• Diet / Fitness,  Lifestyle

    Gluten Free Slow Cooker Beef Stew

    Autumn has finally arrived and that means only one thing – it’s slow cooker season. Time to cosy up and scoff all those scrumptious comfort foods. Stew is most certainly up there – along with a good roast dinner – as one of my favourite warm, filling Autumnal dishes. A good stew reminds me of my childhood as my lovely little Nan used to make the best beef stews with dumplings and all the trimmings. Slow cookers are fantastic aren’t they? You can create so many versatile dishes with minimal effort, my kind of cooking. I love loading the crock pot up in the morning, setting the heat, popping the…

  • Family,  Lifestyle

    Weekend Adventures: Minehead, Ice Creams, Vivary Park & Family Time

    Back with a Weekend Adventures post, something I have not published in such a long time. This post was actually from back in June when we were still social distancing and establishments were not fully open. I thought it would be fun to document and look back on. Saturday 13th June It was a slow start to the weekend which is just what we all needed. It was Charlie’s first week back to school, Amelie was still home learning. Charlie had a brilliant week, there was only 7 children in his class so he had lots of fun. As the weather was a little on the dull side I thought…

  • Lifestyle

    What I’ve Been Wearing: Lockdown Edition

    I love these What I’ve Been Wearing posts but haven’t actually published one in months. Just a little side note, this post was written in June during the lockdown days. All of the outfits can be adapted for any season just by adding tights and a chunky knit. OUTFITS  The trusty old Primark pinafore and vest top that was on repeat last summer, a favourite outfit of mine and super cute with flip flops and a straw bag. I wear this pinafore during the Autumn/Winter months with either a striped long sleeve top or roll neck, boots and tights – perfect for those cold crisp days and fab for layering.…

  • Diet / Fitness

    What I Ate Today #coeliac #glutenfree

    I love producing what I ate today posts. I cannot tell you how many times I have gone back to these posts for meal ideas and just to see what I was scoffing. As I mentioned in previous posts, this is not real time, this post was from June when I was taking a break from blogging. Here is what I ate on Monday 15th June 2020. Breakfast – 7.00am  Nothing unusual here – a bowl of scrumptious gluten free porridge, mixed up with my favourite probiotic Biomel. I recently tried a new peanut butter and absolutely love it. The Meridian Smooth Peanut Butter is delicious, it is a little…

  • Diet / Fitness,  Lifestyle

    Dry June: 30 Days Sober #sobercurious

    You read it right, Dry June – 30 days sober! I am writing this post on 1st July after completing my mission to not drink any alcohol for the whole of June. Why did I decide June was the month to embark on a zero alcohol period? Well, this year hasn’t been the best (for anyone). It started well for me, I spent 3 weeks not drinking then my birthday rolled round towards the end of January. So I had a few glasses of wine, this then turned back into bad habits of boredom drinking at the weekends. I did have a few more spells of going vino free but…