Wednesday, 6 January 2016


I'm learning to cook because I cant live off toast and jam forever.

First meal I learned was Dhal, it was really good, I just struggle with multitasking.

Red lentils, garlic, onion, tomatoes, turmeric, garam masala, sunflower butter. Rice + coriander.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016


Smoothies are my favourite breakfast and are the easiest way to have fruit. 

I use a hand blender & always have 2-3 bananas & almond/soya milk. 

I like to add whatever fruit needs using up. I usually have blueberries and strawberries. 

Sometimes I add peanut butter to thicken, oats or flax/chia seeds. 

Blueberry, banana, orange & cucumber smoothie with almond milk.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Painting stuff.

Painted my mirror, lamp and door handles in acrylic gold. 

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Banana, oats & chocolate.

A sweet chewy snack made from just banana, oats & dark chocolate chips.

It's healthy, quick and easy to make, & good for using up bananas.

I mix the bananas and oats so it holds its shape, sprinkle chocolate chips, bake on 180 for about 10 minuets. 

Sometimes I add peanut butter, raisins, dried cranberries or drizzle golden syrup.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Buying second hand.

Buying second hand has its benefits.

You can get treasures at an affordable price, and it is great for the environment.

1. One of my favourite deer T shirts in great condition, £4
2. A pocketed skirt I wear all the time, £5
3. A beautiful long camel coat literally new, £6.99
4. Old but nice jumper with lace and embroidery, £8
5. Deer plate £1.50
6. Old but great condition floral backpack, £5
7. Scarf and Jaeger suede belt, £1 each
8. A large beautiful landscape metallic deer print and frame £3.50,

Friday, 1 January 2016

Getting rid of clothes/stuff

It soo silly, but I spend hours and more time looking at minimalists websites than actually getting rid of stuff.

It's parting with sentimental items or stuff from different ages of my life that I find hard letting go.

Some tips:

1. Give them to charity.
This is by far the easiest and best solution.
It's so nice to receive and email saying how much was raised from your donation.
Others are actually going to make use of the stuff that's just sitting in the cupboard.
They take so much from clothing, books, homewares to furniture,

2. Recycle.
If stuff isn't fit for charity, recycling is an environmentally friendly option.

3. Give them to friends/family.

4. Sell.
I really don't like selling stuff, it takes too much time and for the effort it's worth I'd rather give it to charity. ( I'm talking ebay with highstreet clothes) However with unique items like antiques you know it's going to someone who wants it.

& sometimes it's like I can't believe the money I spent on this stuff and I feel guilty, but actually you just have to get over it.

& I think, It's just stuff. The fact I have to build myself up and think about things so much, I just keep going back and thinking about charity and it's better use.


I have neglected this blog since 2011.

I'm keeping my layout and username because honestly I have no idea how I did it, and I know it took a lot of time.

I want to start posting stuff that interests me and issues that I think are important.