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…

My Fitness Journey – Progress Report

Since being inspired to move my body a little more than walking and sleeping I have been tracking my progress. On January 7 2017 I did my first exercise class in so many years (I don’t include yoga in this) as I started my journey of fitness with HIIT boot camps with Helen Turrell of…

Quick and Easy Low Carb Office Lunches      

  When following a healthy eating plan such as carb cycling, which involves low and no carb days, it can seem quite challenging when faced with the dreaded office lunch!  With so many to-go places focused on bread or pasta, with very little choice of no carb meals apart from salad what can you do?…

My Plank Challenge

Since I have been attending Helen Turrell’s BodyHIIT45 on a Saturday morning I have found myself feeling fitter and slimmer!  But I find myself needing to keep the momentum going during the week. Because I work I simply do not have the energy before or after to go to any other classes (I was trying…

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…

Felt Flower Crafting – Tools

Before you embark on making any flowers from felt it is essential to have all the right tools. I have found myself stuck mid-flow because I realised I wanted to make a type of flower and didn’t have the right bits so to speak! As well as investing in good quality felt (see my intro…

Quick and Healthy Blackbean Chilli

I love chilli and have never considered making it with anything other than mince.  Until I discovered blackbeans that is.  I have made this several times, perfecting it each time until I felt it was ready for all of you and could be made simply, quickly and still be delicious! I make it the day…

Felt Flower Making – An Introduction

I love playing with felt, I always have and when I started planning my wedding I realised it made total sense to make all my flowers out of felt as a way of getting back into my favourite crafting. No-one warned me how crazy I was! Which is lucky really otherwise I would not have…