when I lived in London (Bueno Sera in Northcote Road, wonder if it is still there?) Delicate thin crepes filled with ricotta and spinach in a garlic, wine, tomato sauce and baked until volcanic hot – YUM!!!!
So second way with pancakes today – delicate, thin and silky French Crepes. These are so simple to make once you have mastered the knack – brilliant plain with sugar and lemon but also a fabulous trick to have up your sleeve for a “leftovers” dinner – you know when you need to use up […]
Today is Shrove Tuesday – known here as “Pancake Tuesday”, one of the easiest and yummiest things on the planet to make. Now there is a bit of a debate in our house – you see we love “Both” kinds – the thin, delicate “French Crepe” and the velvety, fluffy “Scotch Pancake” or dropped […]
Ok – I know we are in the middle of a World-Wide Recession – but you know what?, there is actually nothing I personally can do to solve this particular problem on a global scale! I just hope and pray that some dynamic and brave leader steps up, grabs the reins and starts, well, “leading” us out […]