April

A Stunning Easter with wonderful colour, fresh flowers & eggs nestled in between.

Spring into April! The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, don’t you just love the colours of the tulips above? So vibrant, makes me want to get all my summer clothes out and ditch the black and navy!

20th April

Too much chocolate! I do this every year, I don’t really receive any eggs, “don’t buy me one!” I’ll say and then I just eat everybody elses! So how to shift those chocolate pounds? I think I might have to restart the 5:2 diet, it worked quite well for me last time but I seem to have got out of the habit. There are now even some support groups on Facebook! You can read the research by Dr Michael Mosley here and also get some recipe ideas from Xanthe Clay, here….

A really low calorie dish suitable for the 5:2 diet

14th April

Spring is definitely in the air this week, isn’t it great to see the sun? This has inspired a few forays into the garden, a bit of tidying up and now it’s time to think about what I want to do this year. As usual I’ve had a mooch around Pinterest to see what ideas are out there, this web site never fails to provide inspiration! Take a look at my board, Planting Ideas…..

Herb spiral...

8th April

When I am cooking for the family mid-week, I need a recipe which is quick and easy, can sit for a while in the oven and is totally delicious. My recipe for Easy Chicken and Mushroom Pie fits the bill perfectly, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!…

7th April

Easter will be upon us before we know it, do you decorate your house? When my kids were little we really went to town and had a big party and egg hunts galore. These days I’m more restrained but I love my twig tree! Pinterest has some fabulous ideas for Easter Crafts.

1st April

Could it be a crafty April fool that new research says we need to be eating 10 a day and not 5 a day? Unfortunately not, if it had been chocolate, maybe…! I think we all know that we need to eat more fruit and vegetables, why is it so difficult in this day and age? We are surrounded by huge quantities at the supermarket, yet we bypass it in favour of ready meals, fast food, sugar, salt and fat. A few simple changes are all you need to make……How to Get your 10 a Day.

Green.