What I Love About Winter

Winter and I have a love-hate relationship. While I enjoy the crisp frosty mornings, picturesque snow fall, and curling up on a rainy day, I also really feel the cold. Which isn’t a great combination when I do have to go outside and brave the elements. Or when my colleagues turn the fans on in the office! Yes, even in Winter. Typically the Winter season in the UK tends to be wet, cold, and windy, Read More…

How to Recover from Christmas Overspending

Anyone else over indulge this Christmas? 😐 Show of hands… ✋ Whether it’s food, gifts, social events, or something else, I think we can all agree that Christmas can be a very expensive time of year. And that it’s all too easy to overspend. Like many people I set myself a budget on Christmas spending but more often than not go over it. I get caught up in impulse buying and picking up little stocking Read More…

20 Goals for 2020 (A Mini Bucket List)

Happy New Year! I hope Santa brought you everything you wished for and you all had a well deserved break. Typically I’ve started off the New Year with another cold which is exactly how I went into 2019. 🤧 But unlike 2019 (and the past few years to be honest), I’ve decided to set myself 20 goals for 2020. This has been greatly inspired by Britt who shared her 2020 bucket list at the end Read More…

Schwartz BBQ Stuffed Chicken*

AD, GIFTED| How many times have you spent time on a dish only to over (or under) season it? Leaving you with a unfufilling or bland dish? Me too. Which is why I often reach for ready mixed spices, like Schwartz BBQ seasoning*. I just love how a little seasoning can turn a bland dish into something delicious, and packed full of flavour. Even if you’re not a natural in the kitchen, or struggle to Read More…

Reflecting on the Past Decade (2010-2019)

A lot has happened this past decade and quite honestly, I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone by. As cliche as that sounds! It’s hard to believe that I’ve lived long enough to see four decades pass me by, late and I’m only in my early 30s. Like most years, there have been a lot of ups and downs over the past decade, and especially within the past few years. It’s been 10 years of Read More…