Funny travelling memories

packing

As a parent it is impossible to travel light. Each time we go away I think I am going to take less…we won’t REALLY need it all…and then this happens… Now, it would be easy to blame the children wouldn’t it? You have children, you have more ‘stuff’ simple right? The thing is, that whilst […]

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Mini chefs: part six

Welcome to part six of our series on ‘mini chefs’. Food is great but making fun food is even better. Have you ever made sushi? Have you watched it being prepared? That’s what I call fun food. I love watching the professionals do it, it always looks amazing and of course tastes fantastic as well. […]

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Guilt free snacking

When you are a mum on the run, you need quick snacks that can satisfy your hunger but not massively up your calorie intake. I’m a big fan of Japanese inspired foods, having spent some time out in Japan during my university years. This week I’ve been dashing about with a packet of these beauties […]

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A Japanese inspired competition

When I was in Japan back in 1999, I was keen to improve my knowledge of the language and there was no place better than being there myself with Japanese friends at The University of Kyoto. We had an amazing time. As the years have passed, I have lost much of the language I learnt, […]

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Memories of Japan

Whilst I was at university I had the opportunity to study Japanese as an additional subject. I jumped at the chance as it really appealed. It was a small group and we had a lovely teacher who was very patient. At the end of the first year there was a trip to Japan. It was […]

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