Month: December 2015

Food // The best places to buy fresh food

I’ve mentioned before how I’ve recently moved house and I’m still discovering my new stomping ground. And one thing is rather important – where I do my food shop! I love a weekly trip to the supermarket. Deciding what meals to plan that week, picking up the ingredients I’ll need. I love to make fresh meals from scratch, packed with veggies. As I’ve said before, Aldi is my favourite supermarket, as it’s cheap yet the food is fresh and the veg lasts. But I discovered a Booths has opened a mere 5 minutes from my house, so on Bank Holiday Monday I paid a visit. Booths is the holy grail of ‘nice’ supermarket. Fresh, homegrown fruit and delicious cuts of meats and cheese. Booths supermarkets can only be found up North, but if you’re ever passing one, it’s worth a visit.    I picked up a couple of slabs of cheese whilst I was in – a delicious mango and ginger stilton and a cut of cranberry wensleydale. All washed down with a couple of …

Life // Blogging in 2015

2015 was the year I decided to put my all into my blog and really define what I want to talk about on my space of the internet. Having been blogging for a whopping 5 years and hitting that milestone back in June, I really enjoyed upping my content and honing in on food and beauty this year. Sometimes there’s pressure in the blogging world to do what everybody else is doing but it’s best to stay true to you. I personally love to read lifestyle blogs to discover new recipes to try and beauty blogs to find reviews on new make up I want to buy. So, because these two areas are my interest, this became my niche. It doesn’t matter whether 5 or 500 people are reading my posts, as I enjoy what I’m writing about. This year I made the conscious decision to invest in my photography. Not in the way many blogger are, by investing in an Olympus Pen,  but I upgraded my point and shoot, thought about props, lighting and …

Food // Sunday Brunch

Well, Christmas was rather lovely this year. The first in our new home and time spent equally with both of our families. As we come out the other side, I’m spending some quality time on the sofa and planning lots of lovely meals to cook, bake and create in my new kitchen. But before my fridge gets newly stocked with fresh fruits and veggies, we’re enjoying polishing off the cheeseboard and have truly indulgent breakfasts whilst we’re both off work. And today was no different. After a lazy lie-in and a quick nosey in the fridge, I settled on having Brussels pate on toast. We’ve stocked up on our cupboard essentials with blackcurrant jam and  lurking too. Perfect for the Sunday after Christmas!

Life // This Week in Pictures 

I mentioned in my last post I’ve just moved house and my internet is yet to be switched on and whilst we settle in posts are limited, so here’s my week in pictures instead. Our new house! Discovering cute cafes in our new town New home and Christmas cards making out lounge feel homely His and hers hot chocolates When the boy asks if his lunch is Instagram worthy! Christmas meal with the girls on Friday night

Life // Our New Beginnings! 

Apologies for my absence around these parts but I have a good reason – my boyfriend and I moved into our first home together! It’s slowly coming together with new home cards and a twinkling Christmas tree shaping up our new living room. I’m excited to expand into home interiors and get cooking in our very own kitchen, a bloggers haven! So, whilst we find our feet, Preloved got in touch to put me to the test in repurposing a very lovely Look Fantastic beauty box. Preloved is my one-stop shop whilst I’m looking for new furniture and decorative bits without spending the earth! We’ve got lots of little trinkets to find a new home for and I’m a big fan of candles so it’s the perfect way to house my collection whilst we decide on the colour decor in each room!    * I wasn’t paid for this post and the opinions are my own.

Christmas giveaway – £75 Luxemme gift vouchers 

December is well and truly underway and I thought this would be the perfect time to spread festive cheer with £75 worth of Christmas gift voucher giveaway from Luxemme. Luxemme are a luxury women’s clothing brand with a gorgeous range of women’s dresses perfect f for parties, Christmas Day or New Years Eve! To win £75 worth of gift vouchers, valid till 29th February, heres how to enter – Post a comment below if you’d like to be entered Like my Instagram profile – @RUTHWRITES_ Competition closes next Sunday – 13th December. Winner will be chosen at random and contacted to receive the vouchers. Good luck!