Thursday, April 30

Couch 2 5K: The first two weeks

I'm not a natural athletic by any stretch of the imagination but something needed to be done about the amount of cake I'd been eating. I could give up cake (sacrilege I know) so thought it best to get exercising and cut down on the cake, just slightly. In a moment of madness I signed myself up for the Great Birmingham Run in October (eek!). I will probably be walking most bits of it but I just want to finish it.


Monday, April 27

Sheffield: Steam Yard Coffee Co

My housemate and I have decided to make it our mission to trial every coffee shop in Sheffield so if you can recommend any pop them in the comments or tweet me @KathrynLouise_.
We've tried (and loved!) Ink & Water which I've written about here. Next on our list was technically Tamper Coffee but as the weather was so lovely we changed our minds and went for Steam Yard as they have a nice outside bit, unfortunately the bit we sat in was shaded but it was still amazing to be sat outside in April!


Thursday, April 23

Lifestyle: A weekend in the Peak District

Last weekend I took a little trip to the peaks with my parents. We stayed in a little village called Longnor which had all the essentials, a shop, pub, fish & chip shop and a tearoom.
Unfortunately the cottage although advertised as having wifi hadn't been installed so the work and blogging i'd planned to do over the weekend had to be abandoned (shame!). Other than that the place we stayed was absolutely lovely, I took the attic room with the ensuite as the downstairs room had the bigger bed. There were no blinds so I rose with the sun (early!) meaning I was on breakfast duty - croissants (!!).

Friday, April 10

Food: The Old Rectifying House, Worcester

I'm not sure what excuse we used for this meal out - celebrating my brother's birthday (without him!) or an Easter meal... who needs an excuse. The weather was amazing during the bank holiday and this continued into Tuesday when we decided to take a trip to Worcester. After a walk around town, up the river and stopping off at the Cathedral for a coffee we settled on The Old Rectifying House for lunch. The outside building is beautiful and the decor inside is lovely.
I'd looked up where to eat the night before and this looked the most promising. It was pretty empty but I guess everyone was still in a chocolate-induced coma post Easter.


Wednesday, April 8

Recipe: Red Velvet Cupcakes

I've attempted Red Velvet before but it wasn't particularly successful, 1. It was dense 2. It wasn't very red.
I searched the internet for a good recipe and came across Nigella's which seemed to have pretty positive reviews. With a few adaptions I think I may have cracked it.

Monday, April 6

Home: Affordable Art Prints

I've recently redecorated my room (last week!) from purple and cream walls to just cream so now I'm on the lookout for reasonably priced decorations to brighten it up. Etsy was my first port of call, there is so much choice!

Wednesday, April 1

Recipe: Marmalade Cake

A wise bear always keeps a marmalade sandwich in his hat in case of emergencies.  - Paddington Bear
With the release of Paddington on DVD last week I decided to make a Marmalade Cake to go alongside watching it.
It was also served at our Coffee Morning last Friday, see the post all about that here.
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