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 hope💖  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 😃  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 🐤💗

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Changes In The Garden: The Apple Blossom Has Been replaced By Apples, While We Wait For Harvest, To The Pantry And Let's Make Some Apple Crumble!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

Challenge 25 - 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 😃 

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...