Discovering Albania: the Mediterranean’s best kept secret

Check out my article originally posted on Saga online magazine Discovering Albania: the Mediterranean's best kept secret Joanne Johnston / 17 November 2017 Discover the lesser-known cultural heritage, natural beauty and historical sites of the Mediterranean’s best kept secret, Albania. The beautiful beaches are just one of the reasons you should consider Albania for your … Continue reading Discovering Albania: the Mediterranean’s best kept secret

Nearly 30 And Not Feeling Broody… But That’s Okay

As I switch between Facebook and Instagram I'm faced with announcements of pregnancies, safe arrivals of newborns and daily reminders of their cute faces filling my newsfeed. Don't get me wrong, I hit like at every one of those adorable faces I see. But that's where it ends. I don't feel broody, I don't start … Continue reading Nearly 30 And Not Feeling Broody… But That’s Okay

My Travels: Sarajevo and Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

I was only young when in the early 90's, the dissolution of Yugoslavia began, resulting in various wars between the former republics. Political tensions had been brewing back in the 80's but were put to rest by President Tito (a highly respected figure in Yugoslavia history.) After Tito died in 1990 the tensions fired back … Continue reading My Travels: Sarajevo and Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Why I really, really didn’t like the contraceptive implant….

I wanted to talk about the contraceptive implant and how I really, really didn't like it. Firstly, I have to say that we are all individual and obviously our bodies work differently*- but some may identify with what I am about to talk about and why I now feel in a very good place when it comes … Continue reading Why I really, really didn’t like the contraceptive implant….

Quorn Chicken & Sweetcorn Cheesy Pasta

Ingredients 2 frozen Quorn chicken fillets Tinned chopped tomatoes Dry oregano Salt Pepper Fresh basil Small tinned sweetcorn 2 servings of half fat cheese grated 2 servings of Tricolore pasta Boil the tricolore pasta. When a few minutes away from cooked, pour cooked pasta in medium sized dish thats not too shallow. Pour the tinned … Continue reading Quorn Chicken & Sweetcorn Cheesy Pasta

Travel Tips Part 1 – Checking In

Travel Tips Part 1 - Checking In Whether you are going away on holiday, hen /stag weekend or for business, the act of travelling can be exciting..... but stressful. But it doesn't have to be! Having travelled for work (a lot) for about 18 months now, I've quickly become a self-confessed pro when it come … Continue reading Travel Tips Part 1 – Checking In

Alpro Caffè Coffee and Soya

☕️ My new favourite drink! ☕️As a self confessed caffeine addict, I consume coffee on a daily basis. So much sometimes my body decides it needs some time off from it. I’m trying to treat a certain *ahem* bladder infection, and too much caffeine can irritate it. So I have to try and cut back … Continue reading Alpro Caffè Coffee and Soya

Vegetarian Bacon Sandwich

I’ve just had a bacon sandwich...... A vegetarian bacon sandwich. And you know what? I actually liked it. I’ve tried, tested and reviewed quite a lot of vegetarian food since becoming one a few years ago and the Quorn range has since encouraged supermarket branded veggie food to hit the chilled and frozen shelves. So … Continue reading Vegetarian Bacon Sandwich

Berry Gin Cocktail

Do you feel like drink too much? Do you find that the short G&T's go down too quick? I've started drinking my gin packed with fruit and fresh juices to make me feel fuller and to slow down the drink itself. It's tasty and for me lasts longer. Here's what I do. Ingredients  Gin (your … Continue reading Berry Gin Cocktail

Finding My Independence

I’m currently writing this high in the air, above the white fluffy marshmallow looking clouds taking breaks now and then to glance out the window on my right at the foreign but familiar lands that I hope to visit again soon. I couldn't think of a better way to clear ones head than to make … Continue reading Finding My Independence

My Travels: Montenegro 

Month of  travel - March 2017 After arriving bright and early in Montenegro on the Monday morning, I was instantly in awe of the beautiful mountains and tall Cyprus trees (so many trees!) that looked convincingly like a back drop to a postcard not a destination for a work trip. But here I was, running … Continue reading My Travels: Montenegro