Getting FAT with your work inbox

FAT email management system

474 unread emails *shudders*

There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who don’t mind letting their emails mount up and up, and those who have to keep a tight leash on deleting them. I fall firmly into the latter category, and little icons like the above would drive me a teeny, tiny bit crazy. 474 isn’t even that high a number by many standards – I’ve seen friends who have little red numbers in thousands. Personally, it just doesn’t sit well with the little OCD voice in my head. But I have an answer if you want to gain some email control.

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Baby & toddler friendly quesadillas

Baby friendly quesadillas

Vegetable or chicken quesadillas for the whole family (with guacamole)

Quesadillas are great – easy and quick to make, a great way of using up leftovers and a perfect way to get a hit of vegetables.  If you’ve never tried them, they are a bit like cheesey, fajita flatbreads – with the filling sandwiched between two wraps and lightly fried until the cheese has reached perfect meltiness.  They are simple enough to make after a busy day of work / running around after children, but also make a fun Friday or Saturday night meal.

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How to holiday with a toddler

Holding hands with my 18 month old son as we look out to sea - how to holiday with a toddler

Sunset sea adventures

We just got back from a 10 night holiday in the Algarve, near Albufeira, which is why I haven’t posted for a couple of weeks. It was beautiful, relaxing and wonderful to have some sun. The last one seems especially important as I’m now back in UK’s July, sitting in the house with the heating on while it rains outside.

It’s fair (obvious?) to say that holidaying with a toddler is a completely different ballgame to pre-parenthood vacations. It was still fab, but there were a few things I learned on our first trip abroad as a family, that I’m going to bear in mind for the next time.

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