life as I experience it

Author: raluca

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 […]

London City Airport – for all the little plane fans

London City Airport – for all the little plane fans

Both my kids love planes. Before he was 1, my son saw a soft toy in a petrol station while we were fueling the car and he fell in love with the toy: it was a blue airplane from the movie “Planes” (which we’ve never […]

Almost 3 months on Instagram

Almost 3 months on Instagram

On the 1st of May 2017 I posted the first photo on Instagram. Since then, I’ve posted 59 more photos, therefore around 20 photos/month. I know some of my readers don’t use this application, and I also know I want to keep these photos no […]

My son’s pre-school graduation

My son’s pre-school graduation

So, the day has arrived. Today is the last day my son goes to pre-school. In September he will enter Reception/School. On his first day of pre-school, he was 2 years and 8 months old. He seemed ready to take the big step but still, […]