Tuesday, May 10, 2022

EXPLORING | BRITAIN'S BEST BEER GARDEN


Whatever the opposite of ‘getting out a lot’ is, that is what I have spent the vast majority of the last two years doing. I am sure I almost became fused to my sofa at one point. There were hundreds of weekends lost to Judge Judy marathons, long Aldi trips and (my new favourite) mould time-lapses on YouTube. Yup, they’re a thing… 


I have a real bone to pick with the pandemonium-that-shall-not-be-named because it took up two years of my twenties. Those were years that I feel should have been filled with travel, adventure and new experiences. So now the world has finally started to open up again, I’m grabbing life by the balls and am determined to make up for lost time.  I’ve already been on holiday to Dubrovnik, Croatia and spent a fabulous weekend in London. But today’s blog post is all about my day-trip to explore the beautiful village of Pensford and visit Britain’s Best Beer Garden at The Rising Sun. 

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Sunday, February 6, 2022

GARNIER ULTIMATE BLENDS HAIR FOOD REVIEW | SMOOTHING COCONUT + NOURISHING BANANA

 

It feels like such a long time ago that I experimented with hair care. I’ve been known to be quite set in my ways when it comes to the stuff I out on my head given all the traumas it’s been through! For those of you who’ve read my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’ve been bleaching and colouring my hair for years upon years. You’ll also probably know that about 2 years back, a ‘hairdresser’ melted off my hair into an attractive mullet. Since then, I’ve been super careful about what products I’m using, using heat, sleeping with it up, using hairbands and all that good stuff. I’ve generally used salon-brands or higher-end products you can get in the supermarket or Boots. This time, though, I seem to have made a bit of a mistake by choosing these Garnier products…

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Sunday, January 30, 2022

A HUGE ESSENTIAL CLEANING PRODUCT HAUL


I actually filmed the accompanying YouTube video to this an age ago, but recently remembered I took a load of blog photos to go alongside it - so here we are. You can actually tell that these photos were taken before we were plunged into the depths of winter based on how much brighter my living room looks! 

A cleaning haul isn’t something I’ve ever done on my channel or blog before, but I’ve been loooong into my cleaning ever since [like so many of you!] becoming obsessed with Mrs. Hinch in 2017ish. There’s just something about plonking down onto your disinfected sofa after scrubbing your home to within an inch of its life on a Saturday that hits different now. Maybe it’s a sign of my mid-twenties age? It’s honestly become one of the biggest joys in my life.

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Friday, January 28, 2022

VEGAN LUNCH + DINNER IDEAS #2

 

With Veganuary drawing to a close [and my god, how quickly has it gone??] I really cannot believe this is only #2 of this series. Considering all the delicious things we’ve had for dinner and how well we’ve stuck to it, I’m surprised I’ve not been churning these out every couple of days. But, to be honest, I really think that because we’ve just relaxed into it so well, it’s become a non-thing around the house. We haven’t really noticed we’re doing Veganuary and it’s just a normal, natural thing for us. That’s especially in the last couple of weeks of the month.

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Sunday, January 23, 2022

VEGAN CREAMY BACON + BROCCOLI PASTA RECIPE | OATLY, THIS™, VITALITE


This was definitely an ambitious one. Let’s be honest, nothing says ‘Veganuary’ like a cheesy bacon pasta, does it? But I really couldn’t see myself going a month without a comforting, melty and gooey bowl of savoury, creamy pasta. This was an entirely experimental recipe. I was really interested to see how far I could push the limits of dairy and meat alternatives. I wanted to see how close to a classic ‘normal’ dish I could get without using any animal products. Normally, I’ll make a creamy pasta dish for dinner once a fortnight or so, and I really wouldn’t want to go without it long-term. I do not think that a recipe like this would have been possible a few years ago, but with the incredible progress in vegan alternatives to things like double cream and bacon, it’s exciting to see what we can replicate. I actually ended up shooketh and impressed with the results of my playing about in the kitchen!

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