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Monday, 17 June 2013

No blender? No excuses!

My housemate took her blender back home and I got myself all in a panic! How will I make my delicious morning smoothies now? A bit of imagination and will power, that's how!

Fed up of hearing excuses for not eating healthy "it's too expensive" I hear you cry... Well think again. I make my smoothies for about 39p a day! That's a less than a quarter of the price you usually pay for your morning Starbucks coffee! 

So back to the blender issue, how is it possible? Here's my recipe for a no blender smoothie, be prepared to think outside of the box with your kitchen utensils! 

1 pack of frozen summer fruits
No added sugar :Apple juice, orange juice and blueberry juice

Get a sandwich bag and fill it with your frozen fruits, leave the bag open to release air, you don't want It so tight that you rip a hole and splatter yourself with smoothie (as tasty as that may be!) 

Using a rolling pin start to crush the fruit inside the bag, if you have some tougher frozen fruit add a little of your juice to the bag to soften it slightly, this will create a purée with your fruit! 

Take the purée out of the bag and pour into a glass bowl, add your fruit juice and stir. You can either end here and have a smoothie with some nice tasty fruit bits of carry onto my next step...

Take a sieve or a colander and empty the contents of your glass bowl into another bowl, use a spoon to get every last bit of purée you can! Now serve your delicious smoothie in a lovely glass. As an added extra I like to throw in a few whole frozen grapes to keep it cool for longer! 

Happy Monday! 

Until next time 

B x 

Monday, 10 June 2013

The church

I finally got to visit the church for some dinner on Sunday evening and I was mighty pleased!

With a Sunday menu that offers 2 courses for £11.95 and 3 courses for £14.95 it's a delicious meal that doesn't break the bank too! 

We opted for the 3 course menu as we were both starving and we weren't disappointed! 

To start the boyfriend went for crunchy bread and mushroom soup! I opted for the chicken goujons with sweet chilli dip. Both were equally tasty, although as a none mushroom fan I'd have to say my chicken must come first :p 

For mains we both opted for the turkey Sunday dinner. It had all the trimmings and a big dish of veg to get stuck into.. 

To finish the boy had Eton mess and I opted for the chocolate brownie sundae (naughty, I know) 

I think this place is fast becoming my new favourite hangout, with private booths for a quiet drink, a pretty fairy light lit terrace to sit out on those summer nights and food to die for, what's not to love? 

Until next time! 

B x


Monday, 3 June 2013

No appointment necessary...

It's nice to be able to have a bit of me time, but sometimes you just don't have the hours in the day or the money available to splash out on a spa, so here are my tips to the perfect day spa at home :)

1.Find your favourite bikini, fluffy robe and slippers (it will get you in the spa mood) if that's not really your style, put on your comfiest pjs. 

2. Mix a homemade face mask: my fave recipe is a dash of orange juice, blueberry juice, 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and a table spoon of syrup, warm up for  10 seconds in the microwave and hey presto one gorgeous face scrub mask coming up!

3. Run yourself a nice warm bath with bubbles. Get in and soak. 

4. Get a bowl and steam your face with hot water, if you really want to go to town you can add a dash of your favourite aromatherapy oils. 

5. Apply your mask and turn on some relaxing spa style music. Sit and relax! 

6. After 15 minutes remove the mask with hot water on a flannel. Splash your face with cold water to close your pores :) 

7. Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure! 

8. Find a quiet room in the house, turn off the lights. Use a blanket if you need to, then turn up the relaxing music again and relax... 

I can assure you after all of this you'll be feeling like a new woman! 


Until next time

B x


Saturday, 1 June 2013

Festival fever

It's not that long till festi-season gets under way and with the British weather being unpredictable here are my favourite cover ups to keep you from being stuck in the mud: 

Peacock Parka - Topshop - £65 

Rain mac with Ears - ASOS - £50 

Floral Mac - Warehouse - £35 

Daisy Lace Mac - Topshop - £45


Hunter Regent Savoy - £125 

Juju glow in the dark wellie - £23.99 

Jules polka dot wellies - £40 

River island stud wellies- £45 

Hope this helps! 

Until next time, 
Enjoy the sun whilst it lasts...

B x 

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