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RAMBLINGS: Who says romance is dead? Parents everywhere.

Who says romance is dead? Parents everywhere. Facebook tells me that five years ago today me and Mr Husband were lying in the garden by candlelight after our first BBQ of the year. The comment from a friend: “You two are so romantic”. Well what a difference 5 years and 2 children makes. We might struggle to lie down in the garden now without fishing numerous plastic toys out from underneath us which have been swallowed up by the grass we don’t have time to cut. And of course the small thicket of sticks that the little man finds necessary for, it seems, everything. As for candlelight, that is strictly reserved for dinner parties. Although even Mr Husband recently asked why I was bothering with them. The virtues of soft lighting not on his radar apparently. Lucky for me the other husbands both happily piped up with “oh I like a candle” (thanks boys, you know who you are), so I got my way. Until one of them burnt a little too fiercely and we …

Recipe: Yorkshire puddings

I love a Yorkshire pudding. Roast beef, roast chicken, roast anything really, and a Yorkshire pud is a very welcome addition in my book. My favourite recipe is this one from BBC Good Food: Amazing results every time, and any you don’t eat can be cooled and frozen. Just pop them in the oven for a few minutes from frozen and you’re good to go!