Food for Thought

Quick update! My food project is going well so far. Well in that I have not yet thrown in the towel that is. I am about 2 months in and still have not repeated a meal. In fact, the difficulty is not the limitation on dinner choice, as that is all prepared beforehand, but the…

Dear Cameron

My friend is pulling her hair out over her fourteen year old son, who is very vocally stating at school that ‘feminism doesn’t exist anymore’. He claims to be very well-read and informed on the topic, providing dates when required of when the gender pay gap apparently ended and when it was ‘agreed’ that everyone…

Sold!

Success! I have sold something on eBay! I am a master salesman and negotiator! Well, I listed seven items and one has sold. They offered lower but I haggled them back up. Can you say ‘haggled back up’? Now you can! As well as the feeling of accomplishment that comes with actually getting sorted, taking…

Positive Change and My New Food Project

For those more astute readers, you may have noticed that a) I was talking about wedding planning a lot and b) I’ve been mysteriously quiet for the past month. That’s right- my cat went missing. Oh and I got married and went on my honeymoon. The missing cat timing was just dreadful. Everyone was asking…

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…