9
Apr
2015
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Date, hazelnut and cacao nib flapjacks

I always feel a little cheated with flapjacks. They should really be the healthy option, since they’re made of oats, and in my world anything with oats in it is good for you. But they’re not … far from it, in fact. Take the oats out of the equation and you’ve got syrup and butter and loads of it. Frankly, by the time you factor all of this in, you may as well have had the chocolate bar you compromised on in the first place. That is unless you use a few cheats to make your flapjacks the healthy treats...
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7
Apr
2015
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5 of the best fitness apps

If you’re anything like me, you will have justified every last little piece of chocolate you could over the past few days. After all, if you can’t eat chocolate at Easter, when can you? To add to my chocolate splurge, Lent came to an end on Sunday, which meant my ban from eating crisps was lifted and I pretty much spent the weekend trying to make up for the six weeks I’ve gone without them. As a result, I’m now feeling in desperate need of a detox. So I got up early this morning, hit the gym, I’ve planned healthy...
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30
Mar
2015
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Things that made me smile – March 2015

1. Huevos rancheros waffles, because savoury waffles taste just as good as the sweet ones. Scratch that, they’re better. 2. Dior and I. A truly amazing documentary film on Raf Simons and his debut collection as Creative Director at Christian Dior. It was inspiring. 3. Taking myself out to lunch. I ate sushi and sipped Prosecco all on my lonesome and it was lovely. It’s something I would like to do more often. 4. Getting started on season three of House of Cards. I didn’t think season two could be topped, but four episodes in and I have been proved...
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25
Mar
2015
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Gluten free spinach and caramelised onion muffins

I’ve been a bit aloof of late. I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth or decided that I no longer want to blog. Rather, I have started a new job, which I’m really excited about and I’ll be investing a lot of time in. So what does that mean for Wine and Olives? Naturally, it means that my blogging schedule will need to change. My usual three posts per week will likely change to two, maybe even one if I’m finding it tough to fit everything in. The way I see it is that I’d rather do a...
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19
Mar
2015
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A moment of calm

I’ve had this week off before starting my new job and I must say it has been bliss. We spent Monday and Tuesday in St Andrews before Rob went back to work yesterday and I had the most epic pyjama day, which involved eating lots and watching more Gossip Girl than anyone should ever allow themselves to watch in one day. Did I mention it was bliss? I figured that since yesterday was so unproductive, I should make an effort to be more active today. So I got up at a reasonable hour did some yoga and dragged myself out...
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10
Mar
2015
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Mother’s Day gifts for less than £20

Mother’s Day in the UK is but a hop, skip and a sleep away. On the day itself, I’m having all the mothers round; my mum, my gran and Rob’s mum. I’m serving a light lunch of spinach and caramelised onion muffins (recipe to follow) and then we’ll be having cupcakes from Cuckoo’s Bakery and a glass of Prosecco. I can’t wait! Normally we don’t do huge gifts for Mother’s Day in our family – instead, we prefer to spend the day together and I get my mum just a little something. But it can be expensive, so if you’re...
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