All posts tagged: jamie oliver

Jamie Oliver Wants Rid of Bake Sales in Schools.. I Have to Disagree

I love Jamie Oliver. I’ve loved him for as long as I can remember, and I’ll probably love him forever if my unfalteringly loyal heart has anything to do with it. You may catch me joking about my occasional hankering for a turkey twizzler, but I  respect the guy for taking on school dinners and depriving us all of them forever. He meant well. That was in my last few years of primary school – which is 15 years or so ago now – and he hasn’t really stopped fighting the good fight since. He did a series of TV shows in the USA on how tackling obesity needs to come from food education. He delivered a cracking TED Talk after this project to try and bring the issue to the forefront of our minds and conversations about food. He’s been a leading voice in the argument for a sugar tax, and pioneered this initiative (though not without flaws, I’ll admit) in his own restaurant chain. What strikes me about Jamie Oliver is that he …

October Favourites

It’s been a long, cold, spooky October; and it’s already over! Tomorrow we’ll be welcoming November (and I’ll be starting my romantic weekend away in Bath) so I wanted to let you in on all of my favourite things this month. Northern Lights Bath Bomb I think they brought this out for Bonfire Night and I will definitely be buying it again in time for 5th November. It’s got a gorgeously relaxing scent (jasmine and ylang ylang) and turns the bath a beautiful deep purple colour leaving you surrounded by glittery stars. The perfect way to relax on a cold, dark night! Available in-store at Lush or online here for £3.50. Shearer Orange and Cinnamon Candle  I’m a sucker for scented candles, but it’s too often the case that if you pay around the fiver mark (my budget for candles) you get a virtually fragrance free block of wax that burns unevenly. This is why I was delighted to discover Shearer, I picked this up from Ocado and was so, so pleasantly surprised! This candle has 40 …