July 31, 2019

It’s day three of rations and today I had planned to give myself a break from the kitchen so that I could go to work for a while and also so that I could hand some of the responsibility for feeding the children to my husband. During a normal week we take it in turns to...

July 30, 2019

This will be quite a short blog post as I am exhausted from a day of cooking! I woke up thinking about food and, after managing to find half an hour to finish an interview that I have been writing for a week, I came downstairs to begin the day in the kitchen.

The pancak...

July 29, 2019

Hello everyone and welcome to our third year of rations here at The Do Try This at Home School. Firstly I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contacted me and asked to join in with us this year, I have been really touched by your kind words and enthusias...

April 5, 2019

“We can confirm that you son has autism…” came the words from the assessment team as they looked at me pensively, awaiting my dramatic/emotional response.

I thought for a minute, wondering if perhaps I should be upset.

My mouth opened: “Phew!” I replied, feeling nothing...

August 4, 2018

So here we are, the end of another rations week and, just like last year, I am sad to be stopping - not because I have developed a sudden love of cookery, but because rationing seems to have made our pace of life slow right down. We have found fascination and contentme...

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