I have been carrying out renovations on my house the last 12 months and having just come out of hospital after 6 weeks and having come close to my own mortality I am looking for a stress free and uncomlicated life.  I can not believe how this has all mental and physically has affected me and I’m longing for the simple life.  After being so ill, I don’t want to be surrounded by things that take time to keep on top of,  I’m looking for simplicity and feel now is the time to get organised and downsize the household responsibilities.… View Post

Yes, I’ve been missing from my blog this past month but I’ve not been in action at all. At the end of April I was sent to a surgical assessment ward at my local hospital by my GP. What happened next was bizarre. It’s something I’m still processing in my own head which I need to do before I can share with others. Things as they say went pear shaped and rather serious things happened. It’s now the last day of May and I’m still here in hospital. I hope I’ve passed the turning point but after a little hiccup… View Post

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