Sunday, 28 September 2014



Now that we live together and we have to do our own shopping, I never seem to know how much fruit to buy each week. I hate waste, so if we have any leftovers I try to use them at the weekend. This week we had two overripe bananas left so I thought I'd use them up by making some banana pancakes this morning. A naughty start to the day, but who cares - it's Sunday!


150g plain flour
100ml milk
2 ripe bananas
1 egg
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp runny honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Butter for frying


Mash the bananas with a fork and combine in a mixing bowl with the flour, milk, egg, honey, bicarb and cinnamon. Mix together until you have a lumpy batter.

Melt a knob of butter in your frying pan and spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter into the centre (if your pan is big enough you can do two at a time). Cook on one side until golden brown and then flip onto the other side, again cooking until golden brown. Repeat until all your batter is used up - this should make 6 - 8 pancakes.

When cooked serve warm and drizzle with maple syrup.

Sunday, 21 September 2014



Ok, I'm not just weird and taking photos of ladders for no reason. This month's photo challenge from my photography group was to take pictures of shadows and/or holidays. Since I haven't been anywhere, shadows it is! Hope you like them!

Sunday, 14 September 2014



There's so many things going on in my life at the moment. We're still settling into our first home, getting used to our new routine, cleaning and cooking for ourselves everyday rather than being looked after at home; Tom has just started a new job and my job is getting more and more demanding, and we're having to manage everything whilst trying to renovate. Luckily I have two amazing parents who are on hand to help uproot rhododendrons from our front garden! Despite all the business, here's three reasons why I've been smiling this week...

1. I had absolutely nothing to do today so I baked these tasty little morsels - apple, blackberry and banana spelt muffins!

2. We finally made it to the street food event, Digbeth Dining Club, on Friday night. We've been thinking of going for ages, but you know, life gets in the way. Anyway, this burrito and chocolate orange waffle were incredible - oh and we got a little discount with our Independent Birmingham cards #winners :)

3. As you may already know, I suffer from Crohn's disease. Recently I've joined the Crohn's and Colitis UK Forum on Facebook and it has been truly eye-opening. There are so many lovely people going through what I have been through, and worse, and it has been wonderful getting to know some of them. Sometimes it's just nice to know you're not the only one and that there's a community of people out there who know exactly how you feel.