Author: Cardiff Mummy Says

Books we love – 7 picture books about pirates

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My children love pirates. They love dressing up as pirates, playing at being pirates, playing with their toy pirate ship. We’ve been to so many pirate-themed birthday parties and Little Man O even had one of his own when he turned three, where we went on a pirate obstacle course...

This week we’re eating… roasted vegetable lasagne

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Roasted vegetable lasagne has a bad reputation these days. It’s the token vegetarian choice in any pub or low-key restaurant and they’re usually so badly made you can hardly eat them. Hardly any veg under all that pasta, a thick layer of rubbery, greasy cheese and accompanied by some wilted...

My most embarrassing breastfeeding-in-public moments

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Having breastfed all three of my children, there have been countless times when I’ve fed them in public. For the most part, these occasions have been pretty uneventful. I’ve never had any negative comments or been made to feel uncomfortable. However, there have been three rather embarrassing occasions which always...

This week we’re eating… butternut squash risotto

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Oh, I love butternut squash. It’s so good roasted in a little olive oil, with a touch of garlic and some sage leaves. I could easily polish off a whole tray of the stuff  by itself. In fact, I sometimes do. When I can restrain myself from scoffing the lot, butternut squash risotto is by...

Baileys hot chocolate – my new obsession

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I mentioned last week that I was having a really bad day. Everything was getting me down, despite nothing actually bad happening. Despite being on a healthy eating kick, I needed chocolate. I raided the remainder of my children’s party bags, but one bashed-about chocolate coin did not do the...