Guest Contributor ~ Johnny Parky’s, Parkinson’s Diagnosis

When writing this I wanted to show that even though I thought it (Parkinson’s diagnosis) was the end for me, it doesn’t have to be. I am still here , 11 years later dealing with the many twists and turns. Meeting some amazing people and doing creative things that I would never have done before. They are... Continue Reading →

Courgette & Lemon Linguine

This recipe is from Jamie Oliver, he is my all time favourite chef and I have many of his cook books. I love how he creates amazing tasty dishes in literally minutes (although takes me much longer) I have made this a few times and used our own courgettes from our garden, it’s a lovely... Continue Reading →

Grandma’s Lemon Meringue Pie

This is one of my family’s favourite desserts! I buy readymade pastry (pastry isn’t my forte). Ingredients  I pack of readymade shortcrust pastry Filling 2 lemons 9oz Caster Sugar  3oz Cornflour  3/4 pint of water 1oz butter 3 egg yolks  Meringue  4-5 Egg Whites 4oz Caster sugar  Cook blind your pastry in your flan dish for... Continue Reading →

Baileys Cheesecake

My family loves this Cheesecake, it’s incredible. I really recommend trying this for sure! Ingredients for a 9-inch cheesecake: 100g/3½oz unsalted butter 250g/8¾oz biscuits (crushed). 450g/1lb Cream cheese such as Philadelphia 1 slug of Baileys Irish cream ( I use 100ml )  100ml/3½oz icing sugar 200ml/10½oz double cream 60g/2oz chocolate (dairy or plain, as you prefer) Gently melt the butter in a saucepan. Add... Continue Reading →

Oreo no bake Cheesecakes

100g/3½oz unsalted butter 250g/8¾oz digestive biscuits (crushed). You can use Oreos for base if you prefer.25 Oreo cookies, plus extra for garnish 450g cream cheese1 1/2 cups icing sugar1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (optional) extra for decoration  Gently melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the crushed biscuits and mix until the butter has been absorbed.Remove from... Continue Reading →

Stuffed Jacket Potatoes

With Salmon and Hollandaise Sauce  I created this one night when I looked in my fridge and thought what can I cook for tea tonight! On this occasion I had some salmon, chives and a pack of hollandaise sauce in fridge and some potatoes that needed using up. So this is what I came up... Continue Reading →

Our Little Fighter.

"When you are pregnant the most commonly asked question is “what would you like, a boy or a girl?” Most would reply “ I don’t mind as long as our baby is healthy “ Your child’s wellbeing is priceless and the most precious thing in the world". I guess alarm bells should have started ringing during... Continue Reading →

The case for Selfies

(By Margaret S. Morton) As a mother I am constantly behind the camera catching all the precious moments of my children’s lives.  There is nothing I won’t capture. The external backup drives have started to fill a drawer. And now with online backup like google photos I can keep them safe. I could probably write a... Continue Reading →

Life Plans.

‘I always try to plan things out, but they never work out the way I expect.’ “Having six children was never on my to do list but life very rarely goes to plan“. my six children Christmas 2018My plan ~ have two children in my early 20’s, so, when I reached my mid forties I would have time for... Continue Reading →

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