I love how my ‘life’ section is usually filled with photos of our cats. I mean, they are like my children, so I guess that’s pretty fair! I’d say 90% of my camera roll is photos of Isla, with the odd few of Keeko in there (she mostly keeps to herself, whereas Isla follows me around everywhere). Sadly, if you didn’t read this blog post, we had to say our last goodbye to Mr back in January. He did so well to live with his heart failure for 3 years (literally to the day).
Also, say hi to Harry, our neighbours cat (the one at the end). He’s befrended me and pops over each time he see’s me outside. I don’t think he gets much attention at home so he likes to come over for some cuddles with me, much to our cats disgust! Also, just look at how much Keeko loves Shane. I walked up the stairs to find her just sitting staring at Shane waiting for him to wake up and cuddle her haha!
I’ve started planng the seeds for the veggie garden and they’re all coming up really well. So far we’ve got tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines and nasturtiums which all need to grow a bit more and wait until it warms up to head out into the garden, but I’ll be sowing some more seeds in the next couple weeks for things like lettuce. I can’t wait to be back out in the garden again!
I never really take any photos of our house as it’s always such a mess. Between doing a van conversion and living with Shane in general, there’s always something somewhere to tidy up. Does anyone else’s boyfriends just create a trail of mess anywhere they go? I’m hoping to get a blog post about some of my favourite easy to care for houseplants up soon too, as we’ve got SO many plants around the house. I just love greenery so much!
The campervan is coming along really well though! It’s almost finshed other than a few cupboards and doors need to be built and a few adjustments to the bed and then it’s just onto the finishing touches for the decor. I’m excited to head to Camp Quirky in May with a hopefully finished campervan to show off. We’ll see how it goes.
I’ve actually been loving cooking so much this year. Usually I’m so inspired to cook during the summer with the doors open and the sun shining through, and then sitting down to a delicious meal outside as the sun is starting to set, but in the winter I just hate it (along with everything else tbf). But I’ve been enjoying cooking some of our faves, and a few new recipes too.
I’ve even managed to share 3 recipes on the blog so far this year which I think is amazing for me as I usually share 3 a year haha! Although the vegan lentil bolognese one won’t be up until the 24th, it’s all written up and scheduled! But you can check out my cauliflower shawarma and the vegan banana oat pancakes I shared. I’m hoping to share at least 1 recipe a month (mostly vegan/veggie) this year.
We’ve been on a few trips so far this year! Two in the campervan – once to Flamborough in Yorkshire and the other to the edge of the Yorkshire Dales (I’ve still got to write my post up about this one). It’s been so nice being able to head away in the van this winter instead of working on it each weekend, though it is delaying the progress a little bit. But at least it’s being used!
We also took a few days to head to Portugal – our fave place to head in the winter. We did want to head down in the van, but we didn’t have enough time and the ferry was extortionate, so we’re heading there over Christmas and New Year instead where we’ll have 2 full weeks to explore Portugal and Spain (and maybe a few stops in France along the way). I can’t wait!
What have you been up to lately?