why do apples turn brown?

Love an apple? Pink Lady? Gala? Cox? Fuji? Braeburn? We like our apples in the Medlicott household. Ever since Hudson had a couple of teeth, I would offer him a whole apple if I needed to appease his whining. In the grocery store, he begged to eat an apple while we browsed. He would eat…Continue Reading “why do apples turn brown?”

how does waterproof clothing work?

Ever heard of a parkrun? Yes, I am sure you have heard of running in a park. But parkruns are organized, 5k runs that occur on a weekly basis. They apparently occur all around the world and encourage people to take part in the sport. Instead of running alone, you run with a group of…Continue Reading “how does waterproof clothing work?”

how did the pumpkin come to represent autumn?

Browsing Asda (a sister supermarket of Walmart in the UK) last week, I happened upon boxes full of pumpkins. Round, orange squashes for sale with a price differentiation by size. Being the cheapo that I am, I went for the 50p pumpkin box. I chose the pumpkin that had the least marks and looked the…Continue Reading “how did the pumpkin come to represent autumn?”

why do leaves change colour in the autumn?

My favourite time of the year is here again. Autumn has come back to say hello and remind us of her stunning colours, crisp air, dark mornings, and fresh smells. Her presence is well received after a dreary, chilly summer. As I took a 15 minute jog this morning around our local park, I soaked…Continue Reading “why do leaves change colour in the autumn?”

Gagging Spirulina?

It has been a long hiatus since I have written on this little online journal blog. Months. I debated not coming back. Why? The befriending project I run is uber busy. I want to play outside with my ever fun boys. I want to sleep. I want to read my feel good novels. I want…Continue Reading “Gagging Spirulina?”

why I want to move to America?

Simply put. Family and baseball. Family is a bit obvious. Living away from the people who have known me since I was born – people that I find comfortable, effortless, and real – isn’t easy. And my recent trip to visit them reminded me. They are home. And leaving them this time was particularly painful….Continue Reading “why I want to move to America?”

how am i trying to live in the moment?

Ever have a day when you just aren’t able to get a grip? When you feel like you can’t handle your mind, your emotions, your words, your heart, your everything? When you feel as if you don’t even know yourself. You want to pull yourself out, but you can’t. Helpless. Defeated. Tired. I had one…Continue Reading “how am i trying to live in the moment?”

how do i stop biting my freaking nails?

  Every single time I look at my hands, I groan. I just try to not look at them. You see, I have bitten my nails since I was a tiny, wee, little girl. I have never not bitten my nails. When I’m nervous. When I’m calm. When I’m working. When I’m relaxing. In the…Continue Reading “how do i stop biting my freaking nails?”

why i am not freaking out that I have picky eating kids?

I always thought I would be a mama that was a food sergeant. I imagined my kids eating a variety of foods ranging from curry to soup to refried beans. I would make sure that they didn’t leave the table until they tried the food. That I didn’t offer them an alternative food unless they…Continue Reading “why i am not freaking out that I have picky eating kids?”

is the rowing machine a good form of exercise?

We have a rowing machine that was given to us 2 years ago by Cathy. She bought it as gift for a whopping £7!! This woman knows how to find a good deal. And she knew that Dave liked using the rowing machine. And Dave used it a few times, but it then got stuck…Continue Reading “is the rowing machine a good form of exercise?”