Category Archives: wish


Life is so precious, every moment in our lives is a gift that needs to be cherished. I am reminded of this yet again as a dear friend of mine struggles to come to terms with her life being turned upside down.

My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family during these tough times. I sometimes wonder why we are given the challenges that we are. Why it always seems to be the best of us that are given the largest crosses to bear.

I don’t have any of the answers I am afraid, I can only guess that these challenges are meant to test us, to make us more resilient, there must be some greater plan out there that I seem to be missing.

And I guess it all comes down to one thing, and that is the present. We must each and everyone of us live our lives to the fullest. We must be thankful for all that we have. For all the wonderful people in our lives, for our beautiful pets, and even for our jobs, after all they are what put food on the table and help us pay the bills. There is no point worrying about tomorrow for all we know tomorrow may never arrive.

Stray Animals Day


Today is worldwide Stray Animals Day. Please spare a thought for all the lonely, neglected strays that desperately need our help. If you can find it in your heart to open your home to one of these animals I promise you that you will not regret it.

What to make for dinner?????


I’m so over the constant challenge of coming up with ideas to cook for dinner.

I just wish that I could blink sometimes and magically produce a gourmet meal that the whole family would be happy with.

The fact that my twins are so fussy just adds to the challenge, and I find myself making the same meals over and over just because I’m guaranteed that they will eat them.

I follow many cooking / food blogs that I just love, because they always have such amazing recipes and ideas, but again I feel limited by my twins resistance to try new things.

Most nights of the week we have something on, either basketball training, or soccer training, or Zumba or clarinet, which means I am forever racing against the clock to cook something that is quick, healthy and delicious.

My absolute favourite is when I succeed in making a meal that everyone loves . Even better still is when there is enough of this successful meal leftover for the next day too.

Tonight dinner was more miss than hit. Luckily it’s Friday tomorrow, Friday night is pizza night in our household which is just as well I think.