• Review: Go Ape

    Jess McGlynn November 27, 2013

    In the spirit of trying things new, when I was asked by Go Ape to review their Sherwood Pines Treetop Adventure, I said yes even though it isn’t the kind of thing I would usually go for. However, I was determined to be brave and…

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  • Let’s Bake: Berry & Yoghurt Traybake

    Jess McGlynn September 21, 2013

    We had some fruit sitting in the fridge waiting to be used up so my Other Half decided to do some baking with Meg.  She loves to bake (read: she loves to lick the spoon after baking) so it was a lovely opportunity for some daddy-daughter…

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  • Highlights Of The Holiday

    Jess McGlynn September 13, 2013

    It’s so difficult to choose a few pictures from our holiday to show the highlights.  Between the camera and my iPhone we took over 700 photos and so whittling them down to a number that would be appropriate for a blog post is really quite…

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  • Day Out: The National Space Centre

    Jess McGlynn August 25, 2013

    On Wednesday I decided to brave the school holiday crowds and take Meg and Eli to the National Space Centre.  I went online to check the prices the night before and was really pleased to see that under 5’s were free (not many places offer…

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  • Day Out: Pleasurewood Hills Amusement Park

    Jess McGlynn August 22, 2013

    As I mentioned in A Tale of Three Counties, the weekend before last we visited Pleasurewood Hills Amusement Park.  Meg loves thrill rides and was beyond excitement when we got into the car.  Her intensity did wane a bit when the maps app we were…

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  • A Tale of Three Counties…

    Jess McGlynn August 21, 2013

    Last weekend we had the lovely opportunity to visit some friends in Norfolk.  Just over a year ago they took the brave decision to move and although we miss them terribly, we try and catch up when we can. So on Saturday, after a slight…

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  • Let’s Bake: Cheater’s Cheesecake

    Jess McGlynn August 14, 2013

    If you saw my Black Forest Trifle, you’ll know that I am a fan of quick and easy desserts that don’t take too much time to throw together. My Cheater’s Cheesecake recipe is perfect for using up fruit, can be made with just about anything…

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  • Let’s Bake: Black Forest Trifle

    Jess McGlynn July 28, 2013

    This month we have set ourselves the challenge of sticking to our meal plan and of trying new things.  One thing I’ve never tried to make before is trifle and so, when I saw this recipe, and it looked simple enough, I decided to give…

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  • Easy Pigs in Mud Cake

    Jess April 30, 2013

    It is without a single doubt that I can say, I am not the world’s best baker. Don’t get me wrong, we do baking with the kids and I can make the odd cupcake but I’m not going to be signing up for The Great…

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  • Dear Meg: Body Image

    Jess McGlynn January 4, 2013

    I know you are too young to understand this now but I wanted to write this whilst the feelings were still fresh.  You see, mummy recently saw a picture being shared around Facebook which upset her quite a lot.  It was a picture which stated…

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  • Thrive…add your voice!

    Jess McGlynn April 13, 2012

    I was a failure to thrive baby. At just a few months old I had colic, croup and projectile vomiting.  Doctors set a benchmark for me of 10lbs which for a long time I was unable to reach.  I dropped below the 0.4 centile line…

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