30+ Advent calendar activities – an alternative to the shop-bought calendars

30+ Advent calendar activities – an alternative to the shop-bought calendars

An advent calendar is a really fun way to make the waiting of Santa a bit easier. My kids are now counting the days until we put up the Advent calendar that will then help them count the days until Christmas! Each year on the…

Lockdown with children – survival tips for parents

Lockdown with children – survival tips for parents

We are halfway through the second lockdown here in the UK. I know people have been through a second lockdown already or are soon to start one. And all these lockdowns have been hard on everyone, including parents. In our case, we’ve been through a…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Mystery of the stained teeth: solved

Mystery of the stained teeth: solved

My teeth had always been pretty healthy. Small fillings here and there but nothing too serious. I never had the terrible tooth pain I hear a lot about and I hope I will never too, especially since I started to go sugar-free. I used to…

Back to my watch

Back to my watch

When I learned how to tell the time, there were no mobile phones (though there were computers, as I am not THAT old). We had an analog clock in the house and my parents used analog watches. As I grew up, the mobile phones entered into…

F**k it, I won’t read this book

F**k it, I won’t read this book

Spoiler alert: this post is about why I decided to stop reading John C. Parkin’s book, “F**k it, Do what you love”. It’s not a review, but if you plan to buy/read this book, you might not want to read the following lines. I was…

Going sugar-free: the beginning

Going sugar-free: the beginning

Note: in the “Going sugar-free” series, when saying “sugar”, I am referring to “table sugar” also known as “sucrose”, extracted from  sugarcane or beet sugar. Cutting sugar off our everyday diet is still a challenge. We have no medical condition that forces us to do…