HELLO MAY

HELLO MAY

BONJOUR MAY I have said it before and I will say it again. Time is flying by waaaay too quickly. Please slow down! I say that because maybe I had so much consuming my month and so many challenges to overcome that I didn’t even have one ME day. I must admit April was so much better than March. So it looks like things are on the up. April was such a busy month for me I had my birthday, reconnected with loads of old friends, started a job and…

HELLO APRIL

HELLO APRIL

BONJOUR APRIL I seriously just can not bear how quick this year is going by. I already feel like I have massively underachieved, however this month that is all about to change. March was a horrible month for me. Not only did I have to start physio and realise next month I will be a year older. I ad some HUGE changed in my life. The breakdown of a relationship, having to move in with my nana, find a job and a new home. As well as come to the…

CANTALOUPE COCONUT LASSI NICE CREAM RECIPE

CANTALOUPE COCONUT LASSI NICE CREAM RECIPE

So I have had this melon hanging around for a while in my kitchen wondering what to do with it. I do love melon on its own dont get me wrong. Its actually one of my faves as its so refreshing and hydrating. However I wanted to do something different. I thought I could have done a smoothie. Blogger She Smiles makes a wicked melon and basil smoothie over on her site. But I remember reading somewhere about about a melon and coconut lassi. I then came up with the…

RASPBERRY MINT AND SOUR CHERRY ICED TEA RECIPE

RASPBERRY MINT AND SOUR CHERRY ICED TEA RECIPE

The days are hot at the moment, and in times like these we constantly need to feel refreshed. I decided to make a sour cherry iced tea infused with raspberries and  mint. As a glass of ice cold water just does not cut it for me. I want something with flavour. Something with colour. Something different.   Recently Taylor’s tea sent me some of their fruit infusions. The teas have no caffeine, contain no added sugar as well as only natural ingredients,. They are fab and bursting full of flavour. So I decided…

ORGANIC ELDERBERRY SYRUP – NEAL’S YARD REVIEW

ORGANIC ELDERBERRY SYRUP – NEAL’S YARD REVIEW

So I recently received the cutest little well being box from Neal’s Yard, with a whole host of little delights. However I am going to talk about my fave. You are well aware that I am not a fan of tap water from my POW energy post, so I was delighted to see a bottle of organic Elderberry syrup. I love home made cordials and my mum is one of the best at making them. They feel so natural and pure and just have a complete organic taste. I absolutely…

BLUEBERRY & RASPBERRY YOGURT CAKE RECIPE

BLUEBERRY & RASPBERRY YOGURT CAKE RECIPE

I am a sucker for a lovely piece of cake. It is something that runs in the family. My nana is a master baker and my mum owns a cake boat shop, so I have always been surrounded by sweet, tasty cakes. However when it comes to having fruit in my cake I am always very dubious. I hate Christmas cake and pudding. However I love cakes with fresh cream and fresh fruit. I had various punnets of fruit in my fridge that quickly needed using up, so I had a…

The FORGOTTEN SUMMER BY CAROL DRINKWATER

The FORGOTTEN SUMMER BY CAROL DRINKWATER

Secrets ripen and fester over a long sweltering summer in France . . . The annual grape harvest at the Cambon family’s magnificent vineyard is always a cause for celebration. But not this year. When an accident destroys the crop, leaving the estate facing ruin, Clarisse Cambon knows exactly who to blame – her daughter-in-law Jane. It’s just the latest incident in a decades-long feud whose origin both women have concealed from Luc, who struggles to keep his wife and mother on speaking terms. But is Luc the saint he…