Hello everyone and welcome to the next Food Friday instalment. Whether you are a Slimming World Slimmer or a Low FODMAP friend, this Nando's Inspired Spicy Rice recipe is versatile and can be incorporated into lots of dishes. Now, I never used to like rice. I found it boring and never fancied it. Little did I realise that in a few years things would change so much!(more…)
Hello everyone and welcome to another instalment of my Happiness is... series. Stress is such a big part of our lives these days, with so many priorities and responsibilities and so relaxation can take a back seat. Even when people try to relax, they can feel lazy, guilty and/or selfish for taking time for themselves. If you are anything like me, you need a measure of both pressure and chill time, and with stress also being such a widespread health concern, we need to forget the negative thoughts about relaxing and accept that we need to achieve some balance.(more…)
If you saw any of my daily vlogs back in September, you may know that there were several babies entering the world around me. Attending baby showers was a regular thing that month. A little while later and these babies have started to arrive. One, in particular, has been born to a very good friend of mine and I have been wracking my brains as to what to buy as a celebratory gift. Here is the little story surrounding the situation:(more…)
I know every blogger, YouTuber and person in the world say this but October has sped by so, so quickly. But there are still some things that I have been loving this month so I thought I would share the good stuff.(more…)
Welcome to my first Foodie Friday recipe video! Today we are combining a few of my favourite things! Fish, tomatoes and olives! Mmmmm, mm. Here's how to make this delicious concoction that is both Slimming World and low Fodmap friendly. Happy days.(more…)
With autumn very much underway and Halloween now over, what better way to use up those pumpkins (or pick up some cheapies) than to pop some flowers in the top! This DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangement tutorial creates a beautiful autumnal decoration for your home, which will last longer by utilising this method. You can, of course, use any type of flowers or foliage so get creative and design your own.
As we have previously discussed, stress is an inevitable part of our lives. Key to moving through these times and staying happy is to find ways to effectively manage the negative stress that we experience. For me, the first step is to understand ourselves and recognise where and how we are. So today I am going to talk about my own experience in the hope that you may find this relatable, or as things to keep an eye on as a preventative measure.(more…)
In preparation for some future recipe videos, I recently went shopping for Slimming World friendly Low FODMAP ingredients. These ingredients are also Slimming World friendly and so, I thought I would show you what I bought. Not only do I understand how tricky it can be to get to grips with low FODMAP, I also appreciate the need for ideas for shopping and recipes. So, I thought I would do my bit to help.(more…)
I mentioned in a recent vlog that I like to make cards. I make all sorts; birthday cards, baby cards, good luck cards, Christmas cards and anniversary cards. Mostly it seems I end up making birthday cards because everyone has a birthday and many of us celebrate the day.(more…)
For someone who has often considered autumnal colours my go-to… Autumn has so far eluded me.
It’s here, of course, it began Friday, 22nd September 2017. The weather has also cooled, but I still don’t quite feel that Autumn is here. I’m craving the cosy vibes, the candles, the snuggly blankets the fireplaces and the toasted marshmallows; all those things that create those celebrated ‘Autumn Feels’. But I am just not finding them. Where are they?(more…)