The Liebster Award!

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I have received a nomination from the lovely 2 Peas in a Pod Blog to answer questions in relation to the Liebster Award. It’s an award that will let others out there find out about small bloggers with a following under 200. So thank you 2 Peas in a Pod for nominating me and giving the power to nominate others! 🙂

The rules are as follows:-

  • To Thank the person who has nominated you!
  • Answer the Questions given by the nominator
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers with a following under 200 and link them
  • Create 11 questions for the nominees to answer
  • Notify the nominees by social media or their blogs.

So here goes….

Q. What inspired you to start a blog?

A. I really love to write but haven’t done it since I was a teen. I suddenly thought Why not give it a go? I have found some truly amazing bloggers when I did a bit of research and it only spurred me on further.

Q. How did you feel about being nominated by us?

A. I was shocked and really excited to share a bit more about myself. I was worried I might not do it justice but only got more excited about the prospect throughout the day before writing it.

Q. What’s Your favourite animal?

A. My favourite animal would be a unicorn! I so hope this counts.

Q. What’s your natural hair colour?

A. Dark brown but currently rocking an ombre look.

Q. Skinny jeans or skirts?

A. Skinny jeans always, but the peeling them off at the end of the day is my hell.

Q. Dream Job?

A. I have had this thought on many occasion and would love to be one of those people who goes round the world testing out resorts. This would be a stunner of a job.

Q. Favourite Celebrity?

A. Sarah Millican, I think she’s absolutely hilarious and would love to see her live.

Q. How do you spend Sunday evenings?

A. In my pj’s watching TV and reading blogs or watching boxsets

Q. Eye Colour?

A. Blue-Green

Q. Where have you travelled in the world?

A. Mexico, Florida, Spain, France, Turkey, Bulgaria, Tunisia

Q. Will you be following us as a thank you?

A. Already followed beforehand.

Now for my nominations….

Dazzlemxo, Taylor Noel, Pao Wong, Hello the Mushroom, PoppyOnPaper, Joie De Jodie, Sophie Mace, white rabbit tail, Velveteen Roses, Little Budget and Chelsella.

My Questions to you all are

Q1. What got you blogging in the first place?
Q2. What was your favourite memory in 2014?
Q3. Favourite holiday destination?
Q4. Favourite blog post from another blogger?
Q5. Heels or Flats?
Q6. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Q7. Favourite dessert?
Q8. Night In or Night Out?
Q9. Do you have a beauty product you can’t live without?
Q10. If you were stranded on a desert Island, what 1 item would you have with you?
Q11. Would you do me the honour of following me back?

Many thanks again to 2 peas in a pod. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed typing this bad boy.

Get answering back bloggers

Laura x

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A Pulled Pork Feast

I thought I would take a second to appreciate the fine art of cookery that my boyfriend has mastered. We are huge foodies but I will be honest and admit to not enjoying the cooking part. I just really LOVE the eating bit! My boyfriend went to Uni which I think helped him massively in learning to cook and he has a huge passion for it now. He has made everything from home made burgers in the summer to amazing meals like fajitas and home made Mexican Green salsa.

So here is one of his masterpieces: BBQ Pulled Pork Sub’s.

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He marinated the pork shoulder in gravy and BBQ sauce for a few hours in our new Waitrose dish. The Pork was checked every so often to turn it over and make it lovely and soft throughout. He put a smidge of coriander in with it as well to give it some more flavour.

To finish it off he placed 2 large subs in the oven to warm and toast slightly then put a thin layer of cranberry sauce on the bread. I know you’re all thinking CRANBERRY SAUCE, Really?? I was apprehensive at first too but soon changed my mind. It was so complimentary to the pork. We added some salad and cheese and a squirt more of BBQ sauce and eh voila! A masterpiece don’t you think?? And here was the finished product…

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Hope you enjoyed this little feast for the eyes!

Laura x

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Getting Fit:The Healthy Way

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Nearly all people will have made a New Years Resolution to get fit this year, and I can’t lie although I never said it out loud I definitely said it in my head. (Mad I Know!) However I am not one to jump on the bandwagon of a fad so easily or do any extreme dieting. I have done this many a time in years gone by and learnt the hard way that it’s no good for your body or you general well-being. I’ve finally accepted myself for me after years of tormenting myself over my weight etc.

My guide is how to get fit the healthy way and simple things that you can do that will make a difference to your health.

Firstly its important to drink as much water as you can. I don’t mean sit with you head under the tap, but throughout the day try and drink a few pints of water. You will be refreshed and will help with you body and skin.

Next its important to try and do some exercise! There is no point cutting out foods and dieting without balancing out with exercise. I walk to work every day and back which gives me about 40 mins of exercise a day. I also try and do something on my day off whether its some yoga or even going on the Wii fit.

Don’t believe everything you see on the label and i don’t mean packaging. You can cut out certain things like carbs or all sugar but inside your body needs small amounts of lots of things. It’s good for you to have everything in portions.

Lastly I will refer to hyped up pills etc that promise to drop weight with a click of your fingers. Having never tried them I can neither confirm or deny their guarantee but what I will say again is if they are to work you will be expected to exercise as well and eat healthy. Don’t expect to eat take-away’s and junk food and them to work with that.

I hope people reading find this helpful. please leave any comments you wish.

Thanks

Laura x

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