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All things Autumn

It's coming to the end of October and I can certainly feel the change in temperature. I've been experimenting again with my cam and got some quality natural photo's, most of the shots are from around our new home, there are so many trees here and it looks beautiful in...

University Essentials shopping list

Shopping for university dorms can be  s o o o  s t r e s s f u l . . . Because you're essentially moving out of your parents house with nothing but your clothes.  It can be quite a shopping list to write, but luckily for you I've done it all for you, not only your...

Butternut squash & Blue Stilton risotto

Description Making risotto is great because it's very similar to past dishes, you can simply add as many veggies as you like and you know it will taste amazing.  This dish sprung from a little Coop recipe card which used butternut squash and blue Stilton cheese, it is...

Why should I go to University?

There will be many of you in school and college who are having a think about what you want to do with your life. And you've probably had a load of lectures of your teachers, parents and organisations about what you're planning on doing after school and college. Many...

Amsterdam City break

City of Sin As you may have seen from my Instagram feed back in March, I had a long weekend cityscape to Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Although I love the beach, bikini and a sun tan, I think I'm finally getting the jist of these city breaks, a few days away can be very...

17 Tips & tricks when meal planning

What is meal planning? Why should I do it? How is this going to help me? Clue is in the name, planning meals, meal planning can be so so beneficial for everyone whether you're busy, dieting or even need a bit of food inspiration.  I know... It sounds like a farse,...

Vegan: Butternut Squash & chickpea Korma

Description I had a bash at another vegan recipe, however this one was unplanned, I was simple trying to use up some ingredients in the cupboards and fridge and Volia! It's quite funny how much I learnt when I was making this curry, I always wondered how Korma was...

Monday motivation: Follow your heart (printable)

I'm so happy I'm happy and motivated and back to being me, it's such a nice feeling to feel completely content with life at the moment. Similar post to last week I suppose, I ready to get cracking with all my plans and putting things into action, I've made my list and...

Ham asparagus & fusilli

Ingredients Pasta - package for serving suggestions 50ml single cream 2 slices ham 3 asparagus' 3 tbsp frozen peas 3 tbsp sweetcorn 1/2 yellow pepper Method Boil a pan of water, add in pasta Chop up the veggies and ham and add to a hot pan to soften Later add in the...

Blackened chicken & quinoa salad

Description Salads are so quick and easy to throw together and this one only has 5 ingredients so anyone could do it! With only 10-15 minutes to wait for the chicken to cook it's a quick on the go meal. Remember you can make this to meal prep for the following day...

QOTD#12

Just a small reminder for today to give yourself time! Time for you if the most important, to grow you have to have to focus on you.  Don't forget you're the most important in your life, don't forget about you. Treat your body and mind well. Print...

QOTD#11

Hello beauties! I think I abuse these Monday posts to talk about how my life is going and to reflect on the week and since I have been doing I've felt a bit of a theme each week, which I've found pretty useful. It's given me a bit of direction and indication on where...

Grapes

Grapes are a great snacking fruit, I always find food I can pick and eat are great snacks, like plum tomatoes, blackberries, strawberries etc. Like all fruits there's benefits because of the amount of vitamin and antioxidants in them. In this post I'm going to be...

Gammon & pineapple, roasties & carrot salad

Description I made this ages ago and writing it up is making me want to have it again soon! Gammon and pineapple is the perfect sweet-savoury combination pairing with with some herby potatoes and my childhood favourite carrot salad. When I was younger Carrot salad was...

QOTD#10

Do you ever have a sudden realisation?! Mine happened last week and I cannot stop thinking about it. I am much much happier when I do things that I love doing, I'm sure many of us feel like this too.  There has been many things for while that I've wanted to do, it's...

Ginuwine – Pony

A song I've known for a long time however a friend brought it up in conversation and now I'm addicted... So it's known from the soundtrack of Magic Mike the film and that's how it came up in conversation through the film. But I'm sure you'll agree it has such a nice...

QOTD#9

Happy Monday! I hope all of you had a great week last week and got loads done, me on the other hand... I did not. Which is annoying but I've come to terms with it and decided it isn't all that bad. Everyone has off days and weeks and mine was last week, I had no...

QOTD#8

Hows January everyone? I hope he's treating you well, personally I am currently loving 2018 and last week I managed to get everything on my to-do list D O N E... Can you      b e l i e v e      it? I can't... I wanted to have a little chat about being lonely, I think...

Spiced Fajitas

Description It's been a long time since I've done a recipe post, so here we are! Some of my favourite food ever is Mexican and Spanish they both have terrific flavours, my Mexican/Spanish inspired meal is FAJITAS... 2 tortilla wraps, trust me it's filling! Contains...

QOTD#7

The first week of 2018 is done! Hows it been? Productive... Not so productive, either way there is a brand new week ahead of us so make it worthwhile! I want to talk about being kind, I think some people don't realise the value of kindness and it's only something I...

January in York

A few of my favourite photo's from York, I took my Brother Tom for a few days and we had so much fun! We visited the Minster, The Shambles, Clifford's Tower, The dungeons, Jorvic centre, Chocolate Story, the Yorkshire Museum & gardens and we walked the walls. All...

Happy 2018

Who is ready for 2018?! It's finally, finally here, a feel like a new start has been coming for a long time and now it feels like all the bad can be left in 2017 and the great can continue with us on our journey. It's about about reflection, learning from your...

10 Ways to sleep better at night

Recently I have been ridiculously stressed and worked up about lots and lots of things it seems and I've found it's actually affecting my ability to fall asleep quite a lot, which is very VERY strange for me, usually my head hits the pillow and I've gone. I'm no...

How to:Make the perfect cheese board

Christmas time= Food time! With it only being a couple of days left until Christmas day is here, I thought I share my favourite part. Cheese is my favourite and is my favourite part of Christmas along with the rest of the delicious food. So in today's post is all...

Lower Than Atlantis – Get Over It

I LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE this song! It has been the most relatable song to me over the past few months and I love jamming on to it. It's the first time I've heard of the band and I think they're great, and as my brother pointed out the drumming the song is fantastic and...

QOTD#6

Oops! Sorry I'm late (I know it's not Monday) The best way to pick yourself up from a fall is to busy yourself with all the fun things you enjoy doing. The last few months have been really really hard on my mental health having a lot to think and worry about, I...

Paolo Nutini – Loving you

This is one of my all time favourite songs. Paolo Nutini is by far one of my favourite artists going, I've kinda grown up with the These Streets album released in 2006, so I was about 8 ish. My mum is quite obsessed with him herself and actually got to see him live at...

QOTD#5

Monday has rolled around wayyyy to quickly, what do you say? My quote for the day is black and white (or red and white) but you get the jist! I'm that person that has a sudden spurt of motivation or a gust of confidence but it never seems to stick with me for long....

Pumpkin & Kale Couscous

Description Feeling a little more of a winter-y vibe using pumpkin, although quite bright, fluffy and summery with the greens and couscous. This is the perfect dish for lunch and dinner, especially with it's ease of taking to work in some Tupperware.  The Pumpkin...

Sam Smith – Pray

So ready for Tune Tuesday, so this week my music for the week is all about Sam Smith. I came across 'Pray' watching the Carpool Karaoke with James Corden and I was amazed with how good Sam's voice is naturally, I have always had a place for Sam Smith's music,...

QOTD#4

Happy Monday everyone. I hope it's treating you well, so today's inspiration is from one of my idols, Marilyn Monroe. When I came across Miss Monroe earlier this week it brought back so many memories from when I was younger, I used to be obsessed by her, her persona,...

George Michael – Faith

It's Tune Tuesday! My favourite song of the week, is from a legend! - George Michael! Faith is such a feel good song, it makes me want to just jump up and have a good dance, I came across this song from my boyfriend, one day I'd decided it was a Wham! Day and Brandon...

QOTD#3

Happy Monday everyone! In attempt to also motivate myself to do some bloody work, I hope it helps you guys too. My quote of the week this week as you can see is about getting to where you want to be, I have always had high expectations for myself as we all should, if...

QOTD#2

Hello! How is your Monday going? Recently I've felt a lotttt of pressure from work, university work and home life which is completely natural. I've come to the conclusion we can't blame ourselves, we have to be the best version of us and if we are that's more than...

Gammon, salad & cooked peppers

Description I love gammon! It's probably my favourite joint of meat to cook, weirdly enough though I'm not a huge fan of bacon, but gammon is lovely... especially in a salad.  Yes, it is a total of £1.14 per portion, but I'm telling you if you was going to buy this...

The peppered beef hotpot

Description Now all these cold nights are settling in it's great to come back to something hot and tasty after a long hard day. The best bit about this is it can be prepped in the morning and cooking all day and served in the evening without a fuss! The peppered beef...

Sausage & green bean tomato pasta

Description I am a huge lover of the savoury and I am a huge lover of this lunch, Sausage and green bean tomato pasta. I won't lie, this like many of my other recipe are all made up depending on what's left over and what needs to be used up, this one worked so well, I...

Baked potato with cottage cheese & spring onion

Description This is the perfect lunch for at home or at work as you can simply prepare the potato at home & finish if off on your lunch break. The cottage cheese and spring onion together are the perfect match! Along with a handful of salad on the side helps all...

QOTD

Today I'm feeling a little inspired and recently I've been feeling a bit rubbish, as we all do sometimes! My quote of the week, The world is your oyster We are all capable of our own happiness and whatever it is that life throws your way can affect you, I guess this...

Lemons

Lemons are becoming rapidly more and more famous for current health crazes.  They are distinguishable by the bright yellow colour and sour kick from the juice, flesh, oil and zest, not only does it offer many flavours in foods, whether that be for sweet or savoury...

Chicken & veggie stir fry with couscous

Description My boyfriend is obsessed with this meal, when I first made it he was too busy to help out with the cooking that night and left me to it and he loved it. It was the first time I had made turmeric the main spice of the dish and the spice and flavours it gave...

DIY KFC

Description So so sooo excited to share with you my new recipe KFC at home, my boyfriend and I have been having cravings for KFC almost every week and we've now mastered the recipe to get the perfect fried chicken all at home for half the price it'd cost eating out,...

White fish with butternut squash mash and veggies

Description Within the last year I've taught myself to like eating fish, it was always one of those foods which looks gorgeous when cooked but I was always too scared to try it or I wouldn't like it. White fish like haddock and pollock aren't as fishy tasting compared...

Tomato, mozzerella and beetroot salad

Description A nice and easy simply salad, that's filling and scrummy. I honestly love this salad because I love mozzarella, this time I added beetroot to the mix giving more flavours. You can switch up the oil dressing to something a little less heavy on the fats,...

Roast beef and feta salad

Description All about salad, I must say i am a huge fan of salads, apart from the fact all the fruit and veg are super healthy, the colours and flavours all compliment one another.  Salad dressings are one thing I don't use very often but but for this one i thought it...

Easy peasy cottage pie

Description Cottage pie is one of my all time favourite, such a homey, warm-hearted feel to it. With all my dishes I try to shove in as much veg as I possible can, this can help with fussy kids to as it disguises it more. I loved the flavours that came out of this...

Egg Florentine

Description This is a 'Love me' or 'hate me' dish I'll assure you! However very simple and tasty to eat, with only 5 ingredients to make.  I always season with cracked black pepper and occasionally salt to taste, you can also add a sprinkle of chilli powder or for a...

Homemade Lasagna

Description I made lasagna the other night, and it went down very well.  I've always bulked out the meaty-tomato sauce with a little bit of veg, usually diced onion, carrot and celery.  Lasagna is all about the layers, and I think that's why I like it so much, all...

Cumberland sausage with potato & green salad

Description Personally, I love dishes like these, although they are so simply and easy to make, it looks good on a plate and tastes even better. There's something about the Cumberland flavour that is moreish, the potato salad recipe is one I have grown up with, the...

Mini Lime cheesecakes

Description I am a lover of desserts at the best of times, and cheesecake just happens to be one of my favourite puddings.  My concoction starts with a solid biscuity base and topped with the citrus creamy filling of the cake.  I usually do citrus flavoured...

A day in Paris

Follow my blog with Bloglovin For my 19th Birthday back in June I ventured to Paris with my boyfriend and a few friends for university.  Paris, I can imagine, is a place that is most likely on everyone's bucket list, it was definitely on mine.   I'd never been before,...

Baked halloumi, chicken & red pepper kebabs

Description Many of us would rather have a takeaway on a Friday night, after a long hard week, I feel your pain!  I've come up with a healthier... more delicious kebab without the grease, YAY.  With chunky pieces of chicken and halloumi, along with the veg and salad,...

Puerto De La Cruz, Tenerife!

Yay for summer! I spent a week of my early summer in north Tenerife with my friend Charlotte from university.  I’ve never been to Tenerife before and some of my relatives go back every year if not more than once a year, and they love it! Char and I thought we’d give...

Creamy cauliflower pasta with ribbon courgette

Description Pasta dishes have to be one of my all time favourite meals to cook! I decided I would do a vegetarian this time, but would be very easily made into a meatier meal if that's what you fancied.  The creamy pasta sauce is made from blended cauliflower added to...

DIY Room Décor

Good afternoon people! Over the next few weeks I'm doing a series of posts featuring the DIY I have done in my room at University, so be sure to check them out 🙂 As you may already know I'm now at University, Whoop! and I'm now getting to the point where I'm really...

My Bullet Journal Experience

Hello everyone! Today's post is going to be about organisation, because you know, I'm a bit too obsessed.  At the end of July I was going to buy a new notebook for something else I decided needed to be logged, it came across my mind that I have way too many notebooks...

I’m BACK – College, holidays birthdays and more!

Yes, I am now back blogging again for good! As I haven't posted since January, so, I sincerely apologise and I promise it won't happen again.  I was scrolling through Facebook t'other day and noticed it had been 1 whole Year since I'd started my blog and decided it's...

Tips to save money

Now it's that time of year where now everyone is broke and money starts to become an issue for many people. We start to overlook our forthcoming year and figure what needs to be spent and when.  My boyfriend and I have booked a holiday for June, and I have been saving...

New years resolutions

This year's resolutions was suprisingly very easy to make, 2016 is going to be a big year, I can feel it! 1) So, my first resolution is to take more of an effort to work on my appearance, I would like to go to the gym a lot more and I want my body to feel good and...

The festive feeling

So to me, it's now Christmas and i cannot wait for December 1st and that means colder-erdarker nights *sigh* but it also means things start getting a little more festive and magical! Although some of you might not be in the Christmas spirit yet here is a few things...

November favourites

Throughout the month it's now obvious that Winter is here, honestly I can't stand the cold but I do love the winter vibes! A few things that I have been using through November, here we go! During the cold days skin care has to be up to scratch, we can't be having any...

Mid Afternoon Snack

For a quick rade of the fridge mum and I did pretty good when we took this from what was in there. Ingredients Cherry tomatoes Mushrooms Spring onions Honey roast ham Bread Cheese Olive oil In a pan fry olive oil, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes,spring onions and ham. When...

Halloween looks X2

Cat This is the most subtle one I have tried out, so if you're looking for a minimal costume and makeup this is the one for you! For Makeup, I have started makeup as I would to go out in, as it is quite minimal  all you will need is your everyday makeup kit. 1....

Halloween look 2015

This year my Halloween night was at dancing, I went with my best friend Charlotte as a duo- Hansel & Gretal.  I wore my new pinafore dress with a checked shirt underneath with black socks and my black Chunky heels. We we're inspired by make up we'd found by other...

New skin care collection

So I needed a treat and decided to venture to superdrug and see what they have got.  My skin condition has recently been awful and I really needed that pick me up so I bought Simple products: day cream, facial scrub, face mask, daily cleanser and B. Products: micellar...

Halloween Treats

Spider cupcakes Ingredients For the cakes: 100g plain flour 20g cocoa powder 140g caster sugar 1.5 tsp baking powder pinch of salt 40g butter 120ml milk 1 egg 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Oreo's Black and white icing pen For the icing: ...icing sugar ...Butter Food...

House of terror, Manchester

A week or so ago I venture out into Manchester to go onto the 'House of Terror' scare attraction for a pre-Halloween treat.  I have never been on anything like this before and thought I'd quite enjoy it, so because I had absolutely no clue what I was letting myself in...

Bigger, Brighter Eyes

Eyes are for falling in love with therefore they must be (stereotypically) the most beautiful part of our face. My eyes aren't the biggest, and although I do quite like my eyes, I'd like them to stand out more and look a tiny bit bigger.  The things I've been trying...

A venture up Scotland

Scotland! I went to Scotland for the weekend for University open days and luckily I have family in Glasgow.  So we stayed at auntie Pamela's, I haven't been to visit for almost 5 years and I'm not kidding the house was exactly the same and it brought back so many...

Getting long, thick hair

For many years I have been battling to get my long thick hair. And after I chopped it off in October 2014 to a long bob it has now grown around 5 inches! I am a big tips reader and I love to know the ins and outs about stuff like this so I read all the articles going....

Back to school: Organisation

I have been back at sixth form for 3 weeks and I can't explain how it has flown by! I've had all the dreaded talks with my tutor and teachers about results and I've decided it's time to get organised.  In general, I am most of the time, organised. I'm always writing...

Holiday blues

Seeing all the holiday posts on instagram really makes me jealous, I haven't been away for forever! My last aboard holiday was Turkey, Marmaris in 2012 which was amazing I went away with my mum, brother Tommy, a close family friend and her daughter. I'm currently...

Pesto pasta salad

Another quick lunch recipe, you are going to need... 100g pasta 2& a 1/2 tap pesto 1 stick of celery 1/2 tomato 1/4 long pepper Sliced Lettuce Chunked mature cheese A grind a black pepper Sprinkle of parmesan cheese Drizzle of olive oil 1.Boil water for your...

Vicky Pattison – Nothing but the Truth

Recently completing Vicky'so 1st book I have got to say I cannot wait for the next one!  Personally I love her anyway, but I thoroughly enjoyed her book, it is the first book I have read since the 'Fault in our Stars' and is my first ever autobiography. As usual you...

Mixed bean filled tortilla

Got something a little bit different today, so as I am super super into cooking and baking (and eating) I thought I might put up a few easy peasy recipes for lunches, breakfast and dinner and maybe some snacks and stuff, they are all super healthy and super yummy! ...

Leeds fest!

Leeds!  All very exciting twas twas, can I just say this photo is probably... well definitely not the best! But I look so proud, Leeds and Reading Festival was absolutely amazing, although I cheated and stayed in a nearby... Or not so nearby Hotel (you will find out...

Top 5 Body creams

Body butters, creams, oils, sprays you name it! Our skin should feel soft and silky like a baby's butt! I usually moisturise after a shower or bath to soften the skin, it also helps feel that little bit extra clean. My family has quite sensitive skin, so I'm quite...

Leeds Ready

With only 1 days til the opening of Leeds Fest, I cannot tell you how excited I am to be going, of course, I don't go til Friday Morning, as I weren't lucky enough to do the full long weekend.  So instead my boyfriend, Robbie and I decided to go Friday through to...

Being motivated for gym

One of the most dreaded words of the century! And with summer now coming to an end... Before it begun, we need to get our bodies into gear.  I've found going to the gym early is probably the best way to start of my day and it really sets me up and gets me pumping for...

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