Have you ever moved in with a boy? Well if you have or if you even plan to, well these are the things you need to be aware of! How to hide DVD’s with designer bags. How to broaden your wardrobe. The questions you need to be asking before you sign on the dotted line!
Well I can safely say that I had the time of my life visiting the set of Coronation Street. It was the most surreal thing ever and pretty much felt like I was at Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. I am an actual granny who loves to watch Corrie and drink tea of an evening!
Firstly you go through all the interior of the houses on set and then you go out onto the street at the end. They line you up behind a set of double doors, blast the Corrie music and then open the double doors onto Coronation Street, which is the strangest thing ever as you feel like you’re in the TV, well kinda but not really.
Gail’s house is the smallest I’ve ever seen! It’s so tiny in real life. Roy’s bag that he constantly brings around with him is actually belonged to his real life mother. You get to see the green room where all the staff would hang out every morning and learn their script!
The rovers return was definitely my favourite but they don’t actually serve real alcohol. We saw Hayley’s coffin and Jack and Vera’s house.
They have a souvenir shop in the medical centre at the end so we bought a shopping bag with Deirdre’s face on it, a pinny for cooking and some Christmas cards! All in all, I lived the Corrie dream! And then to top it all off, had an unreal night out in central Manchester!! One observation about people in Manchester, NONE of the girls wear jackets, they dress up to the 9′s but not one person was wearing a coat even though it was sub zero! That was fascinating to me.. but apparently it’s the norm to risk catching your death! Again, I sound like a granny!!! You can also get married there if you’re a hard core fan and have parties! Highly recommend a visit to the cobbles!! I wanna go back! XxJCxX
I thought I would write a post on what you should buy ahead of your hang over this weekend. This is the best hangover shopping list ever! REPLENISH your BADY! Feed your friends with hangover cures that won’t leave them feeling like they’ve eating a whole week’s worth of calories and need to spent the next week living in the gym! It’s all about choice and preparation. Think about what you’re eating before your hangover eating habits get out of control…
Lemons, lemons, lemons – These bads boys cannot be topped! Just buy a whole bag and keep squeezing them into hot or cold water. You could even go the extra mile and freeze and then grate them for maximum effect. Sparkling water is also a good shout to replace that Coke quench!
Avocados, Banana, raw cocoa (optional), Almond milk, seeds for topping (optional) – So blend the whole avocado, half a banana, almond milk (texture of your choice), one table spoon of raw cocoa. This hits the sweet spot and you feel replenished. Add raw cocoa for the chocolate effect!
Water – Just keep drinking it with the lemons
Juice – If you have a juicer, juice 2 cucumbers, two green apples, a chunk of ginger and 8 celery stalks
Butternut Squash – Make some soup! Easiest thing ever. Only off putting thing is peeling them but put them in the over for 30 minutes and then the skin slides off!
Quinoa – I am obsessed. It’s filling, protein and you can do zillions of things to it.
Chick Peas – Make your own! Then spread it on …
Porridge - Bread
Avoid sugar at all costs – This won’t fill you up and you’ll just eat rubbish all day thinking you’re hungry but you’re not, you’re just dehydrated.
I had a bit of an experiment this afternoon and made mash potato without potato. I used a cauliflower instead. I have never given much attention to cauliflowers but they’re actually really tasty! So I boiled the arse out of the cauliflower, then I added a dollop of coconut oil, a bit of almond milk and salt and pepper. The results are tasty… I fed it to a non cauliflower fan and they even liked it! Try it out!
I’m elated and ecstatic to be running the 2015 London Marathon. The reason why I’m so overjoyed this time is because I am running for the MS Society which is one that’s close to my heart and passionate about!
I completed the Great Northern run in September for MS and that once again gave me the hunger for running. A few weeks later, I read this very inspiring post by The Healthy Bluebird and I just knew I had to enter again. I missed the ballot entry for the marathon so I applied to the charity direct and emailed/tweeted/added extra pages to my application/phoned…daily… and I think my tenacity paid off!
I almost fell off my chair when I got the call to say that I had got one of their bond places. Hallelujah! I have already set up my Just Giving page and I honestly can’t wait!
I’ve never been as passionate about something in my life! I am so excited to be running for the MS Society! You can read about my first marathon expedition here!
This is also an article I wrote for thejournal.ie
So yeah, just did another bit of experimentation and got dates (not the human ones), cashew nuts, salad seeds (the ones that come mixed in the bag and are usually pumpkin, pine nuts and sesame seeds) and blended those all up in a hand blender! I melted some coconut oil and also a bar of Green & Blacks 85% dark chocolate and the below is what I came up with! Oh and I also mixed uncooked quinoa seeds to add that extra CRUNCH!
Such a nice treat for the 4pm slump! I also didn’t use a bread loaf tin this time which is promising!
I don’t ever measure things, I prefer to GAUGE things! But if you forced me to make a guess, I’d GAUGE what is in this I would say,
100g dates (could be more, eat as you chop!)
250g cashew nuts
1 Bar of Green & Blacks 85% dark (melted) – NOT 75%, that’s just not good enough!
150g salad seeds
2 tablespoons of uncooked Quinoa
3-4 large tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)
Oh and put it in the fridge when done or the freezer!
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I would like to announce that I am now running for President of Ireland. The reason why is because my boyfriend said that he does not think that I could be the President of Ireland. I am not a political person and I do love a challenge and it’s never too late so I am very much looking forward to proving people wrong and flying the flag as a representative for Ireland and my people. I would like to offically thank my people for your support!!! All tweets welcome #jennyforpresident … The sheer passion clearly runs in the family as Greg demonstrates below!!
Does anyone else find it more fun to freeze certain foods. Ever since I was a child, I’ve always frozen stuff such as chocolate flakes and Scots Clan (maybe that’s cause my Dad would bring home treats and either hide them in the frrezer or on the mantle piece after he planted a secret lottery ticket inside and re-sealed them with thick black tape.. to make it so secretive!!) . I really like to freeze things now too! Just like I always have a bottle of wine in the fridge, I like to have the following in the freezer!
Coconut cream – I freeze this in an ice-cube box and then eat them like mini ice-creams. Because I am cool!
85% Green & Blacks Organic chocolate. I am never as happy when it’s 70%. That 15% means the world to me haha! It’s just so much more exciting frozen.
Grapes – I like to freeze grapes from time to time, they taste way more exciting and last way longer like a sucky sweet!
My shopping spree!
Dates – Not the human ones though. Yes I put bags of dates in the freezer and eat them straight from the freezer. WAY more interesting!
Lemons – You freeze those bad boys and then you grate the rind and add it to water. Instant unreal results for the BADY!
Nut Clustets – When I make my own nut clusters with the aformentioned 85% dark chocolate, I also freeze those!
Clothes with chewing gum – Place them in the freezer and then you can break it off! TIP of the week!
Tasty JC bad boys
Alexis – I tend to freeze my boyfriend Alexis from time to time if he annoys me! Just joking but the freezer is a good place to hide my chocolate from him!
How do you freeze yours?