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Monday, April 12, 2021

Update: April 2021.

 Well, hello there!
Everytime I write a blogpost, I begin with:

'Hi guys. It's been a while. Soz.'


Hi guys. It's been a while. Soz.

Life has gotten busy and despite the little voice in the back of my head reminding me that I really should post something on here, I've been reluctant to, mainly because over the last few months, I haven't been great. In January, I lost my Grandfather.

My Grandfather was like a Dad to me. He taught me how to ride a Bike, showed me how to replace Oil in a Car and most importantly, reminded me of the importance of family. My heart has felt broken these last few months and this pandemic has made it that little bit harder. When grieving, you often rely on the physical presence of friends and family, even if it's just for a hug. COVID has taken that away. I have been attempting to keep myself busy but I would be lying if I said I'm in a good place.

On top of that, I had just begun my second semester in my third year at Uni. Sufficed to say, I spent a lot of time on Essay-writing. I have just finished my assignments and am now so excited to focus on self-care and of course, this little Blog! I am looking forward to sharing new recipes, local recommendations in Northern Ireland as well as some lifestyle bits and bobs.

I hope you're all keeping well. Sending love.

Amz x

Friday, July 24, 2020

May 3rd.

May 3rd. Less than two months into lockdown.
That was the last time I put Hand to Keyboard (does that work?) and said hello.

Wow - That feels like a lifetime ago.
How are we all? Doing okay?

I think we can all agreed that the last few months have been a whirlwind of daily COVID updates, social distancing, mask-buying, hand-sanitizing and of course, banana bread-baking.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Ham & Cheese Croquetas | Current Fave

Ever since my last visit to Spain, I have been obsessed with traditional Croquettas - The gorgeous Bechamel Sauce, smoky Ham, creamy Cheese paired with crispy fried breadcrumbs, is the perfect match.

Recently, I decided to recreate my favourite Spanish dish from scratch, with the help of BBC Good Food, of course. Link is here to the recipe. To begin, I diced one medium Onion and fried it in a small tablespoon of Butter. Butter is extremely important later one, as this was the beginning of our roux.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The strangest of times...

This all feels like some kind of dream.
Like a Spielberg Film, in which the protagonist will drive in, with moments to spare and save the World from total destruction. Except, this isn't a movie.

Friday, January 31, 2020

25th Birthday Celebrations

When I think of that number, it slightly terrifies me.
The thought of being halfway through my twenties, scares me! A few weeks ago, I turned the grand old age of twenty-five and in my family, birthdays are a big deal!

Friday, January 17, 2020

New Year's Birthday Celebrations | Donegal

Y'know those road trips you take as a kid?
The ones that seem to last forever and all you ever seem to ask repeatedly is 'How long until we're there?'

For me, that place was Ireland. For most of my younger years, myself, mum and granny packed up the Car and drove ourselves around the republic of Ireland, going to the most beautiful places, which I hold a sense of familiarity and love for.

Friday, January 3, 2020

2019 in Pictures

12 Months. 52 Weeks. 365 Days.
If I had to sum up the entirety of 2019, into one word, it would be love.
Love for life, for travels, for friends, for family.

Here was my 2019, in photos.