The world of social media can feel a little daunting at times can't it? Fancy food, holiday pics, models, super models, more super models. There's a chance when we're sat on the couch with the same Mum bun we've had in for three days; dipping a penguin into a jar of Nutella; whilst surfing the gram; between tackling laundry mountain, it could possibly, make us feel a tad inferior. I'm definitely not using those examples because they're exactly what I'm doing right now as I type this… There's Nutella on my shirt? That's somebody else's Nutella! Don't you look at me like that!
This herby, garlicy bowl of beautifulness is a god send right now. Most of the ingredients came out of my cupboard or freezer, it was so simple to put together and it was beyond cheap.
After the gruelling labour of my 9lb 9oz son ended in him being forcibly removed by a nice, Scottish doctor wielding a pair of forceps, I was no stranger to the fact that childbirth doesn't always go to plan. Well prepared that I probably wasn't going to have an easy time, my "birth plan" was simple. Get to the hospital; remain calm; stay upright and active as much as possible; and do everything I could to avoid having a caesarean.
This peanut butter granola I made this morning was so tasty, and so cost effective, that I felt I had to share it with the world. But first let me go through how this little project came about.
On February 15th a 40 year old woman took her own life. I may not have known her, but she was one of the 7 billion+ humans I share this planet I call home with. She had a life to live, family and friends who loved her, and so much left to add to the shared experience we are all living through. But n0w she's gone. And though I didn't know her, I can't help but feel pangs of genuine anger and sadness.
1. an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, especially the appearance of a sheet of water in a desert or on a hot road caused by the refraction of light from the sky by heated air.
2. an unrealistic hope or wish that cannot be achieved.