29 June 2016

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This is a lovely version of a take-out food, done at home. But a lot healthier and yummier in my opinion. This recipe is taken from the Hairy Bikers recipe book, called the Hairy Dieters.

Now I love their books. I have three of their healthy eating ones, and the ones I have tired have all been delicious. I am quite a fussy person when it comes to food, although not so much now thanks to these two. It has made me try new recipes, which before I wouldn't try and having the same old family meals, but healthier.

19 June 2016

Wildlife Pond Update!!

Sorry guys it has been a while since I have last posted, but been a little busy. But I am back and I thought I would do a little update on my wildlife area, and show you guys what I have done so far. 

Baring in mind all these photos were taken a couple of weeks ago, so it has changed a bit, but I will do another update, as everything starts to grow more. 

28 April 2016

DIY Pencil Holder

Recently my dad has got himself a new greenhouse, which I helped to build it. At the moment its looks fairly bare, as we haven't been able to plant much yet, as it has only been up for a couple of weeks. 

I thought I would do some bits and bob to add to it. I thought I would start with something simple, like a pencil pot, to keep all his pens, pencils, ruler etc, neatly inside.

13 April 2016

St Clements Cheesecake

A yummy Cheesecake, perfect for a Sunday Lunch Dessert. I was quite surprised how yummy this turned out, as I was quite sceptical. For instance I normally use Philadelphia cream cheese, however, in this recipe it said to use ricotta cheese, which was a first. although delicious. 

30 March 2016

In the Garden, Birds

Years ago we used to have lots of bird feeders around in our garden, however we stopped as we didn't get much interest from the birds, and we had cats. However, recently I have brought some new feeders and placed them up, to encourage more bird life back into our garden, since we do not have any cats at the moment. Since putting up a few birds feeders, we instantly got lots different species of birds visiting our garden.

8 March 2016

Wildlife Pond, Park Four

This is the last part of my pond post, where I will mention what plants I plan to get when they come in season.

There are many different plants out there, and it can be hard to choose which ones, so hopefully, this helps a little to understand what you may need. 

2 March 2016

Wildlife Pond, Part Three

In the post I will be mentioning what and how I lined my pond. What products I used, and the finished look before adding my plants. 

Before putting down any pond liner, ensure that you carefully remove any stones, or sharp objects that may penetrate the liner. 

24 February 2016

Wildlife Pond, Part Two

In this post, I am going to show you the outline of my pond, and what shape I have done. As well as what shelving I decided to add.

17 February 2016

Wildlife Pond, Part One

I have finally got round to doing my wildlife pond, in my garden. I wanted to do this late Summer, early Autumn, I unfortunately ran out of time. However, I have finally got it done, all I have left to do is to plant some wild flowers, make a small log pile, and find some pond plants in season to entice the frogs, and wildlife. 

30 January 2016

Never Again...

Well as I said before, I was going to try new things. I certainly did last weekend, unfortunately for my dog.

25 January 2016

Am I the only one?

This may be an odd thing to write, however, I just wondered if I am the only one. 

When I am on my way home, just before I get to my house. There are a couple of bends.

Now on the second bend there are cars parked on the side, so you have to go out to the middle to past them.

20 January 2016

I'm Back

Sorry it has been a while, had a whirlwind couple of months. Just after I starting my first blog I decided to go back and start a new university course. Unfortunately it did not work out for me, due to different reasons. However, at the time it was quite stressful and I didn't know what I was doing for a while. Then as you all know with Christmas happening, and everything getting busier, I completely forgot to re-start my blog, and get back into it.