Saturday, 18 February 2017

My Sunday Photo 19/02/17


I was talking about my flat the other day and the more I spoke about it the more it sounded like a bachelor pad! Finally, when asked if anything was pretty, I was left thinking I needed something to brighten it up! 

So treated myself to some flowers! 


Friday, 17 February 2017

Innocent UK #SowandGrowUK - An Introduction


As a stay-at-home dad as well as a home educator I always make sure that both boys have a great understanding of PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)

 

We cover a variety of topics, one core aspect is a clear foundation of food lifecycles, growth, the social impact of food and developing understanding around this.
 

If you are one of my regular readers then you will know that food and cooking plays a core skill set within our education and we often look at circular processes of the food, how it is made, what from and how we can then use it. Embedded in these lessons is a clear understanding that we can grow and use our own food and when these healthier options are available.

Usually in spring time we start our food lifecycle topics where we have grown a variety of fruit and vegetables. I love it and so do the boys; seeing something grow from a seed, knowing how it grows stronger, learning to nurture that growth and then reaping the fruits of our labours at the end is a precious experience for anyone.

 

 



This has been our attitude as a family for generations and is something that I would love my boys to continue.

With all of this in mind:

I am, of course, pleased to announce that I am an innocent UK ambassador for their Sow and Grow campaign which is designed to encourage children to make healthier choices by growing some of the food.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

My Little Chef - Tagliatelle Carbonara


Following on with our pasta topic William wanted to get to making some recipes along with using our homemade pasta!

After watching a show with Rick Stein (William's new hero!) he decided that he wanted to make a carbonara!