Autumn is here – made and discovered

This week has whizzed past – not in a good way. The days seem so short since Win started school, and I’ve felt like the days have just disappeared. I hope I can find a way of slowing them down again. Ru is loving having all the toys to himself when we’re home, and I’m excited to spend our weekend with Win around.

I’m enjoying the school run (so far) more than I thought I would – I need the exercise and it’s so nice to be outside.

mountain-buggy-duet20160923_154225Here is what else we’ve been up to:

  • Soup – Soup season is underway. This week we’ve had a spicy vegetable one, and a sweet potato and parsnip one. I put all the veg, plus water and bouillon into my slow cooker in the morning, and then just blitz it with a hand blender and add seasoning before serving. In the past I have found it such a long process, and this way you don’t have to pan watch.
  • Autumn leaves – Win is always collecting things – seeds, dandelions, daisies, buttercups and leaves. We made this simple snake out of leaves to show the different colours of autumn. 20160920_082159
  • Weaning – I’ve started giving O some basic fruits and vegetables this week so I’ve stocked the freezer with various purées. There is nothing worse than not having something on hand when they get hungry for food! 20160922_123102
  • Super Skinny Me – I came across this website earlier in the week whilst researching workouts, and it is really fantastic. From body type, to workouts, to smoothies, to replenishing your body, to putting on weight and running programmes. It really is brilliant and so easy to understand.
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo – My older sister has just leant me this book as she really loved it. I’m told her method will not just transform my house, but it will change me too. I’m excited to discover a permanent decluttering method.
  • Drake & Hutch – Drake & Hutch have set up a campaign to bring manufacturing of chunky cotton socks back to the UK. They do sound really cosy! You can find out more here.

Have an enjoyable weekend!

E xx



  1. Natalie @ little jam pot life
    23rd September 2016 / 10:11 pm

    This is the thing I’ve struggled with this past year is how the days seem so much faster paced with school into play. It’s hard to comprehend sometimes and I’m trying to do the same, slowing it down and restoring some time to enjoy.

    That artwork is fab, we love collecting nature things too on our trips they call “nature warriors”, I want to do some flower pressing with them at some point.

    I’m SO excited for soup season, slow cookers are amazing! I just need some tips on being prepared and how best to store things (in a not so big freezer…) Élodie is slowly being introduced as she’s been eyeing up food for a while so this week she’s been trying out little bits.. I want to batch make some things soon though, and yes to not having to faff about watching the stove for the soups!

    You looked fab at britmums! I want to get exercising to have time for myself to heal better as I have diastasis recti very bad and it effects my wellbeing so I want to feel healthier, tone and hopefully run a marathon one day! (Long dream there lol)

    I have had that Marie kondo book for over a year and am yet to read it…. Oops. I must do though! I need so tips!

  2. 23rd September 2016 / 10:52 pm

    I really ought to read that tidying book! I need to start making soup again too, you’re right it’s definitely soup season.

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