Stay Radical and Repair

My friend Sadie contacted me and asked whether her slipper boots could be saved. Of course I agreed, not knowing the extent of the damage but excited to start the project. This is the first time I’ve been asked to mend an item that wasn’t from someone in my immediate family. I was a bit…

#Mendmarch : Week 1

Mendmarch is a daily challenge for March set up by @Visiblemend on Instagram. So here is the 1st week prompt list: View this post on Instagram Week One #mendmarch -3 days! Here are your mendmarching orders— full month posted a few back. Recap: it’s an instagram challenge but not as you know it, there’s no…

Pea and Mash Fritters; Using Up Leftovers

I had actually forgotten that I’d started this post a few months ago, but I made these again yesterday for my toddler and they were devoured in seconds, so I thought it was worth posting the recipe. The Applewood cheese is a total game changer for me. I love the flavour and I rate it’s…

Preemptive Mending & Prolonging The Life of Clothes

I ‘ve always been into sewing, upcycling and creating things. So the act of mending items has been normal to me. I’ll always try to fix something before just chucking it away and clothes are no exception. With the arrival of our son in 2017 (he’s just over 2 now!) we had, and still have,…

28th January: Red January

Today has been a busy one for sure. I’ve never achieved over 16k steps or 73 mins of activity?! Crazy. Day full of gardening, cleaning, 2 loads of washing, cooking, hoovering the house, washing up, making lunch and mopping the floors.  What can I say… I’m glad I’m now sitting down haha.

22nd January; Red January

Today I went for a 15 min walk which served as a needed break from my desk. While on my walk I was able to listen to a podcast on journalling as meditation. I feel like I’m in a good space for self reflection this past week and see that journalling and journalling exercises could…

Red January: Update

I’ve been busy doing my 15 mins (atleast) of activity but not had time to blog about it. Things I’ve been doing: Gardening 20 min walk Stretches Exercise bike Cleaning the whoooole house So yeah, it’s been going well and nearly every day I’ve been hitting atleast 10000 steps, which is great. I’m definitely more…

15th January: Red January

Activity Level: low-moderateActivities: cleaning the kitchen & 20 mins exercise bikeLocation: home15 mins target met?: yesFitbit readout: see below Additional Activities: 5 squats (my knees need a rest, so I needed to do less) Stretches/yoga 20 mins on exercise bike Cleaned kitchen Walking to and from buses I’m trying to incorporate 20 minutes of activity instead of the standard…

14th January: Red January

Activity Level: low-moderateActivities: cleaning the kitchen & 10 mins exercise bikeLocation: home15 mins target met?: yesFitbit readout: see below Additional Activities: 5 squats (my knees need a rest, so I needed to do less) Stretches/yoga 10 mins on exercise bike (wanted to do more but I’ve got a banging headache) I’m learning quite a lot about my motivation, thought…