Some of us are born romantics who love any opportunity to celebrate love, and others are a little more sceptical about the fourteenth of Feb. (With good reason, too; Valentine’s Day is unabashedly consumer-driven. Those little heart-shaped
Last year, like all other years before it, has passed at an astonishing rate. Time flies when you’re having fun, and time really flies when you’re busy! 2017 was a year full of exciting change and new challenges, but I can’t help but wish I had taken
As a family we’ve talked about ways that she could fulfil her dream of cooking – like a small catering business that she could run during the day – but it has never quite been feasible. The risk of giving up her nursing job and pouring her savings
We need to stop modelling the idea that time-saving is more valuable than money or the environment, and that convenience is more important than nutrition or spending time together. We need to teach the younger generations about real food, but the issue remains: on many occasions we do not have time to cook.
We’re encouraged to have dazzling careers, enjoy fulfilling relationships, be present for our families and friends, run marathons, take Spanish classes at night and cook beautiful, healthy meals throughout. Some people appear to manage it all, while others of us fall onto the couch at the end of each day and guiltily eat ‘cheat meals’ off our laps while we let the daily stress dissipate.
"As I picked up the phone to order takeaway I was filled with an overwhelming sense of guilt. I felt guilty for not being as organised as I should be, for resorting to unhealthy takeaway dinners on a weekly basis; I felt guilty for working and for wanting a career and for not spending enough time with my kids."