Friday, 29 August 2014

Glenside Honey.

After years of laughing at stories of bee mishaps, my colleague has become a keen bee-keeper earning himself the role of Official Call Out Guy if you ever have a bee problem in the South Wales area. 
He's been selling his personally harvested honey in the local area and I've finally got my hands on a pot! I've opted for the plain one but they have other infused flavours, such as apple blossom.
Honey was always a staple in my parents kitchen as I grew up and I always include it on my winter shopping trips to soothe sore throats, my favourite medicine is hot honey and lemon juice. 
I'd fully recommend this gorgeous stuff, I was surprised to learn that the first dab of it that I tried on a teaspoon was the entire life's work of one bee. 

You can email the Glenside Honey Team @ for enquiries or pop over to their Facebook (/Glensidehoneyfarm) and Twitter (@GlensideHoney) pages for news and updates.


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Conscience on my shoulder.

When I am proud of something, I can't help but imagine you smiling. Shine on!
I will carry your memory for as long as I can, rest in peace.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Restrung guitar.

I never think I can accomplish much on my own but I was driven to restring my acoustic guitar as I could tell a string was about to give and I wasn't risking it snapping in my face or slashing my fingers. I found this Youtube video really helpful - link!

I visited Gamlin's Music Centre on Saint Mary's Street, a lovely cavern of instruments. I needed a tool to de-wedge the pins in the body of the guitar that fix the strings down. The guys who served me were relaxed, well informed and helped me get straight to the point. This key winder/pin tool cost £2.

I'd previously purchased some bronze strings from G&M Music store for £8. I recognised the Martin brand as I know a few musicians. The staff recommended these as a beginner. They're more flexible and easier to play on. 

I got into it quite easily, the pins were easier to pop out than I thought. 

To a skilled musician this may seem like a routine, uneventful moment but I was so pleased with myself!
I really, really need to trim the excess string off though. 


Sunday, 3 August 2014

SustainBox #2

My new GrazeBox was a nice treat yesterday. I nearly caved and opted for it to come a week early but it's been more enjoyable as a treat to look forward to. 

Little Figgy Went To Market: apple, cranberry and diced figs dusted with rice flour.
Jaffa Cake: belgian dark chocolate, orange raisins and roasted hazelnuts.
Soy Roasted Seeds: pumpkin and sunflower seeds. 
Texan Corn Salsa: salsa almonds, corn chips, roasted corn and jumbo chilli corn.

Mam used to fry pumpkin seeds in soy sauce back when I was little so I was looking forward to those. I also used to have a dried corn mix at school, so they were alright but the seasoned almonds were the main event. I'm meeting my friend in town today so I'll take my other two for pit-stop snacks while we're pottering around the city centre. I love this subscription, I'd recommend it to everyone. If you'd like to try a box for free visit Graze