When I heard we were getting a Red Dog Saloon, right opposite Rub and just down the road from the epic Red’s True BBQ I did wonder how they’d manage to differentiate themselves from the smoky competition but after taking a trip last weekend I can safely say it definitely has a space in Nottingham’s meaty market.
With Christmas on the horizon, pennies are definitely tight for everyone. Even though we know it comes on the same day every year, it’s still a big expense! I think it’s impossible to properly budget for Christmas because you just don’t know what’s going to pop up and need paying for. That being said, DIY gifts are a great way to cut costs over the festive period. They’re also fun to make and will definitely make your friends and family smile.
Last in my Barcelona series is this little lot! Some tips and tricks for a few things that we got up to and I really enjoyed so I wanted to share just in case anyone else is travelling to Barcelona and needs some advice on what to get up to over there.
Eating is always first on my list when it comes to travelling anywhere. I love to do loads of research before I go and then always end up finding new gems that I didn’t discover before. I’ve already done a round-up of my Top 4 Barcelona Brunch Destinations so, if brunch is your thing, definitely give that a read. Brunch is probably one of my favourite occasion because it is that, it’s an occasion, it’s not just a meal! So, brunch aside I’ve got a couple of places that I’d definitely recommend heading for some delicious meals.
Working a full-time job doesn’t mean that you can’t earn extra income. It may seem impossible, but there are so many ways! Working full time is hard, but we can always make a little more time than we think. Try these tips for extra time and then we’ll get on to how to make some extra cash later.
The nights are closing in, it’s Bake Off season, we’re on the countdown to Christmas and summer is well and truly behind us. This means that the urge to bake (& eat) all kinds of desserts, puddings and cakes is well and truly heightened. Well, for me it is anyway!
I made these little granola-y almond, raisin, and cacao cookies the other day and they’ve turned out quite nicely so I wanted to share them. They’re fairly clean apart from the plain flour that I used but you can always replace this with almond or coconut flour for a cleaner bake but it doesn’t bother me too much. They come in at just over 100 calories each and won’t give you a sugar spike like any old supermarket biscuit will so they’re great if you’re trying to eat a little healthier but still love a sweet treat.
If you know me, you’ll know that I love a snack and I really enjoy finding something new from a fresh brand on the market. Recently, I’ve been trialling these treats from Nina’s Popcorn. These guys have developed an exciting range of naturally nutritious superfood popcorn which is packed with antioxidant and nutrient-rich ingredients. Nina’s is made using 100% plant-based ingredients and is gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free.
From bed linen to cushions and throws, mixing prints can be a fun and exciting way to decorate your home but it can also be quite daunting because it’s a little more permanent than with fashion. House of Fraser has put together this funky and super helpful infographic all about mixing prints in your bedroom decor.
People eat so much sugar these days, it’s in everything! While the sweet stuff isn’t all that bad in moderation, there has been a lot of talk about going sugar-free. Or at least cutting it down a fair bit. I tried clean-eating successfully for a full 8 weeks which includes basically nothing out of a packet. When you start to think about it it’s unreal how much extra stuff is in our food from the supermarkets that we don’t need. Which got me thinking about how you could do that while trying to sustain a normal life and not losing the will to love. I thought I would share with you a few tips!
Today I’ve got a little photo diary of on of my favourite places in Barcelona, the main market La Boqueria. This is a market packed full of the most amazing food. The fruit, juices and smoothies were my absolute fave, from €1 you can get ice-cold fresh mango juice – it’s amazing. There were also butchers, fish, cheese, chocolate and sweet stalls as well as little coffee bars and places for breakfast in the middle of the market.
Decorating your home is not an easy task but the bottom line is that we can all be quite house proud. Some people love their living spaces to standout. With that in mind, I thought I would share with you five methods to help you achieve that. I hope it provides you with a little inspiration to step things up a notch in your home!