Chef’s Corner: yummy Pumpkin Spice pancakes for two 🎃

Chef’s Corner: yummy Pumpkin Spice pancakes for two 🎃

I'm celebrating because this is the first year I've actually liked pumpkin spice. That's right: all of those years playing the die-hard Autumn fan, I've been a fraud. Until now! Last month I ordered a pumpkin spice latte and, to my absolute shock, actually liked it (despite it being waaay too sweet). And I've now made it my [...]

Chef’s Corner: Easy slow cooker veggie enchiladas on a budget 🍠

Chef’s Corner: Easy slow cooker veggie enchiladas on a budget 🍠

We recently invested in an (albeit, cheap) slow cooker. We'd wanted one for yeeeeears but feared it'd become yet another kitchen appliance destined for the dusty realm of the back of the cupboard. And thus we kept putting it off. Our recent move to the States landed us in the Land of the Slow Cooker [...]

Getting blown away on England’s north east coastline — a solo trip in Yorkshire

Getting blown away on England’s north east coastline — a solo trip in Yorkshire

There's nothing quite like a holiday to the coast and inhaling that fresh sea air to combat the trepidations of the 'will they won't they' Green Card application limbo. Oh, just me that this situation is specific to? Maybe so, but there's never a bad time to go to the coast, am I right? Well. Except for [...]

We travelled to Calais for a weekend to volunteer with Help Refugees UK — here’s what we learned

We travelled to Calais for a weekend to volunteer with Help Refugees UK — here’s what we learned

I tried hard to keep this short, but the truth is there's just too many important stories to tell, and too much truth to expose.  Mid-January, as I mindlessly scrolled through Instagram's myriad of exotic destinations, palatable flatlays and sponsored fashion posts, a Story flashed up at the top of my screen from a traveller [...]

A letter to Toby: what I need to get off my chest about re-homing my dog

A letter to Toby: what I need to get off my chest about re-homing my dog

Dear Toby, It's been a physically and emotionally draining morning, hasn't it? We had such a good run around the park where you had fun being chased by that little Bedlington Cross, before we collapsed into a heap and cried our eyes out into your fur. I told you that you were the best boy [...]

It took me 6 Black Mirror episodes to drive to Belgium — weekend city break

It took me 6 Black Mirror episodes to drive to Belgium — weekend city break

Why Black Mirror? Because we've literally just finished watching it. That show is crazy as f*ck. Real uncomfortable to watch. ANYWAY. I just worked out that I can drive to Belgium in the time it'd take me to watch six episodes of a TV show. When I think of all of the crazy-ass long Netflix [...]