Friday, 5 July 2019

A Heads Up For Any Fellow Marvel Fans: Thor Vs Loki At Poundland...

Disclaimer:  I haven't been paid to promote any product or store, just wanted to let fellow Marvel fans know about a surprise collectable find...

Hi Honeys
Just a quick post before I dash off to work to share an awesome tiny collectable Hubby found for me in Poundland...

Thor Vs Loki Collectable From Loot Crate...

You could have knocked me over with a feather when Hubby popped this onto the coffee table in front of me when he got home from work honeys 😊

I mean... it's a tiny Loki! I know, I know.... there's a tiny Thor there too but if you've read this blog you'll have seen the adorable, tiny Loki who lives upstairs in his frame, he was a gift from a dear friend who makes them. 

Of course there is also the Loki figure who now lives on that same picture ledge upstairs now too, alongside the figure of Thor actually because I mean they are brothers, in spite of their occasional falling outs and where else am I going to put a Thor figure if not alongside Loki... I'm rambling 😊

What was my point again.... oh yes!  That I'm a hopeless Loki fan, an unashamed, Marvel universe loving nerd girl who can't help adoring the poor wee put upon younger Asgardian brother of Thor πŸ’–     

Did I just hear someone say but Loki is the bad guy?  <shocked expression> He is not!! <stamps little foot> he's just misunderstood is all and possibly needs a hug 😊

Anyway, as I said this is just a quick post to let fellow Marvel fans know that Poundland has somehow laid hands on a mini collectable which, according to the packaging, appears to have been produced for Loot Crate, the subscription box company which provides a monthly shipment of fandom and games related collectables.

I've snapped some photos of the tiny Thor Vs Loki collectable in question so you can have a look honeys...

Thursday, 27 June 2019

How To Use Less Plastic And Live Healthier Too!

Disclaimer:  I haven't been paid to promote any products or retailers, I'm just sharing how we're trying to live healthier and to eliminate as many single use plastic products as we can in our day to day lives x

Hi Honeys
How are you today?  Our furbaby Jade and I have spent today pegging out laundry working on a few tiny organisational projects and we've had a great day 😊  I still have a while before Hubby will be home from work and I thought I'd share a few tiny changes we've been making in the hopes of cutting down our use of plastics and what we're using instead...

How we're using less plastic in our home and what we're using instead...

The last few months have been all about change here honeys.  Not huge, mind blowing changes, just a whole series of little things we've done to try to be healthier and to try to make sure the things we use every day aren't having a negative impact on the world around us.

Why not grab a cuppa, and maybe a cookie, and meet me back here in a few minutes and I'll show you the tiny changes we've made.  No lectures from me dear ones, I promise, just some solutions I've found that I hope might help and wanted to share in case they do.  See you back here in a few minutes...

Monday, 24 June 2019

Changes In The Garden And The Easiest, Most Delicious Apple Crumble Recipe Ever...

Hello Honeys,
How are you today?  All well I hopeπŸ’–  I've spent the past week or so happily shuffling outside very early every morning, at around 5am, armed with bird seed, peanuts and suet balls.  Why so early I hear you ask, well that's when I'm usually awakened by the insistent cheeping and singing of our baby feathered guests 🐦   We have baby birds honeys and oh my are they noisy in the morning!

They are hungry after all and how else are they going to tell me πŸ˜ƒ  I'm having such a great time, standing at the kitchen sink and watching them fly in and out of the blueberry shrub and bobbing about on the lawn and patio πŸ€πŸ’—

Well, while outside in the garden feeding our tiny songbirds I noticed that the apples on our little apple tree had started to appear...   

Changes In The Garden: The Apple Blossom Has Been replaced By Apples, While We Wait For Harvest, To The Pantry And Let's Make Some Apple Crumble!

This is going to be a long post, with lots of photos too, so why not go grab a cuppa and maybe a cookie or two, and meet me back here in a few minutes... oh, and there will be baking involved so maybe grab an apron to put on while making your cuppa, see you in a few minutes...

Friday, 21 June 2019

Wanna Join Me On A Shopping Trip Honeys? An Afternoon Of Fun And Smiles :)

Disclaimer:  I haven't been paid to promote any products or shops, just thought you'd like to come with me on a little shopping trip and share the fun x

Hello Honeys,
How are you today?  I'm having a sofa day with our furbaby Jade and trying to ignore the rain pouring down outside.  We really do seem to have had more rainy days than sunny so far this year and it would be lovely to see some sunshine🌻

After an appointment with our lovely practice nurse at the Doctors recently, I decided that since I didn't have a shift at work, I'd go to the hairdressers and have my hair done before heading home.

Well, when I got there the hairdressers was busy and it was obvious that I'd need to wait a while so I thought I'd check out a couple of my favourite shops (the hairdressers is part of our local shopping centre or mall) while I was waiting.

Would you like to share my mini shopping trip with me?

Let's go shopping honeys - An afternoon of fun and smiles :)

There are a lot of images in this post though dear ones so you might want to go fetch a lovely cuppa and maybe a cookie or two?

Friday, 14 June 2019

The Challenge 25 Policy - Why You Might Be Asked For Photo ID While Shopping And Which Products Are Age Restricted...

Disclaimer: This is not legal advice, I'm just trying to explain the Challenge 25 policy, used in many situations including the world of retail.  I hope it helps honeys.

Hi Honeys
When was the last time you were asked for ID?  Honestly, I never think about it unless I'm at work.  Working in retail, as I do, we sell lots of age restricted products, everything from tobacco and alcohol to DVDs and games, so naturally I'm often required to ask customers, should they be lucky enough to look under the age of 25, for ID. 

Outside of work though, well, let's just say it's been a while since I was asked to prove my age πŸ˜ƒ 

Of course age isn't the only reason we might now be asked for ID.  Identity theft is a genuine concern for all of us unfortunately, and in today's world, everyone we interact with must be sure that it is, in fact, us they are dealing with and not an impostor.

The Challenge 25 Policy - Why You Might Be Asked For Photo ID While Shopping And Which Products Are Age Restricted

The idea that we have to prove who we are has always felt odd to me honeys.  I mean, I'm me, right?  I know I'm me, I recognise the face in the mirror, shouldn't that be enough?

Why not grab a cuppa and maybe a cookie and we'll have a closer look at when, and why, photographic proof of your identity (and age) might be needed in an average day and what you can use to prove that you are positively you and that you're old enough to buy that computer game...

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Zucchini & Carrot Noodles Baked In The Creamiest, Most Delicious, 3 (at least!) Cheese Sauce Ever...

Hi Honeys
How are you today?  We've had days of rain now in Scotland, days and days.  The closest I've gotten to our garden, one of my happiest places, is popping out to top up the bird food for our beautiful little garden visitors.

I keep telling myself that we still have most of June and all of July and there's still time for a little sunshine to arrive.  I hope so dear ones, I do love to potter around in our garden and of course there's always laundry to peg outside 😊

Well, since I haven't been able to be outside in the garden I've been pottering around inside our home instead.  Tiny organising projects, including a perfect new storage system for those Ikea glass dishes I've been collecting to allow us to dump the plastic containers for healthier meal prepping, which I'll share soon.

Speaking of meal prepping, Hubby has been enjoying taking salad to work each day with him, all prepared on a Sunday evening and thanks to those glass dishes with the airtight lids, still as yummy on Friday as they were when I prepared them days earlier! 

Of course I've been having fun making delicious dinners too.  I love to experiment and since Hubby really liked the Chicken, peppers and mushroom oven bake in that creamiest of cheese sauces (seriously yummy!) I wanted to find something else I can coat in that fabulous cheese sauce and bake for him.  Then this happened...

Zucchini & Carrot Oven Bake In The Creamiest 3 Cheese Sauce Ever

Do you remember my waffling on about the spiralizer we bought recently?  I'm a woman on a mission!  Constantly looking for new ways to cook assorted different vegetable noodles and we're not missing the pasta even the slightest bit 😊

Why not grab a cuppa then honeys, and maybe a cookie, and meet me back here in a few minutes and I'll share all...

Friday, 24 May 2019

Meal Prepping For An Easier Week Ahead...

Disclaimer:  I haven't been paid to promote any products or a certain store in this post, I just wanted to share what we've been doing this past couple of weeks and how awesome we think it is πŸ’–

Hi Honeys
Do you remember I mentioned that I was curious about something I kept seeing mentioned online called "meal prepping"?

In the past I've always made Hubby's lunch the night before of course and popped it into the fridge for him and when making a casserole or lasagne (or anything else) I've sometimes made an additional large lasagne or whatever I'm cooking to freeze for later in the week.  It makes efficient use of not only my time but if the oven is going to be burning away anyway, it's just as easy to make double and save on the eye watering fuel bills.

The form of meal prepping I keep seeing mentioned though is different honeys.  I decided to be brave and try out meal prepping (in the way it's being shown online) to see what all the fuss was about and I have to tell you I'm completely sold on the idea! I just love it!

Meal prepping for an easier week ahead...

We're into the summer months honeys, as I write this I've just pegged out lots of laundry in the gorgeous sunshine outside, and summer months in our house means salads.  Lots (really lots) of lovely crispy, green salads topped with heaps of health boosting fresh tomatoes πŸ˜‹

Something wonderful has happened to our lovely salads though honeys.  Well, it's all sort of happened by accident.  Sort of.

Why not grab a cuppa, and maybe a cookie, and I'll explain....