How has your month been? At the beginning of May I drew up some goals I wanted to achieve, as I was feeling demotivated and procrastinating too much. My goals included join a baking class and to start taking regular weekend trips, or day trips to somewhere we haven’t been before. I don’t always get the full weekend off work, so it’s important to make the most of it and actually do something with the time off! It will also make these posts more interesting if I discover new goodies on my trips too!
I was really pleased to join a baking class for macaroons. The last time I was in such a class was in school, so I was really happy about going to one! I was quiet at the start but by the end of the class I was chatting away with everyone and my confidence increased as my baking skills improved. I’m certainly no expert and still have a lot of practice to do before I can master macaroons, these were definitely my biggest challenge! The class was so much fun and I’m already thinking about what class I’d like to join next…bread making is high up on the list!
Foodies goodies March Edition 2016
“She’s so cute” the voice came from the opposite side of the bus, a woman looking all motherly at Hannah, peering out from her bag. Cute yes, but a little rascal also. I was coming back from shopping in Bangor and had brought Hannah along with me for a jaunt along the seafront – kill two birds with one stone, was my thinking. It’s amazing how having a dog can spark up a conversation with a complete stranger. I learnt the woman had a daughter who owned two dogs, Bobby and Peanut, and how she has a friend who knits jumpers for dogs. I’m quiet by nature but by the time I got off at my stop to go home, I felt like I had known this woman for years. “Happy Easter!” she shouted and I even waved at her as the bus moved on. They do say animal lovers are nice people!
Over the past month I’ve been trying out many exciting products. Here’s what’s made my Foodie Goodies February edition.
It’s my first Foodie Goodies of the year and I’m excited to invite you in to have a chat about the latest editions to our kitchen.
Starting off with Grace Aloe Refresh Aloe Vera Drink in Original and Mango flavour. A sweet tasting drink with aloe vera, it has ‘bits’ like fresh orange juice only bigger. You can almost chew on them and get a burst of extra flavour. I have tried the original before, but didn’t know they had other flavours. The mango is my firm favourite, as I love mangoes so much already. These drinks are great at quenching your thirst, as they’re both refreshing and easy to drink. As someone who rarely takes fizzy drinks, I adore that these are non-fizzy. I wonder what they would be like added in a mocktail? I may need to do some more experimenting. It does have added sugar, so I wouldn’t drink it all the time. Costs around £1 – £2 for a 500ml bottle available in most supermarkets including Tesco.
It’s been so long since I last posted a shopping haul and since I did a little shopping over the weekend, I thought I would share some of the products I purchased.