Wednesday, 12 October 2016

kale pesto

Hello all!!!
I'm back to just quickly share a recipe! kale pesto. woo hooo...
I am a big fan of kale in all forms (well mainly kale crisps) but this is definitely my new favourite.
this isn't a very precise recipe... more a chuck it in the blender and adjust to taste.

The ingredients are:
a handful of cashews
juice of a lemon
a bunch of kale
olive oil
vegan parmesan or nutritional yeast flakes
salt and pepper
dash of maple syrup (optional)

I haven't really got precise measurements - I just put as much kale in the blender as will fit. And then just all the other ingredients. You could put garlic in like a regular pesto would have, but I find raw garlic a bit too  much so I leave it out.

its great in sandwiches, on soups and of course with pasta. And it means you're being really good and getting all your greens.

have you made something similar? or what do you do with  your kale?

Monday, 15 August 2016

Anniversary! Year four!

Hello! Here are our pictures! Top one of wedding day and bottom one from today! 
I have a day off today and then we're going out for dinner!
Love you all!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

sorry - I can't remember where this picture was from... I was just looking for something sweet and this was saved to my computer.
things have been a bit weird recently haven't they? the orlando shootings broke my heart and there has been lots of horrible news stuff around. Sometimes I find these things overwhelming.... and it's good to think about how change starts with yourself... you can't change other people, but you can try and be the bestest and kindest you can be.

Always there are nice things too - I am off to the Festival of Stuff on Saturday! maybe i'll even blog about it after! also bert is on instagram! here! his user name is bertpastore. You can follow him for pictures of books he's reading, pictures of Sadie and also his mustache. We are only reading good books this year! I'll share what we've been reading soon! We've also been watching studio Ghibli films - loved 'when marnie was there'.
I am out of touch with blogging... but i'll pop in now and again!
hope all is well.

Monday, 2 May 2016


Here's what's been happening recently! Yoga! Always yoga - teaching and going to class, and then reading books about yoga and eating overnight oats. You had overnight oats? They are so good. All it is is equal parts oats to milk - so I put a cup of oats and a cup of hemp or coconut milk in a jar and then leave it in the fridge overnight. You can add anything to it - so I usually add a squeeze of maple syrup and a whole load of frozen berries. Bert likes his with just a little mixed spice. It's my new favourite thing, especially if I'm teaching an early yoga class!
Have you tried them? What do you add to yours?

Sunday, 13 March 2016


Some recent (ish) pictures...
I've been teaching quite a bit of yoga recently.... And reading yoga books...
The picture in the middle is of me and Sadie snuggling under a crochet blanket I made.
And the last picture - the shrine we put up for David Bowie.
How have you all been?
It's been so long I don't know where to start. So let's start here. 
I'm mainly working and then teaching yoga... Me and Bert go to an ashtanga yoga class together... We have also been to see an angel lady and have found out that our spirit animals are a penguin(me) and an antelope (Bert), this makes us happy. 
I hope you and your spirit animals are doing good.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

hello! happy new year!
these are my top ten books I read this year. I read 101 books this year - a lot of them were young adult, graphic novels and yoga books. Don't think it was an AMAZING year for reading, but these ten books above are ace.

my favourite of the year is Sally Mann's Hold Still - it's a memoir about photography, art and family and is beautifully written.

2nd favourite? probably M Train by Patti Smith. did you read Just Kids? how great was that? will this is just as great, except it's quitter, it's less exciting, it's Patti now rather than in the 70s, and what does patti do now? well, mainly reads and drinks coffee (as in has the ideal life), this totally wonderful!

Station eleven by Emily st John Mandel was my fave fiction this year, and there's also some Young adult, graphic novels and nature writing in the mix. Have you read any of these? What were your favourite books of 2015?

Friday, 18 December 2015

getting ready for christmas #5

My lovely friend Maddy has started the most gorgeous blog about her family and home-schooling. Vist it here to read about how she is going to work with some friendly fairies rather than that creepy elf on the shelf!


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