Five cook-at-home/foodie brands I’ve loved during lockdown

I do believe one of the best ‘perks’ if you will, to come out of the last 12 months has been how many restaurants, bars and foodie brands have pivoted to allow and enable home delivery. With cafes, restaurants and bars closed, being able to enjoy the restaurant/coffee shop experience at home has been wonderful.  …

My WFH Evening Routine

I’ve mentioned before how pivotal my evening and after work routine is to unwinding after work and separating working from home and relaxing after work. Five evening habits to make 1. As soon as I close my laptop, every reminder of work goes away into a drawer. Putting my laptop, notebook and work phone away…

Two Recipes I’ve Recreated This Week

I’m back with another recipe post, sharing a couple of recipes I’ve made in the last week. With a change to usual proceedings, I’ve started to find recipes on foodie Instagram accounts which I’ve enjoyed recreating! Veggie gnocchi bolognese bake This recipe has been adapted from @amysheppardfood and it was a winner from us! It…

February Favourites – Skincare, Essie nail varnish and home updates

Monthly favourite blog posts are posts I love to read and write, but always, always forget about. So, let’s see how long I keep up with this latest reincarnation of the series, hey? February was a nice little month – it brought some annual leave from work, home organisation, sunshine, blue skies, warmer weather and optimism!   I’m feeling much brighter about…

Baked Feta TikToK Recipe

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or you’re not on social media, you’ll have seen the baked feta viral TikToK recipe that’s sweeping the board. Well, I had a The Body Coach feta and rose harissa paste recipe on this weeks meal plan. But in for a penny, in for a pound, I decided…

New build house: Living room decor

When it comes to home decor and DIY, we’re very slow off the mark. We have one room that’s done in our house and we’ve lived here for coming up to three years but we’re not the type to rush. Especially when new builds are a blank canvas. Steady as she goes. But! Our lounge…

How to prevent ‘maskne’ 101

Found yourself a victim of the dreaded ‘maskne’ from wearing face coverings when nipping to the shop? Same. Whilst I didn’t buy into the fact that my flare-ups were caused by face mask wearing at first, I can now see a pattern – especially when I’m wearing make-up as well. It seems to be a bacteria-breeding ground frenzy. Just what I want…

Owning a French Bulldog – what you should expect

March 2021 will mark five years of us being French Bulldog owners. Having our beautiful angel Molly in our lives for the last five years has gone so quickly, yet we’ve learnt a hell of a lot about the breed. I think many would agree that having a Frenchie is quite a trend.   A cute,…

Three Pinch of Nom Recipes We Loved in January

I bought myself the second Pinch of Nom cookbook at the start of January as I read there was quite a few vegetarian recipes in that book. If you’re a longtime reader you’ll know that a few years ago I was a strict Slimming Worlder and lost just shy of two stone. You can read…

Budgeting and Cutting Unnecessary Spending

2020 took us all by surprise and I think it’s safe to say that none of us expected to be spending a large chunk of time at home and unable to work. Last year in February I made the decision to leave the company I’ve worked for four years, despite not having a new role…

Marinated Salmon and Veggie Rice Recipe

I’m back with another recipe post. It’s been a while since I’ve shared new recipes, but in all honesty during December I didn’t try too many new recipes but January calls for healthier eating and new meal ideas! Marinated salmon I used to buy pre-marinated salmon but I’ve invested in a few new recipe books,…

3 Design Ideas For a New Build Lounge

2021 means we’ve been in our house for three years come April. Wild. I follow lots of new build accounts in Instagram and it’s so interesting to see how other people decorate and update their homes to add character and personality. We have new sofa arriving in a matter of weeks so our lounge will…

Let’s Talk Jewellery

Christmas is fast approaching and when it comes to gifts from my other half, I do love the gift of jewellery. Astrid and Miyu is a brand I love at the minute. I love their earrings collection. I’ve had a couple of pairs of studs and huggy hoops from them and I hope to find…

In Defence of Living Life Colourfully

I love colour. Bright, beautiful colour. Bright outfits and accessories are my bag. I’m not one to shy away from any printed either. Love a print, in fact. I’ve noticed that lots of bloggers and influencers that I follow on Instagram are very stripped back when it comes to wearing colour. Lots of all nude…

Chipotle Veggie Chilli Stacked Nachos

I love nachos. They’re in my top 10 food choices, maybe even my top five. So easy, moreish, uncomplicated to make and perfect for those ‘craving a takeaway but should cook’ days. My recipe is adapted from Joe Wicks Lean in 15 veggie and a Jamie Oliver recipe. Cheap tortilla chips One red pepper One…