Mushroom and Haloumi Pasta

Ingredients: Method: – Slice the haloumi into strips and fry both sides until golden. Remove and set aside. Try not to eat all before supper (seriously! Just fried haloumi is amazing!) – Follow the packet instructions for the pasta and get that going so that it will be ready at the same time as the pasta sauce. – Slice up the mushrooms and add it … Continue reading Mushroom and Haloumi Pasta

Re-defining ‘Home’

As a kid growing up, my home was always my safe haven. I was perfectly happy to head straight there on the last day of school instead of going to the movies or hanging out at a friends place. My bedroom was my happy place, with it’s cheery sunflower yellow walls and navy blue curtains. (This may sound like a weird combination but it was … Continue reading Re-defining ‘Home’

“Mummy, I want to go home”

My daughter said this yesterday when she saw a picture of the road outside our old apartment in CT on my husband’s laptop. She pointed at the picture and said it again. My eyes filled with tears and I made some excuse to go to the room so I could bawl my eyes out in peace. Why? I’m pregnant and everything makes me cry She’s … Continue reading “Mummy, I want to go home”

Putting down roots

   Moving to a new place is strange. It’s like starting a new romantic relationship. At first you’re keen on the place and really want give it your best shot but it’s not a comfortable fit. You admire the beauty and value of the place but don’t really feel a deep connection. Then some time passes, your confidence in yourself grows and before you know … Continue reading Putting down roots