Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year

A new year, a new list of resolutions, a new bright blog header. This year is all about health. Mind and body. Mr M and I bought each other Jawbone UP24 bands for Christmas - which has naturally triggered our frightful competitiveness - who can get the most steps each day, who slept the longest. So far, good fun - and the incentive I need to get my super size derriere up and moving all the way to the gym. We were also bought a juicer - which I'm looking forward to experimenting with.

Something that Mr M and I do each year on New Year's Day is to compile a list of all the foodie things that we want to try - this year I want to nail bread and roast dinners. Mr M does the lion share of the cooking here which means that he can pretty much cook with his eyes closed, whilst I follow recipes to the letter. He cooked a marvellous Christmas dinner - the roast potatoes were stonking. The canap├ęs above were so easy to make with beetroot juice and a dash of gin - the blinis were made using Sarah Raven's recipe.

Right, this is all making me hungry. The much needed fry up at lunch feels an age away, so it must be time to raid the fridge and rustle up a little something for supper. Which just leaves me to wish you a Happy New Year - may 2015 be healthy and prosperous. It's good to be back.


  1. Loving the new blog header! Happy New Year and may the bread always rise in your lovely new kitchen.

  2. I got my jawbone last May - boy what a motivator - I've ended the year almost 2 stone lighter and feeling so so much better for it. Hope you enjoy yours! And there's something about the New Year that gets one's food planning juices going, isn't there?

  3. Happy New Year! I love the new blog header, you are making me hungry. It is lovely to be making plans for new projects at this time of year.

  4. Happy New Year! I got a Withings pulse for Christmas - we bought the scales last February - and I can't wait to use it. At present I'm stuck indoors with a chest infection having been ill most of Christmas and signed off work for a week. It's not the start to 2015 that I wanted; having had pneumonia last winter I'd planned on being super healthy this year. Oh well, I'll get their eventually! x