Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Recipe: Easy Turkey Salad


  • Packet of cooked turkey
  • Field salad
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • Sweetcorn
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Seasoning
1. Chop and combine ingredients.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Make it Monday - Beanbag / Teddy Storage

The photo doesn't really do it justice. Today I combined this tutorial and a video I saw online to make Isabella a beanbag chair which is filled with her huge collection of cuddly toys.

I used the left over material from her cushions to help the colours match but I'm not thrilled with the effect. The project was quick and easy though. I enjoyed making this and getting to grips with the sewing machine again.

It's actually very comfy and we did today's bedtime story here tonight.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Weekly Wisdom

I am not an early bird or a night owl. I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

The Saturday Update

We've had a manic full work week here. We had a lovely day in Schneverdingen last weekend for a family confirmation and the kids loved it. After a quick turn around, Isabella was away for two nights on her first Kindergarten trip. She had a whale of a time and came back shattered.

I took her to work with me on Thursday, which went well, and Joshua had a good week in nursery.

Yesterday I had my dermatologist appointment - all good there. I also had lunch with a friend and took the kids out for a playdate.

Nico has a stack of exam marking this weekend so I'm getting the kids out of his hair this morning while we shop and run some errands, then we'll be watching the royal wedding.

We've got another long weekend here so hopefully we'll squeeze in some family time as well as getting on top of our jobs and hopefully a bit of crafting!

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Skincare Update

This week I have an appointment with a dermatologist for the first time. The medication I take for colitis can lead to a higher risk of skin cancer so it makes sense to get checked out regularly.

With Summer finally kicking off I'll need to find a face cream with SPF although I'm really happy with this at the moment. It's natural, smells good and you only need a small amount.

I've cut right back on using toner, and only use my Clinique one when my face is feeling especially oily. I also rarely use make up remover since I rarely wear make up these days.

Last week I switched to this facewash and I absolutely love it. It's so foamy and refreshing.

For my body, I have also cut back, but again, thanks to the new season, I've cracked out my Soap and Glory body lotion for my legs after I've shaved and I really like it.