How Did That Happen?

Somehow it has been almost a month since I last published a blog article. Annoyingly, I’ve had to actually work at work instead of writing recently. Isn’t is frustrating when you have to work hard instead of doing what you want to do? Well that’s also the problem I’ve been struggling with for the last…

Perfect Bungalow

For the first time in a long time, I have designed a floor plan that I am extremely happy with. In fact I’d like to move in tomorrow. Here is an overview: It is a bungalow that is place upon a slope so that the master bedroom, study and guest bedroom are suspended above ground…

Overly Organised

As you may know, I’m very into organisation and planning ahead. It’s my bag, or whatever the young people say these days. I enjoy it. However, I think there are times when people take it much further than I would personally go, to the extent that I’m worrying if they have any hobbies outside of…

Trying New Things

It is important to experiment in order to improve oneself and the kitchen is my favourite place to do so. This week I have tried a few new recipes and added to my personal cookbook, which now has 130 pages of writing, some of which have several recipes on them. When I can, I will…

My Shopping List

As part of my collected works on getting more organised, I wanted to share the shopping list style that I have gradually developed since I’ve been living independently and organising the food shop. It’s a small difference to make but I’ve found it speeds up the food shop and saves us money too. My other…

Personal Challenge

Last week was pretty intense in terms of trying new things, getting outside of my comfort zone and pushing myself physically. I went on a trip with the local cadets to supervise them and act as pastoral care for the girls who were going. That is how it was advertised to me anyway. When I…

5 Weeks Vegetarian

As you may be aware, we have had a vegetarian living with us for the past 5 weeks while he did some work experience with my other half. I was determined to provide a variety of healthy meals with as little as possible in the way of meat substitutes like Quorn. I’ve explained before that…

Hangover Cures

Last weekend I went out on Friday night, just to a friend’s house, nothing special. I accidentally got rather inebriated and had to wake up early the next day because we had guests over. That evening I went to another friend’s house and deliberated got pished with a group of giggly girlies- fab night- and…

Planning Meals for Long Days

My friend has recently started a new job, which is great, but this new job has a much longer commute and he is finding it hard to motivate himself to prepare proper meals in the evening when he is shattered. The result is that he eats junk food and feels even worse and more sluggish….

Wedding Preparations 2

Just a quick update on our wedding preparations (I keep using the word ‘my’ rather than ‘our’ by mistake. Oops!) We have had our final meeting at the venue to confirm everything, which was a little stressful actually. I was uber prepared but they were asking so many detailed questions that it was almost taking…

From One Rant To Another

I subscribe to a couple of regular blogs and the one I got in my inbox this morning was a bit of an upbeat rant that I felt required a response. This person loves to talk about saving money to spend it on what is really important to you- you can buy fancy cars or…

A little perspective on the word ‘unfair’

First of all, it is vital to a well balanced, likeable personality┬áto know when something is unfair. It is the reason the concept of justice exists, so that people can stop a situation and say “sorry, that’s just not fair, it’s not going to happen that way.” Of course ‘justice’ itself is an imperfectly executed…