30 Days Push Up Challenge

A few months ago, in February, I set up a 5 minutes exercise routine: as many push-ups as I can in 5 minutes, every day. I wanted to see how much I can improve if I do those 5 minutes of push-ups for a month, hence my 30 Days Push-up Challenge. The results are great, […]

#WIAW – Carbs

I feel great when I’m on a high carb diet, around 50% of my calories come from carbs. I tried low-carb diets when I was loosing weight and I was reaching the plateau. After 1-2 weeks, when the losing weight process resumed, I was going back to carbs. I am active despite having a job […]

Two local farms

Last month I didn’t write a post about the local farms because I went to the ones I’ve been before, Windy Arbour Farm and Yew Tree Farm. It was a busy month and I didn’t get the chance of visiting other farms. This month I’ve been to two local farms, that are one next to […]

Maker Faire UK 2016

Yesterday my husband and I attended Maker Faire. It’s a fair that had over 300 crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors from UK and abroad, people who love to make stuff and who want to share their passion with others. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo in 2005. Last year, […]

How to save a tired bee

My husband found a tired and dying bee in the garden and we saved it, so I decided to make a short guide: How to save a tired bee. We acted fast and we gave her some honey. After reading on RSPB’s website, that, although obvious is not the best option as most honey is […]

Garden update

A few days ago I discovered a beautiful butterfly on the dog’s bedding, my husband caught it and released it in the garden. Luckily for the butterfly, the dog was upstairs or he would have probably eaten it. There are some pictures with the butterfly at the end of this post. All the excitement of […]

Handmade vase by Rose Dickinson

A couple of years ago I bought a handmade vase by Rose Dickinson and I love it. The first vase is from her slimline collection. I wanted to buy another one for a while and I finally decided on a similar design, but a bigger one. I needed a bigger one for the flowers my […]

Titanic Spa

On Friday I’ve been invited to a special event that marked the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of Titanic Spa, in Huddersfield. It was the first time I’ve been to Linthwaite, the small village where the Spa is located. The village looks amazing, lots of hills and valleys, it’s a delight. Titanic Spa is at […]

New cocktail menu at The Pen and Pencil

This week I’ve been invited to sample the new cocktail menu at The Pen and Pencil in Northern Quarter, Manchester. It was the first time I’ve been to The Pen and Pencil and the place looks great. I liked the decor and it was busy on a weekday. Hubby and I had no issues finding […]

10 Good things

Prepare for lots of food related good things this time. I was very busy with work and I wasn’t able to do much of other things these last couple of weeks. Today I’m enjoying the sun, I blog and I have washing on the line in the garden feeling like Spring is near. Tomorrow it […]