I always feel good when we've eaten the food that I filled the fridge with at the beginning of the week. It means that we've kept to our plan and not overlooked what was in there in favour of other options. Obviously on occasions we have last minute changes of plan and what I anticipated making for dinner stays in the fridge. This is when I will use the freezer to store the meal for me until a time when we need it. The freezer is literally like the pause button for a meal or food that would … [Read more...] about Food Waste – how much are you throwing away?
Laundry blowing in the breeze on a summer’s day is as quintessentially British as it gets. I rank it up there with strawberries and cream, Wimbledon and afternoon tea! British people, myself included love to hang their washing outside on the line at every opportunity they can get. Sunny, dry and windy days mean one thing - it’s time to put the washing out! Pegging out the laundry is best done on a sunny and dry day but most people will take advantage of a cloudy day too as long as it’s not … [Read more...] about Making the most of a windy day? Get your laundry on the line!
Chocolate is one of those things that can make us smile. I thought I'd take a look back at a trip my family made where there were plenty of smiles including chocolate enhanced ones! For 10 days every October in Perugia in Umbria, Italy there is a festival to make any chocolate lover's mouth water - the Eurochocolate Festival. This is Italy's biggest chocolate festival and one of the largest in Europe which takes place in the piazzas and streets of Perugia. Nearly one million visitors … [Read more...] about Perugia, Italy – Olive groves, chocolate and history
I love sleep and I have a recommendation on how to get more! I am sure that the majority of you love sleep as much as I do. Sleep is one of the body’s most essential and basic requirements for survival and yet it seems to be one of the first things to give when we have busy and hectic lives. Everyone can appreciate how great they feel after a good night’s sleep - energised and ready to go compared with the opposite when they have very little or a disturbed night. We fill our diaries and … [Read more...] about I love sleep and I have a recommendation on how to get more! #NeomBigSleep
Have you ever been to a concert where you've never heard of the band? Well at the weekend Josh, our girls and I did just that! We went to the Walmart AMP in Rogers, Northwest Arkansas to see a double feature concert of Straight No Chaser and Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. The Walmart AMP is an outdoor live music venue that seats 7000 people and we are fortunate that it's 10 minutes from home. I booked the tickets on a whim after a very random Google search. My daughter Kate is a fabulous … [Read more...] about Try something different
If you asked me a few years ago if I would ever live abroad I would have been definite in my answer that no I couldn't ever see me doing it. I absolutely love vacations, travel and exploring new places. I'm always planning ideas for our next trip but moving away from family, friends and where I grew up wasn't on my radar! Our life was very settled. We had just finishing a complete rebuild of two farm cottages into our 'forever' home. I'd spent a year of my life supervising builders and … [Read more...] about Would you consider moving abroad?