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Let’s Get Physical! How To Make a Photobook

In such a digital and iPhone based age, it’s becoming less and less trendy to print your holiday or family photos to stick in an album. These days, it’s all about the instantaneous upload to Facebook or Instagram to share with your friends. At first, I loved this idea, I could share my University photos with my old school friends without …

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My Go-To Easy Lentil Bolognese

Since we moved flats, I’ve been making this bolognese pretty much every week as it’s just so quick and easy. I even make it in my lunch break when working from home! The other great thing about this recipe is that it’s a great one to keep the freezer stocked with. I love how versatile this bolognese is – it’s …

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3 Essential Cookbooks to Inspire Healthy in the Kitchen

This week, I share 3 cookbooks which I think are essential in every kitchen to help inspire a healthier, happier and more satisfied you. Below, I review each book and share with you my favourite recipes from each. Naturally Sassy by Saskia Gregson-Williams I first came across Naturally Sassy (aka Saskia) through her sister’s magazine-style blog, Hip & Healthy, where she first …

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The South Downs Way – Challenge Accepted!

This weekend, Peter and I were reminded by none other than Facebook, that three years had passed since we took on the National 3 Peak 24 Hour Challenge with a group of friends. To this day, I think it’s probably the hardest yet most satisfying thing that I’ve done and to have been able to share the experience with friends, made it …

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Superfood Problems – A Mindful Reason to Eat Locally

The rise of ‘clean’ and healthier eating has created a demand for superfoods, which had previously been overlooked for being hard to get hold of or just too pricey. But it’s now ‘sexy’ to be seen with a smashed avocado, drinking coconut water or to be digging into a bowl of quinoa. The high demand for such foods is having a bigger impact …

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Choosing Friendlier Hair Products

There’s a lot of talk these days about the importance of understanding what we’re putting into our mouths, and ultimately our bodies, and the effect that certain ingredients and processed foods have on us. But in our busy day, it’s often easy to forget that the simplest of day to day tasks, such as washing our hair, can expose us …

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Why Choose to Drink Organic Tea

For as long as I can remember, a cup of tea has never been too far from my hand. I absolutely love the stuff and just cannot start my morning without a beautiful rounded cup of organic Earl Grey – in a big mug, with a splash of almond milk and the unbleached tea bag left in. Oh yes please! …

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The Benefits of A House Full of Plants

Growing up, I can always remember both sets of my Grandparents having a bountiful collection of houseplants – ranging from a menagerie of Cacti to blooming Kalanchoe. It’s taken me a long while to fully appreciate the many benefits of having a house full of plants (having strongly been apposed to Peter’s Spider Plant a few years back) but since …

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Food Shopping – Tips on What to Buy When You Don't Have a Plan

The last thing you want to do when you’re tired, have no food in the house and really can’t be bothered to go shopping, is to spend an hour or so before hitting the supermarket rustling around trying to find recipes to make a shopping list. Or at least, when I’m low on energy, it’s something that I really don’t want to do! And so, that’s why I’ve put together a shopping list of key foods for you which I buy when I haven’t had time to plan a weeks’ meals and which keep us eating healthily.

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Comforting Cacao and Coconut Porridge Recipe

After a couple of weeks without chocolate (the Cadbury’s kind!) and largely without any other form of pudding, I’ve really started to miss a little bit of pudding indulgence. Thankfully, I’ve discovered that porridge really isn’t just for breakfast and can indeed form a truly comforting pudding when you need that little extra hit of je ne sais quoi! That’s why, with …