Jamie's Italian Nottingham Review

A few weeks ago it was mine and the Hubby's anniversary. At the time we were unable to arrange babysitting so we didn't celebrate properly. We didn't really mind and it ended up being pretty much like any other day.

Not long after that we arranged babysitting and had a weekend child-free, I was a little excited to be honest. As luck would have it I was then invited along to Jamie's Italian Nottingham for a review. Given that we had babysitting arranged already I figured it would be the perfect opportunity for the Hubby and I to have a belated celebratory meal out.


Jamie's Italian Nottingham Review | Morgan's Milieu: A lovely looking restaurant from the outside.


As we drove towards Nottingham for our night out we chatted in a quiet car, it was lovely to not have to shout over arguing children.


Jamie's Italian Nottingham Review | Morgan's Milieu: All dressed up, and waiting for some awesome food at Jamie's Italian.





Jamie's Italian Nottingham Review | Morgan's Milieu: Morgan Prince enjoys a sneaky limoncello before eating some awesome food.


We arrived at Jamie's Italian a little early and decided to have a drink in the bar before going to our table. As it was an Italian restaurant we both decided to stick with the theme and have drinks to match. The Hubby had an amaretto and I had limoncello, the sweet, citrusy liqueur was just what I needed to start a great night.

I loved the bar, although it was small the decor made it feel homey and the barman was courteous and polite. We weren't in there long though, as soon as we'd finished our drinks we went to our table.







We followed the host upstairs to our table which was located in the central dining room. I could see another dining room next to ours. As I walked into the dining room I felt like I was walking into someone's home to have dinner. Small candles sat on top of all the tables and I could see an old fireplace in another dining room. 

Jamie's Italian Nottingham Review | Morgan's Milieu: Inside Jamie's Italian Nottingham, a lovely homey feel.


When the waitress brought us the menus we were spoilt for choice and it took a while to decide what we wanted to eat. We decided to order drinks before we chose our food. After perusing the cocktail menu the Hubby decided to try Jamie's Mojito and I chose a Stiletto Manhattan.


Jamie's Italian Nottingham Review | Morgan's Milieu: Mojitos for the Hubby at Jamie's Italian.



If you've ever had a mojito you'll know that it's a fresh, minty drink made with white rum and sparkling water. Jamie's Mojito is made using Bacardi Superior Rum and topped with Jamie's Prosecco. The Hubby enjoyed it. 




Jamie's Italian Nottingham Review | Morgan's Milieu: The Stiletto Manhattan, a lovely drink for the ladies!



The Stiletto Manhattan is made using Jack Daniels, amaretto and Martini Dry, and I thought it would be quite strong and therefore last a while. I also loved the name! The sweet taste of amaretto disguised the other alcohol enough to make the cocktail very drinkable, it didn't last as long as I'd hoped.




Once our drinks had been ordered we looked at the food menu. There were so many tasty sounding options it was a difficult choice to make. In the end I chose Italian Nachos for starter and Fresh Crab Spaghetti for main and the Hubby chose Fresh Crab Bruschetta for starter and Tagliatelle Bolognese for main.


Italian Nachos


"Crispy fried ravioli stuffed with three cheeses, served with arrabbiata and Parmesan"

Jamie's Italian Nottingham Review | Morgan's Milieu: Italian Nachos, a yummy starter at Jamie's Italian.

I'm not a big fan of cheese, apart from when it's on pizza, so this isn't something I would usually choose. However, I love Nachos and that's what tempted me. When the waitress brought this to the table my mouth watered, it looked so yummy. 

The Nachos stayed crisp as I bit into them, even with it soaked in arrabbiata which had a kick to it. I'm not sure which three cheeses they use but it doesn't matter, the whole thing was delicious. If the Hubby hadn't pinched a couple of these nachos before I started he wouldn't have been able to try them. I would definitely have these again.


Fresh Crab Bruschetta


"Dressed with finely sliced fennel, lemon and chilli"

Jamie's Italian Nottingham Review | Morgan's Milieu: I love crab and the Fresh Crab Bruschetta was awesome.

When this arrived at the table I was almost disappointed that it wasn't my starter (I hadn't tried my nachos yet). I love bruschetta and crab is one of my favourites too. Within minutes the Hubby had finished it off, luckily I'd pinched a piece before it all disappeared.

The crab was succulent and the fennel, lemon and chilli complimented it. The bruschetta was crispy and crumbled in my mouth. Another great choice that I would recommend.



Jamie's Italian Nottingham Review | Morgan's Milieu: More homey pictures of Jamie's Italian.


Once the starters were finished with I looked around the dining area again. I loved the homey feel of the area. The tables aren't too closely packed and even though there were 5 other groups in the dining room it wasn't too loud. As I was sitting waiting for the main course to be served I enjoyed the homey ambience. 



Jamie's Italian Nottingham Review | Morgan's Milieu: Cheers! I enjoy more of my Stiletto Manhattan.
In the past, at other restaurants, we've been served our mains almost as soon as we've finished our starters. In Jamie's Italian we waited a while, which I liked, it gave me a chance to enjoy my starter and not feel stuffed too soon. 

Not to mention the fact that I got to enjoy sipping my Stiletto Manhattan while I waited!





Fresh Crab Spaghettini


"With capers, chilli, fennel, parsley, anchovies and lemon."

Jamie's Italian Nottingham Review | Morgan's Milieu: Fresh Crab Spaghettini, a highly recommended main at Jamie's Italian.


The Fresh Crab Spaghettini comes in two sizes, I chose the larger one. As I said earlier I love crab and this main course did not let me down. I wouldn't hesitate to order it again. The spaghetti was soft and tasty, the crab was moist and a refreshing change.

Selecting the larger option may have been a mistake because I couldn't finish the whole thing. I was stuffed but still wanted to eat because it was so nice. I would have the Fresh Crab Spaghettini again in a heartbeat, it was heavenly.


Tagliatelle Bolognese


"Rag├╣ of beef shin and pork shoulder with herbs, Chianti & Parmigiano Reggiano and crunchy, herby breadcrumbs."

Jamie's Italian Nottingham Review | Morgan's Milieu: I didn't even get to try the Hubby's Tagliatelle Bolognese.

When it comes to Bolognese you pretty much know what you're getting. There are only so many bolognese you can have before you're bored of it right? 

Wrong.

This is one of the best Bolognese I've tried (yes, I pinched some of the Hubby's food) and the Tagliatelle somehow seemed better than spaghetti because it was soaked in the bolognese. The Hubby finished it off in record time (ok, that's just my opinion) and said it was really good. He'd have it again if given a chance.


Polenta Chips


"with rosemary chips"

Jamie's Italian Nottingham Review | Morgan's Milieu: Jamie's Polenta Chips


After a recommendation from +Dadyougeek we tried the Polenta chips. To be honest I was so engrossed in enjoying my Fresh Crab Spaghettini that I only had one of these. The Hubby had more and enjoyed them. 



The dessert menu had four things that we wanted to try, it was really hard to choose and the Hubby even tried to convince me to have four desserts!

One of my favourite dessert flavours is lemon so I selected:


Amalfi Lemon Meringue Cheesecake


"Velvety mascarpone and lemon cheesecake topped with Italian meringue, served with lemon curd and blackcurrants."

Jamie's Italian Nottingham Review | Morgan's Milieu: Amalfi Lemon Meringue Cheesecake at Jamie's Italian was to die for!


In the past I've found that cheesecake can be a very heavy dessert and I often avoid it but the lemon convinced me to try it. 

I am so glad I chose to have this dessert. The mouth-watering, lemony scent filled my nose as I ate my first bite. The cheesecake was rich and creamy, the meringue sweet and airy, and the base was crumbly. The lemon curd and drizzled blackcurrants added an extra fruity taste to the whole thing. It was the best cheesecake I have had in a long time.

The Hubby, after much complaining at not having two desserts, chose


Sour Cherry and Almond Tart


"Almond sponge and buttery pastry studded with sour cherries, served with whipped honey cream and smashed amaretti."

Jamie's Italian Nottingham Review | Morgan's Milieu: Sour Cherry and Almond Tart at Jamie's Italian.


I was lucky to even get to try this dessert because the Hubby liked it so much. Again, sponges can be on the heavy side but this wasn't. The sponge was moist and the sour cherries were delicious. The Hubby enjoyed it so much that on Saturday, as we were walking past Jaime's Italian, he wanted to go in, just for the Sour Cherry and Almond Tart!



As a family we look forward to going to restaurants but sometimes put it off because of cost. Jamie's Italian is not the cheapest restaurant, nor is it the most expensive, and given the quality of the food it is one of the best options. 

Both the Hubby and I loved our meal at Jamie's Italian Nottingham and will definitely be returning (with our boys in tow) in future.

Mama-andmore

Health and Weight Loss Tips 25

As the holiday gets closer I'm beginning to think my chances of reaching my ultimate goal are looking slim. That doesn't mean I'm going to give up, I've just adjusted my target a little and it's still one that I'll be happy with. 

Morgan's Milieu | Health and Weight Loss Tips 25: Health and Weight Loss Tips Badge

10st 5.1 lbs

114, 386 steps



My new goal is 10st, the 9st 7lbs is not achievable now, at least not by the time I go on holiday. But like I said, if I can get to 10st by the time we leave then I'll be a happy lady. 

This week has been pretty good, although I've only lost 0.1 lbs since last week I've eaten lots of lovely food and managed to keep much of the weight off. That's got to be considered a win. 

On Friday the Hubby and I went out to Jamie's Italian in Nottingham (review soon), we considered it a belated anniversary celebration (our anniversary was 16th June). As you can imagine we had lots of food and even dessert, which we normally don't have. All that extra food meant weight gain, of course, but it didn't take long to shift it again.

It has been hard to stay focused on the weight loss lately, with eating healthily and walking lots both the Hubby and I are feeling worn down by it all. Half the problem is we're thinking of all the lovely food we'll be having on holiday and wanting to eat it now! 

We're trying our very best to stay focused, if we give up now we won't reach our goals and we'd be so disappointed. So instead of giving in to temptation we're sticking with the diet, no matter how hard it gets.

Tip: Keep your eye on the goal


It is so easy to give up when you're close to your target. Thinking to yourself "well... it's only a couple of pounds or so, I'm almost there" and then munching your way through a burger doesn't seem like the bad choice. But when it actually comes to your deadline and you haven't reached the goal you'll feel that disappointment.

The Hubby and I have a list of food we want to eat, the list keeps getting longer, but we're holding off. There will be plenty of opportunities to eat while on holiday and giving up now isn't an option. We will reach our goals. 

I just know it.

What I Read 22

I hope you enjoyed last week's What I Read where I celebrated the Dads in the blogging world. There are some wonderful dads out there. I've been reading some fantastic posts over the past few weeks and my list keeps growing. Some of the posts I share may be from a couple of weeks ago but do please head over and read them. They're all great.


Morgan's Milieu: What I Read 22: What I Read badge.





Morgan's Milieu: What I Read 22: Izzie Anderton of The World According to Izzie.


Izzie has been learning to let her children go as her daughter prepares to head off to the US, in Across the Pond. With my boys being just 10 and 6 years old I can't imagine this just yet. I think Izzie is so brave being able to do it, and I wish her daughter all the best. 









Morgan's Milieu | What I Read 22: Amy of Mr and Mrs T Plus 3

In her post Seizing the Day and why my husband calls me Lucky, Amy tells the story of her accident and recovery. It was a shocking read and makes you realise anything could happen, at any moment. Amy encourages everyone to make sure your family know they are loved, she also wants you to seize the day and chase your dreams. It's a great message to put out there and you should definitely read this post.








Morgan's Milieu | What I Read 22: Mel Greenhalgh


In Breathe in, Breathe Out, Now Relax - Part 2 Mel copes (well I may add) with stress. After a tough, and rather trying time, she heads into her yoga class and gets on with it. Mel's post made me laugh, and I hoped she'd get to her class on time. An entertaining post with humour and a great ending.











Blogging can be a stressful business and constantly worrying about SEO or stats can drive you crazy. Sometimes it's best to ignore what everyone else is doing and do what works for you. In fact I encourage you to do that. I loved a post over on Someplace Strange entitled Being my own Blogger, 20 lessons I've learnt from blogging. Instead of dishing out tips to raise pageviews Mrs Tubbs lists 20 things she's learnt, and I think it's great she's doing it her own way. 










Morgan's Milieu | What I Read 22: Maria of Collecting Memories.

When you're writing confidence is a huge part of your general outlook. If you're not feeling confident you feel like giving up on the book, blog, or article. As creative people we are often hit with the awful self-doubt demon and that can shake us to our core. Writing with Confidence (An Advice to Myself & Other Struggling Writers) is a fantastic blog post that talks about this very subject. The key word in Maria's post is 'strength', a great read.







Morgan's Milieu | What I Read 22: Susan of The Mommy Life

Reminiscing about old times is always fun and often leaves you laughing so hard you nearly pee in your pants. Susan wrote a brilliant post that had me giggling along and nodding my head as I read. The good ol' times. WAIT i'm only 35, was a brilliant look at the 'old' times and I really enjoyed reading. It took me back to my teen years and I found it interesting that she remembered much of the same things as me even though we grew up in different countries (she's in the US).


Is Retirement on Your Radar?

The younger you are the more likely you've not even thought about retirement yet. If I'm honest if it wasn't for the Hubby I wouldn't have done.

The Hubby takes care of most of the financial stuff in our house but I do like to know where our money goes and what money is coming in. I think it's important to keep track of your financial position, that way you're aware of any upcoming problems. Like retirement.

Many of you may be thinking,

"But I'm not even close to retirement age so why bother thinking about it?" 


But here's the thing, if you don't think about it now you could end up with problems when the time comes. You should be saving for your retirement NOW.

My Rock 'n' Roll Dad

The day before Father's Day I was a bit down, the Hubby was out on his brother's Stag night and I was missing my dad. 

We live far away from them and life often rushes by without me realising it's been almost 6 months since I saw him last. It sucks.

On Saturday night I sat watching dull TV and thinking about my dad. It was then that I was hit with inspiration, this hasn't happened for a while.

I opened up my laptop and typed away, writing a poem for my dad. I'd like to share it with you now...


My Holiday Wish List

As you know I'm heading to Orlando, Florida in a few weeks and I'm slowly getting all my holiday packing done. 

Florida is a funny place because not only does it get super hot (can get up to 40 degrees) but it rains, a lot. One minute you can be enjoying the glorious sunshine and the next you can be absolutely soaked through to the skin. Believe it! This has happened to me, enough that I had to buy clothes while in a theme park!

Anyway, with the holiday in mind I thought I'd put together a short wish list. I love looking great on holiday but know there are practicalities to think about too.

Morgan's Milieu | My Holiday Wish List: A collage of clothes and shoes, a fashion wish list.

A Year of Change

Like the changing seasons life never stays the same for very long does it?

The clouds are always moving...

As the school year comes to a close I find myself thinking about the year ahead for both my boys. BP has 11 days left at his Primary School, and one week on a residential trip. Then that's it for him, he'll be starting High School in September. He's already attending Induction Clubs regularly after school so he can get used to catching the bus and interacting with the other children. Before long he will need a key for the house, and boy does that scare me!

Health and Weight Loss Tips 24

I'm feeling a little worse for wear this morning after a night of heavy drinking. My head hurts, my body aches, and I was drinking on a school night too - that'll teach me.

10st 5.2lbs


110, 581 steps


Both the weight loss and exercise have been going well this week and I'm really pleased again. I may be suffering but I can smile about that!

What I Read 21

As it's Father's Day I thought I'd have a theme for this week's What I Read. I've been reading more and more Dad blogs over recent weeks and I love them. So let's give it up for the Dads...





Morgan's Milieu | What I Read 21: @Deardads1979
After a rough day at work it is easy to come home and take it out on your family. Yelling at the children for playing or wanting attention and snapping at your partner because they're not keeping the children quiet. But it takes a really special person to realise and admit that they were the problem. When I read Bringing my stressful day home - Confessions of a Dad, I actually cried. @Deardads1979's words, the way he wrote them, they all screamed sorrow for what he'd done. It was an honest and heartfelt post about the impact of his mood and I love the positive changes he has made to ensure it doesn't happen again. A truly great dad.







Morgan's Milieu | What I Read 21: One More Dad Blog

Movie critics are all well and good but it is their job to criticise movies. They get paid to say what was wrong with it. When I'm intending to see a movie I like to hear what normal people thought of it, rather than critics. I've been meaning to see Tomorrowland (with George Clooney) but wasn't sure if it would be any good. After reading Tomorrowland - Take Your Daughters to See It! and hearing how much the writer loved the movie because of its positive messages I'm definitely going to see this movie. 








Morgan's Milieu | What I Read 21: dadyougeek writer John.

Being a huge Apple fan I watch the Keynote's they stream in June and September. I like to know what will be coming to both the phones and the Macs. This week I read a great write up on Apple Music over on dadyougeek. Apple Music is coming... What do you need to know? is a really useful article that gives you all the relevant information. You can be ready if you're an Apple/iTunes fan!








Morgan's Milieu | What I Read 21: Tim - Slouching Towards Thatcham

Becoming a parent steals your time away like nothing else. It is so easy to forget that you are part of a couple, you're not just a parent. Spending time to reconnect and remember that you're in it together can do wonders for a couple and it's really important to make the time. Tim made time for his wife this week and they had a fantastic day, he talks about it in @thatchamdad's day off. I hope he gets to enjoy more days like this.









Morgan's Milieu | What I Read 21: John Adams, Dadbloguk

The world is always changing and what was once unheard of is now much more common. Stay-at-home Dads. I think it's great that there are wonderful dads out there who are the main carers of their family. They take care of the house, the washing, cleaning, and they take care of their children. But sometimes they face discrimination. Can you believe it? John Adams has been discussing equality with his six year old daughter recently, she has been asking questions.








Morgan's Milieu | What I Read 21: Al - The Dad Network


A few weeks ago I think I mentioned that I'm not great at understanding Google Analytics. Well not long after that I came across this post from Al Ferguson, all about understanding Google Analytics. It had the basics, terms and definitions, all in one lovely infographic. Very useful. I have bookmarked and will keep this handy!







And that's it for this week, I hope all you great dads have a wonderful Father's Day.

How Do You Train Your Brain?

Your brain is one of the most amazing things in the universe, it controls everything going on in your body. But certain factors can affect your brain and it can get tired and lazy. Yep, that's right your brain can be lazy.

So what can you do to ensure that your brain doesn't get lazy?

Training.

Like anything else your brain needs to be used to stay healthy. Puzzles to solve, a different kind of thinking, can all help. Not to mention foods that are known to help with memory and keep you alert throughout the day. I have been sent a pack of brain training goodies to try out.

Morgan's Milieu | How Do You Train Your Brain?: A pack of brain-training goodies.


Do you remember the Rubik's cube? Remember how it would drive you crazy because you could never quite manage to do it?

Nokia Lumia Smartphones - Which is Best for You?

Until recently I had written off Microsoft when it came to mobile phones. To be honest I hadn't used any windows device in a long time, and didn't miss it. 

But...

With our recent search for a mobile phone for Big Prince I learned that I shouldn't have dismissed Microsoft. It turns out that their phones are actually very good. The Nokia Lumia 635 is a good phone and a great introduction into the world of smartphones. 

But what about those of us who know how to use the phones and are looking for a phone to do something in particular. Well the Lumia range can handle it.

First up something that every blogger NEEDS - a great phone for Photography/Video.

Nokia Lumia 930


"With a 20MP PureView Camera and 4 directional microphones with Dolby surround-sound, you can capture high quality photos and immersive video with sound that's more true to life than ever before. Use Lumia Camera app to take full creative control of your photos, then unleash your creations through Lumia Storyteller, Instagram and your favourite social networks."



Over the last couple of weeks I've been using the Nokia Lumia 930 for photos when out on walks with the boys and I was impressed with it. Even with me taking the photos I got some good ones, and that's something special! 

On the phone itself you can edit photos using the Lumia Creative Studio which allows you to change colour, brightness, and a number of other settings to ensure you have the best photos possible.

The 32GB storage isn't a limit either because you can easily upload your fabulous photos to Microsoft's OneDrive, their cloud storage. It's fairly quick and easy and can be done from anywhere as long as you have 3G, 4G or WiFi. If you don't want the hassle of uploading the photos yourself you can set the phone up to automatically upload all your photos to OneDrive.

When you have your best photos sorted you can share through Lumia Storyteller or any other social network app you have installed on the phone. They're all (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) available on the Windows Store.

Below are a few photos (unedited) taken using the Nokia Lumia 930.

We attempted to bake Cinnamon Rolls
And then added icing sugar... mmmmm.
A walk along the canal after those Cinnamon Rolls
I loved the reflection of the boat in the water, and the sun came out! Yay!
The lake was filled with swans, ducks and geese.
They soon swam off when they realised we had no bread.
The ducks stuck around a little longer.

If you have more of an artistic eye than me (not difficult) I'm sure you could make these photos look amazing. This is the limit of my talent when it comes to photos - although I will play about with the Lumia Creation Studio to see if I can make them any better.



Another essential requirement for bloggers is to have a device they can work on from anywhere. Well the Lumia Range has you covered for that one too.

Microsoft Lumia 640


"Open the box and power on your Lumia 640 to access the full range of free Microsoft Services built in and ready to go. Connect to friends and family with Skype, enjoy instant access to your photos and music on OneDrive, and edit files with Microsoft Office from wherever you are. Balancing your work life and personal life just became easier."



Having a device that you can work on while out and about is useful and the Microsoft Lumia 640 does its best to help. With Office you can type out documents using word, or even edit documents that already exist. You can keep track of your Excel and Powerpoint documents too. I found typing on the phone a little strange but then I'm used to physical keyboards. I don't do a lot of working on my phone. Perhaps this can change now?

The social network apps are available on the Windows Store and I do like how Twitter looks on the Lumia 640. In the home feed you can see three tweets on screen but they're large and the 'favourite' and 'retweet' buttons are big enough that it's not awkward to tap them. Facebook is pleasant to use too and I find it easy to update my status and share photos.



The Lumia 640 comes with a one year subscription to Office 365 Personal, which includes the latest Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote). The subscription includes use on one PC or Mac and 1 tablet, plus 1TB of OneDrive storage, and 60 free minutes of Skype Unlimited Worldwide calling per month. 

Sounds like a good deal to me.



Now we all need down time and playing games and streaming videos on our mobile devices has become increasingly popular. I've been know to spend a bit of time playing Candy Crush and Crack Attack! 

Again the Lumia range has you covered, enter the...

Nokia Lumia 830


"With a 1.2GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor and an exceptional, sharp 5" ClearBlack display you can enjoy faster, smoother web browsing and gaming action even in daylight conditions. In addition, its super-sensitive touch technology with Curved Gorilla 3.0 glass ensures easy use even with gloves on."



As I said I've spent a fair few hours playing games on mobile devices. The screen on the Nokia Lumia 830 is bright and colourful. It is responsive and they have some great games in the Windows Store.

Using the Lumia 830 I've played Candy Crush and Sonic Dash. I'm usually quite rubbish at playing games like Sonic Dash but on this phone I managed to last longer than ever before. I'm quite impressed!

The video streaming on this phone is good too, I love the YouTube video of Daniel Radcliffe doing the Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics and it played brilliantly on this phone. I can imagine the Nokia Lumia 830 being great for older children who are familiar with smartphones but are looking for something with a bit more power.



The Nokia Lumia 830 is powerful enough to play games and stream videos but not too expensive that you'd constantly worry about the phone being lost or stolen. 

The Lumia range is great and offers all kinds of options. Below is a table listing the specifications for the phones in this article.


Nokia Lumia 930 Microsoft Lumia 640 Nokia Lumia 830
Height:       137mm

Width:        71mm

Thickness:  9.8mm


Weight:      167g
Height:       141.3mm

Width:        72.2mm

Thickness:  8.8mm


Weight:       145g
Height:       139.4mm

Width:        70.7mm

Thickness:  8.5mm


Weight:       150g
5" Full HD Display (resolution 1920x1080)
5" Display (resolution 1280x720)
5" Display (resolution 1280x720)
20MP Camera 8MP Camera 10MP Camera
32GB Memory 8GB Memory (expandable with MircroSD) 16GB Memory (expandable with MicroSD)
4G LTE 4G LTE 4G LTE
Quad-core 2.2GHz Processor Quad-core 1.2GHz Processor Quad-core 1.2GHz Processor
Max Talk Time (3G):  17.9 hours Max Talk Time (3G):  17.5 hours Max Talk Time (3G):  14.8 hours
Max Standby Time: 16 days Max Standby Time: 36 days Max Standby Time: 22 days

If you're considering buying a new phone perhaps take a look at the Lumia Range, with great phones that have all kinds of capabilities you'd be crazy not to.

This is a collaborative post.

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Working from Home and the Influence on our children

Both the Hubby and I work at home. The Hubby spends his days surrounded by mobile devices and stares at the screen as he creates his games. I sit upstairs, in front of the computer, and write.

The Hubby usually starts work at about 7am, as soon as he gets downstairs in a morning. My workday starts at about 9:15am when I've returned from taking the boys to school. 

I love my little office these days.

I have been at home since Big Prince was born, I've raised them and been there when they needed me. It has only been the last couple of months that the boys have realised I do work while they're not at home. They love it when we get sent books or toys to review!