Makes and Bakes

Yummy Vegan Banana Bread 

Lately I have been edging towards fully embracing a vegan diet. I am already vegetarian and have been for almost half my life now in total, but I am keen to go vegan and limit my impact on the environment even further. As a result, I have been experimenting with egg- free baking as I… Continue reading Yummy Vegan Banana Bread 

40 before 40, mental health, Thoughts

#40before40 – A ‘Ta Da’ list of celebration

Tomorrow marks the end of the 40 before 40 challenge I set for myself a year ago. I haven't achieved everything on the list but as I wrote about earlier this month, I have already decided to 'extend' the challenge and continue working on the goals I still want to achieve. Like any aspirational list,… Continue reading #40before40 – A ‘Ta Da’ list of celebration

40 before 40, Thoughts

Theme for the year – Extension 

One of the steps that has really helped me over the past few years is to have mantras, words and phrases that help bring me back to my overall goals and intentions if I am going a bit astray. Almost every day, I remind myself and our girls of the mantra - try your best… Continue reading Theme for the year – Extension 

40 before 40, Reflecting

#40before40 – Paint a Picture

When I came up with my 40 before 40 list, I tried to include a mix of goals that were aspirational such as walking 1000 miles and those which on paper should have been easy to accomplish. Painting a picture fell into the latter category but it has taken me nearly the full year though… Continue reading #40before40 – Paint a Picture

Thoughts

Reflections on the end of the school year

There are so many things I love about my job. Sharing time with wonderful colleagues, getting to talk about topics I find endlessly fascinating and the way that the pattern of the school year marks time in such a special way are all high on the list. What I love about my job more than… Continue reading Reflections on the end of the school year

Thoughts

Water and sunshine 

Recently I purchased a tomato seedling from the Enviroment Council at school. Grown by the students from seed in a yoghurt pot, I brought it home determined to give it a good home. I haven't always had the best of luck with plants due to a rather haphazard approach to their care. Lately, however, as… Continue reading Water and sunshine