If you are a regular reader of PLUS 2.4 you will have noticed or read that I have had HUGE technical issues since September last year.I have for now been managing to log in just to retrieve old posts to move over to my new blog Bug. Bird And Bee.Yes, after 5 and 1/2 years of blogging here my blog has moved to pastures new.Go and subscribe via RSS, Feedly, Bloglovin’ or e-mail.I’m going back to free WordPress until next year as I need to keep things simple for myself for awhile as the house is taking up much needed new skill learning and I just want to blog without worrying about a huge amount of technical gumpf.Not that I didn’t do too badly, it’s just one less thing for me to worry about.
What can you expect?
Well, the I’ll be blogging more vegan and vegetarian recipes.I am reworking my old recipes to on there, republishing old posts as a kind of a throwback/flashback post.
As we’ve move to a new house D.I.Y and gardening are most definitely on the cards.
We open countryside just minutes away, so expect lots of foraging recipes and info.
I’m definitely going to be crafting a fair few things to keep costs down and put a more personal stamp on our home.I’m going back to be more about me, a more personal approach.
That mojo left town when me and my husband split.I’ve come along way since then and I think I need to get over that huge hurdle.
I’m also going to share all kinds of cool stuff that can help your blogging and social media easier.Stuff I’ve always taken granted people knew.
So if that sounds like what you want to read then go over to Bug, Bird And Bee and subscribe! Now.Please.
May 23rd, 24th and 25th saw the thirteenth VegfestUk Bristol being held at the Amphitheatre by the harbourside.Aimed at vegans and vegetarians, the festival promotes healthy eating and living with 140 stalls, talks, cookery demos, and other entertainment.The show ran … Continue reading →
Having two daughters, my oldest Cat is 8, 9 in August, I was happy to get involved with Girl Talk Magazine aimed at girls aged 7-12 and who have just celebrated a milestone issue. To celebrate their 500th edition, Girl … Continue reading →
This weekend we took a short walk through Corsham Court for the first time after I left 15 or so years ago (I lived in Corsham for four years) .Having always entered a different way when I used to take … Continue reading →
As I said in my Point + Shoot- Bristol post we visited The Aardman Animation studios for a blogger event.Going back to 2011 we were contacted to design new pigs for a Natwest campaign.2 months ago we were sent the pigs … Continue reading →
After the disastrous Bath open top tour during the half term break, we went to Bristol for a blogger event (I’ll post about that separately).We love meandering around Bristol, we’ve never been shopping there, just visiting the old parts.I love … Continue reading →
Gosh it’s been nearly a month since I blogged.It’s not that I haven’t had anything to blog about, it’s just hard keeping up with my blog, my kids, social media and 101 different things I have written down to do. … Continue reading →
A few weeks ago I was on Stumbleupon when I came across an article that listed the top songs from films, it’s not the first time I’ve seen articles like this so it inspired me to a crowd sourced post … Continue reading →
Every week we have a movie night.I tend to make a tray bake for us to have as a pudding after dinner, but on the odd occasion I make what we call movie night chocolate popcorn.There are many versions of … Continue reading →
With the kids back at school this week, I’ve been taking down most of the decorations (my mum took down the rest today), trying to find extra room for the presents the kids got over Christmas and … Continue reading →
Despite the fact I’m tone deaf I do love to sing and with 3 kids who are constantly learning new songs at school for productions, a day hardly goes by when you don’t hear at least one of them singing.The … Continue reading →
Despite being behind on everything on my ‘to do list’ it was nice to get out this weekend.Saturday, me and my mum met up with her sister and partner and two of his three daughters for a posh lunch at … Continue reading →
There seems to be a ‘craze’ that our American cousins have brought over to the U.K.Elf on the shelf was vaguely known last year thanks to Pinterest this year it has snowballed so much so you cannot go on any … Continue reading →
We were sent some Tesco Christmas chocolate to review a few weeks ago but I’ve had several technical issues which resulted in much hair pulling (my own) and shouting.So I’m sorry that review for Chokablok cracking Christmas pud and … Continue reading →
Me and the kids love Hama beads (known as melty or Perler fuse beads) which are a very therapeutic and calming craft to do as a family.As well as making up kits there is the free style element of it.It helps with eye to hand co-ordination, colour recognition, using your imagination and most of all they are fun.
My invite to attend the G+ hangout went astray unfortunately but I’m sharing what we’ve made.
Mine and the kids first kit was a circus puppet theatre which consisted of a clown, a sailor boy, princess and a lion.The second kit which I bought from a second hand shop for £3 was a butterfly girls kits.They were too big and complicated for the kids so I did them.Then I decided after seeing a T.A.R.D.I.S Hama bead project on Pinterest I’d give it a go.I made two, fluffing up the second but they make great coasters.The last but not least is Cat, my 7 year old’s pixie house and mushroom.So cute, they can be made into a brooch.
Back of sailor boy and sad clown
Smiley sailor boy and clown
Smiley lion and princess
Roaring lion and back of princess
Two sizes of T.A.R.D.I.S
Pixie house and Pixie mushroom
I’ve certainly been inspired by the hang out and I’ll trying out some new ideas with the kids the time we’re in together on a rainy day.
The projects featured in the Hama beads (Perler beads) G+ hangout: