Oh I do love strawberries! Aside from the fact that they are sweet, juicy and delicious, a whole cup contains just 43 calories which means that I can snack on them until I feel completely stuffed and not have to feel guilty about it in the slightest! From May until October the British strawberry season comes into full swing and with a plentiful supply available the price per punnet reduces. This means that I can afford to buy fresh strawberries more regularly which makes me a very happy (and more healthy!) bunny. I’m clearly not the only one with a… View Post

Last weekend the sun finally awoke from it’s Winter hibernation and dazzled the UK with it’s warmth for two glorious days. I was delighted to be able to ditch my black tights and slip on my favourite pair of platform sandals for the first time this year, but not so enthusiatic about all the pale dry skin on show! My skin gets rather parched over Winter and I’m prone to scaly patches on my legs, knees and elbows which are easy to ignore when you can cover them in 3 layers every day, but become a big flashing red light… View Post

A few weeks ago I received a most egg-sellent invite from Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre. Get this – they wanted me to visit them for the evening to taste test (i.e. stuff my face with) the Easter treats on offer from Thorntons, Marks and Spencers and John Lewis this year. I’ve been trying my best to eat healthily since Christmas since that turned into an all out no holds barred assault on my waistline. The thought of turning down a room full of Easter chocolate though? Not a chance! I decided to have the biggest cheat day in the history… View Post

Living on my own for the first time in my life means that I have complete freedom to decorate and furnish my home exactly how I want to. My funds are rather limited though so I’ve been tackling one room or section of a room at a time. At the top of my list was something I’ve been dreaming of having ever since I started blogging nearly 3 years ago: A cosy but functional office/creative space. It has taken a while to pull it all together (I painted the room at Christmas and then it didn’t get touched for about… View Post

I love cooking so it’s probably no surprise that I have built up quite a large collection of recipe books over the years. Some of them only get used once and then get relegated to the back of the cupboard never to surface again, whereas a select few make it to pride of place on my kitchen countertop. To reach this lofty accolade they need to meet at least two of the following criteria: *Low calorie / healthy recipes *Quick and easy to make *Ingredients are easily bought at the supermarket My Favourite Recipe Books Here are my favourite recipe… View Post