My final Live Below the Line food haul…

I have finally purchased everything I will be eating between May 22nd and May 26th 2017. It took me ages to decide what I should buy, and I did a few switches which I know isn’t ethical, but I will be using the extra food after the challenge has finished so it won’t go to…

A weekend of experimental cooking…

As I previously mentioned, I am starting the Liezl Jayne healthy eating plan this week. I’d organised a huge shop so I had all the ingredients for 9 days (before my challenge started) and over the weekend I experimented with some of the recipes on her blog. I was pleasantly surprised and aside from constantly…

Breakfast smoothie recipe

I’m starting a healthy eating plan, and thought I would have a change from my usual over night oats recipe for breakfast, and do a kind of ‘detox’ cleanse day/weekend. I also really fancied a smoothie… I got the recipe from Liezl Jayne’s website, but had to adapt it as I didn’t have avocado’s (I…

Following a diet plan

Youtube. I have a love hate relationship with this channel. I get obsessed with watching videos, especially financial and ‘what I eat in a day’. I stumbled across Leizl Jayne and whilst she does appear perfect and fancy, I like how she prepares her meals and keeps everything so simple. She seems really down to…

8 things I loved about Budapest

I visited Budapest in April with family. My brothers fiancee is from there so we helped her shop for wedding dresses. I had never been before and although it was quite a tiring weekend (especially as I was nervous about the travelling), I really liked the atmosphere, especially the cafe culture! You can easily have…

Living below the line challenge – May 2017

Living below the line challenge – May 2017 I decided to take part in this challenge to experience what it’s like for people living below the line in the UK.  It’s really disturbing to me how many people are suffering and how much food is being wasted every day, especially by supermarkets (who I know…

Couch to 5k experience…May 2017

A friend suggested that I try the couch to 5k program at the gym (I’m not quite ready to run outside yet and sometimes suffer from hay fever). I was skeptical at first, but downloaded the app. I prefer the treadmill to the cross trainer as it does seem easier and my back hurts less after…

Walking around Manchester – May 2017

I’m trying to do more walking. Both to get fit and also because we are finally seeing some sun in Manchester at the moment. I’m not a natural walker, but figured if I could use it as an excuse to get some lovely photo’s then it’s worth it! It also helps to keep the walk interesting, and encourages me to find…

Review: Jane Eyre, 15th April, The Lowry, Manchester

This is a typical present from me. I’ve started to buy theatre vouchers or tickets for family birthdays. They get a present and I get a trip to the theater.  I also managed to get a student discount using my staff NUS card. And my mum treated me to lunch, so it was a good…