Macaroni Cheese is one of those comfort foods that, when I’m feeling blah or just uninspired in the kitchen, I know I can make and I know I’ll enjoy. I have a number of go to recipes but this is the easiest to make and, nine times out of ten, I have all the ingredients in the cupboards so it’s also stress and shopping free. Continue reading
Mount Grace Priory, which is just outside Osmotherley in North Yorkshire, is one of those places I must have driven by a hundred times before deciding to finally visit (only to realise I’ve been missing out all these years). Continue reading
Over the last six months, after never having used any Skin Chemists products before, I’ve become a bit of a fan. After starting with their Whitening & Lightening Nourishing Facial Oil, I moved onto the Pro-5 Collagen Bee Venom Day Moisturiser (my favourite so far). Lately, I’ve been using their Rose Quartz Youth Defence Lip Plump.
One of the things I’ve been trying really hard to do this year is live in a more environmentally friendly way. It’s something I’ve written about already in how to I’ve cut my energy bill and my food waste but something I haven’t really got a plan of action for if that makes sense? I tend to do things that are better for the planet as the mood strikes me, though once I start I also tend to stick at it and an idea becomes a habit. Continue reading
A month ago, I wrote about how I was taking part in the #minsgame in an attempt to cut back on the amount of ‘stuff’ I own. The idea was on day one, you chose one item to get rid of, on day two, you chose two items and so on until you go to the end of the month and have gotten rid of 496 items (in a 31 day month). Continue reading
I wrote a while ago about the benefits of breakfast and how I had started to try and mix up my breakfast routine. That included making smoothies, my favourite of which was a chocolate peanut butter one. Recently, it’s had competition in a raspberry and banana smoothie that seems to go with the lighter mornings and sunshine that (occasionally) comes through the kitchen window. It feels fresher than the chocolate and peanut butter smoothie and – dare I say it – a little bit healthier. Continue reading
I first came across this post on Natalie the Explorer’s blog and thought it was great. She, and some other bloggers, share their month in a sentence a day. I thought it would be fun to join in, though I’m not that good at limiting my days to just one sentence. It’s good to look back at what I’ve been up to and makes me feel grateful for the good in my life. So, without further ado, here’s what I’ve been up to. Continue reading
Going through all my beauty box samples looking at what I am going to keep and which ones I’m not as part of my minimalist challenge, I seem to have collected a fair few lip primers. Collected and never used because I’m not sure what to do with them. So, while I’m asking, “should it stay or should it go?”, I thought I would take a bit of a look and see just what it is and why I should be using it.
As much as I try not to waste food, sometimes there are things that just didn’t get eaten. When there are, the search is on to try and figure out if there is anything I can do with them before they get thrown away.
Bread is a perfect example. We don’t eat enough to mean that, sometimes, it doesn’t go stale before it gets eaten. There are tons of ways to use up stale bread, including bread and butter pudding, a personal favourite, but today I’m looking at the simplest, making breadcrumbs. Continue reading
When it comes to deodorant, I have to say I’m a bit of a creature of habit. I’d found a brand I like, one with hardly any scent and that doesn’t leave marks on my clothes, years ago and I haven’t even thought of changing it since. However, as part of my minimalist challenge I am trying to make use of the products I have before I go out and buy any more. Which meant trying the Native Unearthed Activated Charcoal Natural Deodorant Balm that came with this month’s Birchbox. Continue reading