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Inducted into the Box

If you’ve been following me on twitter you’ll know that I have taken the plunge and I am now a fully inducted member of my local CrossFit box, CrossFit Witham in Lincoln. After all the encouragement I received following my blog post about my taster session, I have joined for one month to give me

What’s Your Living Room Talent?

According to an article I read recently, one of the top things people regret never doing is mastering an awesome party trick. You know the sort of silly thing I’m talking about – an impression, a magic trick, being able to contort your body into some weird shape, spinning a plate on your finger…  …then Maltesers emailed me to tell

Year in Photos – Week 16

Wednesday 16 April – I wasted at least an hour of my evening on this puzzle. Again. Thursday 17 April – My favourite post-crossfit position: OnePiece, slippers, easy chair! Friday 18 April – Good Friday in Boston, Lincolnshire Saturday 19 April – Clearing out at my mother-in-law’s. Sunday 20 April – My (slightly damp from sitting out

Year in Photos – Week 15

Wednesday 9 April – Chicken, chorizo and spinach crumble – a recipe recommended by a friend and so good! Thursday 10 April – Trying out new Robinsons Squash’D cordial. Friday 11 April – The view from Lincoln Wagamama. Is this the best Wagamama view in the country? Saturday 12 April – Getting the motorbike out

Review: Watchbot 3.0 Security Web Cam

I’ve always joked with friends on Twitter that I’d love to be able to spy on my bunnies when I’m out to see what they get up to. I think, like many pet owners, I dream that they might have a double life like they do in cartoons. You know what I mean, right?! A

Year in Photos – Week 14

Wednesday 2 April – One of my five a day. Thursday 3 April – Have you ever come across mini bananas? Friday 4 April – A damp start in Lincoln. Saturday 5 April – My gorgeous little God Daughter Jessica “talking” to her Grandpa. Sunday 6 April – Duck cake anyone? This was to celebrate

Review: Delikatessen iPhone Cover from Tucano

I have tried out a fair few iPhone cases over the last couple of years and I have to say I think this new one I’ve been sent to review is one of my favourites. It is the Delikatessen from Tucano, and it has something I have never seen in gadget cases before – texture.

Year in Photos – Week 13

Wednesday 26 March – A moody sky over Brayford Pool in Lincoln… which inevitably turned to a rainy afternoon. Thursday 27 March – I’m still enjoying playing with the idea of ministract. Here’s a banana. Friday 28 March – Swans conversing on the Brayford. Saturday 29 March – Chalk. Sunday 30 March – Never too

A Very Cute Ring Holder

Do you buy Easter eggs for your family and friends every year? How about in 2014 choosing a healthier alternative? Something still Easter related, but without all that sugar and all those calories? I’m not against Easter Eggs or chocolate in general (feel free to send some my way!), but something else might be money

Review: Nokia Lumia 1320

Following my review of the Nokia Lumia 925 I was given an opportunity to try out another one of Nokia’s smartphone offerings – the Lumia 1320. I was loaned a bright yellow one to try out for a couple of weeks. As all my reviews here on Splodz Blogz are based on my own personal

Recipe: Cauliflower Rice… “Caulirice”

After the success of Courgetti, a vegetable alternative to pasta that has become a regular feature of mealtimes in our house, this week I decided to try another similar alternative. Cauliflower rice – or “caulirice” – is a low calorie and gluten free alternative to rice that can be used to accompany meals wherever you

Year in Photos – Week 12

Wednesday 19 March – I’ve been experimenting with the idea of “ministract” (a bit minimalist, a bit abstract) thanks to the Smart Phone Collective weekly challenge. I love seeing what images can be created from ordinary scenes. This is the wall of the indoor market in Lincoln. Thursday 20 March – Another ministract experiment. Closed.

Branded vs Supermaket Own Lasagne Part 2

I do like a good lasagne. It’s probably a good job as this is the second one I’ve made within ten days – all in the name of blogging, of course, I am normally much better at meal planning than this! This is the second of two posts (you can read the first one here)

Sunday Soliloquy – Money Money Money!

[ so·lil·o·quy - the act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] Anyone else been thinking about money a lot this week? The combination of a new £1 coin being announced, a £108 million lottery win for one person, and of course not forgetting the Budget, money seems

Calling all Lincolnshire Musicians – Performance and World Record Attempt!

Ever fancied playing a piece of music with 1,500 people? SoundLincs, who are celebrating their 15th birthday this year, are arranging the opportunity to do just that – the B15 project are looking for enthusiastic musicians and singers of all ages, traditions, interests and abilities to take part in a unique record breaking event. B15 is