Month: December 2016

Blogging // 2016 – A Year in Posts

I can’t believe we’re just a day away from the end of 2016. Whilst this year has been a shitter for many, with politics being all over the news on both sides of the Atlantic and more celebrity deaths than we care to remember, there has been some good times thrown in for good measure. Personally, the year started horrifically, lay in a hospital bed for the best part of two weeks thanks to a bad bout of tonsillitis and an ear infection. But, it did get better, I promise. A trip to Edinburgh, 10 days in Marrakech, getting a dog, changing jobs and my boyfriend passing his PGCE are all huge highlights. But, this blog has reaped rewards this year too. My job move to Liverpool opened doors for my space on the internet and after trying to improve my photography and generally ‘up’ my content, I think it paid off. I decided I wanted to specialise in food and beauty this year and with the Liverpool restaurant scene booming into action, I got …

Recipe // Vegetable Satay Noodles

Whilst we’re not out of the woods yet with the festive period continuing till we welcome in the new year, I don’t know about you but I’m so ready for a change at mealtimes. Out goes the meats, generous helpings of gravy and various types of potatoes and I’m ready for vegetables! My fridge is looking rather sparse at the minute, if you don’t include the various types of cheese and pate (I’ve always got room for you camembert!) except for a couple of veggies knocking around in the chiller drawer. So in a bid to make a tasty yet super speedy meal for 2, I’m rustled up this – a veggie satay noodles dish! Ingredients Noodles – I use dried, egg noodles but it’s up to you 1 courgette 1 red pepper & 1 yellow pepper Half a punnet of chestnut mushrooms Peanut butter – smooth and crunchy Garlic & paprika to season Coconut oil to fry the veggies What’s the method? Well, like I said earlier, it’s really easy. Using up the last …

Beauty //  Stocking Fillers for Her

I’m still not quite sure how it’s happened but this year I’ve managed to buy all my presents and get them wrapped with two weeks to go to the big day. I think it helps that this year I had an idea of what I wanted to get people and after a bit of saving beforehand I can treat my friends and family this year. Seeing as I had the big gifts covered from  quite early on this month I thought I’d create a smaller gift guide focusing on stocking fillers. The little presents that we forget about but appreciate just the same, however, big or small. These are perfect for every girl/woman in your life whether it’s a treat for your Secret Santa, your mum, sister, mother in law or best friend! When I’m picking out stocking fillers I tend to head straight for Superdrug as they’ve got everything under one roof. Simply Pure Hydrating Serum from Superdrug I don’t think you can go wrong with skincare essentials for anyone. Whether you pick up …

Life // Five Happy Things 

I feel like chatty posts are my jam at the minute and after a month of a lot of sponsored content, I’m happy to chat about the things I’m loving in diary stye entries. I’m gonna put it out there that I don’t have any festive content planned yet which I really should think about…. but I have a few post ideas in the pipeline so stay tuned!  With no posts scheduled for the rest of the month yer I thought I’d share my five happy things from recent times.   Haircare // Phillip Kingsley Body Building Conditioner            2. Food // The first Christmas dinner of the season on the annual Christmas meal with the girls.          3. Brunch // My mum and I went Christmas shopping in Liverpool this weekend, but before we braved the shops we headed to East Avenue Bakehouse on Bold Street for brunch. Delicious!           4. Getting my nails did // I’m one of those girls who has routine …