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I’ve been getting back into cooking and baking lately, with dishes like lasagne, burritos, enchiladas, brownies and a Tuna and Bacon Pasta Bake. The latter was a first for me.

I think having my own kitchen again helps – recently moved into a 2 bedroom flat – before that we were in a shared property… I digress.

Here’s how I made the Tuna and Bacon Pasta Bake:

Ingredients
500g pasta
Jar of 4 large tomato and basil sauce or make your own
1 tin tuna – drained
1 pinch seasoning (salt, pepper, pasta/pizza herbs)
70g cheese, grated
2 rashers of bacon – chopped thinly

Method

Boil pasta in a pan according to packet instructions, around 10 to 15 minutes.

Drain water from pan once pasta is cooked and add the sauce, tuna, bacon and seasoning and mix thoroughly.

Pour pasta, tomato and tuna mix into a small ovenproof dish.

Sprinkle with cheese to taste.

Put in the oven for approx 5 mins, until cheese has nicely melted and the edges are a bit crispy.

And… how it turned out :-) I got told “it’s lovely” and really enjoyed it myself too.

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Hard to believe we’re three months in to 2015 already! The past few months have really flown by for me and a lot of changes have happened in my personal life fairly quickly…

  • Split up with Artur
  • Moved out
  • Moved above a commercial premises, albeit temporarily
  • Started dating
  • Went to London on a whim – basically it was 4am and my new partner (Ryan and I) decided to hop on the next National Express bus to London. We went to the National History Museum, The Science Museum, Harrod’s (where we both had, probably, the best sausage rolls ever) and Hamley’s. We’re planning another trip in the new future and want to see Wicked at The West End
  • Got in touch with some old friends again
  • Spending more time with my sister. We’re getting on really well lately. :-)
  • Went to Cotswold Wildlife Park
  • Went out to eat in a few posh restaurants and had a bunch of home cooked meals – new partner (Ryan) is a chef

Because, everything is better with photos, here’s a few of my favourite’s from the last few months:

FB_IMG_1425823705129First meal cooked for me by Ryan

20150130_084732The National History Museum – London

20150130_085930St. Albert’s Hall – London

FB_IMG_1425823696517Harrod’s – London (excuse the blurry phone photo!)

20150214_192346Dessert at The Bear, Cirencester

20150215_134651Penguins – Cotswold Wildlife Park

20150307_163529Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

How is everyone’s 2015 going so far?



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Happy New Year!

Hard to believe 2014 will be over soon, it feels like this year has really flown by! Too fast in some places…

I’d like to thank all the people in my life that made this year great! There have been laughs, tears, drunken nights out, weekends away and a bunch of nights in.

2015 is already shaping up to be a great year with many things already planned.

So many new year resolutions to be made and forgotten!!

May this new year be everything you imagined it to be! Have a happy new year, everyone! xoxoxo