Newbies

This year has launched into full swing-  no messing around. I’m working hard on all things dance and feeling great though. The weather has been so cold but so many days have been sunny and fresh – perfect winter weather in my books. Therefore I’ve been craving a day when I’m not working and I can…

New Year Resolutions

2017! It’s come around quick and I can honestly say this is the first year I’m really motivated to achieve big things. Last year saw exciting changes such as moving in with my boyfriend, starting a new job and setting up amazing projects for my dance company. A few things I’m hoping to tick off…

Indoor Living | Pt 2

Happy New Year folks! Last year was a pretty decent one for me, with loads of changes, new experiences and chapters starting up! However, one chapter remaining open was my Indoor Living post, so here’s part 2 as promised. Hopefully you all have some pennies left over from Christmas, or have a few vouchers to…

Indoor Living | Pt 1

As it’s winter time there’s not much to do around the garden, so my focus has come indoors and my house is slowly turning into a mini jungle; which I love. It means when I don’t have any plants to tend to outside, I can turn my attention to the ones in the house. I…

App-tastic

As most people in their 20’s, I’m somewhat attached to my phone. The fact it’s an iPhone really doesn’t help – so many apps to play around with, from BBC News to Snapchat. The great thing is, so many people are inventing 100’s of apps a day, all catering to different people and needs. I…

Wrapping Up

It has taken a few weeks for me to realise winter is actually on our doorstep. I have been so engrossed with autumn that I was ignoring the fact the temperature had dropped rapidly, and weather warnings concerning frosts and snow were coming more regularly (more in the north luckily). So I’ve finally got my…

Autumn Appetite

Have I mentioned how much I love Autumn? Seeing all the orange, yellow and fiery red leaves falling and covering the ground is the best. On top of that you have Halloween, Pumpkin Spiced Lattes from Starbucks and big jumpers to snuggle up in. It’s also the time of the year where you start to…

A Year of Growing

This time last year I was just starting this blog – so much has changed and I cannot believe it’s been a whole year! I started this blog to keep a visual record of the happenings in the garden from when I moved in (as it was such a wreck, mainly concrete wreck), and I’ve loved…

Tomato & Bacon Soda Bread

Once again this year I have an abundance of tomatoes to use. As I decided to grow from seed this year I very much over did the amount of tomato plants I needed. I ended up giving away several to friends and neighbours and still ended up with 9; 3 varieties. Last year I was…

Trending Foliage

From reading around recently, it appears this year seems to be all about the foliage! Lucky for me I had a bunch of gorgeous shrubs in my garden which are all about showing off their colourful and cool foliage already. Who knew I could pick up on gardening trends! One of them is my Hosta ‘Guacamole’, it’s…

Courgette, Banana & Choc Chip Bread

This year I’ve tried a new veggie in my garden; the courgette (or Zucchini if you’re across the pond). My old housemate used to pretty much live off courgettes and got me into them a big way! They can be added to spag-bol, salads,  stir-frys and many more amazing savoury dishes. They’re really brilliant for…

Edible Plants

I’ve always loved the idea of being self sufficient; relying completely on growing my own fruit and veggies. Unfortunately my garden isn’t big enough to host all the plants I’d love to grow so I’m making do and utilising the space I have in the best way I can. As you might have seen, I’ve grown my…