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Vegan Bolognese

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Diced Onion, Carrot and Celery in the instant pot ready to make bolognese

Over the last few years I have sarted to cut down the amount of meat that I have been eating but this winter I really turned towards a plant focused diet. Adding a lot more beans and grains to my diet helped in a large way by the addition of the Instant Pot to my kitchen at Christmas as this… Read more »

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Quarantine catch up – Yoghurt making edition.

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home made yoghurt in jam jars in the instant pot

Obviously this was written a few weeks ago but for some reason I didn’t get as far as clicking publish… So everything has changed a little since the last time I actually published a blog post and tbh I haven’t felt like sitting down and typing anything out recently but here I am talking to the ether again…Everything and nothing… Read more »

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35 before 35 – Life Admin and Travel

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Carrying on from the crafty bits of the 35 before 35 list we get to the fun bits, life admin… 18: Write a Will 19: Get Driving Licence 20: Get Yachtmaster Ticket These ones are all pretty self explanatory, not that we every really want to think about it but I am probably getting to that age where a will… Read more »

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35 Before 35 – The crafty bits

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Last week I posted my 35 before 35 list and said that I would go into more detail. So lets start with the crafty bit of the list 1 & 2 come together, like many of us living through the lives of multiple computers and harddrives I have photographs stored in many places and have not really looked at them… Read more »

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Nikki’s #stitchingsanta 2017 – Sent and Received

Whoops this was a bit later than intended as the time between Christmas and New Year just seemed to whoosh by and before you know it January is here!! This year was my second time taking part in the #stitchingsanta wonderfully organised by Sheila @ Sewchet – I only took part in the sewing one as I don’t really do… Read more »

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Christmas Present Ideas: Gift Hampers

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With Christmas coming up soon, It’s time to start thinking about Christmas presents, especially if you like to make some or all of the components of your presents. For a few years now I have liked the idea of making hampers as Christmas presents. Although people most frequently think of a Christmas hamper as containing Christmas themed foods and drinks… Read more »

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Making My Memory Jar

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Making a memory jar As a resolution for this year, I have decided I need to document my life better. As part of this I have decided I want to make a memory jar. This was something I saw a friend post about on Facebook and the concept of it is very simple. You take a jar (or any other… Read more »

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#StitchingSanta Reveal – Nikki

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So this year I took part for the first time in the #StitchingSanta organised by the wonderful Sheila at sewchet, pippa had done this last year and was doing both the sewing and the knitting swaps, but I opted just to do the sewing swap. Maybe if I get some more knitting done I might try a knitting swap in… Read more »

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