Dreams don’t always come true…

Dreams dont always come true...

It’s 2016 and it has been a while since I have posted. Apologies for my disappearance but 2015 sucked me in and now I am here.

I did a fair bit last year and a lot changed; I actually got accepted into my dream job but then I realised that the forces was no longer what I wanted from life.

Which was a rather shocking discovery – years spent dreaming and pursuing to discover what I wanted had changed and I would have to dream all over again.

But from what Disney taught me it’s okay if it doesn’t always work out the way you imagined, you’ll get your own happy ending eventually. And if that’s not something to strive for then I don’t know what is.

So here is to the new year and all it has to offer. It may be February tomorrow but months don’t matter and neither do days, just strive to do what you love and hopefully we all have a good year, even if nothing is accomplished.
 

The Birthday Gardner

It’s my Grandpa’s big 8-0 tomorrow and to help him celebrate in style we decided to get him a cake that incorporated his true love; gardening.

20141129_1508242 What better way to show off his love for something than on a cake. 🙂 I am really excited to surprise him on his birthday with this marvel. ♥  

That’s all from me.

Megan x

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Graze Tester Box

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Graze Box

This is my first box from Graze however due to how long it has taken me to write this short review of the healthy goodies I got, I have since received my second box.  The first box is free so can be seen as a trial run for the boxes you’ll receive in future.  They have several different boxes to choose from – Breakfast Variety Box,  Goodybox (Especially made with Kids in mind) Light  Box (Low-calorie snacks, 50-150 calories) and much much more.

I opted for the Nibble Box as you get a choice of everything and it isn’t focused just on one meal a day like the Breakfast box is, I am awful for snacking especially at work so having some healthy treats I can snack on seems like a far better idea than a Kit Kat…even though I do love them! They are one of my many chocolate Achilles heel.

Another amazing thing about Graze is that you can rate food; anything you love they’ll send often, anything you like they’ll send every so often and things you hate…well you’ll hopefully never see their ugly faces again – I am looking at you dried fruit.  They also have the “send soon” option which is basically what it says on the tin.  HURRY UP AND SEND ME THE GOODIES GRAZE NOW!  You might not get them the next box but you will be due to get them eventually depending on how many send soon options you click!

The first item I got and by far my most hated –
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Ingredients:-

  • Rhubarb Pieces: rhubarb, sugar, sunflower oil
  • Pear: pear, lemon juice concentrate
  • Cranberries: cranberries, sugar, sunflower oil

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There is nothing more to say on this item apart from that I really didn’t enjoy it, I hate dried fruit there are only certain fruit I’ll eat that are dried.  I am not a huge fan of the texture.  Never had tried rhubarb before so thought I’d leave the rating as try and find out first hand my opinion of it, be a bit more open with my food.  But even despite the texture it just tasted awful, I am not a huge fan of rhubarb or this food item in general so will not (hopefully) be getting this again in future boxes.

Next up –
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[Japanese Seaweed Rice Crackers]

Ingredients:-

Rice, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Modified Tapioca Starch, Maltodextrin, Soy Sauce (water, soya beans, wheat, salt), Lactose (milk), Seaweed, Salt, Paprika, Soy Sauce Powder (soya beans, wheat, salt, maltodextrin), Disodium Guanylate, Disodium Inosinate, Chilli

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Love, love, love this!! I loved the sound of it from the beginning and so pleased I received these in my first box.  Didn’t know they had chilli in until now but that definitely explains the kick – it all makes sense now! Would have these again without a second thought, delicious and different.

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Ingredients:-

Blanched Peanuts: peanuts

Caramel Milk Chocolate Buttons: sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, skimmed milk powder, cocoa mass, caramel powder (skimmed milk powder, milk proteins, sugar, butter [milk]), whey powder (milk), lactose (milk), soya lecithin, natural vanilla flavouring

Fudge Pieces: sugar, glucose syrup, sweetened condensed milk, vegetable oil, butter (milk), soya lecithin, natural vanilla flavouring, salt

Raisins: raisins, sunflower oil

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I really enjoyed this; the chocolate buttons were to die for!  The fudge pieces were a little too small but still tasted amazing and the only thing I wasn’t too keen on was the raisins but they are just disgusting dried fruit so that was to be expected from me.  Really did love these and can’t wait to try them again.


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Ingredients:-

Cheese Flavoured Cashews: cashew nuts (94%), maltodextrin, onion powder, rice flour, tapioca starch, maize starch, salt, sugar, yeast extract powder, natural flavouring, paprika, turmeric, garlic powder, white pepper

Baked Herb Bites: rice, rice bran oil, sugar, tapioca starch, soy sauce (soya beans, wheat, tapioca starch, caramel), salt, tomato, oregano, onion, white pepper, disodium guanylate, disodium inosinate

Salsa Corn Sticks:  corn (71%), vegetable oil, salsa flavouring (4%)

(lactose [milk], natural flavouring, chilli powder, onion powder, garlic powder, citric acid, salt)

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I have always loved savoury items – they make a nice change to chocolate and cake.  This was just perfect for me and what I like. This definitely gets a love rating!

If you wish to try Graze for yourself, use the code below to get your first and fifth box free. Just visit –> https://www.graze.com/uk/ to get yours now! 🙂  The code is 2K4LLXFCB for those of you who can’t make it out below and for every person that signs up and uses my friendcode £1.00 will go to the Graze School of Farming.  It is a great cause and helps people in Uganda grow food for not only themselves but their families and allows them to sell all produce they grow to local markets for income. This is  a charity that will help families and individuals in Uganda and creates many opportunities. For more information on this charity look no further than—> https://www.graze.com/uk/school

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That’s all from me,
Megan 🙂