21 Feb 2018

Methi Mutter Malai - Fenugreek Peas Curry in a Cream Sauce

Here is a recipe that is ubiquitous on the menus of most restaurants around the Indian subcontinent but nay impossible to find in your average ‘Indian’ takeaway here in the UK. It combines the fragrant bitterness of fenugreek (methi) leaves with the sweetness of green peas (mutter) and serves them up in a rich, creamy (malai) explosion of green and white.

Indian cooking made easy! Methi Mutter Malai - a vegetarain Indian curry recipe that combines the fragrant bitterness of fenugreek (methi) leaves with the sweetness of green peas (mutter) and serves them up in a rich, creamy (malai) explosion of green and white.

20 Feb 2018

New! Wild Animals by Schleich

What Lego is to brick building, Schleich is to play figurines. The name is synonymous with excellent quality and attention to detail. You can keep adding to your collection one figure at a time till you have an entire set to play with. And no matter how many you have, there is always room for another Schleich animal in the toy box.

What Lego is to brick building, Schleich is to play figurines. The name is synonymous with excellent quality and attention to detail. And no matter how many you have, there is always room for another Schleich animal in the toy box, for play-based learning.


19 Feb 2018

How We Fared at the Young Driver Firefly Session

“That’s beautiful!” enthused my then 3 year old son, looking at the machinery under our car’s bonnet. M was checking the oil level and J just happened to be there.

J is nearly seven and is just as fascinated by cars now as he was four years ago. He is morphing into a somewhat capable backseat driver, much to the chagrin of his parents.

Young Driver is a system of driving lessons for 10 to 17 year olds. They also offer Firefly - 20 minute driving sessions for 5 to 10 year olds. Check out how we got on driving at the Etihad Campus in Manchester.

You can imagine his delight when I told him about Young Driver – a system of driving lessons for 10 to 17 year olds. Now J is not old enough or tall enough to qualify for these, but Young Driver also offer car driving sessions for 5 to 10 year olds where children get to drive what are called ‘Firefly’ cars.

18 Feb 2018

Little Wins This Week #6

Laughter, chaos and a house full of happy children. I wish I could bottle the joy that pervaded the house and treasure it for posterity. The least I can do is document these delightful days in words and cherish their memory for eternity.

Laughter, chaos and a house full of happy children. I wish I could bottle the joy that pervaded the house and treasure it for posterity. The least I can do is document these delightful days in words and cherish their memory for eternity.

13 Feb 2018

Dove Stone Reservoir (Oldham, UK) - Winter Ramble

We live in a part of the country where snow invariably falls as rain. So imagine our surprise when we woke up to more than a light dusting of snow. A quick look at the weather forecast revealed a day of glorious sunshine. So we decided to wrap warm and head out on a winter ramble.

The idea was to go somewhere that promised lots of snow and spectacular vistas. M decided that the Dove Stone Reservoir in Saddleworth, on the northern fringes of the Peak District National Park, was a good location for our first family winter ramble.

Dove Stone Reservoir in Saddleworth, on the northern fringes of the Peak District National Park in North West England, was a good location for our first winter 'snowday' ramble.

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