Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Tuesday Update

Hello Friends,

I hope you are well. As most of you will notice my usual Menu Plan Monday did not arrive yesterday, well I had an options evening at my thirteen year olds school. It was very interesting but this time round I am finding options quite stressful. I don't know whether this is because of all the changes that the government has put in place to the curriculum and the exams or whether this is because I know that my thirteen year old finds school much more difficult than my eldest son found it.

I know that if I had the option I would swap them around and have the older child taking the exams under the new curriculum and my thirteen year old using the old system.
I do feel that the UK compared to other countries is only interested in academics unlike other countries who take sporting and other achievements into consideration.

So today I will give you my menu plan for this week.

Monday - Chicken Nuggets (made by my son at school) and chips

Tuesday - Sausage with new potatoes and veg

Wednesday - Spaghetti Bolognese

Thursday - Soup and rolls

Friday - Spanish omelette

Saturday - Toad in the hole mash and veg

Sunday - Chicken roast potatoes and veg

I walked five miles today but I have to admit that considering one of my new years aims was to try and lose wait I am failing miserably in this area.  One of my favourite people is doing really well at losing weight at the moment and I really should take a leaf out of his book but I am one of those people that comfort eats, so when everything is rosy in my world I can easily lose weight but if I am concerned or worried about anything you can forget it and I will never maintain healthy eating.

Have a lovely evening and take care xx


  1. Well I'm not losing weight either, and as a matter of fact I've managed to put on even MORE weight. Argh. I wish I had a magic wand so we could both become thinner instantly, Tara!

    It's interesting how you wish your schools would take more things into account than academics while I wish ours would ONLY focus on academics :) Sports is a huge deal here but only 1 of my kids was ever interested in sports (my daughter). My boys ALL hate sports for the most part, and couldn't find much in common with most boys their age because they are clueless when it comes to baseball, basketball, football, soccer, etc... And they all hated P.E. in school. Thankfully 2 of them loved band so that got them through middle and high school, but my youngest doesn't even want to try that.

    Your son is cooking at school and gets to bring it home for dinner?! Cool! Can I sign up my kids for that too? lol.

    1. I've put on more weight too Nathalie, I really would like to lose weight but I just can't seem to stick with it. I wish you could wave a wand too.

      My eldest is the only one of my children into sport really Nathalie. My eight year old is always told by his peers that he is little and weak bless him, but he is actually really good at basketball.

      I just think so much pressure is being put on children here these days and lots of specialists are saying it is causing an increase in mental health problems. I can see why when I look at the pressure being put on my thirteen year old.

      See we don't have band or anything really like that either here.

      I do like him cooking dinner though ha ha xxx