• FOOD

    Saturday kitchen: chilli con carne  

    There’s nothing better than a bowl of homemade chilli when it’s cold and grey outside. Thanks to my friend I managed to make the best chilli I have ever had to the joy of making. I had to make a few adjustments as I didn’t have 500g of mince, so here’s what I went with. 250g mince 2 cloves of garlic  1/2 chopped onion 1 chopped pepper  1/2 tin of chopped tomatoes  1/2 tin of kidney beans  1 beef stock cube  300ml boiling water 1 tsp chilli powder  1 tsp coco powder 3 tsp tomato purée  Pinch of cinnemon Chedder cheese to sprinkle  Basmati rice  Voila! I hope you enjoy…

  • Blog,  LIFESTYLE

    Where’s our great British summer?

    You could say this is the question on everyone’s mind? It’s not exactly been the Indian summer we were promised, but then again I am Scottish and I come from a land where the sight of grey sky, rain and wind is of regular occurrence. Sorry to my Scottish friends, and family out there! 🙂 I love you all dearly, and truth be told it sounds like you have seen more of summer than London this year! Still, as it is Wednesday and I missed the Great British Bake Off tonight. #GBBO I’m going to have to watch that one on catch-up, so  I thought I’d share some of my favourite pictures…

  • Blog,  FOOD,  LIFESTYLE

    Spontaneous photography and MasterChef Uk final!

    It’s been so long! I’ve been rather busy with life, and all the fun elements that has to offer. I still love my job, challenges and all. I have so much that I want to do and experience, and doing my best to tick them off, whilst staying focused on the main areas of life that I’m building on. There is so much to be thankful for. If anyone follows me on Instagram, you will notice a theme in some of my photos, which I call #30daysofthankful. This hashtag probably rings alarm bells for grammar police, now that I think about it. However, it’s been one of my favourite things…

  • LIFESTYLE

    January shopping haul; on a budget

    It’s been another great week, and a momentous last day for me. I’m starting a new job next week, and extremely excited. Check out my present to myself below;   Channel perfume Cook book… I’ve not been filling you in on some of the cool things I’ve been getting up too, so I’m going to give you a little glimpse today. Before heading to American Sniper last night, with Bradley Cooper. That guy is becoming more handsome by the minute. I’ll hopefully review this movie soon, but I wanted to stop by and show you a few steals found in my favourite store, Zara.   I’ve just spent the best…

  • LIFESTYLE

    Sunset adventures

    Hello, Sorry it’s been a bit quite on the blog front. I’ve been busy writing, and working on a few new projects. After a busy Christmas break back home, I’ve been catching up on some sleep and working hard to finish editing my long awaited novel. Thanks to a generous gift from mum and dad, I’ve been blessed with a rather nazi DSLR, which has served as a great distraction and fuelled my passion for taking pictures to a new level. I can’t express how much I love this camera, and how excited I am to have just received my tripod and light box, (which I still have to set up).…

  • Blog,  BOOKS,  COMMUNITY

    If you like a lot of biscuit, join a club

    Does anyone remember the catchy tune for CLUB biscuits? If you do, then you’ll recognise the tag line that I used to title today’s post. It’s just a quick one. I’m currently prompting myself up in Starbucks with a Carmel Macchiato (and oddly not a Toffee Nut latte). Starbucks white cups are bag. The red cups are being phased out. As a fan of Starbucks’s marketing efforts, and a shameful gold card holder I notice these things. However, before I go on a rant about Starbucks, and carmel drizzle I want to introduce to you my new book and club. I “borrowed” this book from my dad’s bookshelf when home…

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    My Hunger Games obsession

    Oh my goodness. I’ve just watched part two of the Hunger Games, and I loved it! I put off watching the Hunger Games for so long because truth be told, I found it scary. I know, I’m a geek. I watched the first instalment back in March, or May with some friends. It’s safe to say I now want to read the books, and starting with part 3 so I can see what happens to Peeta. I absolutely loved ‘the lovebirds’ of district 12; Katniss and Peeta. I am a sucker for a good love story, and find Josh Hutcherson way too cute in this film! As if that’s possible?…

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    Dancing Feet Continued…

    During my 5 year wait to join a dance school, I would carefully watch my favourite music videos, practice and listen to my favourite songs about 100 times until I knew the words and steps off by heart. On Saturday’s my mum and aunt would take me shopping, and I still remember that time in Asda when my aunt said she was no longer coming back with me if I didn’t stop dancing down the aisles. I was shocked and appalled at her lack of support for a second, but then I decided to take myself off to the next aisle, and dance there; when no one was watching. I…

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    Imagination encircles the world

    I love this quote from Albert Einstein! There is a proverbs that says, “as a man thinks, so is he.” I have been studying a lot about the thoughts that enter our minds, and how they can impact our lives. Take a look how Google define the meaning of imagination: Isn’t it amazing. The ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful. Hmm… what can I imagine for the character in my new up and coming online story. That’s right folks; I’m starting an online short, so that you can get to see me write AND get involved in shaping the story too. Today I’m looking for a perfect UK location to set this…

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    Welcome to my blog space

    Hello and welcome to my central blog. Yes I have been known to write a blog, or two in the past. However, this will be the place where you get to find out about me, and my life as a writer. I don’t want to box myself in, but you’ll probably find lots of instagram pictures (my favourite social channel), and posts on food, books, writing, travel, being the change and making a difference in our communities; and quite possibly touch on fashion and beauty. You’re in for a whole host of treats here, so do stick around say hello! I love a good natter. Oh, and I’ll be starting my first online story very…