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Pressure.

Friday, December 08, 2017



Pressure.  It's a topic I seem to have been discussing more and more often over the past couple of weeks with friends and co-workers.  Specifically the pressure that we put on ourselves or fathom from absolutely nowhere.  Pressure is often talked about in regards to external entities such as our boss giving us a strict deadline or university assignments but I haven't seen many people chat about the pressure we create ourselves, and ultimately drive ourselves mad with.

HOW: I am being more organised

Monday, December 04, 2017


If there is one thing I really enjoy is organisation and being organised.  Here are a few tips on what I've been doing recently;

New VEGAN Cookbooks

Thursday, November 16, 2017

I am forever on the look out for new recipe books and I recently picked up these two on a late night amazon spend session (anyone else do this? help.) after seeing a lot of hype around the two books.

Homemade Veggie Pizza

Saturday, November 11, 2017

I MADE A FRICKIN PIZZA, AND IT WAS EDIBLE!

The Vegan Kind | October 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Vegan Kind is a monthly subscription box which mainly contains food, however there's usually some kind of 'lifestyle' product also included each month. I've been subscribed to them for over a year (with a bit of break in between) and I recently re-subscribed and was excited to open this months box. It's a lovely treat and a great way to find new vegan-friendly, dairy-free, and often gluten-free goodies alongside the recipe card they send through each month to add to my little TVK folder.
Here's what I found inside October's box:-

How I style my Vintage writing desk: Home Interiors

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


I'm a big fan of Vintage furniture so when my Dad came home one day with an old style writing bureau I quite literally got Simon to load it into his van, brought it home and instantly removed a dresser I had in our kitchen to find a home for my new desk.  The best part about it all? It was absolutely free, my Dads friend was going to throw it out. Imagine!

My home is a mish mash of interior styles.  I'm not a fan of super modern decor but I do like elements of a more contemporary, minimalistic style mixed in with some country-esque vibes and a lived in look.  Although I like my home to look tidy, I also like some clutter and I think having a stack of books on a bedside table or trinkets scattered throughout the room bring a bit of personality to a house.  My new writing table fits perfectly into this mix.

Our house isn't huge and I had just recently bought a sideboard for our living room so really didn't have a lot of options on where to place my new bureau.  I didn't want to have it stowed away out of view in a spare room, and there wasn't any room in my narrow hallway so the kitchen was chosen.  Not your most conventional room for a writing bureau but none the less I think it fits in rather well.  I haven't stored anything inside just yet, and I have a broken hinge to fix and a little velvet to replace the old worn leather inside but it's a DIY I am looking forward to getting stuck into.  It very much is a place for me to stack my cookbooks and display some of my decorative bits as well as my favourite mustard teapot sitting pride of place.  Who knows, I could be blogging in style once I get the repairs complete.

We are due to have a mini overhaul of our kitchen in the next few weeks, re-painting the walls to brighten it up a little and replacing the stripy wallpaper above with something a little more muted and maybe incorporate a country living vibe into the room.  Basically - I seen a grey wallpaper with little farm animals printed through.  It's so cute and I really hope it'll all tie together nicely.

I'll be sure to update you when I'm done!



What's in my Fridge | & VEGGIE meal plan

Saturday, October 14, 2017

I put a quick poll out earlier today on my Twitter asking whether you guys would be interested in seeing what I buy grocery wise on a weekly basis.  I was really surprised by the amount of people who are as strange as myself and enjoy seeing what's inside someones kitchen. 

 Today's post is covering what is inside my fridge & it's all completely GF and Vegan.  I've also included what I plan to make with the below ingredients and some cupboard staples (some of which are only vegetarian friendly).  I always sit down on a Friday or Saturday and decide what I want to cook the following week.  It takes the stress of figuring out meals away from the hectic work week, saves me a heck of a lot of money and reduces the amount of waste.  I'll then write it all out and from that plan my shopping list.  

So what did I get this week?


Minimalism & Me

Sunday, October 01, 2017


Hands down my favourite kind of videos to watch on Youtube are those creators who follow a zero waste lifestyle and have the most clean, tidy and minimalistic house ever.  There is something that really brings a sense of calmness to me after I've had a massive clear out and organised things into their little homes and actually knowing where to find them when I go looking again.  At least for a week or so until I revert back to my old messy ways, only to repeat the whole exercise the following month. *sigh*

Vegan/Gluten Free Protein Balls

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

I'm forever snacking on protein balls and raw food bars that can easily cost a fortune.  Often they contain very little ingredients yet somehow cost £2+ per individual snack.  On my weekly shop at the weekend I thought I'd lift a couple ingredients up and try my own.  

How to get the most out of your City Break

Monday, September 11, 2017

I started writing this post on the plane on the way home from Berlin.  Visiting the city gave me an influx of blog post ideas which I am sure you will all see around these parts in the not too distant future.  I have never fell in love with a city as quick & if I could drop everything and move there tomorrow I would in a heart beat.  We visited for 4 short days and crammed a lot of sight seeing, eating and travelling around various parts of the city in & I thought I would share with you all some tips on how to get the most out of your short break away.

East Side Gallery

My Top Four Vegan Cafes in Berlin

Friday, September 08, 2017

I'm only back a day from Berlin & I'm already mourning the fantastic city.  Berlin is such a vibrant edgy city and it quickly became top of my list of European cities I have visited.  It's a city that gets me!  Overflowing with History, Modern life overlapping the old & heaven on Earth for anyone following a Plant based or Vegan diet.  Heck, I felt normal!

Kiez Vegan

Becoming a Morning person

Friday, August 25, 2017

 

If you were to ask my Mum she would tell you I was always a nightmare to get out of bed in the morning. I've never been what you hear as 'being a morning person' and I could never grasp why you
would want to be, I loved my bed too much.

What I eat in a day(kinda)

Monday, August 21, 2017

I'm always intrigued by 'what I eat in a day' videos and blog posts & find it really easy to get stuck in a rut.  I'd love to start this up as a more regular series sharing some recipes and food plans to hopefully give you some new ideas too. I hope you enjoy this quick post on my breakfast & lunch meals.

How to know you have found the right job: Joy over Job

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


We all have bad days at the office. But what should you do if you are convinced you’ve taken the wrong job or made a bad decision? Should you quit right away?, or give it a little more time? 

Tropic Skincare | Cruelty Free & Vegan

Sunday, August 06, 2017




My First Bloggers Event

Thursday, June 22, 2017



I am still on a high from last nights event!

The Couple Next Door: Book review



2017 has been a year of very little reading for me.  I'm usually through at least 6 by now, but this year I lost all interest and the very thought of picking up a book and starting it exhausted me.  I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself to finish the books I do have, yet I am a firm believer that if I haven't read them as soon as I have bought them, I probably won't ever.  So naturally I went out and bought five new books, as a birthday treat of course.  To Sara, From Sara.

Loving Lately: Beauty Edition

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


A round up on what I have been loving lately.

June Goals

Sunday, June 04, 2017




Birthday Weekend

Sunday, May 28, 2017

 This weekend was so lovely.  I spent just about as much time possible outside.  I booked a half day on Friday, picked up an outdoor table and chair set and had a make shift BBQ and chilled outside with family and a good book. 


Bedside Basics

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Favourite Vegetarian Cookbooks

Sunday, May 21, 2017



Veggie Cottage Pie

Tuesday, May 09, 2017


Probably not one of the most photogenic meals I have ever made, but most definitely full of flavour, very filling and a twist on a more traditional classic.

Queen of the Glens

Monday, May 08, 2017




10 Pointless things to know about Me

Monday, April 24, 2017

After receiving a few new followers on my Twitter account, I thought a bit of insight into who is behind this blog would be a nice idea.  Instead of sighting off lots of really obvious facts about myself I thought I'd have a bit more fun with it and tell you some things you might not know about me... even if you do know me! Enjoy!


Worry.

Saturday, April 22, 2017



Affordable CF Skincare

Friday, April 21, 2017



Cruelty free products are all around us and readily available, so why are we still buying those that test on animals?  This was a question I asked myself a good year ago now after some of my fave Vegetarian and Vegan bloggers & Youtubers brought my attention to the whole thing.  Ever since then I have been actively trying to use up anything that I already have that tests on animals almost 100% CF yay! and replace them with more animal friendly options.  Which is suprisingly more affordable and easy to get my hands on that I thought.

The Vegan Kind

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Vegan creme eggs - do I need to say anything more? 

Bedside Books

Beside tables, the place you can guarantee to find just about anything.  I always feel like you can tell a lot about a person by what is on their bedside cabinet. Which is why I have learnt the art of throwing everything onto the bed when I'm snapping, giving the illusion that I indeed have my shit together. Does anybody really?


Easter Monday Adventures

I'm in that stage of the Easter holiday break where I have realized its all over and I have to go back into work in the morning (edit: right now :-( )  No matter how long we get off work, it never is long enough to fit in everything we want to.  We managed to make a pretty good stab at it this long-weekend though.


My Best EVER! Indian Curry

Monday, April 17, 2017

The key to my heart lies with Curry.  Seriously though! & I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I think I have found quite literally the curry of all curries.  I am forever chopping and changing how I make one of my favorite dishes of all time and thought I would share with you my new and improved Indian style 'Balti'.  


Falling out of Love

I've been so struck with writers block lately, and then it hit me.  I've fallen out of love with Beauty Blogging.  It even extends to my Youtube channels I watch now as well.  Gone are the Zoella makeup tutorials I used to watch religiously, and in are the Home Styling vids, What I Eat in a Day and Daily vlogs.



What is on my Face?

Sunday, April 09, 2017



It's been forever since I have spoke beauty on my blog, first time on here but it was something I used to predominantly chat about on my last blog.  I had truly fallen out of love with beauty blogging, I was feeling totally uninspired to type up similar comments every post about makeup.  Truth be told, I love my makeup I just don't have a lot to say about it. 

My Fave Weekend Breakfast

Saturday, April 08, 2017

It is probably the most 'on trend' breakfast or brunch and most def a blogger must have to Instagram, but all for a well deserved reason. It's one of the most versatile meals I have thrown together and can be mixed and matched with so many ingredients you usually have in the fridge.  I thought I would share my Vegetarian and Gluten Free twist.


Self reflection

Friday, March 24, 2017



In 2017 our self esteem is taking a huge battering.  We spend hours flicking through un-attainable images of people on Instagram, constantly comparing ourselves or putting ourselves down and basing our self worth off of how many likes our latest selfie accumulated.  It's something I know I 100% do, but more so it is something I can see happening to the younger generation.

Getting Settled.

Monday, March 20, 2017

3 weeks moved out and we are finally beginning to settle in our new home.  Moving out is one of the biggest steps you can take in your life, and quite frankly it scared the absolute sh*t out of me.  It still does in fact, being in charge of all these adult-y things my Mum used to take charge of are suddenly my responsibility and it's daunting, but there are so many nice little perks to moving out too;

5 things I'm doing in the PM

Sunday, March 19, 2017



There is nothing I love more than flicking through morning or evening routine videos on Youtube.  I especially love those un-edited, realistic versions and I thought I would give my two cents.  Ever since we moved into our own home and had literally no signal to make a call or broadband to spend my evenings glued to my phone I have had to go all early 90's style and find other ways to occupy myself.  It's been lovely actually, taking a break from social media and banking up a nice hefty list of Youtube videos to catch up on, #HurryUpTalkTalk. 

Sunday Morning Pancakes

Monday, February 20, 2017


Sunday Mornings are my favourite.  I love to spent too long in bed with a cup of tea scrolling through dream houses on Pinterest.  I also love to get inspiration for food on Pinterest too and before I knew it I was rumaging through the cupboards to see if we had anything remotely similiar to a recipe for pancake making.

We had some Raspberries and Banana in the house so I sliced these on top and added some fruit syrup from my Vegan Kind subscription box a few months back.  It's such a great alternative to Honey and much better for you as well.  I'd love to find a way of replacing the eggs in this recipe so if you have any suggestions please leave them below.

I hope you Enjoy!


Moving on



So this week brings lots of last minutes phone calls, stacks full of cardboard boxes and running about trying to get my adult life in order.

Internet Friends

Thursday, February 02, 2017


If there is one thing you realise getting older it's how little of your friends you carry on through your teens and into your twenties.

Offline.

Monday, January 02, 2017


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