UPCYCLING

Yes, I might have become someone who actually uses the term ‘upcycling’… but only where necessary. It is what it is – I did not only recycle something, but made it better than it was originally. Great! My boyfriend and I were just walking home with an evening’s shopping in our hands when we came…

The 200th Anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo

This time 200 years ago, The Battle of Waterloo was fought. Under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte, the French Grande Armée sought to take Waterloo (formerly southern Brussels, Belgium) as part of Napoleon’s march towards European domination. It was an epic contest, fought between the French on one side and the British, led by Wellington,…

Time is Liquid

Here’s what I’ve come to realise – Time is liquid. When you really want it to stick around, it’ll just dribble with increasing, uncontrollable speed through your fingers. Then, when you have buckets of the stuff, just oodles of Time, it’ll sit mockingly in said bucket and taunt you. This is a common realisation, I’m…

How to Keep that Running Resolution!

Yes, like many others, I said I’d go running for one of my New Year Resolutions. Running doesn’t come naturally to me. No, scratch that. Running patiently over long distances doesn’t come naturally to me. I have managed so far to go running once a week. And, OK, I know that’s not much, but it’s…

Happy National Cereal Day! 

This is a token that proves my love for cereal, in its many, wonderful forms – sweet/savoury, crunchy/soggy – I haven’t found one I’d turn away yet! This Cereal Killer spoon was slipped into one of my cereal boxes on Valentine’s day a long time ago, whilst at university. (In case you were wondering, I…

Are Friends Best for Anti-Ageing?

As a young woman in an ever image conscious London, the desire to remain looking youthful is often a consideration. Thankfully I do not have the money to let it become a full-blown obsession and go and buy all the anti-ageing, collagen boosting products out there. Alright, I might have some coconut oil on my…

Help, Greenfly Invasion!

Dear WordPressers, I come to you for advice! I have a persistent army of greenfly (or aphids) nibbling away at my one and only rose bush. I live in a flat, have a tiny balcony, and this little rose is my only hint towards a much longed for garden. Are these green critters actually hurting…

The Pleasure of Blogging

It’s taken me a little while to allow myself to fully indulge in the world of Blogging, the Blogosphere, Blog Land, but I’m getting there. I’ve realised that blogging, to get it good and to really make the most of it and enjoy it, takes time. Sometimes, a hell of a lot of it. You’re…

Valentine’s Cup Cakes!

Happy Valentines Day. I’m spending mine with my girls, eating lots, slouching in animal onesies (lemur, chipmunk and polar bear), watching movies, nail painting and face masks! I think it’s going to be a great day of friendly love!!

Sunday, the Day of… Whatever You Want. (FOOD!)

Sunday, the day of rest… or, the day in which you feel you are allowed to be tired, lazy, inactive and, quite probably, hungover. My body is very good to me; whilst my house-mates crawl out of their dark cocoons, puffy eyed and red faced, at midday, I wake up all ‘annoyingly chirpy and fresh…