When I was in my late-teens to early twenties I was a sun-worshipper extraordinaire! I was of the “20 minutes on the front, 20 minutes on the back” brigade and one summer I even remember oiling myself up with Hawaiian Tropic – something like factor 2!! The horror! But I think we were all doing… Read More Sun safety: the greener way
In honour of it being National Vegetarian Week (NVW) 2012 here in the UK I have been trying out some new vegetarian recipes this week. Tonight’s offering was the family-friendly “Fusili with broccoli and mascarpone“. I say family-friendly because I successfully tested on my family and everyone enjoyed it – from a fussy 4 year… Read More Broccoli anyone? National Vegetarian Week 2012
I watched the film “I Don’t Know How She Does It” last night, starring Sarah Jessica Parker of Sex in the City fame. I had wanted to see it when it came out a few months back but as I only seem to get to the cinema to watch children’s films these days (not that… Read More Just call me Wonder Woman
I shock myself at my ignorance sometimes. I feel like I spent the first 36 years of my life wandering around the planet with my eyes and ears closed. Putting food into my mouth without stopping to think about where it came from or how it got there other than that I’d bought it nicely shrink-wrapped… Read More Organic meat: what’s the beef?
Just a quick post today…I came across the following quote earlier and HAD to share it: I wasn’t able to find out who originally “said” this but I don’t suppose it matters- the message is the important thing. It might read as a really simple, obvious quote to some people but for those of us who… Read More Words of inspiration
I have just randomly come across the fact that it’s National Honey Week 2012 this week (Monday 7th to Sunday 13th May) which is strangely coincidental as only a few days ago I was talking to my daughter about the children’s film Bee Movie which she had been watching at the start of the week. … Read More Thank goodness for Bees: National Honey Week 2012
Okay, so by lunchtime today I’d had conversations with 3 different people about how much they dislike the rain: my partner, a lady at the hospital and the Sainsbury’s delivery driver…so I’m thinking to myself, instead of wasting all this energy grumbling about it, let’s shift perspective and embrace it!! Yes, really :-) The reality… Read More Why rain is a good thing. Honest!