blogging Life Stories TFIF
We were on a break.9/04/2015
Me and the blog. We ended up taking a break. After months of opening up a blank screen, watching the little line thingy flash a few ...
Me and the blog. We ended up taking a break.
Then the proverbial shit, hit the proverbial fan.
Kris contracted salmonella, not just any kind of salmonella either, the typhoid symptom kind.
Now, I'd just like to state, that as primarily a food blog, I did not give my husband salmonella, but he gave it to himself by cooking nothing but sausages, whilst I was out of action with a B-12 deficiency problem. (Pro-tip, if you cut out meat and dairy for a length of time, please use supplements!)
Yes, that's right. Just sausages. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sausages. For quite a few days.
And some of those sausages were obviously a bit dodgy. And he shared that delight with Genna.
Whilst Kris and Genna suffered with Salmonella (and it's horrible messy symptoms) two of our ratties passed away within 6 days of each other. That sounds bad, let me just state that they did not have any of the sausages.
They were both quite elderly for rats but it is still horrible to say goodbye to any furry family members. Especially when your human family members are in the hospital and you have a poorly pooch.
Rip little ratties :( I do miss the cuddles.
So as it were, blogging on top of life's challenges, seemed like a chore I wasn't in the mood for. The blog got pushed further and further down the food chain of responsibility, behind "Make the house smell less like dog poo"
It's a few months later, and we are no longer a salmonella household, and our remaining furry family members are on the up. So let's get to the good stuff, because it's not all doom and gloom. In between the ratty funerals, hospital visits and the rest of life's bullpants, there has been more good stuff than not. Since we last caught up, all this has gone down.
I made a birthday cake
Glitter exploded onto it and I made it the day before a holiday, but I feel it was a success. It was for a very excited 6 year old who loves bugs and flowers.
We went to Rome during a heatwave (Post coming soon)
So good. SO GOOD. I feel it's going to take a few parts to get it all across. I am desperately Romesick.
We had afternoon tea in a castle
It felt like Hogwarts. But smaller, and in the Midlands. I got to eat a lot of husbands share too because of his recovering salmonella belly. So there's always a plus to these things.
My brother got older (and we spent his birthday getting pies in the face)
I got older
I GOT A REAL SIZED FOOD PROCESSOR FOR MY BIRTHDAY. IT IS AMAZING.
My other 'little' brother turned 21
Even though this is not possible because it felt like yesterday that he was running around in Thomas the tank engine pants or sporting a cute little mini Gareth Gates Fringe. CUE CUTE GARETH GATE FRINGE PICTURE
I am probably going to pay for putting that there.
I found these old pictures of our dog Logan
Yes this deserved it's own new bulletin. LOOK AT THEM.
I met with lovely vegan blogger Ellie
Late uploading due to a manic day but spent an awesome afternoon yesterday with @elliesrecipes eating yummy food and drinking lots of tea. You should really check out the Garden Shed Cafe if you're in Leamington, it's cute as a cute thing and tasty too. #veggiesrule #vegan #cafe #cute #leam #veganfood #sign
I found this bargain of a book in a antique shop.
I made this birthday cake for my Auntie Bee (post to come)
There have been weddings
And lots and lots of recipe creations
Fast food, had this ready in 15 minutes from prep to sitting. Another reason to save your leftovers! -Courgetti -Leftover sweet potato -Chickpeas -Flash fried veggies -1/2 whole roasted tomatoes -fresh rosemary and basil - crushed garlix Chuck in. Simmer for 10 minutes. Eat. #fdbloggers #courgetti #vegan #vegetarian #healthyfood #healthyeating #leftovers #fastfood #veganfood #vegetarianfood #spiralizer #fitfood #italian #sweetPotato #cleaneats
Quick dinner preludes a busy night of Italian verbs and workouts. Mexian quinoa / brown rice / bean mix Sweetcorn, red onion and avocado Chilli & lime dressing Salsa Coriander All wrapped in wholewheat tortilla. #fdbloggers #wrap #mexican #vegetarian #vegetarianfood #healthyeating #plantbased #weightloss #quinoa #salad #healthyfood #dinner #fitfood
Yep. No more flapping about.