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We went to a new pub up the road from us last night and they had board games you could play! Wine, beer and scrabble: perfect.

I like relaxing Saturdays. Strolling through farmer’s markets, trying out new organic cafes, baking with a bottle of wine and radio 6 playing soul tunes. 

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I was happy to find that the new organic cafe in Kings Heath has gluten free food options on it’s menu. The place also has a massive outdoor area, surrounded by plants, and a shop selling food and gardening supplies. 

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To celebrate autumn we decided to bake a pumpkin pie, but after trying several different places and finding no pumpkin, it became a butternut squash pie. Still super tasty and the gluten free pastry worked really well. 

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turkeyinacan:

shoutout to people working weekends and overnights and overtime, people working in hospitality and retail and food service, who are sacrificing time with their loved ones, so fuckers with weekday desk jobs get to live comfortably with the amenities we provide while simultaneously shitting all over us for not getting “real jobs”

(via upworthy)

The Cartoon Gallery in Chester. A lovely little shop in the Victorian Rows, with cartoons by artists who have featured in magazines such as Punch and Private Eye.
My veg man just delivered our weekly veg box. It had romanesco cauliflower in it. How frigging cool is that?
I love the local library; picked up some post-dissertation reading!
Stumbled across this pretty little garden last time I was in London. The plaques containing the stories of those who sacrificed themselves to save another were truly inspiring.
Just got back from a very short city break to Chester. Beautiful place, especially the lovely medieval-inspired, Victorian Rows, as seen here.
I’ve been trying to eat more fruit (I eat vegetables all the time but fruit, not so much). I saw this idea on Buzzfeed of all places and have given it a try.
I’ve bought strawberries and bananas (fairtrade, of course) blended them and put them in an ice cube tray. Whenever I feel like a smoothie, I pop a few ice cubes out (5-6 seems a good amount) defrost them a bit and add almond or rice milk. 
I’ve been so annoyed with myself in the past for buying fruit, with the good intention of eating more, but not doing so and having to chuck it because it’s gone mouldy. This has solved it!