I really think the work ‘love’ is used to often in inappropriate circumstances too often. I believe until you really have had your heart truly broken you can’t appreciate love in its rawest form which is what we should be striving for. Love is used to often to relate to material and frivolous things. That to me has nothing to do with love. It’s about putting everything on hold or at risk for someone, the desire to need nothing else in your life.  But your heart can break so badly when you are told you are loved and you find… View Post

Life has taken a huge turn since my birthday last month. A huge change in direction. A change I didn’t see coming but I’m thankful to the person who set these changes off. Thankful that they brought things to my attention. Thankful that I saw people for who they really are.  Things in my life suffered as it all unfolded over what seems like a very long 5 weeks but today life gets back on track.  Someone else’s actions won’t bring me down because I’m a girl who can buy my own flowers. 

This beetroot chutney is a homemade one that I love to keep at hand for adding to burgers and cold meat platters or as a simple dip for raw vegetables. To make the beetroot chutney you need: 500g fresh beetroot (not ready peeled and pickled), peeled and finely chopped 1kg cooking apples, peeled and chopped. 275g of red onion, finely chopped 2cm piece of fresh ginger, grated, 50g crystallised stem ginger, finely chopped. 375g soft light brown sugar 1 tsp table salt 1tsp Ground allspice 750ml red wine vinegar. Place the beetroot, apple, red onion, gingers, sugar, salt and spice… View Post

When space is at a premium, a certain level of creativity is required to make any room feel stylish, inviting, and fit for purpose. This is especially true when it comes to a bathroom, where necessary fixtures will take up much of available room.  Pebble Grey explain how to make the most of the space in a smaller bathroom. Lighting Say, for example, you only have one ceiling-level light fitting and it doesn’t seem to be doing a good enough job; the light is muted, and it’s casting odd shadows around the room. To solve issues like these, there few… View Post

I know that I can be my worst enemy at times.  I know I am too hard on myself, too cruel and struggle to be truly happy with my lot.  There’s changes I need to make but there are also things I’ve learnt to accept about this never ending roller coaster called life. These include: Life isn’t fair. Failure is not always a bad thing, it can teach us so much. Success may not always be the best thing for you. Beware of fair weather friends. Nobody really knows what goes on behind closed doors. Don’t continually say yes to… View Post