Most recent posts

  • A-little-bit-of-everything granola

    I have never been a breakfast person, but I am coming around! I definitely didn’t like cereal, mainly because of the milk…but now I have discovered that almond milk on toasted granola is delicious, especially when covered in fresh fruit! I have created my own take on granola, and I thought I’d share. This is […] Read more…

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August – Book Review

    The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, written by Claire North, is one of those books that I was totally intrigued by and excited to read because it seemed right up my alley. But it was also one of those books that didn’t quite meet my expectations. A friend kindly gifted the audiobook to me […] Read more…

Books

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August – Book Review

    The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, written by Claire North, is one of those books that I was totally intrigued by and excited to read because it seemed right up my alley. But it was also one of those books that didn’t quite meet my expectations. A friend kindly gifted the audiobook to me […] Read more…

  • Jasper Jones – Book review

    When Jasper Jones was first published several years ago, a good friend gave it to me as a gift. I started it, and for some reason didn’t finish it. I don’t think it had anything to do with the book – I just have a bad habit of getting over excited about new books and […] Read more…

Recipes

  • A-little-bit-of-everything granola

    I have never been a breakfast person, but I am coming around! I definitely didn’t like cereal, mainly because of the milk…but now I have discovered that almond milk on toasted granola is delicious, especially when covered in fresh fruit! I have created my own take on granola, and I thought I’d share. This is […] Read more…

  • Savoury buckwheat bread

    Hello! Gluten free and plant based bread is very hard to find in the shops. And if you do find one, they are usually lethal weapons! I created this recipe to make a buckwheat bread that is low FODMAP, as well as gluten, egg, and dairy free. I hope that you enjoy it! Buckwheat bread Ingredients: […] Read more…

Health

  • It has been four years…

    This week marks 4 years since I stopped working as a nurse. I remember a doctor telling me a little while before that it would be ideal to have at least 6 months off to deal with my health. I drove to my parents’ house and burst into tears to Mum, thinking how on earth […] Read more…

  • 5 ways to deal with orthostatic intolerance

    Orthostatic intolerance can be a part of various health conditions. I was diagnosed with postural hypotension as a child, and further testing later in life resulted in a diagnosis of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) (you can read about this here). Dealing with the inability to cope with orthostatic changes is definitely a trial and […] Read more…

Musings

  • What I learned from Turia Pitt

    Turia Pitt is an extraordinary woman. I was able to listen to her talk last night as part of her new book tour. She has just released her second book, ‘Unmasked’, which I have started reading, and I read her first book, ‘Everything to Live For: The Inspirational Story of Turia Pitt’, a few years […] Read more…

  • When making the most of life seems impossible…

    People are constantly saying to be grateful for this life that we have been given; this life is a fleeting gift and we need to make the most of every moment. I am a positive person, and always believe that it is important to look for the good, even if it is the tinniest thing […] Read more…