Leftovers are a wonderful thing. Cook one thing once, and you have a base to your meals for the next few days. It's cost and time efficient, and can allow you to flex your culinary creativity along the lines of Ready, Steady, Cook, if you're into that kind of thing (I am). As a solo-cook, … Continue reading Cooking for Wan: One Ham, Two (many) Dinners
Wow, it's a bit armageddonny out there isn't it? I'm sure like me your work has been thrown into disarray. I'm now working from home (WFH) with only Baron Pepperoni OBE for company. I've had to cancel a lot of international work gigs which has been heartbreaking as I've spent months working on them but … Continue reading WFH, WTF?
Spinach and artichoke dip - it's the American dream. I have to admit that I've never experienced the full-dairy experience and that this vegan version is the closest I have got so far. I've seen it in so many forms - often in the middle of the day on the Food Network. Apparently it's a … Continue reading We need to talk about that vegan artichoke and spinach dip.
FYI - I haven't turned vegan. But I admit to being a bit ve-curious, whether vegetarian or full-on vegan. Let me just quickly remind you that the humble chip is in fact vegan (assuming you've not ordered them at the Black Country Living Museum). It's quite hard to go out these days without noticing the … Continue reading Vegan Food Made Easy
It's been nearly 3 weeks since I returned from beautiful (but rainy) Sweden. This post (and the ones that will follow) has been a long time coming but coming to write it hasn't been particularly easy. Not because I didn't have the time of my life, but because remembering it all has been a) difficult … Continue reading Sweden: Blogpost 1 of 1,000 – #connietravels
'Going out out' is a phrase that sends shivers down the spines of most people in their mid-thirties, yet this weekend I tried to prove myself wrong in the name of reliving my youth. A couple of weekends ago, I had attempted to go out out. By that, I mean that I wore a pair … Continue reading A Requiem for Going Out Out
Wales. It's a beautiful place, isn't it? Miles and miles of beautiful rolling hills punctuated with epic summits, cwms (is that the correct plural for 'cwm'?) and long sloping ridges; dotted between are a few jewel-like lakes that look like small puddles in a giant's playground. This weekend was supposed to be about relaxing, a … Continue reading The Walk That Nearly Broke Me.
*KLAXON* FOOD PORN ALERT. If you don't like looking at photos of food, then I suggest you leave now. This week has been somewhat unusual in that I had quite a few meals out. Contrary to popular belief, I don't eat out half as often as I used to/people think I do. This is a … Continue reading Good Eats – a week in the life of #ConnieEats
This post isn't anything to do with travel, culture or good eats but I feel that I need to share my migraine journey with you all as this week is #mentalhealthawarenessweek. Both my physical and mental health has had a lot to do with the frequency and duration of my migraines so I'm going to … Continue reading Migraine in the Membrane – #ConnieTalks #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
This weekend, it was all about making stuff. As I mentioned in my previous post, the brilliant Steve and Zoe of the Dual Works ran their first Girls with Power Tools workshop and I was lucky enough to be one of the participants. It was a great to have a refresher on my still relatively-new DIY … Continue reading I MADE THIS!
This weekend was Bank Holiday weekend, so along with 95% of the population in the UK I went to my local DIY store and panic-bought a load of stuff with the intention of spending this weekend DIY-ing. I was sticking to #BasicBitchDIY this weekend because I had a social life. I've learnt to hoard all the … Continue reading #GIRLSWHODIY – Easter Bank Holiday Edition
This week's post was supposed to be about my delicious visit to The Two Cats. However, I experienced some mild peril that I feel I need to talk about. Last week on the way back from the depths of Wolverhampton, I had a small traffic accident. This small accident cost me my car, known endearingly … Continue reading Goodbye Flo.