Monday, 28 October 2013

Money off at Splosh

Thanks to An Almost Mrs I can am able to pass on to you a great offer for your first order of splosh. 
Splosh provides an eco-friendly alternative to most house-hold cleaners, and drastically reduces plastic waste.

Take a look at my previous post about splosh  for more info.

You can now save £5 on a starter pack of splosh with the code F9D201
 That brings the price down to around £8 for the 4 bottle starter pack, 

So if you read my previous post and thought splosh sounded like a good idea but never got around to ordering it, now is your chance hop on over to

Thursday, 24 October 2013

4 Year Anniversary

Four years ago today I married my best friend.
We embarked on a life-long adventure to discover more about each other, serve God and find out what that means for us as we go.

This year has been our most adventurous yet. 
We went to Cambodia
Jamie survived Pneumonia despite my unsympathetic nursing, and we found out we were pregnant the same week!
We now have another person coming along for the ride.
I love you Jamie, seeing you care for Fred and managing through the tiredness has made me love you even more.
Here's to many more years and so many more adventures ( I'm not sure about any more children though ;0) )

Monday, 21 October 2013

Easy Spicy Pepper Soup

One of the reasons I love autumn, is the re-introduction of soup in to my diet. A week before Fred arrived I had a pack of red and yellow peppers, so I decided to try making soup.

It turned out really well so I thought you might be interested in the recipe, it made 4 large bowls. 

You will need approximately:

4 sticks of celery roughly chopped
5 red and yellow peppers
2 finely chopped carrots
1 chilli
1 1/2 pints of water
A vegetable stock cube
3 tablespoons of natural yogurt
a teaspoon of paprika 
salt and pepper to taste

Heat your oven to 180 degrees, while you chop and prepare everything. 
Roast the peppers until soft and slightly brown, about 15 minutes. 
Fry the celery, carrots and chilli in a large sauce pan, with a little oil.
Add the roasted pepper, water, stock cube and paprika to the sauce pan, bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes until the carrot is very soft. 
Whizz up with a hand held blender, add the yogurt then salt and pepper to taste.  

Monday, 14 October 2013

Great British Bloggers

While Things are going to be a little quiet around here I thought I would share with you some blogs I like to read. I have been readying blogs for years, far longer then I even considered blogging for myself. But for the longest time I didn't know how to find British blogs, they didn't come up on google when I searched and to be fair I probably just didn't know enough about blogging to know where to look.

Since becoming more involved in my own blog and interacting more on twitter I have found some great British blogs, and lovely bloggers. So in no particular order this is a little run down of some of my favourite British blogs.

* Domestic Sluttery is a life style blog written by a group of cool ladies topics include design, recipes, fashion, holidays, reading, cocktails and much more. I have been reading DS for a long time now and regularly recommend it to people.

* The owl and the accordian is written by Vicky, she lives on the south coast and blogs vintage finds, design inspiration, crafts and more. Every post is beautiful.

* Kat got the cream is written by Kat (naturally), her lifestyle blog covers crafting, bargain hunting, design and other fun things. I also recently won a blog competition for a beautiful tea pot from her. It made my week!

* Little green shed is written by Lou, she blogs with beautiful photos of her family, days out, simple pleasures and design inspiration.

* A thrifty Mrs is written by El, She and her husband live frugally but also have fun with it, she shares recipes, money saving ideas and useful links and finds from around the web.

* A Saucy Stitch is written by Giddy aunt Lola, she has 5 kids, is a charity shop queen and maker / crafter of good things.

* A girl called Jack is written by Jack, who after finding her self with not enough food or money to feed herself and her child she decided to write cheap recipes and and to campaign the government for a fairer approach to the benefits system. 

Happy reading :) 

Saturday, 12 October 2013

The baby is here!

I am excited to introduce you to Fred Michael, he arrived on the 3rd of October at 2.31am. After a long an arduous failed induction of labour he entered the world via c-section. He is perfect, he has Jamie's nose and feet, my chin (poor boy) blue beautiful eyes and a great pout.

We are having to take things slowly and gently, because of the c-section, which is unusual for me but just as well because so far Fred is a bit of a night owl. Jamie and I are knackered and it's only been just over a week!

I will try and blog at least once a week from now on, but it may start of slowly as I am not doing much! The arrival of Fred does mean I can cross off another of my 30before 30 challenges :)