Currently Reading | The Rosie Effect

The Rosie Effect


Similar to the prequel, The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect is a pleasant rom-com unsurprisingly about Rosie. I can’t say I loved the book, it was perfect for a beach read, easy to read and Don continues to be a fascinating character with his quirks and routines, this time in New York as opposed to Australia. The sudden arrival of a baby, or rather Rosie’s pregnancy plays mayhem on Don, with amusing scenarios ensuing.

Quinoa and Vegetable Salad

Quinoa and Vegetable Salad

Summer lunches in the office, inevitably getting fed up of limp salad. So roll in quinoa, one of those health foods that have been kicking around for years, that I have only just tried. It’s surprisingly easy to make, you’ll need 20g of quinoa per serving.

Quinoa and Vegetable Salad

Then 200ml of water for each serving, I was making a double portion, hence the 400ml. Simply boil the water, add the quinoa in a pan, bring to the boil, and leave to simmer for 15 minutes. (I either add stock or chilli flakes for flavour.)

Quinoa and Vegetable Salad

Now for the vegetables, chopped courgette.

Quinoa and Vegetable Salad

Layered with peppers and sweet potato. Then roasted in the oven for 30 minutes.

Quinoa and Vegetable Salad

The best purchase I have made for my lunchbox, the Sistema Salad to Go Lunchbox. It has cutlery, separate components and a tiny jar for dressing.

Quinoa and Vegetable Salad

Every night, I get all of the food out the fridge and make my lunch for the next day, a mix of whatever I have. The Brianna’s dressing are my favourite.

Quinoa and Vegetable Salad

Oh so simple and packed with protein.

Quinoa and Vegetable Salad

Currently Reading | Elizabeth Is Missing

Elizabeth Is Missing

Memory is something that quite literally plays on our all minds. We have all been in the situation where we say something to which nobody belives us. In this book, Maud is constantly looking for Elizabeth, as well as her long lost sister. Her constant searching for both, gets muddled in her head and the result is an incredible story with a lovely ending. I can fully see why this book has won so many awards and has been so acclaimed. Maud’s daughter Helen, becomes frustrated with her Mum and constantly tries to help her by writing reminders on notes, which only leads to further confusion. As a reader you felt for Helen, but equally wanted to keep reading to ensure that Maud found Elizabeth.


Have you heard the song Flower by Moby? If you have you will know it’s quite repetitive, as in the line Bring Sally up and bring Sally down is repeated 30 times. Hence starting the hashtag #BringSallyUp and a rather interesting fitness challenge.


There are so many different ways of doing this. From squats,

to push-ups

to TRX machines.

I have spent a whole 99p on the song, and want to be able to do the following within a month:

  • Complete the song doing push-ups!
  • Complete the song with 20-30 kg of weight for squats!

Currently Reading | The Silent Wife

The Silent Wife

This book is creepy, from the start you know something is going to happen. The female lead, Jodi seems like the naive wife, unaware of her husband Todd’s affairs. Anything but, the book was a page-turner for me, I just wanted to know what happened as quickly as possible. Great for a beach read. Similar in nature to Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. Yet another book that switches between character’s to tell the story and time-frames.

As much as I love the Thriller genre, I want to branch out. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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