Our Weekly Meal Plan 20th September

Today I am sharing with you the meals which we have been consuming this week.  The weather has been turning which has made me want a lot of hearty food. I am sure you will see this this reflected in my meal plan. We actually have no plans this weekend which is amazing because we have had a few busy weeks. Sometimes I need to remember that I am 24 weeks pregnant now. So now on to the meal plan.

Monday- Thai Red curry,this is something this week because we have half a can of coconut milk. Left from a meal last week. Thai Red curry is something which is so easy to make which is always a bonus and it does mean I am less likely to order from the takeaway which is always a bonus when we are trying to save money.

Tuesday- Sausage Ragu, this is a super simple meal. I have decided to do something pretty quick because of the fact that we have the consultant on Tuesday. I am unsure how long we are going to be there so we need something quick. This is an old hello fresh recipe which I have kept the card from.

Wednesday- Steak, Stilton and Ale Pie, Mash and mixed veg, this is a meal which I saw on Charlotte Taylor’s meal plan. This is something which I fancied to because it starting to getting chiller on a night now. I am always looking to try new meals and for sure this is something different for us. I am going to be serving this with mash.

Thursday- Shrimp pad thai, this is another meal which I have been fancying recently. I am unsure why I have been loving prawns so much. Since it is not chicken it is going to be a meal which I can cook which is a bonus. For sure this is one which I am looking forward too I love Thai food.

Friday- Paprika Burgers, this is a meal which I saw on one of the cards in Tesco. For sure I love a burger and this sounds like it could be ideal for me. This again is going to help me fight ordering a takeaway because this is not something which we want to be doing. They sound different and this is something which interests me of course, I will be sharing the recipe if I think it is worth it.

Saturday- Shepard’s Pie, this is something which I have not made for a long time. I fancy this because of the fact this reminds me of autumn and winter. This is such a comfort food and of course, I can pile it with a lot of veg to keep me getting the nutrients for the baby. I already have the candles out and am embracing the autumn feels. I am hoping this is a meal which Jess enjoys. However I am sure she will ask I think she has it at nursery already.

Sunday- Cheesy Chorizo Enchiladas, this is a meal which I have rolled over from last week. Enchiladas are something which we love however, it is not a meal which we make that often. So I thought that I would make my own because it saves us actually going or a meal out in order to consume enchiladas. Again I think this was a recipe from hello fresh originally. For sure this is a meal which I am looking forward to this week.

Of course, like every meal plan, this is linked up with the amazing Katy. I get a lot of the inspiration from her and the linky which she runs. If you are struggling and consuming the same meals I would recommend checking it out. You may find a meal which you love.

What meals are you planning on consuming this week?

Charlotte xxx

Primark Baby Haul September 2019

Today I am going to be sharing with you some of the baby clothing items which we have already purchased for player 4. As you might know by now we are not finding out the gender we are keeping it a surprise until they arrive. I promise even we do not know the gender and are not keeping it from you.  So a lot of the things which you see in this haul are going to be white or very neutral colours for this reason. I have gone a bit Disney heavy which is not normally like me however, they have had some adorable pieces in

Primark is a place which I have been loving. We have managed to pick up some amazing bits in there. I am sure we will be back before the baby is born. If I am not mistaken we got a few bits for Jess from there when she was young as well. However, it is somewhere which I rarely shop at the moment for Jess. There is no reason why, however, they do have some nice natural pieces for babies in there.

The first one which we picked up is this set of hat and scratch mitts. We have some baby grows which do not have the built-in scratch mitts. There are a plain grey set and one which is stars and moons. They only cost us £2.80 for the set even if we do not use it all it is a bargain set. I know they will be more expensive in other places.

 

Another item which we have picked up was this sheep comforter. I remember Jess has a small cuddly toy from Primark and this is something which lasted a long time. She still even has it today so when I saw this in Primark I knew I had to purchase it. I might buy one or two more cuddly toys for the baby, however, that will be it. They are something you often get gifted when baby first arrives. This only cost £3 and is super soft. I am unsure if to purchase a jellycat from Jess to the baby as well. I have not fully decided that yet.

We have picked up some neutral vests as well in 0-3 months. Joe’s Nan actually purchased these for us they are long-sleeved which I am sure we are going to need when our baby is born in January time. I love the Kola print on them these can easily be used for a boy or a girl. They’re so simple yet effective these did not break the bank at £6 for 5 vests. We have had vests from Primark in the past and they wash so well. I was a little bit gutted to find that they do not have too many unisex vests in which were not completely plain. This is something which I may have to keep my eye out for.

Muslins are something else which we could not do without. I remember using them a lot when Jess was a baby when burping and cleaning her up. I knew that there were going to be something which we needed to get some of this time as well. Like I said I have been loving a lot of Disney things. We have picked up the Lion King Muslins which feel like they are super soft which is always something I look for in a Muslin. They are £4 for 3 which I think is cheap when they are actually Disney ones.

Then on another trip, we actually saw these Winnie the Pooh ones which I knew I wanted to purchase. I thought these were very unisex as well. I do not think that we are going to be purchasing many more muslins. Of course, we can always pick some more up if these get ruined when the baby is here. I think the Primark ones might be as good as some of from Mothercare and such like for a fraction of the price.

One of the first things which we picked for the baby was this Lion King blanket. It is thick but not too thick as of course, we do not know what the weather is going to be like. It is fleecy lined on the back it reminds me of one I had made for Jess. This is a like white colour with all of the main characters from Lion King. I have a feeling that this is to do with there being the film out recently. This is going to be a get blanket to use in the pram, in the cot if they do not have their sleeping bag on. For sure I know we are going to get our money’s worth out of this blanket. I wash shocked to find out that this blanket was only £6. I also love how this blanket is not too in your face as well. This would make an amazing present.

When we went shopping with Joe Grandma we saw this beautiful oatmeal popcorn Winnie the Pooh Blanket. I was actually unsure if I was going to purchase but Joe persuaded me to get it. This is super soft and thick so it is going to be great when we go for walks and on the nursery run. I think this is too pretty to actually put away I think I am going to put it on the edge of the cot until the baby is here. It is so super soft I want to cuddle it all day. This was actually £6 and something which we are going to get so much use out of. I do not think we have had any blankets form Primark before does anyone know if they last and wash well?.

We have picked up a couple of sleeping bags they are not something we had with Jess. I do not think I knew about them at the time and it is going to be a lot colder than September when the baby is born. We picked up the 2.5 tog ones due to the baby been born in the winter. This is suitable for 16-20c. Which what I think the house will be around anyway. The first sleeping bag which we picked up from Primark is this Oatmeal Winnie the Pooh one. It has Eeyore, Tigger and Pooh on it and says nice for picnics bee tree and 100-acre wood. The back has the print smaller I thought that this was super cute and of course, unisex. This feels thick and super soft. This is going to be something which we get a lot of use out of and it was £10.

The other sleeping bag which we purchased from Primark was this beautiful 101 Dalmatians sleeping bag. It says cute little pup on the front and this has a huge dalmatian on the front. On the back, it has a lot of dalmatians on they look like they have a lot of fun. Again this is super soft and thick this is something which we want. For some reason, I rarely see any of the 101 Dalmatians things and this is one of the cutest things which I have seen. This is a super unisex item which we want. Again this was £10 and is also 2.5 togs I am sure we will be back in Primark when the baby is bigger and needs more sleeping bags.

The final item which we picked up from Primark was another 101 Dalmatians set. This was £9 and it is a complete 4 set which I really liked as it matches. It is all grey and white you actually get a babygrow which says lucky little one on the front. This has all the dalmatians on it also has built-in scratch mitts which means the baby is not going to be able to take them off. I can see this been one of the babygrows which we take into the hospital when the baby is born. There is also a vest which does have a Dalmatian on the front and it looks a cheeky dog. This feels like a normal great quality Primark vest. There is a striped grey and white hat which we will be using because baby’s lose a lot of heat through their heads. There is also a matching bib which you can never have enough of.

Have you purchased much from Primark Baby if so how did you find it?

Charlotte xxx

 

 

 

 

Meal Inspiration Monday- Mixed Vegetable Curry

Today I am going to share with you another meal which we have had recently. This meal is a mixed vegetable curry, curry is something which we love. I decided to do a mixed vegetable curry instead of chicken as you may know I can not cook that due to pregnancy.  Curry is still something which I want to be able to still consume. Of course, I am sure this is a healthier option because you do have the vegetables. I am sure this is a meal which Joe is going to love as well. I have not made it for him yet, I have only made it when he has been away.  You make it in the slow cooker as well which is amazing when you do not have a lot of time.

Ingredient- Serves 4-6

2 tsbp vegetable oil

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp black mustard seeds

2-3 garlic cloves peeled and chopped

1 tbsp hot curry powder

2 onions chopped and cut into wedges

225g sweet potatoes peeled and chopped

225g potatoes, peeled and chopped

175g carrots peeled and chopped

175g cauliflower florets

300ml water

125g frozen peas

3 tomatoes chopped

Few Fresh curry leaves

2 tbsp ground almonds

4 tbsp natural yoghurt

Method
  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan, add the seeds and fry for 30 seconds
  2. Add the garlic, curry powder and onions. Gently cook for 5 minutes or until the onions have softened.
  3. Add the remaining vegetables except for the peas and tomatoes to the pan.
  4. Add the water and bring to the boil once you have done this carefully transfer to the cooking dish.
  5. Cover with the lid and switch to the slow cooker to auto-cook for one hour.
  6. After an hour switch to the slow cooker to low and cook for 5 hours.
  7. Add the peas and tomatoes and continue to cook on low for 1 hour.
  8. Stir in the curry leaves, ground almonds and yoghurt.
  9. Continue to cook on low for 30 minutes or until hot.

Usually, I serve this with some rice and nan bread. It is such a simple meal to make yes there is a bit of preparation needed but that can be part of the fun. In the past, I have made more than I need and actually frozen it. I can confirm it is as nice if you do freeze it.  For sure this is going to be a meal which I will make more now the weather has started to be cooler.

Have you ever made a vegetable curry?

Charlotte xx

 

Jess at 4

Dear Jess

Today you turn three, how is it that three years ago today you came into our lives. It doesn’t feel like two minutes ago since you was a baby not much bigger than Daddy’s forearm and now you are a full of life three year old. You are so boisterous. Yet you have become one of the most caring little girls I know. You have made so many friends at your new nursery in the last year. You do not care if they are not the same as you, there your friends no matter what.

This year has had some times where it has been Mummy and Jess. You seem to cope so well when you get used to Daddy been away with work. I am so proud of you because not many people could deal with having to cope with one parent away for a long period of time. You always speak about Daddy when he is not here. Of course, one of the biggest changes we have had this year is announcing your going to be a big sister. I do not think you can wait till after Christmas when you become a big sister. You keep telling us that you are going to have a little sister. We do not know.

This year we have got the rabbits which of course, you had to name Marshall and Tracker. Safe to say the paw patrol obsession has not gone away yet.  You love helping with the bunnies as much as you can and stroking them gently. Well until one of them tries to attack you. You have loved been able to spend time in the garden this summer now we have our own house. You have been making the most of all of the space. By using your paddling pool on the super hot days we have had this year. Lego and magnets are something which you have become obsessed with this year. You are always trying to build things I blame Daddy. You are always roleplaying with the lego figures. It is super cute to watch you.

When you started your new nursery last year after moving house. You never wanted me to leave because I was the only person you knew. Now we have a battle to get you to leave. You have made so many new friends and been invited to a host of birthday parties for sure we know your a popular child. This must mean your the kind of person everyone wants to be friends with. Currently you are annoyed you can not go to big girl school like some of your older friends however, next year it will be time for you. Just keep excelling at nursery like you are they keep telling us how bright you are.

I can only imagine the adventures we are going to have in the future. I for sure am looking forward to all memories which we are going to be creating as a family of 4. You are going to be an amazing caring, loving and helpful big sister when the baby arrives.  Don’t forget your always going to be Mummy’s little girl no matter how tall or old you are.

Love you

Mummy xxx

Our Weekly Meal Plan 13th September

Today I am going to be sharing our weekly meal plan again with you. This week is a little bit different because we do have Jess’ birthday this weekend. I can not believe that on Sunday I will actually have a 4 year old daughter. Where has the time gone. Again this week we have managed to do the shop for under £30 apart from BBQ food. I think we are going to be ordering that from Muscle Foods. So on to the meals which we have been consuming this week.

Monday- Quorn Mozzarella and Pesto Escalopes, Jacket Potatoes and Mixed Veg. These are something which we have been meaning to use up for a long time now. However, for one reason or another we have not got around to do it. I am sure we will manage to have that this week. I can not wait to have jacket potatoes I have not had them in a while.

Tuesday- Homemade Tomato Soup and Fresh Bread. The weather is starting to turn and it is a lot cooler. We have some tomatoes which need to be used up. So this is one of the reasons why I thought I would make some homemade tomato soup. I think I might purchase some fresh soft bread or part baked bread to go with this. Is there anything better than fresh bread.

Wednesday- Creamy Jalapeno Popper Chicken Thighs And Rice. This is a recipe which I found on pinterest and I thought it sounded different. I usually do not cook with chicken thighs so I thought this would make an change. I like spicy food and I have a feeling this could be. Of course, I will let you know how we get on with this meal. Because I also love trying new recipes.

Thursday- Saucy Satay Chicken Noodles, this is a meal which we had when we used to subscribe to Hello Fresh. I have still kept the recipe cards. Noodle meals as something which always go down a treat in this house. This is a super simple meal to make and does not take long at all. For sure this is going too be a meal which I will share the recipe for again in the future.

Friday- Cheesy Chorizo Enchiladas. Enchiladas are something which we love however, it is not a meal which we make that often. So I thought that I would make my own because it saves us actually going or a meal out in order to consume enchiladas. Again I think this was a recipe from hello fresh originally. For sure this is a meal which I am looking forward to this week.

Saturday- Chorizo and red pepper pasta bake. Again I am at work this Saturday which means that I need a meal which Joe and Jess can cook. Then I can heat it up when I get in from work. I think this is a recipe in the One Yummy Mummy cookbook. Chorizo is not something which I think I have had since I have been pregnant and this is something which I am actually missing. I think there is a chance this could be served with garlic bread.

Sunday- BBQ we are having family over for a bbq for Jess’ birthday. We are going to be getting the meat from Muscle Foods because of course, not a lot of places have BBQ food in the middle of September. It is going to be nice to have the whole family together. Hopefully the weather stays nice and we do not have to have it indoors and Jess has an amazing birthday.

Of course, like every meal plan, this is linked up with the amazing Katy. I get a lot of the inspiration from her and the linky which she runs. If you are struggling and consuming the same meals I would recommend checking it out. You may find a meal which you love.

What meals are you planning on consuming this week?

Charlotte xxx

 

Books I Have Read in August 2019

I know way back in May I said I was going to start a new series. Which was going to be sharing the books which I have read in that month However, since May I have only been reading maybe one book a month max of two so it did not seem worth it. In August I got the bug to read again I am unsure if that is to do with no longer been tired and nausea as a result of pregnancy. So on to the books which I have had my head in this month.

The Single Girl’s To-Do List by Lindsey Kelk 3/5 Stars

Plot–  Rachel finds herself single for the first time in 5 years. She makes a to-do list- The Single Girl’s To-Do List. Rachel doesn’t know it, but it will take her on all kinds of wild adventures. Getting her in some romantic pickles too.

My Thoughts- I have been a huge fan of the I Heart series by Lindsey Kelk. So I thought I would give this one a go as well. There are some elements of this book which made me laugh inside not something which happens in a chick-lit kind of book. I could not warm to Matthew for some reason as one of the main characters he just kind of annoyed me. I also felt like the book was a little bit extreme how everything seemed to happen in a two week period. For sure this has not put me off reading more Lindsey Kelk even though this was not my favourite

This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay 5/5 Stars

Plot– Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010. This Is Going to Hurt intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS with reflections on the current crisis. The result is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice and maddening bureaucracy, and a love letter to those who might at any moment be holding our lives in their hands.

My Thoughts- This book had me gripped I think I finished it in 2 days. It only took me about 5 hours and I did not want it to end. I found it amazing to read about his experience as a junior doctor working in obstetrics and gynaecology. I found this so funny in parts some of it had me in stitches. This is not something which I would have thought.  This book for sure is not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blood, births, bad language, and assorted ‘implements’ stuck in places they really shouldn’t be. For sure I would recommend reading this if you have not already read it. I can not wait for his second book, I may also be going to see him live as well but unsure if I can due to it been so late in my pregnancy.

You By Caroline Kepnes 3/5 Stars

Plot- Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager in New York, who meets Guinevere Beck, a prospective writer, that he becomes immediately infatuated with. To feed his obsession, he soon turns to social media and technology to track her presence and eliminate any possible obstacles that stand in the way of their romance.

My Thoughts- I know this is a book is now a netflix show which people have become obsessed with. However, this is not the case for me. It took me a couple of weeks to the book. I will admit it is not from my usually genre. I found the book to be pretty slow to be honest I was unsure if would finish it at one stage. Some parts seem really drawn out. I could not relate or get a bond with any of the characters. They seemed to be all about themselves. I think the main message of You is it shows the endless amount of information that is readily accessible to anyone, within the social media accounts, that reaches out to it. Stalker or not. I have heard thought the netflix show may be better than the book so I might have to investigate this.

I am hoping I am going to manage a few more books during my pregnancy. Currently I have read 18 this year I would love to hit 24.

What have you been reading this month? I am always looking for more books to read.

Charlotte xx

 

 

 

The Club You Want To Join: The Sock Club Review {AD}

Socks are something which we use every single day. I know if you are like Joe and I it can take you a long time to wear a pair out. I was interested to hear that the average UK male buys 5.6 pairs a year. It would be interesting to see what the figure is for women. You have all heard of the subscription boxes however, I have never heard one for clothing. Sock Club delivers a fresh pair of socks direct to your door every two months. This does mean that you get 6 pairs a year. This would be a good gift which you could gift for Father’s day or Christmas. After all men love socks and they are something which they use.

All of the socks are entirely British Made, even they Cotton that is used is spun in a Mill based in Lancashire, a county rich in Cotton Textile traditions. All of the socks are designs are done in York a place which is close to my own heart of course.Another benefit which I have found about the sock club is that they are shrink proof. This is amazing if you are not great at washing and usually shrink your own socks.

The socks feel a great quality which is something you want. Of course, you do not want them to wear out after a couple of wears. They are 100% cotton which is going to mean that your feet should not overheat when your in them. They actually feel really soft and thick but they are going to be able to stretch to your feet.

Joe has been my guinea pig for me for testing the sock club. He has been wearing them for a few weeks now and I have asked him his thoughts about the subscription and quality of the socks. They fit perfectly however, they are pretty large this could be due to been size 6-11. This is not normally the sizes which you can purchase on the high street. He commented on how much of a thick material they felt like they where going to be a premium sock. A lot better than ones which you would pick up on the high street. He also commented on the how they kept his feet warm but not too warm. These sound like a product which would be perfect in the colder months.

I really liked the way the socks the socks are presented. They arrive in silver foil pouches which keep them fresh until they are ready to be worn. This makes the sock club feel even more luxury which is always a bonus. Even more so if you should be giving the subscription as a gift. The socks come in two size choices: 6-11 and 11-15 in UK men’s shoe sizes. Amazing if you know someone with larger feet who may struggle to get some socks.

I really liked that they deliver a fresh pair of socks directly to your door to replace the ones that you lose or wear out. A bi monthly subscription will cost you £9 a box with the annual one being £49 which is slightly cheaper. For sure this is a subscription which I could see me purchasing as a gift for my Dad or Joe’s Dad.

Have you ever heard of the sock club? Is it something which you can see yourself subscribing to?

Charlotte xx

 

 

My Fears on Having Another Baby

Going from one baby to two feels like a huge change and adjustment to make. There is times where I am a solo parent which means it is 1 on 1 for me and Jess. However, this is going to change when the new baby arrives. I am going to have two of them and only two hands. I keep thinking about every single scenario that might arise when we are a family of four. Things that might change, things that might be harder, how I will manage.

What about Jess?

I know she struggles to adapt when Daddy goes away. How is she going to cope when she has to share but me and Daddy?. Is this something which she is going to struggle with? I know she is a bit older as a sibling as she is 4 by the time the baby arrives. I know we are going to have to prepare her for the new baby just like we have to when Daddy goes away because its a big change. Truthfully we are unsure how she is going to react. I think it is going to be positive however, I can’t help but worry.

How will I manage if I have a C Section?

There is a chance that I am going to end up having another c-section. This does mean that I am not going to be able to do certain things like picking Jess up. Bending down is also something else which can be a pain after surgery this does mean that I am going to be unable to play as much on the floor with Jess. This is something which I am worried that could happen. I know Joe would be home for a couple of weeks however, I know recovery after a c-section is lot longer than that.

Difficult Birth

As some of you may know if you have been a long term reader. I had a bit of a rough time after having Jess it resulted in me losing a lot of blood. I have been told by my midwife at the time that it is good that I do not remember a lot of it. There was the crash team on standby and I ended up having two blood transfusions. I know I lost consciousness as a result of the amount of blood I lost. It ended up I lost around 25% of my blood. This is something which I fear happening again. At one stage it did put me off having anymore children and maybe looking at other ways of increasing our family.

Fear Of Loss

This is something which did not worry me about during my pregnancy with Jess. However, last year just before we purchased our house we sadly lost a baby. We actually lost the baby around 9 weeks in a missed miscarriage. We had not announced the pregnancy to anyone at this stage. This is something which I am scared of happening again. I do not think that I will believe that we are having another baby until we actually see them on the screen during the scan.

How will I juggle two on my own?

Of course, there is periods of time when I have to solo parent. I have a worry of how am I going to cope. Sometimes it is a balancing act already with having Jess and the rabbits to get to bed. I am worried that I am going to be unable to do everything in order to get her to bed in time. This is going to be more important once she goes to school. I am worried the new born would wake Jess up on an evening too. For some reason I can see me having to use a sling a lot in order to get jobs done.

The Age Gap

I know a lot of people who had children when I had Jess who have already had a second. Some have even had more than two. I worry that there is going to be too much of a age gap. This is going to affect how they actually manage to bond. I have a brother who is 5 years younger than me and we never found this an issue. Maybe this is something which I am over thinking as there is going to be 4 years between Jess and her sibling.

Gender Disappointment

I feel like there is a pressure, because we have Jess that everyone is going to assume that we want a boy. To be honest I know Joe would like a little boy in order to be able to keep his family name going. I would like a boy however, as long as the baby is healthy that is all that matters to me. I do not think at 20 weeks we are actually going to find out the gender. The surprise when the baby is born is something which I am looking forward to. After all I like gender neutral clothes and of course, we can always get dresses if its a girl once they have arrived safety. The same can be said for some of the beautiful boy items on the market.

What did worries did you have when you had another child?

Charlotte xx

Our Weekly Meal Plans 6th September

I can not believe that we have had another week gone by. Time seems to be flying at the moment I am unsure why this is. This could be because I am pregnant and time always seems to fly. We do have another scan this week because the baby would not allow all of the measurements last time we had a scan. Of course I am going to be sharing with you the meals which we have been consuming this week. It is the first time we have actually done in a shop in a couple of weeks. So we do have actual meals.

Monday – Prawn Stirfry, I think this is a meal which we should have had last week. We did not actually have it because we had been to the beach and we had food out with my parents.  We had all of the ingredient in to make a simple prawn stirfry. I did not want it to go to waste so we have added it to this week meal plan.

Tuesday- Veg Curry, we have our scan on Tuesday. It is actually at 3pm and we have not had a scan under an hour yet. So I have decided that we are going to have a veg curry which is in the freezer currently. So if we are later home it means that we only have to cook the rice. I think I may have had this on a previous meal plan and we did not get around to eating it as well.

Wednesday- Fish Tacos, we have a ton of fish actually in the freezer, we do have some taco shells as well in the cupboard. The fish tacos are meal which I saw in a recipe book hopefully it is amazing meal. Tacos are not something which we have had in the longest time. If this is a meal which we do enjoy I am sure I will be sharing this on here in the future.

Thursday- Prawn Tagliatelle, again another fish fish. I am struggling at the moment not been able to cook chicken or stand the smell. We have decided that we are going to have a prawn tagliatelle because we have not got another pasta dish this week. This is something we both really enjoy anyway and I am sure it will go down a treat. We may even treat ourselves to a flatbread to go with this.

Friday-Crispy Haddock and Homemade wedges. For some reason we did not manage to get around to this meal either. I have just realised that there is 4 fish dishes this week. I think this is going to be our fakeaway for this week. We are trying to save some money again with Jess’ birthday coming up this month. This is going to be a bit healthier than having normal fish and chips. This is a a meal which we found as a result of pinterest.

Saturday- Campfire Stew, this is a recipe which is from a pinch of nom. We have made this in the past and this is one which we loved so much. I have been waiting for the weather to get a bit cooler to be able to make this. We are actually going to Manchester for a day out with Jess. So it is going to be super handy that we can stick this in the slow cooker and it is ready when we are home.

Sunday- Chicken Fajitas, this is another quick meal because I am at work on Sunday. I think Jess and Joe ma also be coming to the races as well. Chicken fajitas are a meal which we love so much however, I am unable to coo them due to nausea. I am looking forward to having these for the first time in a while hopefully this is going to be agood as I remember.

Of course, like every meal plan, this is linked up with the amazing Katy. I get a lot of the inspiration from her and the linky which she runs. If you are struggling and consuming the same meals I would recommend checking it out. You may find a meal which you love.

What meals are you planning on consuming this week?

Charlotte xxx

 

Back To School Medicine Supplies

This time of year sees the children heading back to school. I know many parents look forward to this time of year however, it can mean that your child is going to pick up all the bugs which come with school. This is a great time to stock up your medicine cupboard. So you are prepared should your child get a illness or injure themselves and need some first aid. I really need to go through our medicine cupboard because I can guarantee when Joe goes away Jess will need medicine.  So I am going to share some of our essentials.

Cough Medicine

This is a huge essentials for us Jess seems to get so many tickly coughs. Of course, we do not want her to have to many days off with something as simple as a cough. The one which we currently use is the Morrison’s Dry Tickly Cough. This is one which is not just for kids adults can also use this which means you of course are saving money. You do not need one for you and one for you kid. Of course, you can guarantee that your child is going to pass the cough on to you.

Calpol

This is another essential because you can guarantee that your child is going to get a fever. Or something over the course, of the school year. This is something which we end up having to give Jess because she has a couple of temperatures every few months. I am sure if you are a parent you always have some calpol and take it on holidays in case you need it. You do not have to purchase the branded calpol you can get the supermarkets own brand and it will save so much money.

Nit Comb

Nits are something which worry me because having a child in nursery I know there is a chance she could get them. This is one of the reasons I always make sure we have a nit comb. I also make sure that I run it through her hair regularly usually with conditioner on because they hate this. Making sure that she does not have nits is something which we have to do. This is something I know we are going to have to do all of her school career.

Hand Sanatiser

Washing your hands and getting your kids is a good way to avoid bugs. Of course prevention is a lot better than curing because your little one is not going to get ill as often. This is something which we have got Jess doing a lot now. I always have some hand sanatiser to hand there is a couple at least in our bathroom. There is a few in my bag as well. Nursery also encourage good hand washing this does mean you reduce the risk of your child getting bugs.

Plasters

Of course, they are going to be so many scraps and bumps which your child gets. Plasters are one of the things which you are always going to need. I can not even think about of the amount of times I have had to apply a plaster to Jess. Let alone myself because we both can be clumsy as each other. For sure it is worth shopping around when it comes to plasters. Usually we end up picking them in Home Bargains as it is one of the cheapest places.

Antibacterial Spray

If your child is like mine they will not want you to touch their graze or cuts. This does mean you can not apply things such as Salvon and Germoline. This is one of the reasons we purchased the anitbaterial spray from Morrison’s. You just need to do a couple of sprays of these and you need nothing else. You do not have to apply a plaster unless you want to. I know some kids do not actually like plasters that much.

I am sure there a ton more products which you could have in just in case. However, these are my essentials for our medicine cabinet.

What is your medicine cabinet?

Charlotte xxx