Saturday, September 23, 2017


There are lots of cookery programmes on TV at the moment and I do enjoy watching most of them, but of late, they are making me feel uncomfortable. The talk is always about how families cooking and eating together are just traditional and wonderful and are to be found in every house in the land, passing down recipes, teaching each other, trying new things, eating fabulous fresh home cooked food and generally winning big golden stars for nourishing children in the best way.
All the time.

I really do feel that I let my family down.

I can't cook. I was a working mom. I am surprised that they grew and thrived now that I look back and think about it.We did used to make beefburgers from scratch sometimes but not very often...and we did make cakes periodically but so much was just quick and easy and probably from the freezer.
I did ensure that when the kids were at home we always sat at the (kitchen) table to eat, but mostly what we ate was not 'cooking'...not 'proper' food.

I am ashamed.

Fish fingers.
Gammon steaks with tinned tomatoes.
Baked potatoes with grated cheese and beans (although this is still my favourite meal).
Pasta with pesto (packet and jar).
Cottage pie.
Bacon and eggs.
Cheese on toast.
Ham sandwich with crisps and yogurt for afters.
Fish and chips on Friday.

Then a roast beef dinner every Sunday.

That was it. How I fed my beloved children.

Hanging head in shame.

Friday, September 22, 2017

A comfort break?

I adore looking after my beautiful grandaughter.
At my age though, when I need to wee, I need to finding somewhere safe to place a 10 month old in a hurry so that I can dash to the lavatory has meant that I recently bought a travel cot/playpen for her..............did you hear her sobbing this week when I sat her in it for the first time? I'm sure you must have heard her.
She was quite loud.
I was quickly back in her sight.
She had her arms up ready for me to lift her out of the 'prison' and peace was restored......but I really really will need her to be ok in it now and again....I don't want to have her fall and hurt herself or come to any harm on my watch!

Saturday, September 9, 2017


Elderly parents. Difficulty with words and mobility and easy to eat food necessary.


9 month old grand daughter day. Difficulty with words and mobility and easy to eat food necessary.


Elderly parents. Difficulty with words and mobility and easy to eat food necessary.

See a pattern?
although I have only had to change one tiny bottom this week ...........

Must work out the heating........

I left for work at 7.50 this morning - no heating on - left work at 5.15 and then went to choir - so have just come in and the house is COLD...