What I’ve Been Up To

Hey there how are you all?  Hoping you’ve all had a great week.

I’ve  put an updated picture of myself as the one that usually comes up is from a year ago, which means I’m not far away from a year since I started this blogging thing – wow!

For this weeks post I thought I would do a general, what’s been happening ‘in Kates shoes’?

Firstly, last Friday I achieved, well almost, my challenge to myself to post regularly every Friday for four weeks in a row. I say almost because as some of you may have noticed, I didn’t post the first one on the Friday, but the Saturday morning. I had written it but didn’t get around to posting it until the next day.  I still feel it was a great achievement for me. Did any of you join in with a personal challenge? Would be great to be able to celebrate your victories too.

Last weekend was spent with Mr H seeing friends, walking Saffie and generally enjoying some time together.  Sunday afternoon he had to leave to go to Frankfurt for work.  The young ones were with their Dad for the weekend and the Monday and Tuesday which meant I was home alone for 2 1/2 days!! It was lovely to be able to do whatever I wanted without thinking about anyone but I did miss my family. There was however lots of reading, writing, coffee drinking, friends, cake, and general indulgence!
The kids came home wednesday morning, it’s been so great catching up with them, what they have been up to and just being together.  Mr H will be home tonight and it’s going to be a special weekend as its his birthday. Does anyone else really struggle buying their husband presents? He loves his golf so in some ways it’s really easy but just for some extra bits to open.
I went to spend one afternoon and evening with my lovely Mama in Surrey. One of my 3 sisters and her daughter live there at the moment so I got to see them too. What a giggle. My gorgeous niece made me dinner which was not only incredibly tasty and healthy, the presentation was pretty awesome.  It was a mix of quinoa, peppers, courgette, broad beans and lots of other things with a piece of marinated chicken, no idea what was in the marinade but wow was it good. She is only 16 and such an inspirational chef already.  I think you will all be hearing about her in the future!


Because my sister is staying at mums at the moment her wee dog Bailey is also. Saffie and Bailey are so funny together, they look serene here but just beforehand they were having a little growling session over who was allowed in the chair! I did tell them there’s room for both of you!


Another thing I did this week was to make some healthy Nutella, again a Deliciously Ella recipe. It tastes really good but feel like it needs some playing about with. It’s the simplest recipe all you need is hazelnuts, raw cocoa powder, maple syrup and water. The problem I’m having is getting the nuts to grind down enough. If anyone knows how or has any suggestions could you share please.  It does taste really good though and it’s lovely to indulge without worrying about what’s in it that’s not good.



So that’s some of what’s been going on in Kates shoes this last week. What have you lovely people been up to?


Take care

Much love ❤️

* a little footnote to say that I was meant to post this last Friday! It was a busy weekend with Mr H’s birthday so here it is a tad late. I am going to endeavour to post regularly on a Friday now. Let’s see how that goes!

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  • Reply Steph April 11, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Kate,

    Its only me!! Just a thought but have you tried the grinding attachment in the nutribullet for the nuts?

    Steph xxx

    • Reply Kate April 11, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      Yes I did but because you can only use it for a minute at a time it takes forever! Something to do with not overheating the motor? X

  • Reply jenny white April 11, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Kate, my blender had a coffee grinder attachment which was pretty good at nuts too……….unfortunately I dropped the lid yonks ago and it broke so I can’t lend it to you x

    • Reply Kate April 11, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      Oh thanks anyway Jenny. I do actually have a coffee grinder so will give it a go x

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