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Spring Smoothie Recipe

I’ve recently been enjoying blueberry smoothies and I wanted to share a quick recipe with you guys! I always used to use water in my smoothies, but since I started running I’ve noticed they just aren’t filling me up enough.…

My Linda McCartney Vegetarian Challenge

Last week I was challenged by Linda McCartney Foods to go vegetarian for National Vegetarian Week, with their help! Linda McCartney Foods are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year which is really quite incredible. I’m not a vegetarian and I’ve never bought any of their foods before, but I thought it would be really fun to do the challenge and try out what it would really be like being a vegetarian… and to find out if I could actually make it a week without eating meat! I’m sure I have readers who are vegetarian, or at least trying to cut back on meat like we all should be doing, so I gratefully accepted the challenge!

Catesby’s, Cambridge

When the #CambMeetUp group invited me to the Catesby’s event I put it in the diary straight away! I’ve always loved their shop; my mum used to bring home items from them when it used to be in Wells, Norfolk.…

Grand Designs Live

So a couple of weeks ago I had something rather exciting through my letter box, rather than the usual bills or catalogs! It turns out I’d been sent some Grand Designs Live tickets by Smeg as I won a competition they ran. I love Grand Designs so I was so excited to attend the event for the 1st time!

Beards & Daisies

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll probably know by now that I LOVE flowers. I did some work experience in a florist when I was younger and that was the beginning of my love and appreciation for flowers. Since moving into my own place I can’t resist having various flowers around my home.

Sticks’n’Sushi, Cambridge

When the invite came through for the Sticks’n’Sushi preview event I was excited to try out a brand new restaurant in Cambridge, but I was also a little apprehensive because I don’t like sushi and don’t eat raw fish! I knew M would enjoy the sushi side of things so my challenge was whether I could go and enjoy the place without eating sushi… and the answer is a huge YES!! I know there will be readers like me who don’t like sushi so I’m so happy to show you my wonderful experience with this new restaurant.

Gousto Meal 2 Review

I’m welcoming Michael to write a bit about this meal as it was his turn to cook tonight. We thought we’d both make sure to cook one Gousto meal each to see what it’s like before we commit to a…

April Favourites

This is my favourite scent at the moment. The fact we had snow and sleet last week just made need something to remind me it’s actually spring and not winter! This scent did an amazing job at keeping me smiling and it has such a lovely positive smell (although aren’t all there scents just amazing!?). Let me know if you have any of the Jo Malone fragrances and what your favourite is!

Gousto Meal 1 Review

So it’s time to cook the first meal from my Gousto box, a creamy mushroom stroganoff. Let’s see how I get on as I’m so bad at following recipes! The great thing that’s on my side is that everything is pre-measured and ready to go, so that will help things a lot!

Gousto Box Review

I’ve recently been awful at organising my meals and food shopping. I don’t usually enjoy going food shopping so I’ve been doing it online for a while, and since I started blogging I’ve been less and less organised with my food shop! I love cooking and experimenting with new recipes but that requires buying lots of ingredients, and I really hate waste! I hate seeing food go to waste if it’s not been used up… perhaps it’s because when I was a child if I didn’t eat all my dinner I was reminded about the people in this world who struggle to get access to food.

Friday Fitness Week 6

Today’s run was made up of a 5 minute warm-up walk, 5 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking, 8 minutes of running, another 3 minutes of walking, 5 minutes of running, and then a final 5 minute warm-down walk. Phew! I definitely prefer the previous 20 minutes of solid running as I managed to pace myself better rather than keep running and stopping

My 3 Top Cleansers

I was always one of those girls who never thought there was a problem just using cleansing wipes. I’d think why spend loads on expensive cleansers if I can get away with a high street brand of cleansing wipes!? However I began to realise my skin was getting worse and thought it was about time I start looking after my face! I’m only going to have one chance at this and if I don’t look after it properly now I’ll regret it when I’m older!

Bill’s, Peterborough

Last week I headed to Peterborough to get my hands on some of the gorgeous Ivy Park sportswear that Beyoncé has done for Topshop. It happened to be lunchtime and I was starving so I decided to head to Bill’s. There are quite a few dotted around the country and I’ve been to the Cambridge one before but never the Peterborough restaurant.