Monday, 24 September 2012

BBQ Chicken Melt

Nom nom.

I love this food. It is the easiest and most delicious meal ever! It's one of my favourites!

I first learnt how to cook it when I worked at JD Wetherspoon a few years back and believe me its so scrummy you won't forget how to make it.

You'll need:

Bacon rashers
BBQ sauce
Chicken breasts

Fry or grill the chicken breasts and bacon until cooked
Put the chips in the oven just before you start grilling/frying - what it says on the bag. Usually Gas Mark 5-6 once I saw gas mark 9! For chips....
Put the veg on to boil
When most of that is done heat up the BBQ sauce

When the chicken and bacon is cooked put the cheese on top on the plate.
Add the nicely heated BBQ sauce
Add sides as you like - we had chips and veg

What you are left with is some seriously awesome food!!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

You is kind...

You is smart
And you is IMPORTANT.

I love teaching little children. They are the most adorable little human beings on this planet - not that there are any other type of little human being trolling around the earth.

Today we spoke about very important people, and how we should treat very important special people (this is at the beginning of sharing time). The children came up with lots of great ideas like:

Being friendly
Being nice
Being reverent

And other things along these lines. Well, my sharing time carried on from this.

I reminded the children that they are all important and that they are all different but just because they are all different it does not mean that Heavenly Father loves them any less or any more than anyone else.

To remind them how different but special we all are I got them to stand in a small circle and look at each others hair and height. We stretched out all our arms and hands in the middle of the circle and looked at all our hands big and small, nails and no nails. I even had nail polish on. I showed them how no hands were the same. Then we looked at our feet and wiggled them around and showed how they were all different from another child.

They all found this really fun. I then told them just to show how much of a star they are we would give them a headband with a star on it with the saying - I am a star shining brightly. I got them to choose stickers of stars that they wanted to put on their headdress star and they thought this was really cool.

We have sacrament meeting after primary and I saw lots of the children with their stars still on their heads. Today was a really good day behavioural wise.

I got my idea for this week's lesson from - this really saved me this week because I really couldn't think of anything to do for my lesson.

Just remember you are a star and that Heavenly Father loves you!

I'd upload a pic but my blogger on my phone is being silly!!

Saturday, 22 September 2012


So I am revamping my blog. I really should write more because I like writing and it gives me something to do. Plus... it's not like I have much else to do at the moment. If you excuse the usual housework. It actually takes a lot longer than people let on so don't let that fool you!!

I think this is how my blog is going to pan out at the moment.

Monday - Recipe day!
Tuesday - Things to do in and around where I live
Wednesday - Fashion post (what clothes have been catching my eye recently)
Thursday - Artsy post (working on some things at the moment)
Friday - Film Reviews (we usually go to the cinema on a Friday)
Saturday - 5 x 50 week review (Sports Relief Challenge)
Sunday - Church orientated things

Saturday 5 x 50 Sports Relief Challenge Review

42.5km completed
26.4 miles

2684 calories burnt.
Average speed: 5km = 1 hour.

Instagram pic favourite from the week:

Monday, 10 September 2012

Wandering off the Path

Today I did my second day of the 5 x 50. I seem to be doing it between 4pm and 6pm which I am not quite sure if it is too late or early. But I am fitting it in where I can.
It was harder today because I decided to do some little adventuring and got lost! Well I didn't get lost I just misjudged how far away from home I was and I went nearly half a mile out of my way. But, I did finally find the path that goes from here to Sunderland, I saw it the other day whilst Adam and I were in the car but he didn't know where it started. But today I found it. Yay!
Today I walked 4.05 miles in 1 hour and 25 minutes. Which was only 10 minutes more than yesterday.
Hopefully this walking malarkey is going to get easier so I can start my walk/jogging training again. I had a stitch yesterday and today and then I ended my walk on a headache.
If anything this 5 x 50 challenge will teach me perseverance!

Sunday, 9 September 2012

So it Begins....

Today I started the 5 x 50 Challenge for Sports Relief.
Please sponsor me by clicking the 5 x 50 Sports Relief picture on the right hand side of my blog.

As I Went Walking
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we believe in keeping the Sabbath day holy and in order to do that we must refrain from doing any type of exercise, going shopping, paying video games and watching television. But, because of this Sports Relief challenge we all agreed to just walk on Sundays, instead of running/jogging or cycling.

I must admit that today I DID NOT want to go out walking at all and I was definitely not in the mood for it. But, I'm not doing this for me I'm doing it for Sports Relief and that is the incentive to keep going... and I'm only on the first day! Give me strength!

It was a really lovely mid evening walk and I didn't come across too many people and the weather was mild so I didn't get too hot or too cold. But I can tell I am slightly unfit because I got a stitch half way through!! It wasn't too bad though.

I walked 3.78 miles in 1 hour and 15 minutes - which is more than 5km but if I had walked any other way home I wouldn't have done 5km.

1 day down 49 to go.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Now is the Time

Or rather it will be in a couple of days.

I will be doing the 5x50 challenge for sports relief - please Google it so you can find out for yourselves how awesome it is.

I really need to post more, so I apologise for being slightly absent recently.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Get Ready to....

So I've been convinced, or rather I convinced myself, to take a challenge. 

A challenge. Since when have I said yes in the face of a challenge? I'm usually the first to run away but no this time I am laughing in the face of 'danger'. I wouldn't say it was danger, more rather in the face of becoming quite fit and healthy and enjoying myself in the process - ah who could say no. I think it's the endorphins from Thursday run that prompted me to take up this challenge. 

Yep, it's a running challenge, and it's for Sports Relief. So, how could I say no?

Now I get to wear one of those awesome t-shirts that you see runners wearing when they've achieved something... yeah I am doing it for the T-shirt really.

Just kidding!!

So, what do I have to do I hear you ask.

Well, I have to walk/run/jog/ride 5km a day.

For 50 days. 5 x 50. At the end of it I will either fall flat on my face or I will be a running goddess ready to run forever! I'm thinking the latter will be more realistic! But we'll see. 

The team I am running with is Team Finch on this website:

It would be incredibly awesome if you could sponsor us. 50p - £1 or anything you can spare as it goes towards a great cause. So over the next month or so I am going to be looking up Sports Relief causes and where your money could possibly go if you sponsor our team!

Team Finch will do this! Yeah!

If you keep an eye out on the right hand side of my blog in the near future I will put up a picture link that you can click to go straight to our sponsor page. So if you want to sponsor us you can just click on that or message me for the link!