It just wasn’t meant to be…

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Sad times in this blogger’s life at the moment. You may have read one of my first posts about buying your first home and tips and tricks, and I mentioned how I am currently in the buying process. Well last week Bob and I made the difficult decision to pull out of the purchase (hugs all round)

As it’s our first house, we didn’t want something that was going to be a project or require much work since we both have full time jobs. We got the survey back on the house just before Christmas and raised a few points on it. This all came back last week and it just looked like it was going to be a bit of a do-er-upper! As we don’t want the stress we spoke to our families who all agreed we were making the right choice.

But as they say, everything happens for a reason and it just wasn’t meant to be. We have not slowed down searching and kept an eye on the market whilst going through the process, meaning we spotted one that came on and still hasn’t sold yet. EEEK fingers crossed when we go and see it, it will be the ONE! It’s more modern than the last house and could potentially be a home for a while not just a few years.

So bloggers, Wish me Luck as we attempt to make it on the property ladder for a second time.

Has anyone else has similar experiences? leave me your comments below..

Laura x

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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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