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  • 19 things to do in 2019

    In 2019, I am going to give something new a go! I have come up with 19 things that I want to try to do in 2019. Rather than saying “I want to get fit” or “I am going to eat more protein in January”, these are things that I can do at any point […] Read more…

  • 2019 reading goals

    I can not believe it…I read 50 books in 2018!! For me, that is huge!  I have always loved to read. I never used to count the actual amount; I definitely read much more when I was younger, and then my personal reading amount decreased when I started at university and was replaced with scientific […] Read more…

  • What I Lick Before Your Face and Other Haikus by Dogs -Book review

    What I Lick Before Your Face and Other Haikus by Dogs is a small book that is absolutely fantastic. As the title implies, it consists of haikus that are written by dogs to humans.  Well, ok, they are written by Jamie Coleman, but he does a great job of capturing dogs’ perspectives! My mum gave […] Read more…

  • What I read in 2018

    I had a great year of reading in 2018 and got to more books than I have in a long time. Here are the 50 books I read with links to the reviews I wrote or to the Goodreads synopses. Have you read any of these books? Are any on your list to read? I […] Read more…

  • Part two: five books I gave 5 stars to in 2018

    In my last post, I wrote short reviews about books that I gave five stars to in 2018.  I read so many great books during the year so I have spilt the post up into two parts.  Here are another five that I gave five stars to (and links to two I have previously reviewed)! […] Read more…

  • Part one: five books I gave 5 stars to in 2018

    I read a lot of great books in 2018 but did not manage to review them all. Instead I have written short reviews for the books that I gave five stars. I was lucky enough to read fourteen books that I thoroughly enjoyed so will break this post into two parts (read second part here).  […] Read more…

  • Ella Minnow Pea – Book Review

    Ella Minnow Pea is a story that follows a girl who lives on the island of Nollop off the coast of South Carolina, which was named after the author of the well-known pangram, ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.’ Ella’s happy and simple life begins to change as the island’s council adopts totalitarian […] Read more…

  • Animal Farm – Book Review

    Animal Farm, by George Orwell, has been on my list to read for a long time (though as I read, it seemed familiar so perhaps I read it at school). I find 1984 so interesting and well-written, and subsequently reread it last year, so I was keen to give this book a go as it […] Read more…

Books

  • 2019 reading goals

    I can not believe it…I read 50 books in 2018!! For me, that is huge!  I have always loved to read. I never used to count the actual amount; I definitely read much more when I was younger, and then my personal reading amount decreased when I started at university and was replaced with scientific […] Read more…

  • What I Lick Before Your Face and Other Haikus by Dogs -Book review

    What I Lick Before Your Face and Other Haikus by Dogs is a small book that is absolutely fantastic. As the title implies, it consists of haikus that are written by dogs to humans.  Well, ok, they are written by Jamie Coleman, but he does a great job of capturing dogs’ perspectives! My mum gave […] Read more…

Recipes

  • Veggie lasagne 

    Lasagne is right up high on my list of favourite foods and always has been. Melting cheese, gooey filling, tomato goodness…what could be better? It is definitely one of the meals I miss most since having to change to a gluten, dairy, egg and meat free, low FODMAP diet. Lasagne with mince has to be […] Read more…

  • Gooey chocolate brownies (GF,DF,EF,low fodmap,plant-based)

    I have been craving brownies lately (what is better than a warm brownie with ice cream?!). So I came up with this recipe to make gooey and delicious brownies that are gluten, egg and dairy free, low FODMAP and plant-based (but are definitely enjoyable for those without food restrictions – my brother would have eaten […] Read more…

Health

  • Save your bones NOW (no matter your age)

    I am constantly reading health related information and research; I really enjoy learning more about the body, nutrition and medical conditions and it helps me to put into practice a few things to potentially improve my own health. Recently, I’ve been focusing on what is good to do now that can impact health positively down […] Read more…

  • P.S. I Love Me

    Today is Valentine’s Day. We know it as a day of love; it’s a day to show you care about a special someone; it’s a day to treat another with chocolate-dipped strawberries, fancy dinners and gooey love letters. But what if we turn it around? What if it doesn’t always have to be about showing […] Read more…

Musings

  • 19 things to do in 2019

    In 2019, I am going to give something new a go! I have come up with 19 things that I want to try to do in 2019. Rather than saying “I want to get fit” or “I am going to eat more protein in January”, these are things that I can do at any point […] Read more…

  • Hitting refresh for part two of 2018!

    I have been working on specific, small goals each month this year (instead of one or two large, vague and potentially unachievable New Year’s Resolutions). Lately, I’ve been finding myself in a rut of feeling a bit useless and that I’m not moving towards anything. When you have chronic health issues, I think this is […] Read more…