The title is so accurate in many different contexts #LookingAtYouTrump- but I am of course referring to this years Caribbean Food Week
The CFW festival will return to Windrush Square in Brixton on 26th – 28th of August 2017.
In warm up to the festival, I whipped up a couple of meals using Caribbean favourites with a vegan, high protein low fat twist. Ackee and Mixed Bean Mash up for breakfast, Red Pea & Greens Coconut Soup for lunch and Jerk Breadfruit and vegetables for dinner!
So if you’re also feeling inspired, adventurous or simply hungry you should definitely pay a visit to the festival this weekend….
…. then what better way to digest your meal then dancing the night away at Notting Hill Carnival x
Bank Holiday weekend sorted :- D
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And to get you in the mood 🙂
Ahhhhh what a difference a break makes! The bubba and I escaped to Sweden for a week.
Housed in a beautiful summer house just outside Stockholm, our hosts brought the warmth and quirky humour of the Swedes to life.
Although not brave enough to take a full dip in the beautiful but very very cold lake, I took every moment to appreciate the beauty, tranquility and fresh air of our surroundings….
…the bubba literally discovered that food grew on trees and tried to appreciate (pronounced eat) every blue berry he could find!
But of all the sights of Stockholm and peace of nature, my most cherished moment occurred after an arduous night time toddler tantrum. My host sat me down and reassured “We’ve all been there…” Then fed me Cray Fish and Cider.
Life is good.
Anyone in London in September should attend The London Crayfish party if you too need a little relief from daily life. Be prepared for crayfish, vodka, and silly hats and Swedish drinking songs.
And to get you in the mood…
I was delighted to receive an email today to say that my post The N word had been featured on the YouShare Project.
The stories that shape us…
The N word is definitely a story that has shaped me.
What stories have shaped you?
Find many more inspirational and thought provoking stories from across the globe..and maybe even the odd one from a small corner in Brixton.
It’s no secret that I love all things related to reading and teaching so when I was asked to review an educational children’s book I immediately cleared my Sunday afternoon schedule.
In this time of voter apathy and some of the lowest voter turnouts since WW2, many have wondered how we engage our young in the political process. Cue The Election by Eleanor Levenson and Marek Jagucki. As the title suggests, The Election aims to explain what an election is and it’s importance to a young audience. As Levenson explains:
“I don’t think you’re ever to young to learn about how society works. All children have a keen sense of what is fair and what isn’t and it’s easy to harness this along with their natural inquisitiveness to talk about why some people have opportunities and material goods and others don’t.”
The story is based around two children Alex and Evie. Alex’s parents support the Stripy Party and Evie’s the Spotty Party. No spoilers however, you’ll simply have to read the book to find out who wins.. The story uses simple language and child friendly illustrations to introduce key aspects of the election process including canvassing, voting and results night. The Election is a great conversation starter for parents and teachers to introduce political concepts to the future rulers of the world.
To win a copy of the book just in a time for the May elections drop a #brixhousewife on my FB page or RT @brixhousewife. Winners will be chosen at random and will be contacted by the end of this month.
The Election is available on Amazon.