Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Photo a Day 2015: July

Cider, smoked garlic, jam and a massive mushroom from Dart's Farm, Exeter

July started with a bit of a heatwave in parts of the country.  I was lucky enough to escape the ridiculous temperatures as I was in Devon where it was a lot cooler.  The rest of the month just went downhill - rain, clouds and chilly enough at some points to consider turning the heating on.  Ridiculous!

Sunday, 2 August 2015

John West Steam Pots

John West Steam Pots - infused tuna and cous cous - just add water to the cous cous, stir in the tuna and you have a quick, easy and filling lunch!

There is nothing I like more than browsing supermarket shelves for new goodies to try whether it's a new recipe kit, some weird and wonderful veg or a new seasoning or spice.  My latest find are the new John West Steam Pots - a complete meal in one convenient bundle!

Normally I make a little extra when I'm cooking dinner so I can pack up a portion for lunch to take to work the following day but sometimes that dinner-making doesn't happen so have to resort to *cringe* whatever the canteen at work has to offer.  

OR I could just keep a supply of these steam pots in the cupboard so I can pop one in my bag in the morning…

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Photo a Day 2015: June

June is when you'd expect the sun to be shining, the world to be BBQ-ing and summer to be in full swing.  Not this June!

It's not been properly warm until the end of the month and then summer hit us with a big sweaty bang!  I've spent the last few days near the south coast and there has been a nice cool breeze to compliment the sun but Mr Jones has reported that it's ridiculously hot back at home.  Time to buy an air conditioner before the entire country runs out?  

Friday, 19 June 2015

Iceland Day 3: Reykjavik

The stunning view of Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, from the top of Hallgrimskirkja

After spending a few hours stewing in the Blue Lagoon we headed back to Reykjavik.  There were a few things that I was interested in doing that I knew Mr Jones wouldn't be interested in so we took the opportunity to split up for a few hours and explore on our own.

We walked through the town centre and down to the harbour where I legged it across the main road to have a look at the view across the sea, thinking "the next bit of land from here is Greenland" and breathing in the salty air.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Photo a Day 2015: May

May = best month EVER!  Partly because it's my birthday month but mostly because we visited Iceland which is something I've wanted to do for many, many years!

Earworm of the month: For some reason "Castles Made of Sand" by Jimi Hendrix has been on a permanent loop in my head this month.

Tv of the month: "Peter Kay's Car Share" - a really simple idea with few characters but really fun to watch!  Peter Kay plays John, an assistant manager of a supermarket who is thrown together with Kayleigh in a car share scheme through the supermarket.  From the made up radio station to the daydream sequences, it's easy to binge-watch!

Film of the month: It has to be two this month - "Age of Adaline" because the story was something different and it was nice to see Blake Lively in something other than Gossip Girl, and "Kingsman: The Secret Service" because who doesn't want to see Colin Firth taking baddies out with an umbrella in a very gentlemanly way?!

Favourite food of the month: Kjötsúpa - Icelandic meat soup.  Nothing fancy but simple, hearty and surprisingly packed with flavour!  Something I think I might have to make myself very, very soon!


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