Finding Happiness…

How you feel at any given time is not about what the world gives you, or what events transpire around you, or what other people do to you, it is about what you THINK about the world, the events or the things people do.  Your thoughts can be your most powerful ally or enemy, and the beauty is,…

Wedding Planning

All the things you need to remember and think about when planning a wedding in one place. I searched high and low for this list, and I came to realise it is a bit like a unicorn, I’m convinced it’s out there but I have yet to find it!  So I had to create my…

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

I’ve been ill.  Sick to the stomach, unable to breathe, coughing up my lung, ribs feeling like they have been broken, headache, earache, sore throat, temperature the works.  Full blown man flu.  (It was pneumonia so possibly not as bad as man flu). There is only one thing for man-flu (apart from a cupboard full…

Wildflower Tutorial using Waste Felt

When making flowers out of felt, we use all kinds of shapes and all different sizes.  So out of the corners of waste felt you can make petals and stamen. Waste not want not After cutting shapes out of felt you are inevitably left with corners and seemingly unusable bits and pieces.  Don’t throw them…

Kale Glorious Kale – A Quick and Easy Recipe

The old superfood, kale may be being replaced by other more glamorous superfoods like avocados and broccoli(!!), but it is still a winner in my house and that may well be because of how I serve it up. No boring boiling for any kale that comes through my door, oh no! Kale deserves something special…

Mountains and Molehills

In the light of recent world events, this may seem like an unlikely heading.  This is not a blog post about the US election, if I did that I may well offend far too many people and lets face it Britain messed up recently too so ya know… No this is about actual minor events…

How to Overcome Feeling Overwhelmed

I’ve had that horrid, “so much to do, so little time” feeling for a while now and I know I am no more over-worked, etc than most people plus I also don’t have the added stress and strain of brining up a child or two, so why do I keep feeling so overwhelmed? If I look at…

Warming White Bean Soup

My GOD it’s cold outside! Who said Winter could come so soon, I thought Jon Snow was dead? He is probably alive again, who knows I got lost in the Game of Thrones when the little puppies were clearly going to be killed.  So what to do about the cold? Eat warm things of course!…

Steak n Kidney Sunday

Carbs glorious carbs, Steak, kidney and pastry! You probably were starting to think I never eat carbs, but I do, because not to would be unhealthy and imbalanced! So here is a recipe for a gloriously delicious and healthy steak and kidney pie, using a spelt pastry and served with lots of veg. Recipe: Serves 4…