As with any home makeovers, updating your bathroom need not be a costly exercise. Obviously, knocking down walls and adding new windows would be an expensive way to improve any room in your house. However, to renovate your bathroom without having to sped too much money is actually a lot easier than you might have first imagined.
With the summer sun comes high temperatures and whilst most of us relish the heat, there are some unfortunate side effects.
One is feeling so relaxed that the smallest of tasks become a chore. Heat also affects our appetite. Whilst we crave something delicious and tasty to eat, we don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen cooking it.
The answer lays in the simple but delicious summer pistou.
There are many kinds of BBQ found across the American South, and Carolina BBQ is unique and different from them all. Some love their BBQ to be extra saucy, some crave it deep and smoky, and others want it cooked ‘low and slow’ for days at a time, but Eastern North Carolina BBQ is all about vinegar and cayenne.
“It’s someone’s birthday somewhere” – I almost feel like this should be a life motto! Whenever there’s a bit of free time in my schedule I like to fill it with a bit of baking and more specifically cake baking. I love cakes, from your easy vanilla tray bake to the more experimental hummingbird and Brooklyn blackout cakes that take that bit longer to perfect.
With my eldest son turning 9 in a few days it’s got me reflecting on where the time has gone. It seems hard to believe that he will be starting secondary school in just two years time! In fact both my boys are really starting to grow up now, and we have gone from a madhouse of toddlers to big boys in no time!