Being born and living with a heart condition…

This is a pretty personal subject matter for a blog post. Being ill lately has changed my outlook on life, the way I think and even kicked started some must needed changes in my life. I  have a need to write about it…  I was born with a congenital heart disease. It’s called Transposition of the Great Arteries. This is a condition which where the two major vessels that carry blood away from the heart — the aorta and the pulmonary artery — are switched (transposed). I had the senning procedure which saved my life otherwise I wouldn’t be here writing this blog post.  […]

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Review: Canteen & Cocktails, Norton

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Canteen & Cocktails is cocktail, restaurant & party venue offering food and drinks for every occasion. They are an Authentic American Pit Barbecue Restaurant in which are based in Norton and Newcastle, North East England.  It’s the perfect multi-purpose place to kick back and relax and enjoy good company whilst having food and sipping on a cocktail (or three). Its great place whether your having lunch with the girls, going for food with the family or feeling like a night-out.  It really can cater for any occasion and even offers Cocktail Masterclass’s as well as venue hire.  I only live […]

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Birthday, Excuses and Chocolate!

Chocolate – My biggest downfall! I really need to learn how to indulge without overindulging. I need to change my mindset and learn that you can have treats especially if its your birthday. Whats not OK, is to use this as excuse to ‘throw the towel’ in and give up. I’m not a quitter! I am ready to give myself a kick up the bottom and get back on my journey. I will be facing the scales tomorrow (wish me luck).  One of the main struggles with losing weight and eating properly is having to cut out the foods you […]

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3 day mini cruise in Amsterdam – brothels, beer, bicycles and beyond

I recently returned from a 3day mini cruise in the buzzing city of Amsterdam. As an Amsterdam virgin, I had no idea what to expect – especially with its wild reputation. Brothels, beer, bicycles and beyond… Amsterdam is like a lighter, airier, waterier, smaller, friendlier version of New York. I am yet to visit New York – but I look forward to comparing the similarity in the near future. Amsterdam is full of canals and people riding bikes which mean much less traffic, less polution, less noise. As soon as you step into Amsterdam, you’re hit with the iconic views of […]

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The truth behind Channel 4 Super Slimmers: Did they really keep the weight off ?’

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Something that has been playing on my mind is the programme Super Slimmers: Did they really keep the weight off that was on channel 4 last week. How does this impact people losing weight? It was a documentary that looked into the latest theory claiming that your body can try and sabotage your attempts to diet. They focused on Six super-slimmers whom has followed a a diet plan ranging from Slimming World to LighterLife to even Rosemary Conley. The documentary was aired on 14th February and has had people talking since including many ready to chuck the towel in on […]

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Broccoli cheesy garlic bread

Broccoli based cheesy garlic bread –  a new craze you need to try. This week has been really nice to opportunity to go back to discover new foods. I think my favourite has to be Broccoli cheesy garlic bread. It is very low calories and can be made syn free on Slimming World – Really filling too! I’d been reading a lot regarding using cauliflower as based so what better way to mix it up even more and use one of my favourite vegetables. It was so easy to make and so filling. I served it with some homemade Slimming World […]

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