• Ilkley Rocky Valley

    Three Easy Walks in Yorkshire

    I have said this before – I love the outdoors! In the last couple of weeks, I’ve managed to get out in the countryside and go for some easy walks in Yorkshire. It’s been great and all three places are gorgeous, in their own rights. These are three easy walks in Yorkshire that anyone can do. They’re around 1-2 hours drive away from Leeds. Flamborough requires a car but the other two (Ilkley and Lumb Waterfalls) are also accessible via public transport. Flamborough I have been to Flamborough before, ages ago. I even wrote a post about it then as well. That time I didn’t go to Flamborough head and…

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    Second Hand Bargain Shopping in Headingley, Leeds

    This month is #SecondHandSeptember, which means we should try where possible to buy used products in vintage and charity shops. Have you made any conscious decisions to reduce your consumption of new things? I find it really hard not to buy new things but I’m happy for them to be second hand, it doesn’t bother me. Maybe not everything, but you get the jist. If I can save £5 buying a book that’s only been read once before, for one I’ll most likely also only read once, it’s a bargain. Buying second hand clothes has other benefits than being cheaper than on the high street. You’re most likely going to…

  • Healthy Ice Cream Snack

    Healthy Snack Ideas for Sweet Tooths

    Have you got a sweet tooth? I do! I hate that I can’t stay away from sweet treats but I have learnt that by allowing myself healthy sweet snacks now and again, I can control the urge. It is harder at a certain time of the month, I’m not going to lie. Then all I want is to clear out the whole chocolate isle in any store – sign me up to Supermarket Sweep! But for the most of the time, I do really well. For those times when I fancy a sweet snack, I have a couple of healthy snack ideas which minimise the calorie intake, ups your protein…

  • Bedside table books

    Books I Read This Summer

    One thing I seem to do more of over the summer months is reading. It’s odd, I feel like on paper darker months should give more opportunities to read whilst curled up on the sofa. Perhaps it’s because we have more daylight hours during summer so I have time to also read. I also tend to go on a summer break during June to August and then I definitely have more time to read. I included the following books to my summer reading list. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas I actually read this book in January but forgot to include it in my previous book read round-up. It’s…

  • Beach Body 2019

    How I’m Kickstarting Myself Back into Shape

    Life happened. Summer didn’t happen weatherwise but still the summer months threw me off my healthy course. Going on holiday didn’t help either but you have to treat yourself now and again. As long as you know it’s only for a short while and that you’ll get back in the game afterwards, I’m all for it! Getting back in the game is exactly what I have done and I feel so much better for it. I kickstarted myself back into shape and here’s how. Upping my amount of gym sessions Since coming back from holiday, I decided to fit in more sessions at the gym. Weightlifting gym session which I…