Food

The Five Ingredient Pasta Dish

I have two fun facts for you.

One. Pasta is my all time favourite food.

Two. One of my aims of this year was to cook more often.

Granted, I’m not the best cook (more of a baker) but I’m twenty-eight, I can’t live on frozen food for the rest of my life and to my utter surprise – cooking is very relaxing (sometimes stressful when things go pear shaped but it’s worth a go).

I’ve relied heavily on BBC Good Food throughout the past month or so as they are incredible when it comes to simple recipes – you can simply type in a word such as shrimp or risotto and within a few seconds, they’ve given you plenty of options.

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Lifestyle

How Creating A Signature Photo Boosted My Instagram Following

I’m a small blogger.

A teeny, tiny small blogger who has been in the Blogosphere for 6.5 years and is still struggling to grow her following, but you can’t take it to heart, can you?

In early 2017, I really started taking my Instagram feed seriously. I shared images which I really loved and despite the likes and comments, it was my Sunday photo that always came out on top.

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Lifestyle

The Laptop Which Makes Blogging Easier

Technology is not my strong point.

When it’s time for a new iOS update, I ask the Mr to do it for me and when my laptop finally gave up on me, I turned to him once again to help me hunt down the best one.

In terms of knowing what I wanted in a new laptop, I wasn’t particularly fussed about the brand or how much storage it had but what I did know is that I wanted it to be light weight as well as quick and efficient.

I found exactly what I was looking for and then some.

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Lifestyle

Four Bloggers To Support On International Women’s Day

Being a part of the Blogosphere is fantastic.

There is always someone new to follow, an endless amount of blog posts to read and Instagram photos to double tap on.

But sometimes within the blogging community, it’s difficult to have your work seen and with the wonderful bloody shite Instagram algorithm, it seems to be getting harder than ever these days for your followers to see what you’re posting.

Just like last year, I wanted to shout out a handful of bloggers whose content I have been absolutely loving recently.

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Books

The Guilty Wife by Elle Croft

The Guilty Wife - Book

Published: 25th January 2018
Publisher: Orion
Pages: 320

Blurb: 

Bethany Reston is happily married. But she’s also having an affair with a famous client and no one can ever know. When Bethany’s lover is brutally murdered, she has to hide her grief from everyone. But someone knows her secret and then one day, the threats begin. With an ever-growing pile of evidence pointing to her as the murderer, the only way she can protect her secrets is to prove her innocence and that means tracking down a killer.

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Food

Creating A Quick & Easy Breakfast: Egg Muffins

I’m still very much one of those people who can’t always be bothered to have breakfast.

But if I do, I’ll opt for an easy option of a bagel or cereal – minimal effort and can be eaten within a few minutes.

Since I’ve been exercising more frequently and making better food options, I’ve found that breakfast doesn’t always have to be bread or fibre that floats in milk.

Breakfast can actually be interesting and I’ve found the exact recipe.

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Books

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

Let Me Lie - Book

Published: 27th December 2018
Publisher: Sphere
Pages: 385

Blurb:

The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder.

One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since. Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to ask questions about her parents’ deaths. But by digging up the past, is she putting her future in danger?

Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie…

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Lifestyle

Films I’ve Watched Recently – Take Two

It would seem that having Netflix available on my new laptop means that I can pretty much watch majority of the films on my to-see list at the drop of the hat.

Of course, it does help that I’ve spent all of February having tonsillitis as well as a virus that I just can’t seem to shake off.

What can I say? I’ve had a lot of time to watch some really good films recently and even though three of the five listed below are technically ones that I’ve rewatched, I’ve still really enjoyed turning off from my phone and being absorbed in a film.

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Food

The Healthy Snack For Any Occasion

Since July, I’ve been on a accidental healthy mission.

I found myself a personal trainer, I work out at least two times a week, I give my body the correct ingredients and I found that cutting out the bad food wasn’t as horrific as I actually thought it was going to be.

I knew that I would miss crisps more than any other food and so, I’ve spent a fair bit of time in the supermarkets trying to find that healthy alternative and eventually, I did.

Not only am I pleased to have discovered Hippeas but I am also honoured to be collaborating with them on this post.

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