Mrs Winkle gets her mojo back..!

Yes, dear reader that woman is me....

So my last blog post was a biiiig catch up with you all, sorry if I waffled, I do it a lot so get used to it! 😉

Anyways up & down it is now May & where the heck are the months going?

It's been lovely & sunny today 🌞(apologies if I just jinxed it!) Our plants in the greenhouse are happy- I know because I asked them. There are clean sheets on the bed & there is a set drying in the sun as we speak. I've made a batch of Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheese which is now in the freezer- all is right with the world.

"Sarah- why oh why are you telling us all this?" I hear you ask. Well it's simple.


This time last year I was in a bad way physically & emotionally (see previous blog post) & all the usual day to day stuff went out of the window. Thank goodness for Mr W- how he managed to deal with it all...well just know that I am eternally grateful for that fella.❤

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Mrs Winkle has been thinking..!

Ok, ok I know it's a bit late to talk about last year but bear with me! A lot has happened & excuse me but how is it April already?!!🤯

I've made a decision to use this blog section to share little bits & bobs of life with you all so buckle up because we've got some serious catching up to do!

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A whole new world (of food!)

Do you pass it by when you're doing your supermarket shop? You know the aisle I mean-the one with unusual & unfamiliar tins & packets. The kind of things that you could previously only find in Asian stores & supermarkets are now readily available where you do your weekly shop.

They often work out cheaper than even the supermarkets own too...

Take ground cumin for example.


A 43g pot of "own brand" is £1 but take a wander down the World Foods aisle & a 100g bag costs just 80p!! All you need is a screw top jar to keep it in & you're good to go!

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Little Seeds, Big Future!

Stone is one of our favourite places to visit (it's where we got married!) & now boasts some very good places to eat, drink & be merry!

Little Seeds opened in 2016 & has become a popular addition to the town. It's one of those places that you hear so many good things about but can't help but think "Is it to good to be true?" Their website shows their dedication to fresh local produce & they even have their own kitchen garden where they grow their own herbs! They also make their own stocks, sauces, desserts & ice creams from scratch & bake bread daily-what more could you ask for?!

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Stafford Grub Club Launch Night!

Following the success of the Lichfield Grub Clubs, the organisers decided to bring some foodie fun to little old Stafford this month much to the delight of myself & Mr W!

The date was set for Thursday 9th August from 5pm-11pm in Stafford's Market Square. We both work in town & as we had been at work all day we were definitely ready.  

We arrived in the square at about 5.45 & things were still pretty quiet but as it was still early we grabbed one of the tables that had been put out.

Deciding what to have was going to be tricky! We took it in turns to have a wander around the stalls, there was a very good mix of food including pizza, thai, hot dogs & burgers, gyros & some sweet offerings like brownies & crepes.

A stage had also been set up on the steps of the Shire Hall ready for music & comedy-it was set to be a fun evening!

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These quick noodles are from Home Bargains & are a fab addition to your store cupboard! Not only that but they are a snip at 59p a pack! There are two individually wrapped servings in each pack, just open & tip into a colander & rinse with hot water to separate them then they are ready to use! 

I tried some last night in my Broccoli & Mushroom Stir Fry & they worked a treat!