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Currently Loving: February 2016

It’s the first Monday of the month so it must be time for me to talk “stuff”. Since Christmas I’ve been making a real effort at home to reduce the amount of “stuff” in my house, and have taken several bag fulls to my local charity shop. But there is still a place for nice things, especially

Recipe: Melt in the Mouth Rocky Road

This post is me keeping a promise made to some friends before Christmas, after a couple of successful batches of the simple sweet treat that is rocky road. If you’re not sure what this is, consider a pile of tasty treats coated in chocolate and left to set in the fridge – that’s basically it.

Currently Loving: January 2016

It’s the start of a new month and so time to think about things for a few moments before I go back to experiences for the rest of the time. The fact is we all like stuff; stuff is useful, it’s nice to have, and this post is simply my way of sharing some of

Weekly Vlog Episode 3

It’s that time of the week again – here’s another episode of my life in video for you to (hopefully) enjoy. This week I did remember to film a lot more but there wasn’t really that much going on… I have introduced bunny cam thanks to requests from some of my friends, though, and I

Recipe: Lemon and White Chocolate Truffles

Fancy making something indulgent to share at a Christmas or New Year party this month? Here’s an idea – these are lovely little lemon and white chocolate truffles made with Rachel’s yogurt. Yes that’s right – yogurt – and lemon flavoured yogurt at that.  The recipe, which was sent to me by Rachel’s, is very simple.

Review: ActiviTea Portable Tea Infuser

Want to take a nice cup of tea out and about with you but don’t like the taste of tea from a flask? This interesting new product from Adagio Teas might work for you – the glass body and removable infuser means the tea tastes exactly how you want it, and there is no need

Recipe: Slow Cooker Mexican Chipotle Stew

November. Autumn turning into winter, short days and dark evenings. This can only mean one thing… time for comfort food. And to me this means it’s slow cooker time! So if you are one of those people who put your slow cooker away for the summer it’s time to climb into the loft and retrieve

Three Days Without Chewing. My NOSH Detox Experience.

I was recently contacted by NOSH who had seen my various ramblings about food and bloating and energy levels and other things. They offered me the opportunity to try their three day beginner’s fast. They thought their juice detox would be the ideal way for me to stop, take a break, and give my eating

My Favourite Lunch Time Salads

Not doing the Lyke Wake Walk in June seems to have been the catalyst for me breaking a lot of good habits. I’ve done very little exercise, have done no meal planning, have stopped making my morning smoothies, and have been buying my lunch from the local shop rather than preparing it at home. It’s

Review: Adagio Teas, Body and Soul Set

There is a fashionable trend around at the moment which suggests we should be drinking tea for its health benefits rather than just its ability to quench our thirst. It’s no longer good enough to drink tea just because you like it; a plethora of varieties have hit our shelves, claiming to do us some

Home Made Marshmallow

Adventures come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes you can have as much of an adventure in the kitchen as you can on the hills or in the water. This is definitely the case for me – I am a pretty poor cook, really, and so trying anything new when it comes to baking

Dining out in Bristol – Pieminister and The Stable

I am, thanks to the occasional trip away for work, no stranger to dining alone. This has both its advantages and disadvantages. I like to use it as an opportunity to choose when and where I want to eat, hunting out restaurants that offer something a bit different, local, with nice settings. On a recent trip to Bristol I