An anxious free Christmas? Wouldn’t that be lovely!

I am not sure about anyone else – but Christmas is the time of year I feel most anxious. The going out, the Christmas party, the getting home, the getting around on Christmas Day, the who are we going to see – when are we going to see them and what do we need to…

Mental health awareness day – why we need it!

Mental health was never spoken about when I was a child, or at least that I heard of in my presence. Sometimes I think why? It’s so important to talk about- to see why a child is constantly emotional or acting out of the ordinary. Mental health is so, so important and if not treated…

A novice’s guide to Sri Lanka

  2017 was quite a hard year for me, starting the year trying to deal with severe anxiety attacks. So I apologise now for writing next to nothing – my love for writing and blogging fell away. Sometimes we pretend to others that all is well, when really you’re breaking inside. Every blog post I…

Family – who’d have them?

Every family argues …. right? I come from a relatively big family on my mum’s side (she’s one of 13…), and a stark contrast on my dad’s (he’s one of 2). I have 8 aunties and 4 uncles. I should say I do actually have 9 aunties but one is permanently absent. I had a…

The return of the fantabulous Miss Manners

Ladies and gentlemen, roll up, roll up to see the fantabulous return of Miss Manners in her writing debut (or first one for about a year and a half). This is your 2 minute warning – if you do not wish to continue to read, well then don’t but if you do, be warned the…

((BOUNCE)) – Is this the new exercise craze?

First off, I want to apologise for not posting a blog in … god knows how long! It’s been a crazy few months, moving in with my boyfriend and having a crazy time at work. This also meant that my usual exercise regime has slipped…oppps. Going from 3-5 days a week in the gym to…

Chinese 5 Spice Kale Chips

Now, I’m not sure about you but when I was little I used to HATE greens. My Nan used to pile high my plate with ‘curly kale’ and I would gag at the thought of eating it.  Now you’ll find it has become one of those ‘superfoods’ that’s splashed everywhere as a miracle food that…

Free From Takeaway Made at Home

Takeaways. A nightmare for those with allergies and auto immune conditions like me. But, you can just as easily make it at home…and it doesn’t take forever to prep! My free from sticky salmon with egg fried rice and Chinese stir-fried vegetables was a hit – why not try it for yourself? Sticky Salmon Ingredients:…

Buko Coconut Jam

Coconut jam you say? No…you’ve lost me. I’d never heard of it either before a few weeks ago. But it does exist and it’s bloomin’ lovely! I don’t normally eat that much bread (she says) but my freezer had a malfunction this weekend and so I am  now left with a whole batch of defrosted…

Flowers On Her Birthday

There is only one word for how I feel right now and that is proud. My little brother who was made to stand in front of family members at the age of 3 and sing ‘My Old Mans a Dustman’ (my dad made us listen to old LPs when we were younger before we went…