Britmums are running a linky of main meals which you can use eggs for. So I thought I’d share my favourite. I can’t remember where I got this idea but its one I frequently adapt.
1 egg per person plus 1/2 extra.
Mozzarella cheese (or any other grated cheese)
Your favourite veggies (for the one pictured I used mushrooms and peppers and also chopped tomatoes)
1. Before making your omelette turn on the grill so its warming up.
2. In one pan fry off your veggies in a small amount of oil.
2. Make an omelette up so that the eggs are cooked through.
3. Leaving your omlette in your frying pan now add your veggies. You can vary this for example sometimes I use chopped tomatoes as a base and sometimes not. The pictured omlette went:
Fried mushrooms and peppers
4. Once your veggies and cheese has been added slide the pan under your grill in order to melt the cheese.
5. Serve and enjoy, goes great with a side salad.
Regular readers know I’m a bit of a challenge enthusiast. I’ve done London to Brighton on the bike 3 times for the BHF. I’ve run the 5K Adidas Womens challenge 3 times. A few weeks ago I walked 13 miles around London for Breast Cancer. Why do I do it? Because if I didn’t have these targets I wouldn’t exercise! I have to have a purpose. A reason to get off my back side and move!
Today Britmums held their twitter party #mums4good. I only caught the tail end of it and tweeted ‘if you want to get fit set yourself a goal like a 5km and get sponsored for charity. It will motivate you to train and complete’. Because for me thats how I raise money for charity and I get fit and occasionally if I’m lucky lose a bit of weight at the same time.
And on the day, when you do those events, if the going gets tough, as it often does when your faced with massive hills between London and Brighton, its the fact that people have paid money to a charity for you to complete this task that keeps you going and carries you through. Its the memory of those you’ve lost or that friends have lost. And it helps lift you up and remind you why you signed up to do something crazy in the first place.
My next challenge, that I signed up to 2 days after the Moonwalk is to do CRUK Shine in September. A whole 26 miles of power walking. Double what I did for the moonwalk. But do you know what I can’t wait! It gives me something to aim for. A reason to go out walking even when its boiling hot and its the last thing I feel like doing. Even when I’m alone and have no one to walk with, although sometimes thats heaven!
You don’t have to set yourself a big goal. Even just walking a 5K like the Race for Life is a target to have. A reason to be motivated and to raise money at the same time. See if it helps get you motivated!
Oh and my tweet won me a ticket to Britmums Live so I shall see some of you there! Yay!
So Britmums asked “Can blogging/social media become an addiction? How can you maintain a healthy balance?”
Now I can safely say that once upon a time ago I was a blogging addict. If I didnt get my fix of blogging either through reading other blogs or writing my own I got withdrawal symptons! No joke! I couldn’t bare for my greader not to show as empty!
Then I had a baby.
Being a single mum of one child who was at nursery *aka blog time* was one thing but being a single mum of two children, one of whom is frequently attached to the boob kind of made the whole blogging thing hard.
When I went into hospital to have him I left my phone at home and only very sporadically updated that week on my Mums phone. Then I went through a phase where even twitter wasn’t appealing. I just didn’t want to be sharing my life with the world. The thought of blogging just didn’t appeal and I had zero motivation!
Gradually as blog post ideas came into my head I’d note them down and occasionally write one but I was writing just a handful of posts a month in comparison to previously where at times I had blogged daily.
Then we reached November and NaBloPoMo month. Its day 21 and I am still going. I’m not enjoying it. “So why are you doing it woman?” because I’m a stubborn cow and if I tell myself I’m going to do something I damn well do it! The first week or so I was doing great guns knocking off posts and scheduling them. Then the last week or so its been a last minute dash in the evening to get something out. Evenings where I am tired and exhausted and really don’t want to blog but I am because I’m stubborn. I will reach the end of NaBloPoMo but will then probably have a break.
There was a time where if my blog wasn’t hitting a steady amount of stats a month I would worry, if I didn’t get all the latest invites, opportunities, if I didn’t keep up with the goings on and dramas on twitter that I’d worry. Now? Last time I checked my stats I couldn’t tell you, to the point that I actually don’t even have them set up on my new blog! I don’t care! If people want to read my blog they will, if they don’t then they don’t its fine by me. I turn down the majority of event invites now because I don’t have the time between school runs to get to London and back. I turn down review opportunities too because I don’t have the time to write them up properly, unless its something really beneficial to my family.
I have now found the balance. I am back to where I started at. I blog when I want to and not because I feel I should be or I’ll lose readers. Yes there was a time when I thought that! I’ve learnt its not the end of the world if you don’t blog for a day. Your blog won’t die just because you’ve taken a break. There are other priorities in life and other things to take my time up now.
Next time your little one naps try and resist reading blogs! Do something else! Step away from your usual habits, it will take a while but it’ll feel great!
So britmums this week asked “If I could start my blog over, I would….” Well when I first started out I was on blogger and as singlemotherhoodchallenges. Mouthful huh? I changed that to singlemummy.net and kept that for a while. … Continue reading →