Monday, 30 December 2013

Weekly Meal Plan - December 30th

Monday - Happy Anniversary to mama and papa penguin!  Well a day early!  We are off out for dinner!

Tuesday - Spaghetti Bolognase
Wednesday - Green Thai Chicken Curry
Thursday - uh-oh papa penguin has to work late so I'll dig something out of the freezer
Friday - Salmon Risotto
Saturday - Homemade pizzas
Sunday - Off to a birthday party for cake so we will most likely eat out for lunch and dinner! 

Meal Planning Monday

Monday, 16 December 2013

How secure are your passwords?

My husband (albeit he is Head of IT in his company) recently tried to hack into my email account to prove a point....that my passwords were not secure.  He did it within 5 tries.

I will share it.  My password was Wimbledon39 because we used to live in Wimbledon in a flat that was number 39.  It was a password that I had told him about years ago and I've used it ever since.  It's been a password that I use for everything and I've never changed it!  Not good he tells me!

He directed me onto a password checker website which showed the above dialogue box whereby you can see how strong your passwords are and how long they take to crack. The password above is able to be cracked within a day.  

I have been researching better passwords....I could replace Wimbledon39 with W1mbl3d0n.39 

or even better would be W1m8Ld0n.:39 What a difference a few characters make!

Another suggestion as it would be quite hard to remember the above is to think of your favourite song and do something like RRRyb.gdts39

Can you guess what song that was? Row row row your boat!

Now I'm off to change all my other website log ins!  Might take a while as I think up some good ones! 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Reasons to be Cheerful

We got a cleaner!  She started at 8am on Tuesday and blitzed the bathrooms, kitchen and hallway.  It was so nice to just sit and play with the kids whilst she worked. I had to leave her unattended whilst I took toddler penguin to nursery but as she was highly recommend I felt I could trust her to not steal my crown jewels! 

I have given her a list of things I'd like done weekly and then a list of the rooms she can focus on each week so that I don't have to get every room in the house "ready" for her.  So far she is living up to her recommendations so lets see how things go.

We totally can not afford it but I decided to take her on mainly for my sanity.  I just feel like I neglect the kids to much if I have housework to do during the day and I neglect my husband if I have to do it in the night.  So come the new year we are going to sit down and look properly at house finances and see how we can fund this new extra cost!

We visited the in laws at the weekend and my sister in law took some fab pictures so I just have to share a few!

I am so excited that Christmas is nearly here. I've done all the xmas shopping, just waiting for a few deliveries then I can finish wrapping them.  We have our tree up in the playroom (its a fake one and I love it) but we want a real one in the front lounge.  However papa penguin just hasn't been around for us all to go tree shopping as a family.  Maybe this weekend we'll get it sorted! 

Finally at a christmas party with friends we had a visit from Santa.  Baby penguin just wasn't impressed!

Weekly Meal Plan - December 9th

Monday - 10 minute pad thai - we are off to get our tree so need something quick!
Tuesday - Chicken Korma and rice
Wednesday - Spaghetti Bolognase
Thursday - Chicken, bacon and potato stew (though I'm out this is mainly to put in freezer)
Friday - Jacket Potatoes with beans and cheese
Saturday - Homemade pizzas
Sunday - Roast lamb, roast potatoes and roasted veg

Meal Planning Monday

Monday, 2 December 2013

Weekly Meal Plan - December 2nd

Oh boy what a difficult week to meal plan for!

It must be nearly Christmas as papa penguin is out loads this week with work do's so I'm invading the freezer!

Last week I tried to freeze some Salmon Risotto but turned out I had no plastic containers free so I definitely need to raid the freezer this week!

Toddler penguin sadly was sick last week and has been off his food since. I'll be taking each day as it comes and see what he fancies!

Sorry if you came here to be inspired!  Not going to happen this week!  Why don't you raid your freezer too!