The Budget Series – Sweet and Sour Pork With Crispy Trimmings

Whenever I make the journey back home one of the first dishes I always ask my mum to make for me is her sweet and sour. Be it chicken, pork or veggie it’s the sauce that makes this dish, and who would have known that it could be so easy to make from scratch! I eat gluten and dairy free,…

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The five reasons you aren’t getting engagement on your blog

You’re not engaging yourself  One of the best ways to start seeing an increase in engagement on your blog is to start engaging with others. Drop comments on other people’s posts and leave your blog link as an invitation to comment back. I’m far more likely to comment on someone’s blog if they have taken the time to comment on…

10 Tips for visiting Madrid!

Buy water from the local supermarkets – I found the hotel and cafes to be very over priced, I was charged €6 for a litre bottle that was only €0.70 in the local shop! If you’re going in summer bring lots and lots of sun cream. I saw so many very burnt people as I stood spraying myself with factor…

London Food Month – The Food Truck Festival

  June is officially London Food Month, a month-long celebration of food across the capital. With over 400 events taking place you’re bound to catch one of them and today, after work, I headed over to The Food Truck Festival, at Westfield Stratford City. Ordinarily, I’d schedule this blog post in a week or so time however with the Food…

The Budget Series – Sweet Potato Chilli

Welcome to a whole new blog series! Eating on a budget. As it happens I’ve taken a huge leap of faith and have just agreed a 12 month let on a property in London, started an internship and left my student days behind me. This is all such exciting news, but with no more student loan, and the bank of…

See a penny pick it up…

Today was the first day of my internship. An internship that I so hope will turn into my career. I awoke with butterflies in my stomach, so eager to make a good impression and fearful that I wouldn’t live up to all that my employers had hoped for. As I set out across Tufnell Park for the bus stop I…

A Weekend in Madrid

Short city breaks are gaining popularity and Madrid is the perfect city to visit. Just a short plane ride from the UK you can be here in 2 hours, leaving you plenty of time to see the sites, soak up the ambience and enjoy the food! Arriving in Madrid Aiport is easy as pie, the new terminal buildings make it…