• My Diary

    February – The Month of (Self)Love

    Happy Valentines Day everybody! Now, I’m going to sound quite cynical but, I don’t “do” Valentine’s day. I don’t believe that one day is going to make a difference to a relationship and I think love should be celebrated every day. Love isn’t just tied to relationships either…..

  • Recipes

    Bacon, Leek and Potato Soup

    Bacon, Leek and Potato Soup is the perfect winter-warmer. I do love soup! There’s just something about it when the weather is miserable and cold. Soup is just the perfect meal. It warms you from the inside out. This Bacon, Leek and Potato soup is perfect for those grey, rainy days and is really filling thanks to the potato. It’s also a good way of using up some sad looking potatoes lurking in the cupboard. If you don’t fancy this one why not try my Chunky Vegetable Soup or Carrot And Coriander Soup With Crunchy Croutons instead? There’s a soup for everyone in my eyes!

  • Recipes

    Victoria Sponge (well not quite)

    Scan Bran….. You either love it or hate it and I must say, I quite like it! Now, please don’t expect this to be like a proper Victoria sponge because it’s not but as far as low calorie cakes go, this is a decent one! Scan Bran makes quite a squidgy cake but it’s heavy, not light and fluffy like a proper sponge. I had half a cake as breakfast and could barely eat lunch which is not like me!

  • My Diary

    When Life Takes Over

    I don’t get food guilt anymore but I know a lot of people do. They eat a takeaway then regret it and even punish themselves for doing so. I like “bad food”, it’s half the reason I needed to diet in the first place, so I’m not going to stop eating it just because I’m “On Slimming World”.  I usually have a cheat night on a Tuesday after weigh in but sometimes life gets in the way and there are no good options available or, you just don’t want the good options so I will have bad food on a different day as well as my regular Tuesday. 

  • Beauty

    January Glossybox Reveal

    New year, old box. We’re back to the classic pink for the first Glossybox of the year. This box is all about self care after a season of gluttony, which I for one am up for! I’ve tried my best to look after my skin as best I can this winter but it could always use a little more help.

  • Recipes

    Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

    Roasted Red Pepper Hummus was a little bit of an experiment. I love when my experiments go right though! I’ve never been much of a hummus fan but I decided to give this a go so I’ve got something a bit different for lunch. Now it’s got me thinking about summer picnics down the beach. This is the only way I will ever eat celery. I can’t stand it on it’s own usually! Shop bought hummus can be quite high in fat so this is a healthier alternative. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is a little bit thicker but still tastes amazing. It also doesn’t take too long to make, as…

  • Recipes

    Slow Cooker Pepperpot Stew

    I love a slow cooker meal, and Pepperpot Stew is definitely one of my favourites. Slow cookers are just so handy for busy days and you can make perfect wintery stews. This particular stew is full of flavour but with a slight kick. The kids enjoy it too so it shows it’s not too spicy. You can make this with beef or pork, both taste great but I prefer pork.

  • My Diary

    That Weird Week

    Another year is nearly over and we’re currently in that weird week between Christmas and New Year where you don’t really know what to do with yourself or what day it even is. I’m failing miserably at getting back on the Slimming bandwagon but desperate to get back on the yoga train as I literally hurt everywhere! I think the food side I can slowly work on as I clear the crap food from the house and start to refill my fruit bowl with actual fruit instead of chocolate oranges and the pile of sweets that it is currently housing. The exercise part is going to start again today though;…

  • Beauty

    December Glossybox Review

    So here we are, the last of my Glossybox posts for 2017, where has the last year gone! I did consider doing a post about my favourite products that came from these boxes this year but let’s face it, I doubt I’ll have the time unfortunately. Plus, I’ve had so many great things that I think I’d find it hard to narrow them down. I’m probably better off doing a list of things I didn’t like which would just consist of everything from Sleek Makeup (I’m sorry if you like it but see my previous reviews for my reasons). Anyway, I digress as usual. Here’s what the gorgeous December box…

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