So it’s been a month since I started getting my backside into gear and shifting some of the weight that I’ve put on over the past few years. I must say I have been a little disappointed in myself. I find it unbelievable that I feel like I want this so much yet struggle most … More 1 month in.
Apple and Oat Protein Smoothie 158 cal | Very Easy |Serves 4 (small) I followed the Hairy Bikers recipe for the smoothie and added in my favourite protein powder. I did a little experiment to see if it would keep in the fridge as the recipe does say “serve at once”, however the worst thing … More Apple and Oat Protein Smoothie
There was much cooking, walking and writing done here. I haven’t spent too much time in Wales but I throughly enjoyed my quick weekend trip. We decided to go just after New Years and it was beautifully quiet; a picturesque Welsh countryside. There was a mist hanging in the air and a wind that could … More A Welsh Weekend
Most Irish families have their own version of a beef stew and being Northern Irish people expect me to be able to cook a) a good Ulster fry and b) a heartwarming stew. Now I do enjoy branching out and trying new foods, (as you can see here) so it was never something that I did … More A Graceless Beef and Stout Stew
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness I’m not crying you’re crying… “Monsters are for babies, monsters are for bed wetters, Monsters are for…” well not this monster. This monster is a combination of being completely terrifying yet powerfully moving. It creates a sense of immense power and has tender moments that lead to this story to … More Book Review: A Monster Calls
13th January 2020 As always if you are interested feel free to read but a reminder that this is a diary that I am enjoying writing to keep me on track. What. a. week. I am very happy to put this week behind me and say that I have survived it. I have not really … More Week 3: Cravings
I love reading and I feel like I have neglected it. There used to be a time where I would carry a book everywhere just in the hope that I would be able to grab a moment to dive into the chosen adventure. Well I want that back. Most of the books that I am … More 20 books for 2020
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby The Long Way Down flows well and takes you on a wacky and wild adventure with a bunch of people that are brought together through unbelievable chance. It has something for everyone and a personality that everyone will be able to relate to. The main characters interactions are … More Book Review: A Long Way Down
If you are still in the New Year motivation haze, and are looking for something new to add to your healthy lifestyle I highly suggest looking into Hygge. Hygge; another millennial trend that I laughed at, researched, tried and fell in love with (click here for that post). It is an amazing Danish way of … More What is a Hygge Box?
6th January 2020 As always if you are interested feel free to read but a reminder that this is a diary that I am enjoying writing to keep me on track. I am so excited about this week, I have made some soup, batch cooked and made sure my lunches were ready. I have done … More Week 2: Back to work