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Beef chilli con carne 

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a new recipe! This time of year I love warming, comfort food and this beef chilli con carne recipe is perfect, I made it for Ryan and I Sunday evening and we had left overs tonight. Vegetarian? See my ‘other option’ at the end of this post. 🙂 You will need  500g mince meat 2 tin of 420g kidney beans, drained 2 tins of 400g chopped tomatoes 1 cup of cold water 1 beef stock cube 2 tbsp of garlic powder 3 tbsp of chilli powder (less if you don’t like your food Read More…

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Autumn to do list

“Of autumn’s wine, now drink your fill; the frost’s on the pumpkin, and snow’s on the hill.” –The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1993 It’s the first day of Autumn! Finally! I love this time of year, the leaves changing colour, the fashion – knitwear and scarves, warm drinks and making soup, Halloween and Bonfire Night, it’s definitely my favourite season. I’m currently curled up on the sofa with a fruit tea and watching Teen Wolf on Netflix (I’m on season 2). I’ve spoken about my love of Autumn before but this year I wanted to share what I want to do Read More…

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Paris Trip – Day 4 – Arc De Triomphe and Notre Dame

Catch up on Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 of our trip. Another early start and another trip to the bakery for breakfast, but first we packed our cases and took them to the baggage store at our hotel. There were lockers which were accessed by a key card for a small fee. It was definitely worth it as we would never have carried our cases up the Eiffel Tower. After breakfast we headed for the Arc De Trimophe and took some photos, we didn’t have time to go up in unfortunately but it was great to see it in Read More…

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Paris Trip – Day 3 – Disneyland!

During my recent trip to Paris (catch up on Day 1 and Day 2) with my friend Kelly, we spent the 3rd day in Disneyland! We had a one day ticket covering both parks – I brought a Lion King vest top and an Eeyore hoody to wear. Lion King vest: Hot Topic, Eeyore hoody: New Look We got on the train early morning and made our way on the train to Disneyland, it was about 45 minutes from Charles de Gualle – Etoille metro station (the one for the Arc de Triomphe). We had an amazing day riding rollercoasters, Read More…

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Paris Trip – Day 2 – Catacombs, museums and pretty lights

Catch up on Day 1 of our Paris trip here! We started off day 2 of our trip with breakfast from the bakery near our hotel and caught the metro to our first destination – The Catacombs of Paris. We arrived just before 11am and there was already a queue forming. We expected to queue as the website advised hour waits were likely during busy periods… 3 hours later(!) we finally got to the end of the queue. I think they need to update their website. 😉 The Catacombs were a very interesting and at times, creepy experience. They were Read More…

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Paris Trip – Day 1 – Train journeys and the Eiffel Tower

I have just come back from a long weekend in Paris with my friend Kelly! It was an amazing trip and we got a lot done in the few days we were there, including a trip to Disneyland. You can read about days 2, 3 and 4 here: Day 2 – , Day 3 – Disneyland Paris, Day 4 – . We flew with Easy Jet and stayed in the Ibis Paris Eiffel which, as the name suggests was near the Eiffel Tower. Our room was fairly basic but the location was perfect with a metro station, bakery, small supermarket Read More…