Beauty Pie

As I’ve said before I’ve always been a bit lackadaisical about daily skincare. I just couldn’t get that excited about it but I’ve always been partial to a bit of pampering. I love a scrub, a mask, a serum… Well now I have managed to find the answer! And it’s not as hideously expensive as…

Skinny Carbonara

This is a dish that I make when I am on a diet. It’s one of the few things that I will eat with relish because it’s really tasty and it’s pasta and God knows you feel gloriously lucky if you’re allowed to eat pasta when you’re trying to lose weight. I am not dieting…

Infected

Now if you’re of a delicate disposition you may want to skip this post altogether. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. My friend Ryan has an infected finger. He has no idea how it happened. Maybe a cat scratched it. They’re very scratchy. Anyway his finger was swollen, painful, hot to touch, pus – the…

Not Tupperware

Recently I helped a dear friend move house. It wasn’t under easy circumstances, her husband had just been involved in a horrific traffic accident and was in hospital so she was trying to do it all on her own. Two weeks before Christmas. With a baby. Not. Fun. Times. Anyway I ended up taking some…

Spark joy

Happy New Year everyone. This is belated because I’ve been laid up with the lurgy for several days. Pretty much had every type of cold and flu symptom in succession since the end of December. You’d think I’d have lost loads of weight but that’s the sneaky thing about lurgies, you have to eat all…

SNS

I am not particularly high maintenance when it comes to beauty. I have no idea what’s new. I work in a veterinary practice so generally speaking fancy nails are a no no. Those girls with the long acrylics, all glossy, decorated and bejewelled, would be crying 5 minutes into my job. Try wrangling a feisty…

Life After Life

Just a very hurried I-am-halfway-out-the-door shout out to all the book lovers that read this blog… I have just finished Life After Life by the insanely clever Kate Atkinson. I know, I know… you all said it was brilliant and that I should read it eons ago but sometimes you just need to figure these…

Winter Flowers

I’ve just planted some flowers hoping to have some Winter colour. I chose Hellebores and Cyclamens. They’re all readily available at the moment. I chose Cyclamen (Rembrandt Pure White) as a bit of a filler. They flower for ages (from Autumn to Spring!) and have beautiful silvery foliage. They’re meant to be easy peasy as…

Bed

My husband and I have had the same bed frame since before we got married. We’ve now been married 16 YEARS. I’m too embarrassed to even talk about the mattress. You know those Dreams adverts that say you’re supposed to replace your mattress every 8 years? Hah! Are we weird? Do people update their beds…

BFF Chocolate Pear Pudding

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a Nigella Super Fan. I have every book she has ever written (I even have one as an audio book). I have seen every episode of every series and I watch Nigella Christmas every year like it’s Groundhog Day even though I have never cooked…