I actually took this photo a few weeks ago on a visit to Mount Grace Priory, North Yorkshire because I loved the view from the window. I didn’t get the photo I wanted but I do kind of like what I ended up with because the Ivy has created a frame. Continue reading “My Sunday Photo: A Room With a View (sort of…)”
When I was doing the #minsgame challenge last month, I found myself shredding for days, getting rid of paperwork that went back to my first job offer over 30 years ago. It’s paperwork I will never need again but which I was afraid to throw out, just in case.
It was pretty obvious I wouldn’t need a 30 year old job offer but with other documents, credit card statements for example, I just wasn’t so sure. So, I headed to the internet to figure out just what I needed to keep and how long I needed to keep it for.
By the end, I had a great list that now has pride of place on my office noticeboard and, since then, I’ve found myself referring to it often. My inbox has never been so empty. Because it was helpful for me, I thought others might find it useful too (at least others in the UK at least). Continue reading “Getting Organised: Keeping Paperwork Under Control”
Caudalie has long been one of my favourite brands and I have quite a few of their products on the shelves. Their moisturising sorbet is the latest and I’ve been using it for about a month now. One of the things I love about them is that they are environmentally friendly and use green ingredients as much as they can (perfect for my plan to live a greener life). Continue reading “Tried & Tested: Caudalie Moisturising Sorbet”
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 “June in a Sentence a Day”
In four weeks, school will be breaking up and my daughter and I will have six weeks to fill because, while my poor husband has to work, I don’t (yay!) – well not much. We’re already talking about what we’ll do and praying for good weather. Over on Natalie the Explorer, I saw a Summer Fun List and thought it sounded like a great idea. It means we can have a plan of sorts and won’t get to September thinking “why didn’t we do xyz?”
So, yesterday, we sat down in between watching England play football and decided what we wanted to do. We’ve come up with eight things, which I’ll write about as we do them (if I find the time). I’ll be honest, some of them are already planned, but are still things that we’re looking forward to… Continue reading “My Summer Fun List”
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 “In the Kitchen: Macaroni Cheese Recipe”
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 “Places to Visit: Mount Grace Priory, North Yorkshire”
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.
Continue reading “Tried & Tested: Skin Chemists Rose Quartz Lip Plump”
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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 “Going Green: Part One – Natural Household Cleaners (updated)”