Archive for January, 2013

January 5, 2013

Green Fingers: Succulents

I, like most people, love plants growing indoors because they give a sense of warmth and life as well as being something beautiful to look at. The one major problem I have is that I can’t seem to manage to keep much alive!!! One species of plant I do love are succulents! As they require little attention and can still give a lovely green tone to your living space they are perfect for me. However they don’t all come with flowers and colour but there are ways to still make your plants your plants stand out!

3 Ombre Jellyfish Air Plants

3 Ombre Jellyfish Air Plants

Set of three by PetitBeast

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Vintage Book Succulent Planter

Vintage Book Succulent Planter

By RootedInSucculents

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Gilbert The Succulent Troll

Gilbert The Succulent Troll

By TrollSucc

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Hopefully, even if you’re as bad as me at keeping plants alive, you’ll find something to brighten your day and home!!

January 5, 2013

Healthy Bump: Spaghetti Bolognese

I spotted this recipe while browsing through blogs on Taptu, although I don’t cook different food a lot, I do like to look at beautifully cooked food! Occasionally I will take inspiration and try something old with a twist or something new!! This time it was something old with a twist! Mr BP loves pasta, more than anything… perhaps more than me!

Spaghetti Bolognese
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Photo belongs to Good Food Channel

I didn’t actually follow the recipe but I was interested that green lentils were added, I have eaten them in soups but never thought of adding them to Bolognese! Well let me tell you, they do add a little something AND they’re good for you, they give you another one of your 5 a day and I will definitely be adding them to my Bolognese in future!!!

January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!!

imageI hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a lovely new year! I’m back… again!! One reason is that, even with the two kidlets running round my feet, I’m pregnant with #3 which unfortunately had meant hyperemesis gravidarum again. I’m only just over 10 weeks and have already spent most of the time lying down trying not to throw up!!! After two hospital admissions already I’m tired and fed up!!! I hope the HG will ease and I’ll be able to enjoy the pregnancy a bit more!!!

My wonderful husband bought me a Kindle Fire HD for Christmas and it’s been a life saver, I’ve been able to read for the first time in years!! Read two books in two days (the last two books of The Hunger Games trilogy) and started on a third (rereading The Magicians’ Guild: The Black Magician Trilogy: Book One), it’s been fantastic not losing my place if I need to get the kidlets something!! I definitely think my new years resolution is to read more!!

What are your new years resolutions??