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Zagura

life as I experience it

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Our Sunday view – Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

Our Sunday view – Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

As I mentioned in the Diggerland post a few months back, we do enjoy using our Tesco Clubcard points. So on Sunday, being a beautiful sunny day, we decided to ignore the low temperatures and go to Portsmouth and admire the view from the Spinnaker […]

Chocolate brownies – gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free

Chocolate brownies – gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free

My son has recently turned 5 and he asked for a birthday cake fully made of chocolate, with Dinosaur Train on it and decorated with cherries. And two days ago, after school, he suddenly said “Mom, let’s bake a chocolate cake! Call Joanna (our friend […]

See the Colours at Horniman Museum

See the Colours at Horniman Museum

Horniman Museum is one of our favourite places to visit as there is always something for everyone in the family to enjoy, from gardens to aquarium and from music gallery to natural history. There are also temporary exhibitions, and currently one of them is called […]

Cutting down on sugar – the group

Cutting down on sugar – the group

Last week I was browsing online and saw a post on a group regarding gluten-free foods to eat when out and about, and someone mentioned a group for those interested in finding out what restaurants and shops have gluten-free foods. And that’s when I realized […]

Blueberry coconut cake – gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free

Blueberry coconut cake – gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free

Going sugar-free and recently starting to cut down on gluten as well has led me to discover new recipes, new ingredients, new tastes. The blueberry and coconut cake is very easy to do (allows cooking with kids), has a very light and fluffy texture and […]

Thoughts on the business of alternative medicine

Thoughts on the business of alternative medicine

I’ve never been a fan of alternative medicine, but when, while browsing at the local library, I saw a book called “Suckers:¬†How Alternative Medicine Makes Fools of Us All“, I took it off the shelf and borrowed it. I didn’t need to be convinced of […]

Sleeping like a bear

Sleeping like a bear

“Kids fighting sleep” is a very common search on the internet, parents all over the world are facing this issue. My son makes no exception, he as well is fighting sleep most of the nights, bedtime always comes too early for him and the day […]

How to get your kid ready to start school

How to get your kid ready to start school

This is the big year for us, it’s the year my son starts school. I started school when I was 7, he starts it at 4. I find it quite challenging to say the least, to start school so young even though it’s just Reception […]

Diggerland (Kent) – playing on a construction site

Diggerland (Kent) – playing on a construction site

Last year we spent some of the Tesco Clubcard vouchers to buy tickets to Diggerland Kent. And my son (who was 3 years at the time) loved it so much that he periodically reminds us of that place and asks to go there. Luckily, Diggerland […]

Thoughts about the minimalism

Thoughts about the minimalism

About a week ago I watched the movie called “Minimalism” and it made me realize we are closer to minimalism that I would have thought, though who knows us could say we are exactly the opposite, hoarders to be more precisely. But let me tell […]