Roasted butternut squash, red pepper and lentil salad

The One With All The Thanksgivings Remember in Friends when Joey gets a turkey stuck on his head and tries to deflect his embarrassment onto Ross? It goes like this: Chandler: ‘Hahaha you did look like an idiot’ Joey: ‘Yeah well I wasn’t the only one that looked stupid. Remember when Ross tried to say…

July Highlights – BBQs, making friends and a sexy kitchen gadget

This is such a boring, small-talk, adult thing to say, but how can it be August already? Exciting fun things have happened and the weather has been GLORIOUS, but this month seems to have Ferrari-d past, leaving a hot sweaty dust trail behind it. Which is why I’m late with the highlights. Sorry guys. BUT…

My current fitness goals and where to find the freebies!

So I’ve been wanting to talk about fitness for a while and have had ‘My Current Fitness Routine’ written in my blog book as a potential title for ages. Problem is that implies I have a regular routine that I stick to, which, ha, I don’t! Instead, I’m one of those people who exercises 4…

The ULTIMATE guide to the best food in Florence

One early morning car journey, a sunrise flight and a scenic double-decker train ride later, we’re in Florence. Hungry!   Italy is pretty famous for its food, which is great when you’re settled in a restaurant, reading a menu you know is going to deliver and salivating uncontrollably as plates of gorgeous food float on…

Lifestyle: Banish the holiday blues

August is the month of holidays. The English summer disappoints us once again and we jet off for some sunshine before the winter kicks in (which is suddenly much closer than we realised). We have a jolly old time, eat and drink whatever we fancy, soak up the sun(burn) and head home feeling refreshed and…

What I learnt at the HBC summit

On the Saturday of the Easter weekend I went to the HBC (Health Bloggers Community) summit at The Hoxton hotel in Shoreditch. The day was filled with fitness and meditation classes; social media, marketing and photography workshops; panel discussions with the likes of Pixie Turner, The Angry Chef and Alice Liveing; and a whole load…

LENT – I did it!

Lent is over! 40 days and 40 nights of cocoa cravings and no chocolate deserts ends with a chocolate brownie for breakfast, followed by two days of Easter eggs, profiteroles and chocolate hot cross buns. Yummy! Once I get going, Lent is never as hard as I think it’s going to be. The first few…

My birthday treats

I celebrated my 22nd birthday early last month and received some really lovely presents, so I thought I’d share and recommend a few of my favourites:   Good Karma Elephant Cord Bracelet, Daisy London This beautiful bracelet was a gift from my boyfriend and definitely one of my favourites this year. The elephant symbolises strength,…