I’ve added a Halloween twist to the classic Chocolate and Apple food combination with these Chocolate Apple Halloween Ghouls. Here’s how it’s done.Read More
I’m a big advocate of spending in my local community and supporting independent businesses wherever possible. I’m discovering so many g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s eateries, shops & boutiques in & around Oxfordshire. Wherever you are you’re probably surrounded by independent businesses too, often offering something quite unique. Sometimes they just need seeking out, off the high street! Which is why I’m starting Eat, Live, Love, Local (#ELLL). Twice a month, on a Friday, I’ll be highlighting three things which I’veRead More
Britmums & Unilever set me a challenge as part of its #brightFuture initiative, which was to think about the small changes we can make in our day-to-day lives to make big changes for the future of our children. A question probably best discussed with a group of mum friends over tea and cake, or even something stronger *ahem* but I thought I’d ask the people closest to me who are the future. An Interview with the Little ShiresRead More
Within minutes of his door closing, Little Mister was fast asleep this evening. He’d gone through his usual routine of un-tucking his bedclothes & wrapping himself tightly with his sheet, pulling his soft, blue blanket next to his face and tucking Panda and Rabbit underneath him. I love how he wants total possession of his two best friends at night. He knows he’s safe in his bed, in his room, in his house. Every night.Read More
Question – How do you pick apples when there’s a bird’s nest in the tree? Answer – Tentatively, especially if like DadTired you’re not a fan of birds! We don’t do anything to our fruit trees, they just flower and seed every year and we reap the benefits. Throughout the year our garden gives us cherries (early summer) apples, blackberries, greengages and crab apples – although I have no idea what to do with these – and rhubarb. This timeRead More
Reading It’s been a quiet week, and initially I was going to choose quiet as my Word Of the Week, but in-between the quiet we’ve all been turning ourselves to books & reading this week. Maybe it’s the change in weather, as Autumn is creeping slowly in and the heating is being triggered, but there’s been more after school snuggles on the sofa, and willingness to reading books before dinner. I love reading with the children, especially withRead More
We were lucky to receive a Hatchimal & be one of the first to watch it hatch. Is this THE toy for Christmas? Read our review and verdict! #HatchimalHatchingRead More
Hi, I'm Tracey. Follow my journey as a London mummy getting to grips with relocating to the Oxford countryside with two young children.
I'm all about discovering new places to enjoy with the kids, but also try and keep connected with lots of London activity, too.
I'm a big healthy eating fan but need quick fix recipes (essential!) as I love food but I'm no Nigella when it comes to cooking!
So Welcome to Mummy in the [oxford]Shire: Nothing heavy. Sometimes funny. All me.