Organising My Books

We live in a flat where we simply have too much stuff and not enough space. I have discussed this in many ways before and it is one of the reasons I am trying to cut down my beauty stash so I just have one shampoo and one conditioner on the go instead of five […]

Chicken And Sweetcorn Risotto

A fancier chicken and sweetcorn risotto compared to the past

People often ask me what my favourite dish is to cook or if I have a speciality and whilst I am not a trained chef and some of my techniques are a bit dubious risotto has to be up there and over the years I have been cooking there has been a marked improvement. Risotto […]

Orange And Tomato Chicken With Sesame Chips

Boxes of chicken legs and thighs are such a great thing to pick up and have in the freezer as back up. They tend to be so versatile in how they can be cooked, what sauce can go with them and  what you put with them and they are generally on the cheap side for […]

13 Stocking Fillers For Less Than £5

Every year people together Christmas gift guides and they are full of fantastic items and really useful tips but this year I have increasingly noticed people discussing “stocking fillers for under £15” or including a £25 gift in their stocking filler gift guide. I do not care how small something is in size if it […]

Candle Haul

There is something lovely about having candles around the place especially when they look more than just a normal candle or have good packaging to go with them. I recently made two orders from fairly small UK candle companies and when they turned up I was just as happy to have them around as I […]

Recent Reading

The first thing I ever really focussed on writing about was books. I did book reviews and discussed issues that books raised or were raging on in the book community over on one of my old blogs (that is now well hidden). It is also where I first got a real ‘journalism break through’ as […]

What I’ve Cooked Recently

Food was the thing that made me start this blog to begin with. It was my original ‘lifestyle’ love whether it was making or eating it I wanted to share it. But recently food has been fairly dull in the flat. With limited budgets you have to buy the cheap food and that restricts what […]