Category: BlogLife

I Dream of Kitchens

A bit odd right? But it’s true. 

Parties always happen in kitchens. The kitchen is the heart of the home. Just two cliches that I LONG for. 

I cook less than I ever have. Relying on simple dishes for the kids and lots of convenience foods. But I always wanted to be that woman, in that kitchen, whipping up huge family sized portions of delicious food, and storing the leftovers in the freezer for lazy days. 

I still love cooking. I just don’t love doing it in my kitchen. 

It is the smallest kitchen I have ever seen. And though we really like where we live, I’d move in a heartbeat if only because of the kitchen. 

G loves to help cook, but I rarely let him, purely because of how little space there is. Wherever he is it’s far too close to the oven and hob, and I’m constantly worried that one wrong move will end up in a trip to a&e. 

There’s no way two people can cook together, which is a real shame because myself and Mr H can make a really good team. But even just flicking the kettle on whilst the other stirs the saucepan leaves us trapped and jostling for space. 
Just a handful of dirty plates and cutlery, waiting to go in the already full dishwasher, takes over the whole side. It is a constant battle to keep on top of the mess. 

A battle that I lose daily and it really can get me down. 

Of course I dream of huge elaborate kitchens, with a central island and space for ALL the appliances. But honestly, I’d just be happy to have a bit more space, just so the kids can get involved, we can bake together (without my patience being tested to the limits purely because he is 5 inches away from the oven!) and I can rediscover my love for cooking again. 

I get that cooking daily for family is not always going to be enjoyable, wherever I’m cooking, but I wish I could dread it just a little bit less. 

What room in your house would you change if you could?

Mrs H xxx

Note: just in case it wasn’t obvious, none of these photos are of my kitchen! I wish!! Thanks UnSplash ;) 


Day Nine Slump

It’s only the 9th of October and I’m already in a slump! 

The prompts are great, and I’m loving reading everyone’s posts, but I’m struggling a little bit. 

I’ve got some reviews that I’m scheduling to share (not necessarily prompt related) but the photos need a lot of work so that’s slowing me down. 

I am in a bit of a hormonal grump today so that’s not helping. 

Today’s prompt was ice cream. Maybe if I just eat a tub that would help?!

What do you do to get yourself out of a slump? Is there anything you’d really like to read from me?

Mrs H xxx 


Do We Focus Too Much on Goals?

New Years  resolutions, quarterly goals, weekly targets, the list goes on. 

Whether it’s big, life changing resolutions like stopping smoking, taking up a new skill or small targets like only having one trip to Costa a week, we always seem to be thinking about the next thing. The next thing to do, or not do, and once we’ve done them we set new goals. 

Now, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with this, I do it as much as I’m sure you all do. 
But should we focus so much on goals and targets? Always looking to the next thing. 

Are we paying enough attention to what we have and what’s happened so far? 

Are you taking enough time to appreciate the little things and the things we already have? 

Mrs H xxx


This Was Our Friday…

It’s late and I’m too tired to write a full post right now haha! 

But today we went to the opening of our local playgroup’s new sensory garden (a post will be coming because it is fab!) but a certain child took ‘sensory’ a little to far and added a taste element that wasn’t expected. 

Yup, mine was the child eating handfuls of soil *face palm*

I can’t wait for the professional photos of that to turn up!!

For now I shall leave you with the only photo I managed to get. The aftermath. Though I think I’d actually managed to wipe some off by this point. This was definitely not the worst.

Seriously. *double face palm*

Mrs H xxx