Saturday, 6 February 2016

It has been a while...

Hello everyone!

It has certainly been a while, 4 months I think! I have completed my PGCE and now have my first NQT position which I am loving. I really wanted to focus on this for the past few months and didn't want blogging to feel like a chore where I had to rush posts to publish them for the sake of it. We are also moving house soon which is very exciting! However, I am now nicely settled into my new job and have recently been desperate to get back into blogging. So here I am!

I am looking forward to catching up on all I have missed - please send your links my way to have a browse :)

Please keep your eyes peeled for new recipes, days out etc ♡

Thanks for reading!


Friday, 2 October 2015

Pulled Pork

Hello everyone! How are you all today? I hope you are well! In New York I had the most amazing pulled pork (with an unhealthy side of mac and cheese) and I really wanted to have a go at making my own! Although it didn't beat the pulled pork I had in the US (I think I will probably struggle to find one that will), it was pretty darn tasty!

To make, you will need:

  • 1 kg pork shoulder
  • 1 packet of pulled pork seasoning (I chose a brand called Red's)
  • Seasoning
  • A drizzle of honey
  1. Line a baking tray with tin foil.
  2. Place your pork shoulder on top and shake the seasoning over. 
  3. Rub the seasoning in to the shoulder, turning the meat over to ensure all is covered. 
  4. Season with salt and pepper and a drizzle of honey.
  5. Cover in foil. Place in a pre-heated oven at 180c and bake for 2-3 hours.
  6. Then, using a fork or your (clean) fingers, pull the pork off the shoulder. I like to remove any bits of fat here too.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

New York: Days 3 & 4

Hi everyone! Hope you are all well. Today's post is all about our third and fourth days in NYC.

On our third day in New York, we decided to take a trip to the Natural History Museum. We had also planned to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the same day but definately underestimated just how huge the History Museum is! It was such a fascinating museum and there were so many exhibitions to see. We also got to see a film called the 'Secrets of the Ocean' which was interesting. Our entrance to the museum was included in our CityPass ticket but I believe general admission tickets are around $22 per person. I would say it is well worth the price and we had a great day out.

In the evening, we headed to Broadway to the theatre to watch the Curious Incident of the Dog in the night-time. We were seated up in the mezzanine (because the seats were cheap) but the view was still so good. The show was incredible and we really enjoyed our evening! Warning though: do not buy refreshments at the theatre unless you have money to throw around.

On our fourth day, we first visited the Met museum. I must admit, I definately prefer history museums to art museums. Although there was a lot to see, we were put off by the amount of security guards and their rude attitude. I understand that museums do need security, but there seemed to be an awful lot of staff around not doing very much apart from shouting at people having a sip of their drink (including me). I like to feel that you can explore museums at your own leisurely pace, taking in the exhibitions around you without constantly feeling looked over.

After our visit to the museum, we headed on the subway down to Times Square. It is such an iconic but overwhelming place, especially in 34+ degree heat. After a couple of visits, I started to feel a lot less anxious here and began to love it. The shops are amazing too - in particular, the Disney store, Toys R Us (which features a ferris wheel inside!) and the M&M store.

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