14/04/2020 Have you ever just had the urge to be good at something that you are simply horrible at? Well, for me that is baking. I cannot bake, like, at all. I am nervous every time I come to try it, it is an art, and I am not an artist. I am too heavy … More Learning how to bake: Raspberry Bakewell Slice
Hands up if you are bored of being in lockdown and need some entertainment. *puts hand up* There came a point in May where we became so creatively dried up that we needed a boost. Something to spark the imagination, bring joy and passion back to the every day, so we created the Lockdown Photo … More Lockdown Photo Challenge
If you are familiar with some of my other posts you will be aware that I enjoy trying new things and challenging myself. If not, (shameless plug) go and check them out… So I thought origami, yea how hard can that be? Answer: INCREDIBLY, it is so hard, well it is for a heavy handed … More Origami: it’s folding some paper, how hard can it be?
Now there are many things that I love about Jon but my favourite has got to be when he pokes his head around the door and says, “Jeeesssss, I have an idea…” He then pauses and tries to look very innocent. These ideas, without fail, will either make me belly laugh or they will challenge me … More The Graceless Living PODCAST
A trip that was two years in the making, magic that lasts a lifetime.. This was our first visit to Harry Potter World and it was simply incredible. I loved the entire experience; from the moment we arrived in the car park to dancing around in the gift shop. I just had to squee with … More Go and visit Harry Potter World!
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
It was the perfect way to celebrate St Patrick’s day! *Warning, I am a very amateur baker* If you are looking for the Syn value of this cake I’m guessing its a lot. This cake is rich, indulgent and very naughty. It’s a luxurious mouth watering cake that will feed your friends and family easily, … More Chocolate Guinness Cake
According to the Mental Health Society 74% of people in the UK feel stressed or are suffering from exhaustion to the point were they could not cope. I was one of those people. So here is what I did about it.
There are some experiences in life that I just wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for the obscure hobbies of my partner. This weekend happened to be one of them. The other half and I traveled up to Leicester and had a first class fine dining experience on a stunning heritage railway that hosts the Charnwood … More First: Dinner on a steam train
Lately we have been feeling a little bit boring, life seems to be an endless cycle of work- exercise – bed. So this morning Jon bounds out of bed and says, “lets cook breakfast in the garden!” My response, “sure, why not.”