My attempt at writing a ‘happy poem’ to stand out from my usual darkness! Reflecting on a nail varnish that reminds me of Spanish fiestas.

You know when you scroll through recipe videos on Facebook and think ‘ooh, that looks nice’ but never actually get round to making it? Same. Except (plot twist) this time, I did. My parents were having some friends round for tea and asked if I could make this for the starter. They made a great […]

I was reading a blog post of Bec‘s the other day, and thinking about how nice it was that her lovely blog had been nominated for a Leibster Award. Scrolling through the nominees, I let out a huge ‘awww’ to see my blog on the list! So thank you for making my day! The rules […]

Extended name: marble-matt-glitter-pastel nails, but we’ll keep things brief! After having my bedroom redone in August, I’ve been in love with all things marble. I’ve seen a few people attempt the design on their nails and, after much deliberation, finally decided to try it. The tools I used were: A very fine nail art brush, […]

Unlike the previous 3 years spent working in retail, I haven’t actually worked much over this Christmas period (that now seems so distant…) Usually, the return to work would be a dreaded experience and unfortunately this seems to be true for most people. This year, however, I was actually looking forward to going back to […]

I spent quite a while trying to come up with a name for these rice recipes before concluding that perhaps I should just call it what I always refer to it as: jazzy rice. It’s rice, jazzed up! I made these rices for a family buffet recently, so I wanted to appeal to all tastes: […]

8.30am: I’ve just been awoken by Gary Glitter shouting about ‘Another Rock and Roll Christmas’ and I am reminded that I really must change my keen Christmas alarm soundtrack. Not long since having recovered from the mild heart attack that this caused, I am launched into another state of panic as a loud hammering begins […]