When our friends were staying with us recently we played a number of board games which were enjoyed by ages 8+. Board games teach many skills such as turn taking, patience, how to lose gracefully and following rules. The favourite during the whole visit was Phase 10. A game with a special set of cards… Continue reading Board Games for All Ages
This is the question that my daughter posed to me this week. She was making a potato salad to take to uni for lunch. She wanted to boil potatoes, as well as hard boil some eggs to go into her potato salad. So as she was preparing to boil the potatoes she asked "Can I… Continue reading Can you boil potatoes & eggs together?
Recently we had an 'old' friend and her family staying with us for the best part of 5 weeks. We've been friends for 30 years. Since then I've been pondering the importance of friendship, having old friends but making new friends as well. I've been thinking about the old song (that I must have learnt… Continue reading Make New Friends but Keep the Old
When I was about 13 a member of my extended family members suicided. My mother was quite open about it and I can clearly remember her talking to us about it. Mental health issues affect or have affected a number of members of my extended family including my mother. My parents were always quite open… Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day
Apparently it's Chicken Month in September, among other things. We usually eat a meal with chicken in it once or twice a week. This week we've had Chicken Pot Pies and then used the same chicken mixture to make Chicken Pasties. Other chicken dishes that my family enjoys include Grain Free Chicken Schnitzels with an almond… Continue reading Chicken Month (including a recipe)
As we went away for a week in late August I managed to read 6 books this month including 3 novels. Here's what I read this month: Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin As the title suggests the book is about developing habits. Rubin talks about how you can… Continue reading August 2018 Reading Log