Snowed in | Snow days

Snow, snow day

Now, I’m not sure if you will have heard or not (jokes), but a lot of the UK was bombarded with snow last week. Tuesday, routine as usual. Kids go to school, mum enjoys the peace and quiet for a few hours, kids come home from school. Tea time, bath time, bed time. Relax. Go to bed yourself, expecting it to be like Groundhog Day again tomorrow.

Oh no. That wasn’t in the plans of Mother Nature. Especially not here in Lincolnshire. Nope. Good old Mother Nature wanted to throw those plans out of the window. Read more

January Degustabox | Subscription Box Review

January Degustabox review

For a lot of people, January is the start of a new year health kick. This seemed to be the theme of the January Degustabox – aptly named “New Year, New Me” for the first few products. I will say, there were a few new brands to me in this box and I do try everything, but there were some I wasn’t so keen on. That’s not to say someone else wouldn’t be, of course.

  • Enjoy 10 to 15 surprise products, many are completely new to the market!
  • Receive your Degustabox every month filled with goodies.
  • All for much less than you would pay in the shops!

So what was inside the January Degustabox? Read more

A patio makeover

Artificial grass

From the day we moved into our forever home, there was a lot of work we needed to do. Don’t get me wrong, my father-in-law built it up pretty much from scratch; but as he got older and after my mother-in-law passed away, he sort of ‘let it go’ and lost the will. And then, he passed also. But, it meant we got pretty much a blank canvas to build upon. Being a creative person, my head was overflowing with ideas. Especially after living in a flat for the previous five years, I was absolutely ecstatic to finally have not one garden, but three! Read more

Winning the Battle against Writer’s Block – Blogging Isn’t a Walk in the Park

Planning notebook

“All you do is just sit behind a computer all day, tapping away on your keyboard – it’s not hard.” – Sound familiar? Chances are, if you earn a living by working on a computer, someone has attempted to play down just how hard you actually work.

“You don’t do any actual work.”

“You’ve never done an honest day’s work before.”

“How can you be tired? All you’ve done is sitting down all day.”

No, all bloggers do is pull an idea out of thin air and write it down. Not to mention build up our websites, form a content strategy, marketing strategy, trawl through numerous requests and liaise with other bloggers and businesses while keeping on top of life in general. Read more

Chicken & broccoli pasta bake | Recipe (Slimming World friendly)

A pasta bake is a great staple meal for Slimming World members, and I’ve previously shared a few on the blog. This one doesn’t create a lot of washing up as there is no pre-cooking on the hob, of anything other than the pasta. It’s basically a “throw it all in, and sit back and wait” type of dish! I’ve used dried breadcrumbs to top this one instead of cheese; they just add an extra bit of crunch. Though you could top with cheese too if you like, using your healthy extra or synning it.  Read more