Tuesday, 8 December 2015


Bee La Vie

Just a little update to tell you all that my blog has moved! You can now find me on 'Bee La Vie'. Where you can follow me with Bloglovin and keep up to date with my latest posts.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Guacamole on toast

Guacamole :

1 Avocado
1/2 of a Lemon
1/2 of an Onion
Sprinkle of Chilli
1 clove of Garlic
Salt & pepper

Mash up the avocado, add the chopped onion,  garlic and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Mix all together and add salt, pepper and chilli to taste! 

Spread on whatever you want, I like it on toast! 

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Working away - Tiree

It's been over a month since I packed up my bags and travelled to Tiree to work over Summer. It seems a whole world away from my life in Manchester, and I love it! I'm now home for a few weeks to see my family and friends before heading back to stay for 3-4 months. I'm so excited and I thought I would share a few photos from my trip, the weather was pretty good most of the time!

We stayed in a cottage for the first week, and then in a static caravan for the other three. There is no wifi at the caravan and I'm not going to lie, I was a little lost without it. But we have recently bought a house on the Island so I found myself driving there most days to use our own wifi, which might be somewhat slow but it's better than nothing! The caravan had a nice view of the sea and the owner has a very cute cat called Betty.

I really enjoyed my new job and I got another job on a Saturday which i'll be starting when I go back. 

Friday, 22 May 2015

Win a Wigwam camping holiday!

(this post is in collaboration with 'getthelabel.com')

With Summer just around the corner and fingers crossed some sunny weather too, you might want to take a look at this amazing competition being run by 'Get the label', for the chance to win a 2 night holiday in a Wigwam glamping pod. I don't know about you, but after seeing Zoella's blog post about one of these a few years ago, I have always wanted to stay in one, they look pretty amazing!

If those pictures aren't tempting enough, if you win you will also receive a Glamping survival kit and a very generous £75 voucher to spend at getthelabel.com! 

To enter the competition all you need to do is enter here... 

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Summer Road Trip

A few photos from a road trip last Summer. Late night driving and watching the sunset in the Scottish highlands, followed by an early morning ferry to Tiree.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Breakfast smoothie

1 banana
half a mango, frozen
1 handful of spinach, 
1 handful of frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon yoghurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed
water or milk to help blend (I like to use chocolate almond milk)

Sunday, 1 February 2015

DIY natural face scrub

You will need: 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of turmeric
Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl until they form a soft paste
Gently rub it on your face in small circles and leave for a couple of minutes, then wash it off with warm water. This can be used weekly to get lovely soft, happy skin!

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Never Stop Exploring

This year I want to travel, explore some more of the world. I am starting off with a job in the beautiful Isle of Tiree, staying in a caravan in the back garden of our new cottage. I am so excited for morning beach walks and exploring the island, let the adventures begin!

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Thursday Morning Pancakes

Thursday morning consisted of pancake eating, snow falling and cat stroking, my favourite type of morning! Now that I'm trying to eat healthier and fresher food I found this recipe for healthy pancakes on Ella's blog. They are super delicious and you can have any topping you want. I went for banana, blueberries and honey. I also used coconut oil when cooking them so they had a lovely coconuty taste too!

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Sweet Potato Salad

One of my new years resolutions was to try and eat healthier, fresher food. I am slowly making changes to my diet to try and include these foods into my everyday routine, this is one of my new favourites along with salt and vinegar kale chips (recipe soon)! You can use whatever quantities of the ingredients you like, it's completely up to you depending on how big a portion you want. 
Chop the sweet potato and drizzle with olive oil, cook for 10 minutes.
Finely chop 1 quarter of the chilli and a small bunch of corriander. Add half a teaspoon of smoked paprika to the cous cous and cover with boiling water.
Take the sweet potato out of the over and add the chickpeas and cook for 10 more minutes.
Combine all of the ingredients and your tasty salad is ready! Super healthy and really delicious.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Natural Bliss Teeth Whitening

Over the past year I have tried a lot of teeth whitening products, in the hope of getting gleaming white teeth.  My first real delve into teeth whitening was using the crest white strips, but after 3 days I had such bad sensitivity I had to stop using them, although they did the job it wasn't worth the pain.

When I was offered the chance to try out the Natural Bliss Teeth Whitening kit, I was very excited as it promises no sensitivity. The kit contains 3 powders, bicarbonated sodium, activated willow carbon and curcumin. All of which are natural and 100% vegan! You get enough powder in each for a minimum of 5 days use, once a day. I have now completed my 5 days and still have enough left ot do a few more treatments.

The kit is really simple to use, all you need is an old toothbrush.
Step 1 - Brush bicarbonated sodium onto your teeth first, leave it for 1-2 minutes and then rinse.

Step 2 - Brush the activated willow carbon onto your teeth and leave for 1-2 minutes then rinse. This step is really fun because the powder is black and makes for some hilarious selfies with black dribble (I have spared you mine).

Step 3 - Use your finger to apply the Cur-cumin and leave it on your teeth for 1-2 minutes again. Applying a yellow powder to your teeth doe seem counter productive when trying to whiten your teeth but Cur-cumin actually has a natural whitening effect on teeth.

I have really enjoyed using the kit and have had no problems with sensitivity, a big yay from me! It has removed a lot of the stains from my teeth and they look much whiter. There is also currently 20% of all kits, free delivery throughout December and also buy one get one free, hurah!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Bannana and Nutella loaf cake recipe

Today I saw this amazing looking cake on Pinterest and decided to have a go myself. The recipe is from 'Zoe Bakes'. It was so delicious that it is now almost all gone!

You will need -
2 ripe bananas
250g caster sugar
125g butter
60ml milk
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
375g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
a pinch of salt
4 tablespoons Nutella

Method - 
Preheat your oven 170c, grease and line a loaf tin. Mix together the butter and sugar in a bowl, then add the egg, milk and vanilla extract.

Combine all of the dry ingredients in a separate bowl then sift them into the milk mixture. Soften the Nutella in the microwave and add half to the cake mixture and stir. Pour your mixture into the lined loaf tin then spread the rest of the Nutella over the top. Pop into the oven for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean!

The Nutella on the top goes beautiful and crunchy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside - amazing!