Thai Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWinter is definitely on the way! I love so many things about the weather getting colder. I love big jumpers, woolly scarfs, crisp days and roaring fires. There is nothing quite like a night in, cwtched under a blanket when it’s dark, cold and wintery outside. Those cold days and nights call for one warming food in particular and that is a giant bowl of soup.
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Kick Up The Hump (Day)

Usually when choosing Kick Up The Hump Pictures I do so because I like the message they put across or they’re pictures that have genuinely inspired or motivated me. Occasionally they are ones I’ve chosen because they make me think of my friends or family and their situation at the time. This is one of those weeks but I think this message is inspirational to anyone.

There are moments in life when we all fall, but remember to get back up.

Happy Hump Day!!

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Chilli & Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

P1010612 copy.jpgI think it’s about time that I confess one of my biggest food secrets. Here it goes:- “I was once a fussy eater”. A few years ago I would be your worst nightmare of a houseguest! Seriously over the years I’m not sure how some people have put up with me. One of my lowest food points was when I was at a sleepover at 8 years old. For my friends birthday she had about 7 girls from my class around to stay the night. It was all going so well… until breakfast. This is where it all went wrong. Now before I go into the details of the breakfast disaster please let me remind you I was 8 years old and correct dinner etiquette was not on my radar. Obviously if this happened now I would never behave like this, but I feel it’s important I tell you this story for you to understand just how bad I was at one point.
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Let’s Talk About… Meditation

Screen Shot 2016-10-01 at 21.52.49.png“Ommmmmm… Ommmmmmm… Ommmmmmm” I fully admit until I started meditating this was the exact thing that came to my mind when it was mentioned. I am completely guilty of associating meditation with monks sat in a temple somewhere, knees crossed “Ommmm-ing”. Either that or some woman on a tape telling me to focus on some fluffy clouds and a calm sea.If anything I found the prospect of sitting still trying to focus on letting thoughts fly away a little bit stressful. I was definitely a ‘I’m too busy for mediation’ kind of person; between trying to juggle friends, family, a full time job, a masters degree, staying fit and generally trying to live a life I just didn’t see enough hours in the day for meditation. Oh boy was I wrong!

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