Sometimes, I wonder if it was a good idea to tell our friends and family that we’re trying to conceive. It seems to be in the forefront of their minds as much as ours (or maybe even more so). Recently, a very good friend of mine (and bridesmaid at my recent wedding) asked me to be bridesmaid at her wedding next year. I was delighted to accept, of course. When… View Post

I’ve always generally lived a reasonably healthy existence due to being diagnosed with Polycycstic Kidney Disease (PKD) at the age of eleven. I’ve never smoked, don’t consume much alcohol and on the whole eat a healthy, balanced diet. My diet has probably improved further in the last two years or so since I’ve come to recognise my body’s intolerance to gluten, and started following a gluten free diet. I’ve talked… View Post

Following on from this post and this post, I think this is the most awkward, if not perhaps quite so embarrassing situation I’ve been in. Hubby and I both used to teach at the same primary school, before he was hubby. All of the staff knew that we were in a relationship, but the children, as a whole, didn’t and we behaved professionally at work at all times. However, by… View Post

I’ve been thinking back on some of the conversations I had with my lovely pregnant friend recently about conception and some of the difficulties involved.  Naturally, the conversation turned to the nitty gritty and we talked about how, when trying to conceive, the act of lovemaking can lose some of its, well, passion I suppose!  I can’t speak for everyone and I’m not going to go into detail about my… View Post

After posting my gluten free fish pie recipe last week, and sharing this rather embarrassing lasagne-related anecdote, I thought I’d share my gluten free lasagne recipe with you guys today. This always goes down a treat! Serves 4 (or 6 with lots of salad and garlic bread!) Ingredients For the bolognaise: 1 brown onion, chopped 500g lean beef steak mince Dried oregano Dried basil 1 good-size courgette, chopped 1 red… View Post